Hi! My name is Ashley. I’m a 22 year old living in Los Angeles. Wanna know a secret? I’ve been sitting on this blog for YEARS now. I’m not kidding when I say years. I’ve been so afraid to put myself out there and tell my story. So here I am! Putting myself out there and publishing my first post on October 17, 2019.
I wanted to start this blog because I love writing. I also love reading, which is what got me started with writing my own short stories. When I was younger, I would fill notebooks with short stories or full on novels about random things like teen parties (that I never went to) or magical places I’d dream of. As I got older, the idea of becoming an author wasn’t realistic. According to my parents, it didn’t make enough money. So all those notebooks (and dreams) went into the big trash can, along with all my other high school memories and I moved to Los Angeles to get away from the small town life.
Living here in LA and being surrounded by a ton of creative people made me realize that I should’ve kept my writing dream alive. Since I’ve moved here, I’ve tried to revive the dream by buying countless notebooks to write in, made several blogs with no posts, and read many, many books. But nothing came out of it. I was too scared to put myself out there in a city where everyone has talent.
But here we are, the day has come to put this blog to use. This blog has had many names, from Cali Through The Looking Glass to Ash’s Reviews and More. I have finally settled on Ash’s Book Reviews. This blog is primarily going to be focused on book reviews of the books I’ve read. But it will also consist of many other fun things that go on in my life, and boy am I always busy.
I hope everyone who comes across this enjoys it. Thank you for reading!
With love, Ashley