DAY ONE - ARMCHAIR BEA


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It's Day One for Armchair BEA!  YAY!  And this is my first time participating from the home desk chair, which is NOT anywhere near as comfy as the one in the header!  

But it's "Introduction" day and we're all answering a few of those "getting to know you" kinds of questions, so here goes:



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

Gosh, I've been blogging about books for a couple of years now, but haven't done too much in the way of networking or reaching out to other bloggers...until now.  I've always loved books and since I'm always talking about books, what would be more perfect for me?  

 What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

Between print galleys and e-galleys I've got several books going right now. Real life got in my way for a few weeks and now I'm scrambling to catch up.

1.  Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge
2.  Alys, Always by Harriett Lane
3.  Abdication by Juliet Nicolson
4.  Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi
5.  Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon

What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?


I LOVE LOVE LOVE my author interviews!  I've been blessed to have been able to talk with many really fine and legendary authors!  I love talking to people about writing!


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

Oh that's way too easy, Bramasole, the charming house from UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN!  I mean, come on, who wouldn't want to go there?  And of course, there's also the legendary Algonquin Hotel bar where the really brilliant writers like Dorothy Parker once held court.

Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?

No, not really, I still love what I love. But I have gotten a bit more adventurous and stepped out of my comfort zone more often.


Well, that didn't hurt too badly! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!









21 comments:

  1. Bramasole would definitely be a wonderful place to visit. I'm not much for country living, but I think I could live there for a little while...

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    1. I just think that peaceful setting, and a glass of wine, could be a great place to be...for a while. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hi there,

    Nice to meet you:D

    I love author interviews too. I have not heard of a lot of those books you named.

    Have a great day!!

    Michelle:D:D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope all the books are good ones, so far, so good, a couple are not out yet. Taking to authors is just the best fun, they love to talk about their work!! Nice to meet you!

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  3. I get so excited when an author does an interview too! To me it's like the equivalent to meeting a celebrity sometimes, haha. Great meeting ya!

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    1. Exactly!! And sometimes they "are" celebrities! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh, Bramasole! What a great idea! I adore that movie. Wish I had read the book first though. It's odd to watch a movie adaptation of a memoir!

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  5. Sometimes it's hard to love a book so much and then see what the film people did to it when they adapted it. But I think this time, both the book and the movie are stand alone hits! You love the book for what it is and you love the movie for what it is. Can't always say that. LOL

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Book blogging has helped me to step out of my comfort zone with books as well :) In fact, I'm currently reading The Stand for a read-a-long which is a book that intimidates me to no end :)

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    1. That book scares the begeebers out of me! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. Oh Bramasole!!! Such a wonderful choice for a literary visit. I'm glad you joined ABEA! Tattooed Books

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    1. Glad that you liked my choice! :) I'm glad that I joined too, I've thought about joining for a while now, so glad that I did!

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  8. Author interviews (and guest posts) are one of my favorite parts of blogging! I just love getting a little bit more about them and their books!

    Hope you have a great week!!!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I've talked with a lot of authors and have never been disappointed..well, maybe once. LOL

      So glad you stopped by!

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  9. I became more adventurous too and stepping out of my comfort zone is the the same as getting lost in anyplace at anytime. xD Happy Armchair BEA to you! My Introduction

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    1. That's such a great way to refer to stepping out of your comfort zone!! I love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by, it's nice to meet you!

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  10. The Algonquin would be fabulous to visit! I haven't read Under the Tuscan sun, but just about anywhere in Tuscany sounds good to me. :)

    It's lovely to meet you and I hope you have fun during Armchair BEA.

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    1. Thanks Tasha for coming by! It's nice to meet you too, I hope everyone really enjoys Armchair BEA this year!

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  11. Tuscany would be a fabulous place to visit! I have Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany on my TBR list... just need to fit them in.

    Nice to meet you :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Nice to meet you!!!

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  12. Like you, I'm behind schedule and have to catch up! I'm hoping I can do it this month. *go, go, go* Good luck! It sucks when it happens, but it's life. ;)

    A pleasure to meet you! :D Thanks for stopping by earlier! I'm all late since real life got in the way, but catching up!

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