Interview with Novel19 Debut Author Alyssa Wees of The Waking Forest, out on March 12th!

Welcome friends, and to the first debut author interview as a part of my Novel19 Class! This year I wanted to do something to help boost new author voices and stories, and this is a project that I am really excited about! For more information about my Novel19 Class and the other five books that I’ve chosen, please check out my announcement post.

Today I am really excited to have Alyssa Wees on the blog, whose debut fantasy novel The Waking Forest will be published on March 12, 2019! I’m stoked to be able to share our wonderful conversation about her inspiration, path to publishing, and how her ballet training can be found in her book.

An Interview with Alyssa Wees

Hi Alyssa, thank you so much for joining me on the blog today to talk about your debut novel! The Waking Forest sounds like a magical and surreal fairytale that I cannot wait to read! Can you share a little bit about The Waking Forest?

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Celebrating One Year of Book Blogging & A Giveaway (INTL!)

365 days | 84 book reviews | 245 posts | 220,909 words

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO ME! 🎉 I can’t believe that Reader Voracious opened its doors here on Wordpress one year ago today (after talking into the void on Blogger for a couple of months). It’s been an incredible year for me and the blog, and I really owe it to all of you. Whether you found my blog recently or have been around since the beginning, it is because of you that this has been such a rewarding experience for me.

📝 Related Post: Six Things I Learned in Six Months as a Book Blogger

Thank You — Giveaways!

I’ve been honestly blessed with so many friendships, conversations, and new ideas as a result of interacting with other bloggers over the last year. What better way to thank everyone for a fantastic year than a giveaway?!

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February in Review

Thank goodness that February is over, friends. I don’t know about you all, but last month was garbage for me (and tbh 2019 is kind of a trash fire so far IRL). From never-ending work stress to a reading slump that just won’t quit, 2019 has been a weird year of just trying to make it work.

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Even though February was kind of meh, the bookish community always brings me so much joy! I am honestly so glad that I created my corner of the internet here, because it has proven to be the perfect outlet and distraction for me. But I kind of went a little overboard on book buying & pre-orders for retail therapy, so keep your eyeballs peeled for when I post my haul.

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Reading Around the Globe: Gel in the Philippines


Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.

  1. What is your name? Hey y’all! I’m Gel!
  2. Blog URL? You can find me at
  3. Twitter handle? @whimsy_wanders
  4. Where do you live? I live in a city a couple of hours away from Manila, Philippines.
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Behind the Blogger Tag — All about ME!

Happy Thursday and last day of February, friends! It’s almost the weekend, yayyyy. What better way to celebrate than with a tag?! Recently the dear Ellyn created this new Behind the Blogger tag and tagged me in it (thank you so much!), and I thought it would be a fun way to close out this month since I am trying to finish one more book before March rolls around.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about to do this tag

The Questions

  1. Why did you start blogging & why have you kept blogging?
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