Armchair BEA: Introduction

Last year I attended BEA for the first time and it was amazing! Sadly, I wasn’t able to go this year, but I’ll be participating in Armchair BEA.

Today we’re starting off with some introduction questions!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?

I’m Kimmy, and I’ve been blogging here since fall 2010! I can’t believe it’s been nearly five years! I’m from Canada, living somewhere that’s freezing in the winter and too hot for my liking in the summer, so staying inside reading is the perfect activity! My husband is a web developer and I asked him to make a site for me because I wanted somewhere that I could talk about what I read and just blurb out all my book thoughts!

2. What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?

I’m going to cheat because there are two books I’m feeling equally excited about reading this summer!

Books!

Books!

The first is Carrie Ryan’s Daughter of Deep Silence. I love revenge thrillers, and I loved Carrie Ryan’s Forest of Hands and Teeth series, so this went to the top of my TBR as soon as I heard about it!

The other is Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You. I fell in love with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and I’ve been eagerly waiting for this sequel from the day it was announced!

3. What book are you reading right now?

I’m reading two books right now, but I’ve only read a few pages of each so I’m not too far into either one at the moment: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, and an ARC of I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest.

4. Why do you love reading and blogging?

This is too simplistic of an answer because if I let myself go, I could probably write forever about this, but I love reading because I love the feeling of losing myself completely in a story. I love the escape from my own life, but I also love the way that reading a great book can enhance and impact my life. I don’t end up loving every book that I read, but I love the feeling when I’m at the very beginning of a new book, where anything can happen and the anticipation of reading something new is so fun.

I love blogging about books because I needed a place to get out my thoughts about what I read, and while blogging has been a perfect outlet for that, it’s also ended up introducing me to a great community of fellow book lovers and I really enjoy dorking out about something I love with other people who also love that thing so much!

5. What is your favorite genre and why?

I feel like there are a lot of genres that I enjoy, but my favourite books usually end up being YA paranormal/supernatural, especially if they involve ghosts, demons, and/or zombies. Basically if it could be an episode of Supernatural (my favourite TV show), then I want to read about it!

4 Responses to Armchair BEA: Introduction

  1. Kelsey says:

    Yay you’re participating too! I can’t wait to read both of those books, especially P.S. I Still Love You.
    Also, if you got the Dead House at the meetup, I think you’ll really like it! It’s creepy and fits with your fav genre.

  2. Freda says:

    I’m in Canada too. Ontario.
    Happy ABEA!

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