Monday, June 4, 2012
Arm Chair BEA Day 1- Introductions
I, like many bloggers, would love to go to BEA but am not really in the position to go in person. So what's the next best thing? Armchair BEA of course! All this week I'm going to be participating with a long list of other bloggers who are participating this week from the comfort of their own homes. Or wherever they blog.
So first up is introductions! This year they gave us a list of questions, and they wanted us to pick 5 questions to answer. Here are my picks:
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 Lisa, and I have been blogging for a little over a year. I don't really have an interesting background or anything. I have a 2 year old son who I stay at home with. My other hobbies are playing on computers, playing piano, and figure skating. I actually just started taking skating 7 months ago or so, and it's an absolute blast. So if you're an adult who's always wanted to take skating but was scared, you should go for it. I actually got into blogging through a friend. I got a Nook for Christmas one year and was really excited to have such an accessible way to read, but my husband wasn't exactly dying to hear my thoughts on all the books. My friend had a blog, and I thought it would be a great way to get some ideas about books out without annoying everyone I live with.
2. What are you currently reading?
As of the writing of this post (a little ahead of time) I am reading There Goes the Bride by Holly McQueen. I just finished Timepiece by Myra McEntire. I'm not sure what's up next.
3. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Ohhh, this is a good question! I think I'd love to eat dinner with author Elizabeth Peters. I love her books, and for a while I thought she had a way of seeing my life and then writing it in her books. I'm also fascinated by her vast knowledge of Egyptology. She just seems like such an interesting person.
4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice. I think I could get lost there and enjoy every second of it!
5. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
I don't think they've changed too much. I've always been pretty open-minded about what I read. I've read some really terrific book and some books I thought were not so great, but I don't really want to ever write a completely negative review. Just because I didn't like a book doesn't mean it won't be the most fantastic book to someone else. So I do sometimes have to struggle to find good things about books. In some ways my tastes have become broader I suppose.
Ok, that's all I got. Thanks for getting to know me a bit today. I look forward to reading all the other posts.