Welcome to Read, Write, Ripley and thank you for visiting!
I started this venture after finally deciding to listen to the many repeated suggestions to start a blog by my book loving pals. I guess they just got sick of me constantly telling them about great books they "just have to read now!"
Armed with a Twitter account and a love for really good books, Read, Write, Ripley was born! After months of communication with not only amazing and attentive authors (alliteration at it's finest, folks) but passionate book lovers, I was hooked.
Starting this site also lent me the opportunity to wade through the mountains of books out there and only refer the books that were worth getting lost in. Please poke around and feel free to comment away: I always love to hear from fellow book lovers. While I update this site frequently, please follow/friend me below so we can stay in touch!
Ripley's Rating System
6 stars: Amazing! This comes with the highest recommendation. You will love! 5 stars: Excellent! Comes highly recommended! 4 stars: All around great book. A recommended read. 3 stars: Neutral, no strong feelings either way 2 stars: Not my cup of tea 1 star: Didn't like
Authors/Publishers: If you are interested in having me review your book please send your request along with:
Number of Pages
Series or Stand-Alone
I am more than happy to review both established and indie authors. Please understand that my review will be 100% honest and that I will post it to GoodReads, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Tsu, etc. and only recommended it on Read, Write, Ripley if it is reviewed at 4 stars or higher.
I will also happily promote any book I genuinely enjoy reading to my fellow book lovers! If you are interested in my reading and reviewing either e-book or physical books please click the button below.
As a fellow book lover and avid reader, I'm very picky about books I endorse and I will not promote something I wouldn't stand behind myself. As such, please know if I have not read a book myself, I will let you know if it's featured on my site.
I use the standard 1-5 star ranking system with the books I read and I'd like to think I'm pretty fair when it comes to ranking books. Please be aware that all books I recommend are given at least a 4 star review so you can be assured I really liked it. I find when reviewing my end-of-year rankings I'm pretty stringent with that 5th star and even more so with the mythical 6th. Yes, 6, like a unicorn only real. I give a mental 6th star to any book that I consider to be an amazing read, one where the story or the characters just sucked you in so completely that you lose yourself in the story. This is a pretty hard thing to get in my book (no pun intended) because I read a lot but it does happen
ARCs & Promotional Materials:
If you are interested in sending physical ARCs to Read, Write, Ripley or providing Ripley with promotional materials for Ripley's Swag Bag please send materials to:
Ripley P.O. Box 891 La Vernia, TX 78121
Ripley's Swag Bag
At regular intervals Ripley sends out promotional materials provided by authors to followers and readers who have provided me with their addresses. I include items such as: