Welcome to RW Design

This was at one point in time my book blog. As you can probably tell from some past posts, and the name -Read N Write This Way- That was in it's younger days. Now it is the New and Improved Read & Write & DESIGN this way.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Rejected Reader

It's in the bag: Shopaholic

This one is actually a design of my own. No inspiration necessary. I just really liked the main picture, and thought it would make a cute graphic/layout for someone who likes to shop.

If you decide to use this layout please download the graphic above and link back to my site. It would be greatly appreciated. Muah!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspired by

These are going to be layouts that I took the inspiration from other bloggers I know around the book community. They will have the bloggers site linked. :) It's just another way to spread the book love!

Remember if you like what you see, and you think I could make you something you'd like let me know. I'll try my  hardest.

Chalkboard Layout (Inspiration from Following The Leader )
Sitting on a pencil with a book (Inspiration from The Write Obsession)

Chalkboard Design

Here is another design that was inspired by a fellow bloggers Title and I found the picture that said I will follow the rules, and I changed it up a little bit. I actually adore this one. It actually looks a lot like a chalkboard. :)

Sitting on pencils with a book Design

This was my 4th blog layout to make, and I actually got the idea from a friend of mine's blog (hint's the title that's on the picture. So yeah that part I will have to change.)
Other than that it's pretty much for your use.If you need your title put on it let me know, and I can do that. Even a button like the picture I can do that. If any of the link colors or text colors you don't like those can be changed as well.
If you would like to know I how to add this as your layout I would be happy to try and walk you through it. I know it can be a pain sometimes. It took me forever and a day to figure it out. :)

The only rule I can think of is if you do decide to use it please,please give me credit for the layout (not the picture itself) linking back to here. :) Also leave me a comment letting me know you used it. I would be thrilled to know that it was used on someones blog. :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

RWDesgin is born

I was sitting here last night thinking what am I going to do with all these blogs I have, but don't use anymore. While thinking that I was looking up graphics for books, groups, girls, cartoon like people, and other random pictures so that I could maybe redesign my Book Blog. Then it hit me. Well not really hit me, but you get where I'm going. I found some awesome photos on istock and just by looking around and thought that's it. I will try and make blog designs. First I had to re-vamp (Book pun anyone?) this site to make it look cooler then it did because let's face it...it sucked. I had a generic layout and  graphics, and if I wanted to show people what I'm capable of then I need to work on my sites first. This is what I came up with. (throws hands up in the air and all around) I'm actually kind of totally in love with the look. If I didn't have a specific look I wanted for my book blog I might have used this. In the end, that's pretty much how I came about this concept. Boring right? It took me until 6am to finish it. I was tired as a mofo, and I had to be at work in 3 hours. I know...I know I'm not to smart when it comes to sleep or lack there of.

The graphics in the header are from umm...well the girl is from the site istock.com and the pens I'm not really sure. I pretty much just combined them to make it work.

I am...

So basically what you see..
Name: Ashley
Nicknames: Ash (most common..I'm totally cool with being called this) Ashwe (co-workers call me this), Flashley. (Another one a co-worker calls me, and not for the reason you're now probably thinking)
B-day: April 4,1986
State: Texas
Job(s): Current-Lead Pharmacy Tech, Before I worked at Braums (a fast food restaurant)
Family: 1 brother, 3 nieces
Pets: Cat-Hermione (Yup, like from harry potter. That was her name when I got her. My niece nick named her Mine-e because she couldn't say the full name.)

Liking is the hardest part!
Animal-Tiger (any variety of big cats)
The 1 hour Tv show(s)-Charmed, The O.C, One Tree Hill, Supernatural,
The 1/2 hour shows- Friends
Reality Tv- Big Brother, The Voice, America's Got Talent
Rapper- Eminem
Color- Red and Black
Book Series- Vampire Academy
Books- Young Adult (YA)
Watching it storm (as long as there are no tornadoes involved)
Winter (I love the cold being able to snuggle up in blankets.)

Hate is such a strong word!
Insurance Companies- (I deal with the drug insurance companies on a daily basis and they suck.)
Ignorant People- (I guess you could put stupid, rude, and everything else with this as well. I'm sorry but these types of people irritate me because usually they have no reason to be.)
Summer (I like swimming, but I hate the heat.)

I'm a what?
I'm a 25 year old bookaholic. If you asked me back when I was a teenager in high school is this what I thought I'd be like...A book in my hands reading for pleasure...my answer. No. I hated reading. Simple as that. I hated it. Now I cringe at the thought of even hearing myself saying that.
But like...Who are you really?
Oh you mean aside from the bookish me. I work as a Pharmacy Tech at CVS. Yes we're the ones that ask for the annoying cvs card. Don't get me wrong I like my job, but some of the stuff they come up with irritates me. It's as if we don't have anything better to do then call and annoy people at home, or whatever. I'm curious as to what these Rhode Island big wig Cvs people are thinking. Is it not enough that we have to fill our patients scripts so they can go home and get to feeling better, but we have to in my opinion do paperwork that's pointless. Just let us take care of our patients! (My mini work rant)

When I'm not working, I spend a lot of my free time at home, maybe not my home necessarily, but you get the picture. I just try to relax. I like to watch movies, and curl up and read. I enjoy writing stories and poetry. (Most my poetry is that angsty teen stuff.) I've been thinking about going back to school to try and pursue something in the pharmaceutical area that's not a tech. Maybe even something in the English department. (Then those dreams get shot down by those who say what could you possibly do with an English degree. Thanks for the support people.) I actually have one pharmacist that always tells me "Ashley you should go back to school and do something in the English area.' It's funny too the way he says it I guess cause he has a thick accent. My music taste is varied really. I'm not to picky when it comes to that. I <3 Eminem. I'm pretty shy at first, but once I get to know someone I open up. I'm very close to my family (mom, brother, nieces, grandma). I'm very easy to be around and I like everyone until they go and treat me like crap. Then it's usually hard to get me to trust them again.

Doing huh?
I love creating stories. Okay, trying to create them. Is there a difference? My friend was actually a lot better at coming up with the main points when we wrote together. We called them our never ending story. I kid you not we have quite a few. Vampires/Vampire Hunters and Witches/Fairies. those were our two longest running ones. Then Witches in College, Hybrids, Fairies, teenagers stranded on an island, celebrities, and probably many more. Our latest is actually a vampire one that I love to pieces, but we haven't worked on it since 2010. Then I have my own I started from back in High School which are a girl who has visions (This one by far was my fave. I should try and pick up on it. I even thought about using it for NaNoWriMo this year. I tried last year but failed miserably), cliques at schools, two special teen girls with special parents, and others. I know I'm pretty vague on what the stories are about. I'm bad with trying to make a synopsis.

Why exactly?
I love reading. I love books. They let us go to worlds beyond--only imagineable in our minds, they let us become the characters, travel to times we've never been, see worlds we might never see. Books are much more than words just written. They are stories that need to be told. Reading is so much more than just seeing words on a page. It's an understanding that life may not always be the best, but it could be much worse.

Just saying!
Don't judge me because I read and enjoy it. Don't look at me funny when you see a book in my hand and not something else. Talk to me. Get to know me. Understand that just because I sometimes would rather live in a world other than my own that I do still live in this one.

My Epilogue...
I don't bite. I don't shift. I don't cast. I can't fly. I don't have fins. I just read. That is just me.
(If you read any YA then you know have somewhat of an idea as to what this means.) That is all!