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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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Armchair BEA ~Please Introduce Yourself



Armchair BEA
May 28 to June 2 

Please Introduce Yourself

For more information and to register,  click here

Go here to link up your post or to read what others have to say (linking up is closed but there are some in the comments, including mine, and lots of linked post to read)

 Questions to choose from:
  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. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures. 
  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? 
  4. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? 
  5. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. 
  6. Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s). 
  7. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read? 
  8. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why? 
  9. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? 
  10. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? 
  11. Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?

I'm a stay-at-home-mom of adult children. Daughter (26) is an embalmer and lives close enough to meet for weekly workouts but far enough away that we don't just drop it. Son (23) and still lives at home. My husband and I will be celebrating our 27th anniversary this summer. We are currently owned by two cats.

I've been book blogging since 2009 and started because I found a reading challenge on a Yahoo!Group and needed a place to keep track of it. I've since joined more reading challenges, hosted some and discovered book reviewing.

I'd rather be reading than most anything but am bipolar so that can interfere plus am a newly diagnosed diabetic and that needs to be a new focus.  

I read print and electronic books, have 2000+ print books in storage because I ran out of room (I'm working on that) plus that many again on my kindle app (most were free).

2) I'm in California, USA, in Los Angeles county. This doesn't narrow things down much, there are over 9 million people here in approx 4,000 square miles. The fun thing about where we're at is that we can go to Disneyland one day, Knott's Berry Farm the next. Then spent a day at the beach and another in the mountains. All in the same week but sleep at our home each night. We can spend a long day and go to Magic Mountain and another long day for Sea World. Whale watching (Long Beach harbor), star-gazing (Griffith Observatory), and visiting Hollywood can all be done on the same day. Add in the weather, shopping, and cultural diversity and it's a great place to live. Except for the traffic :p 

7) Maybe not my most favorite but one I want everyone to read, my review of Book Banning in America: Who & Why. Another post on censorship, this post has a rant about banning. huh, yeah, it's a sensitive subject with me.

9) I'd like to visit Pern (Anne McCaffrey) but want to live in a Weyr not a Hold and have a fire lizard.

11) I love read-a-thons and other events like this. It is wonderful for me to be able to talk books, so many in my circle just don't get it. I love having a peek at not only a bloggers shelves but also into their lives.


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