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The insatiably insightful, magnanimous, prophetic space where Riv writes all manner of things, including book reviews—aka: a blog.

What could be better for the month containing ‘Twosday’ (22|2|22) than two incredibly talented poetry collections, split and spilled across The Rains Report? Not one, not three, but …

Book review flat lay of three covers, The Frost Eater, The Vine Eater, The Stone Eater, all by Carol Beth Anderson. These lay on a rainbow shawl, on cracked grey concrete, with three ice balls, a tiny bag of white feathers and a hand full of small pale stones. The Riv Rains Raves cog is surrounded by fabric vines at the top. Text over image reads 'Series Review'. Image by Riv Rains.

Some books are like a good warm hug. Anderson’s The Magic Eaters series is like your favourite cool aunt’s. Dragons? Check. Magic? Check. High stakes and romance? Check, …

Book review flat lay of 'The Short Life of Sparrows' by Emm Cole. Book cover on tablet, surrounded by feathers, broken bird egg shells, a red silk scarf, lit black candle, small brown glass bottle, crystals and the Riv Rains Raves 5 Star cog. Moody lighting, rustic timber slats underneath, candle throwing a glow over all details. Photo by Riv Rains.

There’s something about the village.  It’s not the gaudy painted houses or the pet pig in a bonnet—it’s something else entirely. An undercurrent of lies and deception bent …

Book review flat lay. E-book of Prince of Foxes by H. L. Macfarlane, lying in a green patch of clover with scarves, forest accents and the Riv Rains Raves 5 star gold cog. Text on image: Book Review. Image by Riv Rains

Join us as we discover the many ways to use the word ‘burn’! No, this isn’t a how-to guide, rather a twist of folklore that slips through the …