Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Here!!! It's Here!! BEA has begun!

Photo by Nina at Nina Reads

So how many of you are wishing that you could be in the Big Apple this week for BEA????  I know I do.... I will get there one day, I promise! Armchair BEA  is the next best thing.  All week long there will be bloggers around the country and world participating in great discussions and giveaways.  You may even see some videos from NY.  Make sure you check out some of the great blogs participating.

We start off with Introductions.  This will give you the chance to get to know some of the bloggers in our book world. Lots of bloggers are participating, I'm sure that you will find some new blogs to follow and learn something new even from the ones you have been following!

So, let's begin, shall we??

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 Kat, I love baseball, SEC football, anything to do with the beach and firmly follow Cinderella's idea of a new pair of shoes can change a girls life.  I joined Goodreads back in 2007 and loved writing the reviews and then began searching for other sites with reviews and found a whole new world in book review blogs.... so I thought why not....and started my own almost 3 years ago. I took some time off for graduate school and a few other things, but I am back now and plan on being here a LONG time.

2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location.  I live in Alabama...a true Southern girl......

We love our football teams

Have some of the best sugary white beaches with AMAZING sunsets

And if you like NASCAR, we have that too!

3. 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?  This is my first time participating in Armchair BEA... I loved reading all the blogs last year and wanted to join in the fun this year.

4. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why? This is a hard one...... I can think of so many that I would love to have dinner with.... but if I had to choose would have to be Atticus Finch......... he was my first "literary crush" and I guess he still is....even 30+ years after I was first introduced to him!

5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?  My favorite part of book blogging community is the friendships that I have made, the way everyone sticks together, finding great new books and the love of reading we all share.

Join in and tell us about YOU!


Leonicka said...

Welcome to ArmchairBEA! Can't wait to read your posts throughout the week :)

Becky B. (Bibliognome) said...

Hello and Happy Armchair BEA to you. :) Love your answer to question 5 because it is so much easier to find great books now thanks to all the different book blogs.

loreleimarsh said...

I love that you chose Atticus Finch! Last year I chose Scout. And truly, Southern girls are the best. (Tarheel, born and raised) I hope you enjoy ABEA! Tattooed Books

Ann Holt said...

Atticus Finch is a wonderful choice! A wonderful character in a perfect book. I have been surprised at how many Alabama bloggers I have stumbled over today! Disclosure: We have spent the past few Februarys in Gulf Shores!

ahz1 said...

Welcome to Armchair BEA! It's so nice to meet all sorts of book lovers!

AH@Badass Book Reviews.

Jess LiteraryEtc said...

Ah Atticus Finch! So much love there. I've never been to Alabama but have a good friend who is from there. I'd love to visit someday.

Have a great week participating in Armchair BEA. :)

BTW: I love your blog layout and the use of Phantom. :D

Cici said...

Welcome! Only have driven through Alabama on our move to Pensacola! Hope you have a wonderful week with ABEA!

Jessica Leigh said...

Yay for SEC football!!! I will overlook your choice in team, though. :D I do love the beaches in southern AL! Atticus is a great choice! He is my favorite from classic lit.

Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader said...

Atticus Finch is my literary crush as well...sigh and swoon!

I hope you're enjoying ABEA! Happy reading :)