I had the idea to start this website because I wanted to learn a bit about website design. I suggested reviews because I've been an avid reader all my life and I knew that reviewing would give us an endless source of new material to post.
I studied English literature and Communications many years ago, now. I worked as an English teacher for 25 years.
I prefer 'literature' rather than genre fiction, and I enjoy reading non-fiction, too. However, I try to read a variety of books. My reviews tend to be favourable since I choose which books I wish to read and review, unlike a professional reviewer.
My site tag is taken from my love of mountain biking. The Blue Mountains west of Sydney is a great place to do this. Unfortunately, as I get older, I've become unfit. I tend to work on this site and read books more these days.
I once received an email addressed to the "staff of the Reading Project". That amused me, since there is really only three of us and we make no money from this site. It's just a hobby.
REAL NAME: Mark
I enjoy reading and thought that reviewing for this website would encourage me to read more often. Bikerbuddy and I came up with the idea while we discussed reading challenges we were seeing on social media.
I studied physics and have taught physics at university. I have worked as a scientist, but in my later career I now work for the government.
I like a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and I think this shows in the books I have reviewed for this site so far.
However, my favourite genre is Crime Fiction. I have read most of the Sherlock Holmes stories and Agatha Christie novels. I prefer the cosy detective branch of Crime Fiction most.
My site tag is based upon my real name.
REAL NAME: Victoria
I am a retired teacher who taught Social Sciences in high school, with a focus on Geography and Asian Studies, initially, but Legal Studies and Business Studies later on. I still work a day a week in a Blue Mountains school.
Now, I like spending my time with family, friends and Lucy, our wonder dog, watching movies and TV series, traveling as much as possible and getting out geocaching (a worldwide treasure hunt using a GPS to find things).
When I get time (though I’m mostly retired, there often isn’t a lot of it) I like to read books that are funny, especially those aimed at women. I also like crime thrillers and more recently, biographies. I also keep my brain active with my daily dose of word games.
My site tag is abased on a joke name I was given years ago. It is based on my love of chocolate rather than anything nefarious.
REAL NAME: Jenny
I am an entity who enjoys reading and writing words, occasionally pictures. I used to pay a big organization to read and write words for four years. Later, I was paid to write words by a smaller organization. Now I have a strictly sexual relationship with words and the writing of them, no organizations allowed.
I was originally born as a Ford 3910 Tractor but thanks to hard work, the socioeconomic status of my family, and the gift of a multi-directional energy stone from a mysterious stranger who simply addressed himself as "M. Jordan," I was able to transmogrify into a mostly human looking male, though my features are distinctly more abstract and "alarming" than the current pinnacle of human male desirability, one Mr. John Stamos.
I'm hoping that reviewing books for this webterzone will be my ticket to strike it rich. I've packed up all my belongings into my wagon and set my compass westward, with nothing else but the dream of gold in my eyes and a song in my heart. Surely a book review at no more than one per month is a fool-proof way to become rich and famous, right?
Hasty is the designer and author of Strange Crust another website hosted here on Neocities. It includes essays and opinions, podcasts and fiction.
REAL NAME: Mike
I'm a former child from California living in Yokohama, Japan. I mainly read historical non-fiction and post-war Japanese novels. Sewing and taking photos on a film camera take up most of my free time. My username is from a sound clip of a friend saying "exceptional pain" later used as a ringtone.
incessantpain is the creator of the Neocities site incessantpain, chock full of personal writing and thoughts.
I'm 21 years old and like reading, although music and video games take up most of my free time.
I'm a student at the University of Sydney. I am studying speech therapy.
I plan to write more, but other interests usually take up my time.
My site tag is based upon a character in a book I liked when I was a kid.
NickoHeap is the designer and author of Latest Spin, a music review website.
REAL NAME: Layton
I'm 23 years old with a degree in Graphic Arts. I spend most of my free time on the Net playing video games.
I've taken my reviewer name from the username I use on gaming sites.
‘Gigzymandias’ is a combination of computer terminology (eg ‘gigabytes’) and ‘Ozymandias’, the title of the poem by Percy Shelley, which was a large inspiration for my final year art major work in high school.
REAL NAME: Lachlan
I live in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, and attend high school.
My passion is dancing. I have been attending a dance school since I was little, learning both contemporary and classical dance, including ballet. I have only recently gone en pointe.
I have only written one short review for this website. I might write more sometime in the future.
REAL NAME: Niamh (pronounced
Neev (an Irish name))
No one has seen the mysterious Seppy since he posted his one review and then went into hiding from the government.
REAL NAME: Seppy