About Me

Hey guys. So, to tell you a little about myself:

Well to start off, I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and I am currently a new graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a major in Business Management and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. However, that’s just a stepping stone for what I really want to do. As old-fashioned as it may be, I want to be a librarian. Yes, you read that right. A librarian. Now, get that picture of a fussy old lady shushing you out of your head. I don’t mean that. I mean someone who wants to foster a love of books in others.

You see, I absolutely love to read, especially young adult books, fantasy, or science fiction. I am almost never seen without my head in a book. I want to share and encourage that love in others. Because of that, I figure that starting a blog that is centered around my love of books is a no-brainer.

When I’m not reading, working, or doing something school related, which, lets face it, is pretty much all the time, I’m usually hanging with friends or family, gaming (RPGs, not shooters), or listening to music.


3 responses to “About Me

  • estak

    Hi Arianna

    I like your blog and I see that you’ve done some book reviews. I’m currently looking for people to review my serial novel, Dosterra, and wondered if you would be willing. It is a dystopian, sci fi, adventure story being published by chapter on a relatively new serial fiction site called JukePop Serials. The accompanying blurb is:

    “Dosterra is a wintry mining planet. With a monopoly on natural resources and transition technology, it is the undisputed leader of the Earth Origin Colonies. But Lexie has stumbled across something that threatens their dominance. What if their power was built on a lie? On the run, she’s forced to seek the help of Iden, a scientist with the Transition Regulation Centre, though his motives for helping her are unclear.”

    I’m not sure if it falls into one of your favorite genres, but your site implies that you are a lover of words in all forms so I’m hoping you’ll be receptive. It would be a fairly quick read because only six chapters have been published so far (basically I’m still in the intro of the overall story arc). If you decide to do a review for me, I am more than willing to reciprocate by doing a post about your blog on mine, or something along those lines.

    My main reasons for seeking reviews are: 1) This is my first novel—to date I’ve been more of a short story writer—and good feedback is hard to find (my husband and mother don’t count, though I appreciate their efforts). Even if the reviews I get are not raves, I’m hoping they will help me continue to improve as the novel progresses. 2) As any author would be, I’m hoping to give my work some visibility.

    If you are interested, you can see chapter one here: http://www.jukepopserials.com/home/read/111

    If at that point you want to continue, there are two options. First, you could actually sign up for the site, which is free. You simply click ‘register’ in the upper-right corner, give an email address, make up a password, and you’re in. The benefit to this would be that you could vote for my story as you read, and also the site has lots of great stories from many genres that might interest you.

    If, however, you don’t want to take part in the voting, that option can be turned off. Or if you simply don’t like the idea of signing up for JukePop, I understand and I’m willing to send you a PDF or epub instead. Though I’d appreciate it if the final review included the link above.

    Responding via wordpress or email is fine. Hope to hear from you. Thanks,

    – K. Esta
    writingbykesta.wordpress.com
    esta.k.29@gmail.com

    • ariannacatmull

      Hey K. Esta,

      First, thank you so much for viewing my blog and for considering me to review your serial novel. I would love to do so! Right now I am really into dystopian novels (I’m devouring them whole like they’re candy, in all honesty), so your novel sounds to be right up my alley. I’ll try to read the chapters you have online before the weekend ends.

      Sincerely,

      Arianna

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