#FridayReads: 23rd Jan, 2015!

Good day everyone! It’s Friday 23rd January, 2015 and that means it’s time for #FridayReads.

Inked / Eric SmithI’m currently reading Inked by Eric Smith. Inked is a high fantasy story set in a world where people go through ‘Inking’ when they turn eighteen. During the Inking process the individual is tattooed using magic ink where the tattoo determines the individual’s place in society; flowers for herbalists, fruit and trees for farmers, metals for smiths. Our protagonist, Caenum, does not want his Ink because he wants to live how he sees fit rather than live a life chosen by his Ink.

Sadly, Inked is only available as an ebook and I’m pretty much burned out on ebooks at the moment so I’m reading pretty slowly. To act as a buffer, I may pick up Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones.

Illusive tells the story of a young girl who can change her appearance at will after she teams up with a group of criminals to pull off a robbery. I’ve been wanting to read a superpower book for a while now and what better than antiheroes? If I do pick this up it may be later today or sometime this weekend. If not, it will probably be my next read.

– GJA

Who is G.J. Alvi?

I can’t even answer that question well because I’m still figuring that out. Nonetheless, I’ll share what I’ve discovered so far.

First of all, G.J. Alvi is a pseudonym. You can try looking me up, but you probably won’t get anywhere (or you may, it’s not like I’m hiding from the federal government or anything). I’m a 21 year old who is currently a psychology major with a minor in anthropology. Why? Because I enjoy getting to know what makes people tick. Especially coming from a multicultural country such as Trinidad and Tobago.

In my free time I watch way too much tv, read way too many books, listen to way too much music and write way too little (something that I hope to remedy in 2015). I’m currently working on a number of short stories within the fantasy genre. I’m still unclear how I will be releasing these when I’m confident but I do want to release them at some point.

One of my goals in life is to put my education in psychology and anthropology to use and change the world somehow. I’m not exactly sure, but it’s a work in progress. Another is to bring the Trinidadian culture to more of a global audience through my stories local folklore.

I’d like to think I’m an approachable person so feel free to talk to me! I can be reached through the methods listed below:

email: allthereads@gmail.com

twitter: https://twitter.com/bookmanIII

goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/25924665-gervan-allthereads

-GJA