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 I’m a teenage writer living on the American East Coast, currently unpublished, but I’m hoping for that to change before too long.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.
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.