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About Me

Hello! It seems you have stumbled upon my blog…
a31dc2e8ab137567bc363f3a01e7f670My name is Olivia, I am 16 years old, and I am – and always have been – an avid reader. I remember being read to as a child. I remember the excited, bubbling feeling in my stomach when the book was pulled of the shelf, and opened. The feeling of the paper, the smell between the pages, was intoxicating. I was in love. Thus it was the beginning of an era, containing many, many books, and myself hidden amongst them all.

Whilst I enjoy reading, I also enjoy writing, even aspiring to become a journalist or author in the future. So, what better than writing about reading?! Clever.

Currently, I am in the penultimate leg of the compulsory British school system: secondary school. (AKA high school.) As exciting as that sounds – and it sounds really exciting – I much prefer the world outside the school walls, and journeying deep into the depths of my imagination. Reading has always been an escape for me, as cliché as it sounds, and I very much enjoy sharing my reading adventures with other people. Like you, for example, you reading this; I want to share my reading ventures with you. Is that OK? Good.

If you want to know more about me, click here to read 25 facts about me!

About LibroLiv

LibroLiv started as BiblioMad, a hastily created blog on a wet summers day. I was so eager to get started, I rushed into everything, and ended up with a name I hated 4 months later! Thus was the birth of LibroLiv, and I have never looked back

The manifesto of LibroLiv is to spread the joy of reading. Whether that’s encouraging someone to read a book I enjoyed, or encouraging someone to read a book for the first time, my main message is that books still exist in this modernised, ever-changing society we live in, and we should make the absolute most of them.

Despite how fast paced this world is, sometimes it’s nice to sit down with a book – whether it be digital or physical – and that’s OK.

In fact, that’s awesome.

Thus, welcome. Welcome to my utopia for all things books. And thank you very much for reading.

The Beginning

Little, fair-haired Olivia flicked through the pages of Narnia, wishing ever-so deeply that she could escape through the back of her wardrobe, just like Lucy did.

But, she couldn’t do that.

Narnia is a fantasy novel, after all, and though it exists in a truthful era, the essence of fantastical concepts is entriely fictitious, much to little Olivia’s dismay. However, instead of climbing through a wardrobe, little Olivia immersed herself in books, wriggling through the flimsy pages, laying herself snuggly between the sentences, and winding the words around her adolescent bones.

This metaphor I use in the most truthful manner possible. Fiction isn’t in my blood, nor is it in my bones, but wrapped tightly around them thanks to little Olivia many moons ago. I wasn’t born to be a writer; I fell in love with fiction so deeply, that it seems as though writing is a natural becomming of that. And I couldn’t be more thankful.

Reading is an escape mechanism for many, and – in the earlier moments of my childhood – that value included me. However, despite my love developing from lonliness, literature makes me feel anything but. Firstly, the characters I witness feel like old friends. Secondly, the characters I write about feel like little parts of myself, sprinkled all over the page. Thirdly, the doors both my reading and writing have opened are the doors to every little thing I have ever wanted, and ever could want.

Thus, I eventually discovered the blogosphere, wherein people from all 4 corners of the world, and an unfathomable number of backgrounds come together to talk about what they love. I discovered a way to combine the two loves of my life – reading, and writing.

Although LibroLiv could also be perceived as an escape mechanism, I argue only with this: I write not to hide, not to escape from my life, and not to gain praise, but to throw myself into the spotlight and express what I have to say. Whether that’s personal opinions, works of fiction, or breif messages from my whirlwind of a mind, I write not to disappear, but to exist in my simplest form; the writer.

About This Blog

To view all of my blog posts in reverse chronological order, click “Home” at the top.

For quick links to my book reviews, go ahead and click “Reviews”.

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  8. Hello Olivia!Your passion for reading and writing is commendable! I discovered your blog through Save the classics Campaign, the post of which I read in Orang-Outan’s blog. I am glad I found you.You are as lively as you are inspirational! It will be great to stay in touch with you in this blogging community! Thank You! I am pleased to meet you! 🙂
    Regards,
    Prabhat

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  19. Hey, Olivia! Thank’s for visiting my blog! I’m glad I have a chance to read Yours. Great idea and wish You not only the best of luck with future development, but also merry Christmas! 🙂

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  23. Hello, Olivia! Just clicking around the blogosphere and commenting on blogs that I think are fun and interesting, and you’re one of them. October is my birthday month, so consider this an invitation to my month-long birthday party. Hope to see you over at That’s So Jacob sometime! Ciao for now!

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    1. Olivia Emily

      You could ask her:
      Was the book inspired by anything particular in your life?
      What inspires you to write?
      Did you always want to be a writer?
      What is your biggest aim with your writing?
      Is Elena based on a real person?
      What is your dream cast if the book series became a film series?
      What drew you to write about dragons?
      Just some ideas – hope I helped! (:

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  24. Laura

    “A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.”
    ― Lloyd Jones, Mister Pip

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