“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
My name is Mariella Hunt. I’m a dreamer residing in the Treasure Valley, an author and bookworm with a great passion for classic literature. Much of humanity has been captured in books that never died; it is a goal of mine to read as many classics as I can.
Having grown up with my nose in a book, I can say there’s no feeling lovelier than when a character or quote pops into my mind and I can’t remember what novel it came from. Some might find this amnesia frustrating, but to me it is a comfort. These characters are a part of me, even if I can’t remember their names; the quotes shape me, though I don’t recall where they’re from.
I also love the genres of historical fiction and fantasy. Having self-published some urban fantasy novels in my teens, I’m combining these two genres. In my current work-in-progress, mermaids are the norm in 18th century England. It’s been a challenge, but worth the effort.
When I let my emotions run wild, I write poetry. I’m compiling a collection that is called, for now, Ink & Gold. The title might change by the time it’s released. Most of the poems in this volume reflect my love for nature and wonder.
God gave us literature so we could travel, learning lessons we couldn’t in our homes. He provided a way to go back in time and preserve the truth. Many say that in order to live life to its fullest, we should travel; I’m content with a book and some tea (or coffee).
This is my reading journal. If you’ll join me, you’ll learn my thoughts on old classics and new books that captivate me. You will also have updates on my writing. Thank you for joining me. I hope your to-read pile is very tall!