May 26, 2014

Armchair BEA 2014: Day 1-- Introductions! Who be you?!

Armchair BEA Headquarters
Header designed by Amber of Shelf Notes, photography by Wolf_359>on Flickr.

Hello All! It is May and that means that that Armchair BEA is back in full swing for those of us who are [jealously] sitting at home instead of at BEA in NYC -- BUT on the bright side we have each other over the interwebs!!! 

So HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOO interwebby blogger peeps!

First up is INTRODUCTIONS!  

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from? 

Hi! I am Stephanie, I am married, have a dog a cat and 2 bearded dragons as pets (no kids- they are my kids), and I am happily an Administrative Assistant 40 hours a week at Dartmouth College.
I have been blogging for just over 2 years now here at Cover2CoverBlog and LOVE IT and all the blogging community. (Heart you all!)
I started blogging because I read…a lot… and my husband said I needed a hobby, so  reviewing the books I read became my hobby and blog, and now most of my 'spare time'. I love it… although Andy is not as thrilled about his suggestion since my house is now overflowing with books - and the never-ending TBR pile is ever prominent when he wants to watch TV with me and I want to read...
I am blogging from the US, in the Green Mountain state of Vermont. I moved up here in June of last year from Washington, DC/ the Northern VA area. I love it here, it is so pretty when it is warm out and, oh my, we got SO much snow this winter :)

Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. -- so we can connect more online.
A Young Adult and Middle Grade genre review blog, sometimes with other posts and sometimes with me freaking out about books.
Twitter / Facebook / Bloglovin' / Google+

What genre do you read the most? I love to read because ___________________ .
I read YA the most, but Middle Grade books are a VERY close second. I love to read because it is nice to leave the real world and dive into someone's life and experiences. It is a wonderful escape but also I love to see the ideas authors are coming up with for new books. They amaze me!

Spread the love by naming your favorite blogs/bloggers (doesn’t necessarily have to be book blogs/bloggers).

I love following other bloggers, you all are awesome! A few of my favorites are(in no particular order)
I love her YouTube Channel also :) Adorable videos.

Angie! Have you met her online? She is great and does lots of commenting and will comment back to you. I love people that read my comments (Don't we all)
Since before I even started blogging, I have loved Candace's Blog. She reads a lot of YA and MG like I do so that is great but now that I blog I adore her even more! She is one of the nicest most down to earth people (online -- I have not met her for reals) I <3 her in a non-creepy way.

And a crappy person/ friend I would be to not mention my IRL friend Michelle and her blog, Playing Jokers :) She  has a beautiful blog and has recently been back-in-action reading up a storm. (Yay Michelle!)

On a side note: I am also a HUGE fan of Stacking the Shelves/ Sunday Post/ Book Haul posts from everyone! Make sure to link me up every week and I will def. stop by. I love looking at what everyone is getting and what is new in all the genres.

What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like? (Pinterest encouraged!)

Ah, well my favorite place to read is anywhere warm -- I am always cold. So in the sun, in front of a heater, under a pile of blankets -- That is my style. I also normally have my dog and cat with me. Here is a picture of Rolo sharing my love of heaters -->

My ideal reading space would look like one of these: Pinterest Ideal Reading Nook Board

I can't wait to read about you!
 Have a great time with Armchair BEA!


  1. Your dog is the cutest! He is a boston t, right? My little dog (half chihuahua, half boston terrier) Chibby likes to take a nap under my armchair, bed, kitchen chair or wherever place I am reading. Follows me around the house too, the little stalker! But it's the warmest feeling to have when they are near you. Better than a heater, I suppose. :-)

    Vanessa @ Bluest Ribbon

    1. He is a Boston terrier/ French Bulldog mix.. he is my shadow and my spoiled rotten baby. I love him so much!

  2. Ooh, I'm envious of all of your pets! I live in a smallish apartment and my fiance is allergic to things with fur, so right now one cat is all we can handle :)

    1. Both my hubby and I are allergic, we just clean a lot... I love having the animals - If I could, I would own a ZOO!

  3. Yeah!!! Thanks for the shout out!! I really appreciate it. Also... I love Vermont. I have visited there twice and it is just so beautiful. Your job sounds pretty great too. I am off to check out the other blogs you posted about. I love learning about new blogs that I may not have stumbled upon before!

    1. No problem! Vermont is amazing - lots of outdoor-sy things to do and very eco-friendly place :)

  4. Great meeting you. I love your pup, I have some furbabies myself. LOVE your into lizards... I had an iguana, a skink and some anols years ago. Yeah, guess you could say I'm into lizards.... lol

    1. I love Lizards! We have the 2 beardies now, but have also had a Sudanese Plated Dragon and some leopard geckos along the way. :)