"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened
and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you
and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse,
and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was."
Ernest Hemingway

About Reader's Reach

Reader's Reach is a pet project I started in early 2012 while I was still in college.  It came to fruition with a handful of literature classes I was taking at the time.  After discussing books with my classmates (and reading a particularly wonderful novel by John Green called The Fault in Our Stars) I decided I wanted to take my love of reading and my love of discussing books to a larger audience:  I decided to take it to the internet.

And I've been working on it ever since.

For the most part, Reader's Reach is a simple enterprise.  I manage to make weekly posts (or bi-weekly posts depending on my time and ability to complete a project) where I "review" a book and break it down to the bare bones:  the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Whether I'm reading a historiography, a horror story, a fantasy novel, an autobiography or a memoir, I simply write my own opinions on the matter and publish my take on what I've finished reading.  I write down my initial thoughts, my first impressions, my likes and my dislikes, my personal opinions and feelings, and I condense them into a few paragraphs to share with others.

It's not a professional endeavor by any means; rather, it's a personal one.  I'm just writing about books and what they make me think, what they make me feel.  It's about books and reading, and enjoying what we read or hating what we read and discussing why.

It's about reading literature, one genre or another, and the genuine emotions that follow.

Reader's Reach is my effort to discuss reading.  It's my effort to share with others the feelings I've felt and the thoughts I've had when reading, and vice versa.  It's my effort to read more and read broadly - and I can only hope that you'll feel the same way when you pick up your next book and decide to crack open that first page.

As always, I'm open to comments and suggestions with each "review" I write.  I always appreciate insight where I didn't find it before, and I'm always excited to hear another person's opinion on a book I've read.  Feel free to share, feel free to enjoy.

And happy reading.

- The Scrivener

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