Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA Introductions Post!


So since I can't go to BEA with everyone this year (extremely jealous) I decided to take part in Armchair BEA, so that I can still be there in spirit. Hope you're all having fun! So to start out the organizers are doing a blogger interview for everyone taking part so that we can all get to know one another. So here goes...

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'm Andrea. :) HI! I'm from Toronto area and I've been blogging for about 8 months. I got into blogging because I love talking about books and really wanted to learn about new books and authors. I also got a lot of advice from some friends about how great it was and how you meet such great people (which I have done as well, I have some great friends through this).

2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Currently I'm reading Every Day, Every Hour by Natasa Dragnic, from Random House Canada. My favourite read so far of 2012 has been Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers. It was amazing, a monastery that trains assassins, there was so much action throughout, and a very slow burning love story which you don't see a lot these days (I find more of the insta-love in books).

3. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
My reading tastes have changed quite a bit since I started blogging, I find I'm more open to different books and authors. I used to focus a lot more on the chick lit genre and since I've started blogging, I've gotten into more science fiction books and dystopian.

4. Where do you see your blog in five years?
Hopefully five years from now I see my blog thriving. I hope I can take part in more events and write about them. As well I kind of hope I have my blog more under control and able to have things scheduled further in advance and have more posts going up. At the moment I'm a little slow going with reading and reviewing.

5. If you could eat dinner with one author or character, who would it be and why?
I would love to have dinner with Alma Katsu, author of The Taker and The Reckoning (out June 19). I would love to talk to her more about her books (which are absolutely amazing!) and if you follow her on twitter, she seems like such a fun person.

13 comments:

Jenny said...

I used to read a lot of chick lit too and now I rarely do, LOL.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Oh, I want to read GRAVE MERCY so badly. Have been hearing great things about it!

Stopping by to say thank you for all you do to share your love of books with the on-line world. It is very much appreciated!!!

Liviania said...

GRAVE MERCY is so good. Great choice.

Kate said...

I agree with what you said - I am definitely more likely to step out of my reading comfort zone now than I was before I started blogging. Alma Katsu is a great choice! Nice to meet you :)

Kate @ Ex Libris

Emilie said...

i still have to read Grave Mercy. Everyone has been telling me about how good it is, but I still haven't picked it up from my bookshelf. And I totally understand about being slow at reading and reviewing...it always takes me forever to actually site down and write my review once I've read a book.

Ashley R said...

Definitely agree that blogging has pushed me out of my normal reading zone; I was a pretty strict chick lit girl too and now it's like the whole world is new haha. And I've been dying to read Grave Mercy, I hear such great things about it!

Happy Armchair BEA and lovely to meet you!

Aylee said...

Seeing all those BEA posts have sure got me mighty jealous too! But ah well, maybe one year I will be able to make it. As for your reasons behind why Grave Mercy was so awesome - you nailed it.

Laura Ashlee said...

It's hard not to get into the dystopian genre. They're everywhere! But I do enjoy them. I haven't read much science fiction though.

Lisa said...

I was going to say the same thing as Laura. It's hard not to read dystopian because there are so many of them. There are some really good ones though.

Melanie said...

Grave Mercy? I've heard so many good things about that book! I'm going to have to get a copy for myself.

If you have the time, I’d love to hear from you at my armchair BEA post.

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

I'm halfway through Grave Mercy and am loving it so far :)

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

I wish I could participate in this, but I'm going on vacation soon and I'm busy preparing for that. I'm going to try to go to BEA next year, but if I don't I'll definitely participate in this!

I really need to read Grave Mercy soon! And I'm so happy it's got a slow burn romance. Have fun with Armchair BEA!

Chrystal said...

I need to pick up a copy of Grave Mercy sometime. I've heard great things. Hope you enjoyed Armchair BEA!

YAY another Canadian blogger... you should check out the upcoming 2nd Annual Canada Day Blog Hop - it's going to be a lot of fun!

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