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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: Introduce Yourself

Woo Hoo! For those who want to participate during Book Expo America but are unable to head to New York. . .

Armchair BEA

hosted by a bunch of wonderful bloggers at Armchair BEA Central

Any good event requires introducing yourself and getting to know your fellow attendees. Instead of NYC, we may be in our armchairs and pajamas this week, but that does not mean we cannot network right along side those heading to the Javits Center!

Ask yourself at least five questions from the following list.
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging
2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
4. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
5. Where do you see your blog in five years?
6. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
7. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
8. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
9. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
10. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?

1. My name is Gina. I like to read. (duh!) I like to talk about books. Once I discovered book blogging, it seemed like a match made in Heaven ;) but I may not have signed up to be a blogger if I hadn't found out about reading challenges. OMG challenges are so much fun! January 2009 had 51 posts and I was off and running. I've joined over 60 challenges so far this year.

2. um, I don't usually have just one book going at a time.
Kindle books (on my laptop): Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear, Noah by Jacquelyn Frank, The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, and Cut, Crop & Die by Joanna Campbell Slan. All started but I'll most likely concentrate on one until it's finished then start back up with one of the others.

Then I have a pile of print books: Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey, Lemon Tart by Josi S. Kilpack, Code Blood by Kurt Kamm, and Adam Orser by Daniel Armand. All have been read, even if just a chapter, during the last week (or less).

As for a favorite this year? I've read over 100 books so far. Let's see, what books would be worth re-reading next month. . . Zero Day by David Baldacci, Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston, Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates, Quinn by R. C. Ryan, Nobody's Safe by Richard Steinberg, Dance with Me by Heidi Cullinan, Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman, A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas, okay, okay, that's enough!

5. I'd like to still be blogging in five years. I hope to have more reviews, better written. Also more about my life in general....the exciting stuff that happens when I'm not reading. Guess I'd better start doing some exciting stuff ;)

7. It isn't the authors I want to have dinner with. Visiting with Anne McCaffrey would be great, especially at her home. I'd love to go horseback riding with her and talk about Harper Hall. But what I really want, something she wanted too, is a Fire Lizard of my very own. So while lunching with several authors would be nice, I'd like to go to the worlds they've created.

10. I use to believe that I read almost anything. That is no longer true. I've been introduced to so many sub-genres that I now know I read a small fraction of what is available. As for changes? I've read books that I never would have picked up. Purchased, read and enjoyed books based solely on a bloggers recommendation. I'm sure there are genres out there that I still don't read but the list is growing smaller.



Good enough? Let's put it to bed and get it out there!

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2 comments:

Violette Severin said...

60 challenges?? The year I participated in 25 was intense enough for me. Can't imagine doing 60 in one year

Book Dragon said...

well, I didn't say I completed all of them ;) I am doing pretty well but we'll have to see

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