More about my Blog’s Wonderful Contributors

Acquisition of New, Unique Contributors or Writers for A Bibliophile’s Reverie. Rather than ascribe to them the demeaning title of contributors, I wish to grant all the wonderfully talented reviewers for my blog (currently 14 in number, including myself) a biography and artwork all unique to them as individuals. Even though, most readers are tempted to skip the Dedication Section, this type of page that offers you a profile of each of these dynamic writers for my blog shows not just my appreciation for their willingness to write here, but also the importance of what they’re doing for sharing the love of literature to others on the internet.

Note to Publishers or Self-Published Writers, perusing this corridor of my blog: Also, this gives publishers and self-published writers a clear indication that the various review copy requests, being sent to you, are from earnest, passionate readers, who are as eager (as Hermione in the humorous GIF image above) to share their feelings about a specific work. If you are interested in having your work read and reviewed by one of these many intelligent reviewers, check out this sub-page on my blog for details!!

The short biographies are uniquely written by all my wonderful contributors for this blog, and their picture was also chosen by them as well!

Tea Blogger: A Bibliophile’s Reverie is proud to have recently added a wonderful tea enthusiast to our blog, who will provide those that are indulgent tea drinkers the opportunity to read reviews of various brews of tea that might be a perfect addition for whatever dangerously addictive, engrossing book you happen to be reading at the moment!

Use the Control +F function on your web browser, to search the term “Tea Blogger,”  to quickly find Sara Letourneau’s biography, if you are a tea company, and are interested in making an inquiry that expresses an interest in having my blog cover your tea in some way!
Book Reviewers:

 

1.Jessica Curtis (Book Reviewer)  

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Bio:

Favorite Book: It’s hard to narrow it down to just one book. Absolute favorites would have to be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, Gena Showalter’s Alice in Zombieland series, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Violin by Anne Rice, the Phineas Poe series by Will Christopher Baer, Night Film by Marisha Pessl, anything by Chelsea Cain, and the list goes on. It’s just so hard to narrow it down to one and there are so many more to mention!


Favorite Authors:
Will Christopher Baer, Laurell K Hamilton, Mo Hayder, Gillian Flynn Jacqueline Carey, Melissa de la cruz, Libba Bray, Joe Hill, Carrie Ryan, Cassandra Clare, Jamie McGuire, Richelle Mead, P.C. & Kristin Cast, George R.R.Martin, and Chelsea Cain just to name a few


Favorite TV Shows:
The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Hannibal, The Following, Reign, Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Vikings, Game of Thrones, Lost Girl, Defiance, and Warehouse 13

Odd facts about me:
I have an odd obsession with Alice in Wonderland. I’ve loved the story and the characters since I was young. I also have been collecting comic books since I was young and as of this year I have been writing comic book reviews for Zenescope Entertainment. I have a degree in Ancient and Medieval History and love anything that has to do with stories or the like about zombies, werewolves, vampires, or serial killers.I also collect My Little Pony, Ever After High and Alice in Wonderland items… I can’t just leave the kid in me behind. Anything out of the ordinary is really just up my alley 🙂


2. Dani Hoots (Book Reviewer)

My Bio:

My name is Dani Hoots and I am an author, blogger, reviewer, artist and photographer. I love anything science fiction and fantasy, whether it be Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dracula, or Arrow. I also read comics and manga, mostly Marvel and any fantasy-related manga. I have a background in astrophysics, anthropology, and urban planning. I love learning new things and many people have said I am the most diverse person they know. In my spare time, I write, read, research apothecary, juggle, geek out at comicons and renaissance faires, draw, cook, and spend time with my husband and cats.
My favorite show: Joss Whedon’s Firefly, even though it was short lived. Joss Whedon is an amazing writer, understanding the importance of character development and comic relief.
My favorite movie: Ferocious Planet. It’s a horribly inaccurate movie, with it’s “complicated math” being random symbols they found in an algebra book. It makes me laugh every time. I can watch it over and over again. I also like the movies Star Wars, Serenity, Fright Night… There are really too many to list.
My favorite book: is Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn. It is the only book that I have read more than once (four times to be exact) because of how technical he gets with his world. I love how believable all his gadgets, ships, and characters are.
My favorite author: Isaac Asimov because of how incredibly scientific he is in his research and universe development. The Foundation Trilogy comes in as a close second for my favorite book. I also like reading his books on physics and chemistry, even though they are a bit outdated.
P.S. I love anything vampire related, but not ones that sparkle…


3. Shonda Wilson (Book Reviewer)

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Bio:  Hello! My name is Shonda Wilson and I am a second year History graduate student at Sam Houston State University. I have a B.A. in History and I enjoy studying the 15th and 16th centuries with a focus in European colonial interests in the Americas. When I am not reading and writing papers, I spend time with my husband Adam and our fifteen month old son Aiden Brann.  In addition to our small family of three, we have two fur babies, a three year old boxer named Lizze and an eight year old schnauzer named Snook.  Between grad school, family, and the pet crew, I have a bit of free time to partake in my favorite past-time, reading.  I enjoy all types of genres from literary fiction, biography, science fiction, and fantasy. I have a special love for well written historical fiction and enjoyed titles such as The Crimson Petal and the White, Cold Mountain, The Historian, and Thirteen Moons. I am a huge Anne Rice fan and I adore Charles Frazier (who does not right frequently enough). I am like many other fantasy fans and cannot wait for the next George RR Martin and Patrick Rothfuss book

4.Lindsey B. (Book Reviewer)

My favourite book is non-existent. It all depends on my mood, on how my day was, what occupies my mind etc. so alas, I cannot choose one book nor would I ever want to pick one; who knows how many wonderful books I might come across in the future? To give you some idea of what I like, these are some novels I highly enjoyed: The End of Mr Y, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Millennium-trilogy, Stephen King novels, Jane Eyre, Dexter-series, the Divine Comedy, Harry Potter and Edgar Allan Poe. I obviously do not like to limit myself to one genre. I read fiction, non-fiction, romantic novels, thrillers, horror, fantasy, historical novels, poetry…I think I read almost every genre out there. In my opinion, not one book is a good representation for an entire genre and I’m fond of many many things so it’s safe to say that every genre will have at least one book that I’ll like (but I don’t think I found a likable book for every genre though). My favourite TV-shows include, but aren’t limited to: Supernatural, Angel, Charmed, Dexter, Gossip Girl, Full Metal Alchemist and Yu-Gi-Oh. When it comes to movies, I totally adore The Nightmare Before Christmas (I like most Tim Burton movies), The Crow, Shrek, Disney-classics, The Lake House and Moulin Rouge. I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology but the courses I took were varied and besides psychology courses, they included courses such as thermodynamics. Currently I’m figuring out in which direction I want to continue my studies. I play the violin and am the owner of a very creative, hyperactive and imaginative brain so I’m often off creating something. I love painting, I sometimes draw, sew things, I have made fairy-wings….I’m quite the multifaceted person. My passions include clothing, stories, adventure, strange and bizarre stuff, love and music. I’m crazy about the supernatural and magic; from ghosts and other dimensions to fairies and vampires. Even though I’m quite the lady, I’m still very much in touch with my inner child and anything but your typical, average dame. I’m not afraid to break a nail and always looking for the next thing that’ll blow my mind. I’ve never been one that goes about things the easy, straightforward, makes-sense kind of way and when it comes to future prospects: expect the unexpected.

 

5. Kristie Hendricks (Book Reviewer)
 

Since graduating from the University of Akron in 2010 with a B.A. in English, I continue to be an avid reader and writer. I do not refuse to read any genre, but have a preference to classic, gothic, non-fiction (especially concerning environmental issues), and short stories. I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio but recently moved to small town northern California where, by day, every view of the landscape is breathtaking and by night, the sky is lit with thousands of stars; this is an experience I used to enjoy only when I travelled from home and I am happy that the once occasional transcendent connection with nature is now a daily occurrence.

 

Some of my favorite books include Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Joyce Carol Oates’s Black Water (and many of her short stories), Anita Shreve’s Testimony, Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna. Of course, this is not an all inclusive list and time will change the topics that concern me most. A good fiction story becomes a favorite of mine if the characters are realistic, if the character’s challenges are set up well, if the plot events are carefully chosen to give the reader a larger picture of an issue that is treated carefully and completely (or raises awareness of an issue that need be defined by examining a problem), and if it moves me.

 

The best way to live is to study the human condition through words we have written. I don’t allow my political, religious, or social opinions to limit what I’ll read. I have found by reading multiple points of view, it often strengthens my own view while understanding why others disagree. It is our human duty to understand each other as best we can. Words are the most powerful and lasting things a human can leave behind. In books we find ourselves, character by character, topic by topic, and each author should be admired for the attempt to put their life struggles and thoughts on to paper, trying to communicate to others what they see. With books we can live short lives within our own, test our reactions, connect with the past, and discover who we are.

 

 

Tea Blogger: Sara Letourneau-

Hello! My name is Sara Letourneau, and I’m a tea reviewer here at A Bibliophile’s Reverie. I drink all kinds of tea and am thrilled to combine my love for this beverage with my passion for writing. Speaking of writing, I’m a published poet with several poems showcased in print and online literary journals. I’m also working on a fantasy novel and occasionally freelance articles on the writing craft, and I write CD and book reviews at my personal blog. Previously I was a staff writer for Sonic Cathedral, which promotes rock and metal music with female vocalists. On top of all the writing (yes, I still have free time after all that!), I enjoy reading, cooking, visiting Cape Cod (I Iive in Massachusetts, USA), new age / spirituality, spending time with family and friends, and immersing myself in whatever music speaks to me at a given time.

Favorite Teas: Any jasmine tea, Rooibos Tropica (Teavana), Orchid Vanilla (Tea Forté), African Solstice (Tea Forté)… I’ll stop there. *lol*

Favorite Authors: Ursula LeGuin, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Paolo Coelho, Allan G. Hunter, George R.R. Martin, Kristin Cashore, and Michelle Moran.

Favorite Books: Don’t ask me to choose between any of Ursula LeGuin’s books – it’s impossible! Besides that, I’d also list Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Coelho’s The Alchemist, Cashore’s Fire, Maria V. Snyder’s Poison Study, Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy, Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s A Gift From The Sea, and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

Favorite Musicians: Anathema, Within Temptation, Kamelot, Stream Of Passion, Darren Hayes, Epica, Autumn, Flowing Tears, Howard Shore (specifically his Lord Of The Rings film scores), and Deuter.

Favorite Films: The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter franchise (especially “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Ever After,” “Wall-E,” and “The Dark Knight Rises.

Favorite TV Shows: I rarely watch TV, but I discovered BBC America’s “Orphan Black” not too long ago and am now OBSESSED with that show!

Contact Me: If you’re a tea seller and would like to have one of your products reviewed here, feel free to contact A Bibliophile’s Reverie at narniafanatic@gmail.com


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