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About Bibliotropic

Bibliotropic started in January 2010, under the name of Tea and Tomes, encapsulating two of my favourite things in life. I started it as a way to review books, after having the epiphany one day that I read a lot and have opinions about what I read, so why not put those opinions online.

Early reviews on the blog were very unfocused, ranging from anything from fantasy and science-fiction, to mid-grade Amish morality tales. As time went on, the focus gradually become heavier on fantasy and speculative fiction, and now pretty much all that I read and review here is from those genres.

In mid-2011, Tea and Tomes changed its name to Bibliotropic, a word which means that one leans toward or yearns for books. It was a catchier name, and while I was sorry to leave the Tea element behind, I much prefer this new one.

In early 2012, Bibliotropic moved from Blogger to WordPress, in no small part due to the fact that WordPress has greater flexibility and visibility.

Bibliotropic does use affiliate links to purchasing sites such as Amazon when discussing books and reviews, to help generate a bit of revenue. Anything earned through affiliate programs gets cycled back into the blog, to purchase new books or to cover any hosting costs that may arise.

About Ria

Ria, who also goes by Adrian, was born in the northeast of England, near Newcastle, but moved to Canada when they were 5 years old. They have lived here ever since, enduring bitter winters and poorer-quality chocolate as best they can. Ria identifies as non-binary (agender, to be specific) and asexual, and will not apologize for either of those things.

When not reading, Ria can also be found playing and reviewing video games, experimenting with photography, or using needles and thread to make things beautiful.

5 comments on “About

  1. Hey Ria! I won a giveaway from you a while back (Jessie Lamb, awesome!) and really enjoyed the book, and so don’t really want it to just sit on my shelf when it seems to be rather unappreciated. I was wondering if you would mind if I ran a giveaway to pass on the free book love, or if that would make you uncomfortable.

    Thanks!
    Anya

    • I could have sworn I replied to this earlier…

      Yes, feel absolutely free. I love seeing more people spread the book love around, and I’ll bet the author will be appreciative too! :)

  2. I kind of “fell” into your blog via scattered links. Since I’m here, wanted to suggest a book by Ruth Ozeki. I read it a while ago “. . a time being”—it’s sort of about time displacement & about Japan & a little about Canada.It’s charming and hopeful and the zen thoughts may bring peace.

  3. Hello Ria, I saw your comment about Pen Pal over at the Book Smugglers blog. I’d be delighted to send you a copy, either paperback or electronic, if you’d like to take a look at it for a potential review. You can contact me at forrestfm (at) gmail (dot) com. So glad you’re curious!

  4. Speculative fiction is the mother of invention and the root of literature, for Gilgamesh, Homer’s Epics and Divine Comedy are each and all speculative fiction. Yet there is a great diversity in quality of speculative fiction. Too many tomes are badly written, so it’s hard to pick the jewels from the junkyard. I welcome and look forward to your efforts to make sense of all the nonsense.

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