May 27, 2015

Armchair BEA 2015: Day 1 - Introductions

Armchair BEA Headquarters
It is another year and that means another Armchair BEA for those of us who couldn't make it to the actual BEA Conference.  
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 This year there is even a theme! DIVERSITY!!! WOO HOO.
If you haven't already, go sign up to play with us, Armchair BEA registration is HERE.

Day 1: Introductions 

Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
I am Stephanie, I live in the US in Vermont and I have been blogging since February 2012. I read a lot and used to bother my husband while he was doing things and he told me I needed a hobby and I should start book-blogging - so I did and is has become more than just a hobby, I love it!
Why do you loving reading and blogging?
I love reading because you can go anywhere, be anyone for a chunk of time and it is thrilling. I love blogging because I love that I can share my passion for reading with others and I hope they find my reviews helpful.
What is your theme song?
Yesss....  I love this movie and this theme and even have the soundtrack in my car that I listen to (yes I am a crazy person)

What does diversity mean to you?
Wow, that is a hard one. Diversity to me is a variety of things - giving me options. In the book world this can be characters - genders, races, orientations - and even overall themes as well.
What is one book everyone should read?
One? :/ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. All the emotion - this is how a book should be.
Share your favorite blog post on your blog. (aka written by you!)
hm... this is a hard one. I would have to say one of my first blog reviews The Peculiars, I requested this book through Netgalley after creating my blog and reviewed it for that purpose so really it got me started. It is nothing fancy but it was a monumental occasion for Cover2CoverBlog.
What is your favorite genre and why?
Young Adult Fantasy, because I love the teenage angst (not sure why) and I love mythical creatures and the crazy-adventurous things that can happen in fantasy.
What book are you reading right now?
I have been reading Empire of Sin for a while now, it is non-fiction and I just have to really be in the mood to read it... I am also reading Vivian Apple at the End of the World.
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans   Vivian Apple at the End of the World (Vivian Apple, #1)
What is the top book in your TBR pile?
Top as in been there the longest? That would be Old Habits a Wicked Lovely Novella (#2.6) Or which one I want to read right now? That would be Carry On  by Rainbow Rowell coming out later this year -- want SO bad to read that one!
What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?
ALL of them..., no really, I need to catch up on my reading I have so many books I need to review, I really to to just binge read all summer long!
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what author would you want to bring with you? Why?
Oh that is a good question and a hard one...I feel like I would want to be stranded with Agatha Christie they mystery writer (if she were still alive). I love all of her books - esp. as beach reads so why not be on the beach with her?! Right?!
Take a picture of your bookshelf and share it with us! :) (#ABEAShelfie)
 Here are some of my shelves - I really have books everywhere though.

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