I’m Going on an Adventure

I'm going on an adventure...In the tradition of all literary greats, I will be going on an adventure this year. My journey is not a quest to destroy the ring, like in Lord of the Rings, or a constant and hedonistic party road trip across America like in On the Road. It’s a little trip to Germany (I’m half german) to earn my keep and to get out of education for a while as part of a gap year. The end plan is to build enough funds to travel – to Australia perhaps – though that’s still flexible and I’m hoping to catch a breeze and see where it takes me (publishing internship, anyone?).

That doesn’t mean I’m not going to be reading. Hell no. Now that I’ve finished my A Levels I really want to push my reading again, which fell behind thanks to my four subjects and my theatre work. I’m really rather excited to push back into reading – maybe even make a new record for books read.

There’s only one difference – I’ll probably end up reading most books on a new kindle (my old one just broke, *sob*), though I am toying with the idea of booking extra hold luggage JUST FOR BOOKS. YES. I still have to decide that so we will see…but if you do have and old kindle you no longer need, or you would like to sponsor the blog for one, please do get in touch 😉

To my blogging friends this means you won’t be seeing much of me (or any of me, really…) at events this year – but I hope you enjoy them, there are some cracking ones coming. I’m not gonna name names because there’s honestly too many of you and I have the memory of a fish (really.)

To my publishing peeps – I love you all (particularly you, Ben, whom I want to single out for really going above and beyond for me). Thank you for being so generous with your time and resources. I hope we can arrange for eProofs and that I can continue to review for you. But even so I’d like to thank you again for being such an awesome bunch. It’s been a blast.

In any case what I’m saying is – it’s been a little quiet lately but I’m hoping that the next few months, though daunting, will be enjoyable and exciting. I’M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE!

About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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