About

The Girl:

Just your friendly neighborhood book nerd here.  I’m a teenage writer living on the American East Coast, currently unpublished, but I’m hoping for that to change before too long.  I hasten to inform my readers that I will read almost anything put in front of me, although I generally gravitate toward the young adult genre, if such a broad collection of books may be called a single genre.  I am, however, largely a fiction person, as you probably guessed by the title of this blog.  Lately my favorite (sub)genre has been post-apocalyptic or dystopian fiction (The Hunger Games, anyone?).  Reading and writing is a big part of my life, and I’ve always wanted to make that a career.

I’ve tried to make lists of my favorite books or series, but the fact is there are too many to list.  However, I am forever in love with the likes of Harry Potter (which is completely in a league of its own), anything by Scott Westerfeld, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Inheritance Cycle, The Hunger Games (as mentioned before), and most recently John Green’s novels and the Divergent trilogy.

The Blog:

Novel Journeys is a way for me to get out all the thoughts, questions, and rants that occupy my writerly mind.  I started this as an outlet through which to express my ideas about the world of books.  Typical posts include my take on a certain aspect of the writing process.  I don’t do many book reviews, mostly because I never have anything interesting to say about the books I read (although, if you want to see a full list of what I’ve read since starting this blog, it’s under the “Books I’ve Read” tab).  Above all, though, my goal is to have fun talking about things that interest me and to meet other bloggers who love books as much as I do.

My current schedule is once a week, but I’ve been known to forget sometimes, so please forgive me when that happens.

Occasionally I’ll post my own original works, which can be viewed in the Short Stories category.

I love getting feedback and recommendations for new books to read, blogs I might like, or anything a reader might have to say about what I do here, so please feel free to leave a comment.

Fun Fact: this blog officially started on June 30th, 2011.

This bit of good advice represents me in the blog world.

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15 thoughts on “About

  1. If you don’t mind me asking are you a teenager? Just curious because I am and we have the exact same bookshelf. Really, it’s the same except for the little princess and the one to the right of that.

    • No, I don’t mind. Yes, I am a teen, and proud of it. 🙂
      Those books are really just a very small sample from my personal library. I picked them for the header because I considered most of them a favorite at some point.
      The one on the right is a Nancy Drew mystery.

  2. Great! Another teen blogger! Is that “genius squ–” book a sequel to “evil genius”? I loved that book. I recognize you from Heres To Us, so i assume you saw the post about Teens Can Write Too! Im the other co-hoster, by the way. Just out of curiosity, would you like to be a part of our October blog chain? And be sure to follow Teens Can Write Too! if you haven’t already.
    Happy blogging,
    John

    • Yes it is a sequel. It’s called Genius Squad, and the last book in the trilogy is The Genius Wars. I agree; it’s awesome.
      I have heard about Teens Can Write and I already subscribe to it. Congratulations to you and Allegra for getting that started. Having said that, I’d be happy to contribute, if you’ll have me.

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