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10.01.2008

Making Pun of Myself

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Some of my earliest memories center around being read to by my mother. Curling up at her side to listen as she read from Stephen Cosgrove's The Gnome from Gnome, pausing so that I could carefully examine the pictures. These early adventures into the land of Serendipity were the start of what would become a lifelong obsession with storytelling. Eventually, I went to school and learned to read. I no longer depended on others to translate the text into terms I could understand. The days of staring at the pictures and guessing what they were meant to say was over, though my enjoyment of making up my own stories to go with the drawings has never ended. Empowered by the ability to read I began to value books as much as—if not more than—toys. When I ran away from home at the age of seven my satchel was packed with my blankie, my teddy and not just a pair of books, but a handful of paper and a pencil. I knew that I would need it so I could write more books to read.

Most of my life's story can be punctuated by similar notes regarding how books and writing have affected my state of living. I've always felt a certain pity for people who claim to not like reading or books. I enjoy films and music as much as books and poetry but there is something to be said for getting the undiluted side of things.

Over the years my tastes in reading have shifted and altered in many ways. As my mind broadens and our world changes it's the natural course of things. What has not changed is that I enjoy sharing my passion for storytelling with others. I've been involved in creative writing groups for years and started writing book reviews a few years ago. It is for this reason I got interested in the idea of a reading blog. Why not blog about what I'm reading, post copies of my reviews and share any interesting tidbits about what books are coming out I'm interested in? I am sure there are other readers out there who share similar reading tastes.

"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness." -- Hellen Keller (source)

It is my hope that some will find my blog and be able to use my reviews, lists and guides to find some new 'friends'. I hope you will all forgive the pun I've made of myself in choosing a title of my blog. Growing up with the name of a Celtic goddess that few people could pronounce, despite its popularity in fiction, many simply call me 'Rhi' (Re). This lends itself to all sorts of silliness related to any word beginning with the prefix 're', such as rereading (reading a book again). And thus RhiReading has been born.

4 comments:

melindeeloo said...

Congrats on your blog, I noticed the address on the other site we frequent and just had to check it out.

Rhi said...

Thanks Mel! This is a new endevour for me. Wanted somewhere less political (read: competitive) than the other site where I could post my reviews and lists. :)

Siti Nur Muaziah said...

Hi Rhi,
First of all, my name is Azi...
I never read english books before, but now I'm interested... so as a beginner can you give some advise which book is good for me... I’m interested on vampires, demon & witches stories…
I have a few in my mind right now… First is J.L Smith ‘Night World’ Series. I saw this book at book store already & the English is quit simple… I also have read your review about these books…
Second is Yasmine Galenorn. Your reviews about the ‘Sisters of the Moon’ series interest me… but I’m not sure if it’s suitable for beginner like me because my English is not really good…
Thanks for your book reviews… I'm glad that I found this site...

liladane said...

This is for Rhianna Walker I don't see a recent post here and am not quite blog savvy AND THIS IS TOTALLY UNRELATED TO BOOKS BUT>>> I saw your review on Nojo baby bedding u purchased the UNICORN set...they don't sell it anymore and I was wondering if u still had and whether it is still in usable condition??? oh please someone get this message to her!!!I'm at liladane@gmail.com 951-231-7854

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