About Collage

I’m an over-educated, mock-contemplative pseudo-adult with a fondness for strong male voices (despite my feminist leanings) and a distaste for anything overly sentimental.  I am distinctly a product of the ’80’s and an unabashed Bob Dylan fan. My middle name is “minimalism”. My other middle name is “that sounds pretty”.


I’m Rory, a science and engineering librarian by day, an avid reader by night, and a shamefully reluctant foodie (the reluctant refers to the preparation, not the consumption). Although my background is in science – geography, geology, botany for the curious – I adore fiction, particularly the darker sort. Fourth Street Review (named for a favorite song by the aforementioned musician) is, as the tagline threatens, where my life and literature intersect. What else do you need to know about me? My birthday is in the summertime and I’m very, very small.


1. How to buy my love.
2. Bob. Dylan.
3. How to irritate me.
4. Who I would marry. You know, if he was real.
5. Where I sleep at night (and what I do in my spare time).
6. Why Cheap Trick and Jane Eyre are a perfect combination.

If you can think of anything else you need to know, just ask. I love hearing from you. Really, ask me anything: rory.oconnor.reviewer@gmail.com. And thanks for stopping by.


I am NOT currently accepting, not even on a limited basis, books for review. If you’ve gotten this far, thank you and please know that every time someone considers me for their book, I am flattered (for two reasons: one, that you even found my blog, and two, that you took the time to ask my opinion). It’s best to realize it will take me a long time to respond to non-urgent emails.


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  • http://turnthepagereviews.com Turn the Page Reviews

    Just started following! Looking forward to reading more from you

  • http://danieljdavis.wordpress.com Daniel

    Looking forward to keeping up with you. Hopefully soon I’ll have a book in production for you to review.

  • http://turnthepagereviews.com Turn the Page Reviews

    Hi Rory
    Not sure if this is your thing (wasn’t sure if it was mine either, but Helen from My Novel Opinion is so nice, I felt like I had to) but,

    I have nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I am not sure if you accept awards, but if you do you can find the rules of the nomination here- http://turnthepagereviews.com/2013/08/20/the-versatile-blogger-award/


    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com Rory

      Thanks for thinking of me! I’ll look into it.

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  • http://bftreviews.wordpress.com Chelsea @ Books For Thought

    I’m not sure if you accept awards, but I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can see the rules here: http://bftreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-liebster-award/
    It’s really easy to accept, go check it out!
    Great blog!

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      Thanks! I’ll look into it.

  • http://wensend.com/ Wendy @ Wensend.com

    I keep on wondering: how small are you really? 😉

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      I just saw this! I am just over 5 foot (or 1.52m). So not too small, just smaller than average.

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