Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA 2013: Introduction

To learn more about Armchair BEA, visit HERE.

This is the second year that I've participated in Armchair BEA, and I'm very excited about it. In fact, I'm currently sitting in a hotel room, taking time from my vacation to write this post. Truth be told, this is the only thing keeping me from dying of jealousy of the bloggers that are actually going to BEA this year. I've gotten more than a few invitation to some publishers' blogger parties, and each one has made me die a little inside because I WANT TO GO! But I digress. I think I should get on to my introduction questions.

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

*waves* I'm Kayla, and I am very happy to meet you. I've had Bibliophilia, Please since June 2011, but I didn't really start using it consistently until December 2011. I got into blogging because I needed another outlet to profess my love of Kevin Hearne, and my personal life blog wasn't really the place for it. I haven't reviewed one of his books on here in ages, but I try to bring him up at least once a week here. So if you think you'll be sticking around for a while, brace yourself for the Kevin Hearne fangirliness. I even have Will here with me now, who I met through Kevin Hearne fandom. Aren't we just adorkable?

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?

I am currently reading Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff and Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. It's hard to decide my favorite of the year, but I guess it would be between Poison by Bridget Zinn, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, The Forever Knight by John Marco, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, and The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. Yes, I didn't really narrow that down, but lately if I finish a book, that generally means I very much enjoyed it. :-)

3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

I've never eaten a blue M&M. I'm not even joking.

4. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?

Umm, I've been getting a lot of good feedback on my Stormdancer post, and I think I may start doing some of my more difficult reviews in that style. We shall see.

5. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

When I was a little kid, I always dreamed about visiting Xanth. I don't read the books as soon as they come out anymore, but Piers Anthony truly helped shape me as a person because of the importance of his books in my childhood. I think somewhere deep down inside me, I still believe Xanth exists and that I will stumble upon it one day. And yes, I will have a magical talent, too.


  1. I'm seriously trying not to giggle quite so hard at the M&M comment. My husband refuses to eat the brown ones. :) Tattooed Books

  2. I loved Stormdancer and the audio book version of Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my favorite.


  3. There is no such thing as too much Kevin Hearne fangirling. I refuse to believe it.

    OMG, Xanth! How I loved those books when I was younger. I was always sad when it was over and I had to return to Mundania.

  4. There aren't many M&Ms I won't eat. They have chocolate - how is that a bad thing? :)

    I've never read the Xanth books, but they have been on my 'read someday' list forever. Now, there are so many that it's a little intimidating!

    And Kevin Hearne is one of my favorites. Atticus...YUM!

  5. There's not an M&M I won't say no to. :D Awww I'm sorry about the BEA / publisher invites. I know a lot of people in the same boat and I know it sucks. You'll have your day one day.

    Hope you have a great week participating in Armchair BEA.

  6. Never? Seriously? How is that even possible, lol?

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone is amazing, no? I LOVED it!


You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!