About Me!

Hi! I'm Emily, and, well, you probably already know this, but Reader Rising is run by yours truly!

I started this blog on January 3, 2013, and I am so grateful that I took that leap into the unknown (aka the internet) and pursued my obsession. I've always been an avid reader and I've always had opinions. And in 2013 I realized all my traits made up the perfect recipe for a book blogger!

And the recipe for a book blogger is simple; all you need is a generous scoop of passion for books and a subtle pinch of determination. That's it.

My other all-consuming passion (besides books and blogging) is ballet. I basically live at the studio -- I'm there 6 days a week. I love performances and pointe work and dancing until my toes cry from the abuse. Ballet is essentially storytelling, just like books, so my love of the art form is not all that surprising.

But, let's go back to reading. This is a book blog after all. I love so many genres. Fantasy has always been my favorite escape but contemporary has it's own poignant power that I can't ignore. I mostly read YA but I foray often into adult.

And I even read middle grade! (And here's my soapbox moment; there are so many amazing middle grade books out there with just as much emotional impact as hoity toity adult door-stoppers!)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you around the blogosphere.


  1. I cannot wait for this new book blog, and its great your following your dreams!

  2. Wow, Emily, this site is absolutely amazing! I'm so glad that you have taken your love of reading to a whole new level! I can't wait to see what books you dive into next! Also, I think the name is VERY clever, probably one of my favorite blog titles yet! Well done!
    - Mrs. House

  3. Your compliments mean a lot to me! Thanks!

  4. Hi! I am following your blog, would you mind following me back at the links below?

    I am also contacting you to see if you'd like to review my first novel when it's released in spring/summer 2013! It will be published through the Whitson Group and is a YA paranormal/fiction with a dash of romance. Please let me know if you are interested based on the description below. Thank you!

    Jessica O'Gorek (GeminiRising1) on Twitter

    Mother Earth, wounded by the human race and its disregard for her resources, will recruit human souls to serve Her and turn against humanity. A rising force festers; Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings will systematically possess and destroy towns, cities, and states. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between Onyx, a lead Gemini, and Violette, a human, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

    1. If that book ever gets published, I would definitely read it. It sounds intriguing, possibly funny and witty, and most of all deadly. Sounds great!