Monday, May 26, 2014

Armchair BEA 2014: Introduction

Design by Amber of Shelf Notes
To learn more about Armchair BEA, visit HERE.

This is the third year that I've participated in Armchair BEA, and my decision to participate was pretty last minute. I've been super behind on All The Things because of a silly little distraction called "life", but hopefully I can finish out the week like a good girl. (I intend to schedule all of my posts, but you guys should be putting bets on me doing these posts last minute on the night before.)

1. Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. -- so we can connect more online.

In west Philadelphia born and rai... Wait, that one is taken. *ponders* How about:

"Bibliophile wandering around the blogosphere aimlessly, looking for more books to read."

Okay, that's my pitch. You can find my social networking stuff on the right sidebar at the top.

2.What genre do you read the most?

I love and adore anything with a science fiction and/or fantasy twist to it, from literary magical realism all the way to deep-space alien shoot-em-up books, so I probably read those the most now. I say now because I used to only allow myself to read them after I read a classic or something literary that's won a lot of awards. I work too hard to not read what I want these days.

3. What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like?

Okay, that's obviously not my favorite as I'm merely a librarian paid by taxpayer funds, but it would be ideal. I'm a bathtub reader because it seems to be the only place I get to read and getting pestered the least, except for the breakroom at work.

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

I don't get to interact with a lot of other bloggers, sadly, but these are the bloggers/blogs that I visit the most:

Ashley at Wholly Books!
Christina at A Reader of Fictions
Becca at I'm Lost in Books
Kristin at My Bookish Ways

5. What book would you love to see as a movie?

Two words - Gavriel Duval.



  1. What a great choice for a book into a movie! Wasn't that such a killer read {no pun intended!}

    and oh my what a bathtub! I can definitely see why it would be an ideal reading spot! don't worry too much about that thing called life getting in the way - the more we live the more we have to blog about ;-)

    Happy Armchair BEA Week!

    1. I know! I can't believe Grave Mercy hasn't been picked up, especially with the craze going on for Game of Thrones. They aren't anywhere near the same, but you know that a studio could definitely market it as such!

      I would love to get rich and be able to afford that bathtub and library. It would be a great distraction from that Life thing that gets in the way. :-)

  2. Interacting with other bloggers is tough for me, very little time. Reading and writing reviews is a full-time endeavor. So glad to meet you through BEA!

    1. I'm so glad to meet you, too! It is so difficult for me to interact with others because of my job and the little one. Before I started as a full-time librarian, I was able to socialize a lot more. However, reading and writing is more important to me. :-)

  3. Happy Armchair BEA to you. :) Yeah I'm not so great with interacting/commenting on other blogs either but I'm trying to get better.

    1. It looks like you've done a great job of it through Armchair BEA!

  4. Hey, Kayla! This is my third (or fourth) year, too... I can't really remember. I prefer classic literature to anything else, but I do enjoy sci-fi/fantasy (which isn't to say there aren't classics that also count as sci-fi/fantasy or vice versa, there certainly are!). It's so much fun to explore alternative worlds and possibilities...and it never ceases to amaze me how much of current technology is recognizable in earlier forms, from sci-fi literature. The minds who came up with this stuff! And, I have never been a bathtub reader, but that picture sure makes it look pretty awesome! I'd settle just for that arc bookcase...and maybe throw a sofa in there, instead of the tub. ;) Have fun this week!!

    1. I grew up reading sci-fi/fantasy, but I do love me some classics when I make myself read them. Old-school sci-fi is my favorite, and Ray Bradbury is probably my favorite of those. I love his short literature. :-)

  5. Thanks for the shout-out! :) I love your ideal reading spot!! It looks fabulous!

    Also, (this is a follow up to one of the comments you left on my blog) Code Name Verity is going to be one of the Sync titles later on so you can get it for free then!

  6. I have Grave Mercy on my Kindle! I should read it!
    LOVE that tub with bookcase too... a bookworm's dream.
    Great meeting you!


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