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.
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.