Meet the Blog & Blogger

Hello! Welcome to A Word is Power. This blog launched in the fall of 2017, after some encouragement from a dear friend, in order to share my thoughts on the books I read and to recommend books to all kinds of readers. All reviews here are my own. I am an affiliate with IndieBound and as such, receive a tiny commission should you click through a link to their site and purchase any book(s).

I believe that everyone is a reader but may not have found the right book for them yet. I believe in equal access to education and increased literacy rates for all. Most importantly, I believe in promoting diversity in the book world. Diversity in authors, characters, settings, and stories told make all of us better readers.


I’m Olivia, the woman behind the blog. I grew up in the Midwest but now reside in sunny Colorado. I’ve loved reading since I was little and can usually be found with a book in my hand or in my handbag. I mostly read literary fiction and mysteries, but also enjoy historical fiction. I graduated from Northwestern in 2016, where I double majored in Theatre and Gender & Sexuality Studies, with a certificate in theater for young audiences. I’m a proud Hufflepuff and #NastyWoman. I enjoy musicals, crime shows, and cuddling with my cat, Lola.