Armchair BEA kick-off

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Armchair BEA

Armchair BEA kicks off today! I am incredibly jealous of all those who are actually at the real BEA, and I am determined to go myself soon, but for now HI EVERYONE! Thank you for stopping by.

Today’s task is to interview ourselves from the set of provided questions.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

I’m Anne, and I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years. I began blogging so that I could have a place to discuss books – I had no idea there was a community at all. I can’t remember who was the first one to find me, and I don’t have any clue how they did, because I wasn’t even aware of any way to link up to people and join events or anything! I was very silly and thought that I was the only one to think of blogging about books! The thing that kept me going, even though it took me a while to figure out it was there, and how to participate, was the community that quite literally found me, and raised me to what it meant to be a book blogger.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

I am currently reading Advent by James Treadwell and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, but my favorite book so far this year is probably Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

I like to go camping. As in big-cloth-tent, campfire-song, leave-your-computer-at-home camping. We don’t go very often anymore because it’s difficult to coordinate schedules, but my family used to go on at least one camping trip a year. We even went backpacking one year, and had an encounter with a black bear!

Where do you see your blog in five years?

Honestly I’m not sure. I’d like to say that it will be still going. I want to continue blogging as long as I possibly can, I know that. I’m loving it too much right now to even think of quitting.

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

ALL OF THEM! I love to travel. If I had my way I would spend about 75% of the year on holiday to somewhere. Failing that, I will someday be taking a road trip to all the greatest literary locations (no sense in saying ‘want’ I’ll be making sure it happens. And yes, you can come along!)

That’s my 5. Please leave a comment and introduce yourself – I love making new friends!

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38 Responses to “Armchair BEA kick-off”

  1. heather says:

    This is such a fun way to meet new people and find new blogs to read.

  2. Good Morning! Welcome to Armchair BEA. It is a pleasure to meet you! I love camping! We go at least once a year even if it is close by home.


    • Anne says:

      I wish we had time to go once a year! I think *fingerscrossed* we’re going for the first time in about 3 years this fall sometime. I’m so excited!

  3. Amanda says:

    I loved Bitterblue!

  4. I loved Cinder!! Such a good book :o)

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  5. I also had no idea of the amazing book blogging community when I started! I’ve got to say, it’s made blogging a lot more fun than I anticipated!

    Pleased to meet you, and thanks for stopping by my Armchair BEA Intro Post.

    • Anne says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who was clueless! lol It took me a while to figure it out, but now the community is my favorite part!

  6. Judith says:

    You sound like a very adventurous person. I’d love to go camping out in nature, although I don’t need that bear encounter!

    Hope you have a good time at armchair BEA.

    • Anne says:

      I don’t know about adventurous, but I do love traveling :) Luckily the bear was on the other side of the chain link fence on the lean-to. We were able to retrieve everything pretty much intact, so it just makes for an interesting story now :)

  7. elena says:

    OH CAMPING! I’m not much of an outdoors person but I would really like to do it. One of my friends absolutely loves it. I have to admit, a big pull for me is the s’mores! I love travelling too. :)

    • Anne says:

      Mmm yes, smores! We also like to make Camper Pies – Grilled peanut butter, marshmallow and chocolate sandwiches! Best thing EVER! (Now I’m hungry for sweets…) lol

  8. Tami says:

    I envy you your camping ability. I always think it sounds like fun, but in reality I want AC and running water. I’m such a wimp! :)

    Hope you’re enjoying Armchair BEA!

    • Anne says:

      That’s okay, nothing wrong with wanting your comforts. As much as I love camping, I can only stand it for a few weeks at a time – eventually I get fed up with the public showers! Luckily, I grew up going camping (there are family stories about me toddling around a campsite before I could even really walk) so I’ve had a lot of practice at dealing with the more frustrating parts.

  9. SueCCCP says:

    Hi there!

    I have just had Cinder recommended to me, so I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it! :)

  10. I STILL haven’t read Cinder. I’m a bad YA blogger. Gr. LOL!

    I’m always impressed by anyone that loves camping. I’m fine leaving technology behind, but I’m not a big tent-sleeping-outside fan. I do love the outdoors, but I have sleeping issues so I typically end up sitting up all night with nothing to do. (And then I’m miserable the next day…lol!)

    • Anne says:

      You should work on that asap! Not so much because it makes you a bad blogger (face it, if we based how good we are on how many blockbuster novels we failed to read, we’d ALL be bad bloggers) but because it is such a great novel and I’d hate for you to miss out!

      That’s okay, we all can’t be outdoorsy types. Honestly it takes me a little while to get back in to it every time we go – usually the first night/morning I’m really low on sleep. But I’ve done it enough times that I’ve gotten used to it.

  11. Jenny says:

    I really liked Cinder too! I’m not sure it was my favorite read so far this year but pretty dang close!

    • Anne says:

      I know, it’s so good right? I knew I was bound to like it, just from the blurb/cover, but then it lived up to expectations and more!

  12. Yael Itamar says:

    I see you’re a fellow fantasy fan. Yay! I love camping, too, but I don’t go nearly often enough.

  13. Samantha says:

    Camping?? Sounds absolutely lovely! I would love to take my little ones at some point this summer but who knows when we will find the time. The kids would love it though so I guess we will just have to figure it out :) Hope you have a great week participating in Armchair BEA!

    • Anne says:

      Yeah, we always had to plan way ahead to make sure we’d have time. But seriously, start them early! They’ll thank you later in life!

  14. Ems says:

    I’ve yet to read Bitterblue, but I’m totally getting to it soon. And I LOVED Cinder. Such a fantastic book.

    So nice to ‘meet’ you!

  15. Alexa says:

    I wanted to go to BEA this year as well but I noticed that ALA was in Cali this year and the drive is barely 8 hours for me to get to where they are having it so I’m going to Cali instead for ALA at the end of June. Plus this way I get to go to Disney!

    I’m glad the blogging community found you and that I eventually found you as well because I love visiting!

    • Anne says:

      BEA is actually closer to me, but I just couldn’t take the time off work :(

      Thank you :) The community really is the best, isn’t it?

  16. Ooooh camping! I remembered one time I went, it was a Girl Scout camping, and I was planning to scare them girl friends of mine when my flashlight actually failed me and I was left in the dark by myself. xD The horror of plan backpedaling you! Happy Armchair BEA to you!
    My Introduction

  17. stacybuckeye says:

    I just finished listening to Cinder a few weeks ago and really liked it, but was ticked off that it was really a non-ending!

    • Anne says:

      … Now I want to reread it, because I totally don’t remember it that way! Isn’t it funny how we all take away such different things :)

  18. Hi Anne, nice to “meet” you”! I read Graceling about 2 months ago and really enjoyed it – I hope Bitterblue is just as good. I have a copy of Cinder but haven’t read it yet. I should get on that, haha. Thanks for stopping by my blog & have a great week!

  19. Camping sounds fun. I have only been a few times and loved spending time reading books out in the woods surrounded by nature. :)

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