Welcome! I'm Riv Re, teenager and aspiring author. I post Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays are for book reviews; Thursdays are for a weekly meme called "Character Dolls," which showcases character depictions I made online; and on Sundays I just wing it.
This blog is for my writing misadventures, my reviews, ramblings, and rants. My favorite genre is fantasy, so expect a lot of the unusual.

Warning: I've got an awful sense of humor. Don't blame me if you keel up and die from reading the jokes I crack.
Notice: I hold no responsibility for any deaths caused by previously mentioned jokes.

Enjoy and happy reading!

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

On the Connection Between the Web and the Words

Hi Blogger Buds,
I'm going to be rambling a bit this evening, so escape while you still have a chance.
I've always been a fan of reading, and I thank my parents for bringing me up a book lover, because I see people who don't read and they live in greyscale. And if I didn't read, I wouldn't have written that 10 page story in fifth grade, (Which one? you ask) and I wouldn't be writing a book.

I used to go to the library and pick up interesting books from the shelf, with names like "Warriors" and "Roman Mysteries". Both are series I still read, from several years ago. I used to look at the MG rack and find books called The Black Stallion and Varjak Paw and Worldweavers (highly recommend for teens and kids both) and things with dragons and even some good ol' fashioned "I'm a messed up tween" books, even though I've always been partial to fantasy.
Then of course I moved on to the YA shelves, and once again picked up books according to what looked interesting, and came home with stacks. The only two differences between before and after: 1)I was reading YA not MG 2)I was big enough to carry more books.

I picked up writing somewhere along the way, first in notebooks, then I got down to business and started typing. I found out about inkpop.com through my HarperTeen emails.

And then I discovered some reading and writing groups online, and joined.

And then came blogger and following other readers like myself. (And winning contests)

And here we are, at Riv Reads.

I used to pick up whatever looked interesting. If it weren't for this bloggy bunch of awesomesauceness, I wouldn't have found all the awesomesauceness I read today.

Peace and Love,

PS: Reading a book for my review on Tuesday and LOVIN it. Remember to avoid the STEEL!

Current Mood: Hungry
Current Music: Shut Up by Simple Plan

Goodreads: Warriors Roman Mysteries Black Stallion Varjak Paw Worldweavers


  1. So glad you decided to join those writing groups (wink) and start blogging.

    Enjoy your week.

  2. You've had quite a journey in your reading progression! What's the next step, do you think? Do you think you'd like to make a career in something to do with reading/writing?

  3. Since you enjoy writing you should check out the writing contest that I'm co-hosting at shatteringtheglasslipper.blogspot.com. It's Cinderella themed and a lot of fun.
    Before I started blogging I also just used to pick up whichever books caught my eye, and it wasn't until recently that I've started reading reviews to help me choose books that I would enjoy.


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