Dear Friend,

Welcome to my little corner of the internet!

My name is Alora, I am currently a university student who is majoring in English Language and Literature, and I also have a minor in Writing. If you can’t tell by what I’m studying, I’ll let you know now: I love books, reading, writing, and an academic setting.

When I’m not reading however, you can always find me working on a new craft (I’ve recently been into crochet amigurumi), hiking, or spending time with my dog, Rooney.

I wanted to have a place where I could share what I was doing and loved, make connections with other students (and non-students), and maybe help someone along the way. I wanted this place to be comforting, inviting, and encourage others to keep taking steps forward when it comes to the world of books. Whether that be writing, reading, publishing, or learning!

I also wanted this place to evoke a warm feeling, like your reading a letter from a friend. Hence the name, “Always, Alora” which is a way to sign off a letter. It could mean “always here if you need me” or maybe “always with love”, or maybe it means “I’ll always be myself, and so you should always be yourself too.”

With all of this in mind, I decided to start a blog. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but never really told anyone, it was sorta just a little dream I had from seeing so many other people on the internet do it. All it took was for one person to say, “Hey, you should start a blog…” and here we are!

I have a lot of plans here, some of which include posts such as book reviews, reading recommendations, advice for students, monthly round ups, interviews, and more “deep dive” type things such as character analysis. I also plan on starting a book club or reading challenges to build community and make connections. Eventually, I would love to be able to publish some of your writing on the website and have writing features, guest posts, and collaborations.

If any of that sounds like something you would want to get on board with, stick around! Consider subscribing to my newsletter to get updates when there are new posts and to get exclusive content. I encourage you to make comments whenever you have thoughts about what I write, if you agree or disagree, or just to spark conversation! If you want to know more about our privacy policy, click here. And, if there is anything you have suggestions or requests for feel free to contact me here.

Thanks for reading and visiting, I hope to see you around!

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