“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.” – Susan Sontag
Here I am, Hannah Baller.
Welcome to the home of what I love to read and what I love to write. I love to talk about current affairs relating to books, reading and the literary world. There is so much to get lost in when it comes to books. I love supporting local authors and bookstores and young readers and I think reading should be a passion, not forced but loved instead.
I have been writing since I was a child, from the age of about 5/6 years. I loved the way books made me feel, and I have always wanted to give others the same feeling that I have held all my life. I have had childhood trauma and mental anguish over the years which I let affect my writings in a positive way, to touch the heart of others who may have gone through similar events.
Therefore, I write to express my feelings and show the world how much writing and reading means to me, I wish to pass on the greatest love in my life. I agree with Sontag, I pay attention to the world, and let it flow through me into my work. Even if I were to touch the life of one person through my work that would be enough for me.
This website is for me to write, conduct interviews with authors to make connections in the reading and writing community, and I love to write my reviews for the books I read. This all helps towards pointing the reader, you, in the direction of a book that might change your life.
So I say this: if you want to write, then write. If you want to read, then read. Pass on your passion, share it with the world and between us we can create something amazing.