Hi kids! It's Armchair BEA time - and I promise that I'm not naked today! (No promises for the rest of the week.) Hey, I'm at home, and I do what I want. Okay, down to business. If you're not clicking as hard as you can to get away from here, I'm betting you want to know a little bit about me. So have yourself a seat in that wee little chair up there and learn a thing or two about Kayla.
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 Kayla, and I am a bibliophile. I have an excessive collection of books, but I'm trying to rein in a little. I often tell people that I'm only one book binge away from Hoarders, but it hit me that it was pretty true. Embarrassingly true. I'm cleaning out my bookshelves of books that aren't really for me and/or are in bad condition. Sorry, John Grisham, all but The Broker is going to find new homes.
I got into book blogging because I was already talking so much about books in my library, Goodreads, and Twitter. I have a humor blog, so I thought I would give book blogging a spin. I've loved every minute of it, and my humor blog is very jealous and neglected.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am currently reading Worldsoul by Liz Williams, which is dragging a little right now. Maybe it's because I have been reading so much YA lately. We shall see.
I don't really have a distinct favorite that I've read this year. You can check out my list of favorites (and possibly win one!) over on My Favorite Reads Giveaway.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I'm dieting right now, and it's horrible. I've lost about thirty pounds since the beginning of the year, but I've been cheating lately. I've gained five pounds back, and it's not because of cake. It's all potato chips. They are like crack.
I'm so ashamed.
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I really enjoy doing author interviews! I don't care if they're indie, Big Six, whatever - they are all fantastic, and I'm so humbled that they take the time to talk to me. I am a sometimes writer (I'm not ready to go all the way yet), and I love to read about their processes and paths to publication. This is part of why blogging is the best hobby that I've ever had.
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I'd love to get my hands on Atticus O'Sullivan from Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles. I dated an Irish guy once upon a time, and he was one of my favorite people. If he was that awesome, just imagine how great Atticus would be... *drools* Oh! He also has a really great sense of humor, which I suspect is Kevin's fault.
So there you have it! This is me, and I hope you enjoy Armchair BEA as much as I plan to!