Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA: Introductions

So it's that time of year again... BEA. And of course it was not in the budget for me so I am taking part in Armchair BEA where I can have all the fun of BEA from the comfort of my own home! Today is an Introductions Post where I tell you all about myself by answering a few questions. 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?

My name is Andrea, I've always been a lover of books (it runs in my family), and now I work in the publishing industry at a small independent publishing company, so that I get my fill of books in all aspects of my life. I've been blogging for about a year and a half now. though it doesn't feel like that at all. And I got into blogging for a few reasons, when I moved out of town from my family I didn't really have people I could talk books with so this was a way for me to do that. I also got a huge push from a few other Canadian bloggers who had been reviewing for some time and kept telling me how fun it was and how amazing the people were that did it, so as you can tell I was convinced and I have met some amazing friends through this!

2. Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event?

I have participated before, last year was my first year doing Armchair BEA, I had so much fun learning about other bloggers and I loved all the discussions about new books that I knew I had to come back again. The twitter parties were also so much fun, really seeing what books people were excited for and some of their favourites of the year so far.

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

I just started reading Red Joan by Jennie Rooney today, and I'm definitely excited about it. As for favourite book of 2013, that's a toss-up between a few...Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson, Studio Saint-Ex by Ania Szado, and The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley.

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

The one literary location that I have really come to love (other than Hogwarts of course) is Austenland. I would love to go on vacation at a place that lets you live like you are in a Jane Austen novel. For me I think that would be so much fun and so different.

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

My favorite part of the book blogging community is how nice so many of the people are. I love being able to chat books and no one judges you, some of my best friends are people I met through blogging. They are easy to talk to, and they really understand you.


  1. Hogwars and Austenland? Really? ;)

  2. Grats on making it past the one year mark! I think that's the most difficult one. It's great to see an international blogger! Tattooed Books

  3. Hi from a fellow Canadian blogger. I'd love to visit Hogwarts, too.


  4. I've never heard of Austenland, but you've got me interested. That's so cool!

  5. Hogwarts was my choice, too! Working in publishing seems like it would be fun but challenging. But, being a book lover, it's a great place for you to be :)

  6. Everyone's choice seems to be Hogwarts and I understand the appeal even though I've never read the books. I agree about Austenland though! :D

  7. If not for Hogwarts I would hands down want to visit Austenland too! I'm excited for the film coming out (although trying not to have too high hopes in case the movie is terrible).

  8. I'd love to visit Austenland! I wish that I could experience life in Regency England, which I fell in love with after reading Jane Austen's novels and especially after seeing the movie adaptations of her books. Great choice!

  9. You are surrounded by books now, that is fantastic!

    I hope you're enjoying the ABEA, this is my first time and I'm having fun hopping around and "meeting" new people.

    Happy reading!



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