Armchair BEA: Introduction

Armchair BEA is for us bloggers who can’t attend BEA (Book Expo America) in person! This is my first year participating, and I’m excited!

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads

The first topic for Armchair BEA is an introduction:

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

I’ve been blogging since the fall of 2010. That feels like long time ago! I’m a big reader, and I wanted somewhere to share my thoughts and opinions on the books I was reading. My web-designer husband created the site for me, and after much trial and error, I finally got a handle on how to use WordPress!

2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.

I’m blogging from good old Ottawa, Ontario – the capital of Canada! It’s still a bit chilly here for May, but I know summer is on the way! I love sitting on my balcony with a good book, a Diet Coke, and the sun shining!

3.Β  What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?

I’m currently reading Gone by Michael Grant. I think my favourite book I’ve read so far this year has to be Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys – I’ve already read it twice in 2013!

4. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

This is such a difficult question to answer, because there are probably hundreds of authors and characters I’d love to dine with! I have a feeling, too, that this answer could change on any given day, but today I’d have to say that I would want to eat dinner with author Libba Bray. I love her books, I follow her on Twitter and she’s hilarious, and I would just love to ask her about her books, her characters, how to get my hands on the upcoming sequel to The Diviners ASAP…important things!

5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?

I have two favourite parts about the book blogging community! The first is that I’ve met some awesome people, both IRL and online. It took me a while to get out of my comfort zone and begin to interact with other bloggers, but I’m so happy that I did because there are some terrific bloggers out there. I love that there are other readers out there who totally understand my book love. My non-bookish friends don’t get that part of me, but I know the book blogging community does!

My other favourite part is that I’ve heard of so many more books through the book blogging community than I probably would have ever heard about or discovered on my own!

I’m looking forward to participating with more posts over the next few days, so stay tuned!

6 Responses to Armchair BEA: Introduction

  1. Sarah @ Sarah Says Read says:

    I can’t WAIT for the sequel to The Diviners! If you do get to have dinner with Libba Bray, let me know about that πŸ˜‰

    Hope you have fun this week!

  2. Hi, Kimmy! Cute blog! I love the penguins. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you love The Raven Boys. For some reason, I was never able to get into it and ended up DNFing it. Maybe I should give it another shot? Have fun this week!

    – Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

    • Pingwing says:

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

      I really loved that book, but I admit I wasn’t totally sucked in right away. I’m biased, but I would totally recommend giving it another chance!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Your header is adorable!

    Getting book recommendations is one of my fave things about blogging too. And it’s also AWFUL because my tbr pile is ridiculous πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful ABEA and a great week!

    • Pingwing says:

      Thanks! My husband designed my site and in the winter the penguins are wearing toques and mitts, and there’s no more beach. I love it!

      Yes, my TBR list is basically never ending. I feel like I read read read but never make any progress on it, lol!

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