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Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA, Day 1: About Me!

Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads.
Welcome Armchair BEA goers! Read on if you want to know a bit more about me! And skip right over if you don't. :)

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I'm obviously a librarian, though I'm currently working in an academic setting despite a desire to be in a public library. I started blogging four years ago this October and I decided to blog about books simply because I read so much that I wanted to track it and review it. That way, all my family and friends who asked for recommendations could come here and find something.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Well, not sure I could pick just one favorite even from the books I've read so far this year. However, I did discover a new favorite series, Bloody Jack by LA Meyer, that I've been raving about. Seriously entertaining audiobooks.

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I actually have a pretty boring life outside of the book world, but I do love to get out camping and hiking when I can, as I recently mentioned. Nothing like reading in the beautiful outdoors :)

What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I really enjoy doing the Listless Monday posts, where I create fun themed lists, though I also get a real kick out of Name That Book - a game where readers guess the book based on images I post.

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I don't know if they are favorites, but I liked the recent discussions I had with readers about book advertising and what influences them to pick up a book.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your time doing Armchair BEA.

If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage

48 comments :

  1. I'm always entertained by Name That Book. I don't always get them....but...

    Have a great BEA! My BEA Post

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    1. I really liked putting them together, but have a hard time getting myself to actually DO it :)

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  2. Good Morning and welcome to Armchair BEA! It is a pleasure to meet you!

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  3. Camping and hiking is fun. I haven't done it much since I left Girl Scouts, however.

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    1. It's never too late to try it again :) We don't go nearly as much as we'd like to!

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  4. I look forward to your review of Insurgent. I am currently re-reading Divergent before I start it because of course I can't remember a thing!

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    1. I would probably have benefited from a reread, but alas. I did enjoy the refresher that Roth posted on her blog, that helped me remember some characters. Hope you enjoy it!

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  5. I always wondered what it would be like to be a librarian. Sometimes I want to go back to school for it so I can do that in an elementary school instead of teaching one specific grade. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It was nice meeting you lol.

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    1. I'd like to be in an elementary school myself :) But I truly enjoy being a librarian.

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  6. I wish I loved camping. I love hiking and being outside, but I don't like sleeping outdoors. I don't like the bugs or the not being my own bed or the no shower thing. But, I'm trying to get over it as it's something my husband really, really likes to do.

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    1. Ah, I don't like being too long from my own bed either, but I do love being away from distractions and other city stuff. It's a trade off and sure makes me appreciate hot showers more :)

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  7. This was really fun getting to know you better!

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    1. Ah, thanks :) Glad it wasn't painful!

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  8. I'll check out your Name that Book feature. I used to do a feature where people saw the back cover of a book (with revealing information covered up) and had to guess which book it was. Yours sounds fun too!

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    1. That does sound like a fun feature - I'm not sure I'd ever guess right!

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  9. I love lists so definitely going to check out your Listless Monday posts.

    Thanks for visiting, enjoy the week.

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    1. They are a lot of fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Morning! I would love to start hiking and camping more. If only there were no bugs involved ;) Here's my post: http://janaeslifeasamama.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, bugs. I hate them too, but I can't stay away from being outdoors :)

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  11. Name That Book sounds like so much fun! What a good idea. :)

    I love camping and I like hiking well enough, but I'm with Janae on the bug part. They eat me alive!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my intro post! It looks like we have a lot of books in common. :)

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    1. I sure like to make Name That Book posts, but have discovered I'm not much good at guessing!

      Bug spray is a necessity for me when I go camping :)

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  12. I had to stop by and say hi since I heard about Armchair BEA from you :) Reading while you are camping is the best. I do it all the time :) Your Name The Book puzzles are really fun and I look forward to them.

    My Intro

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    1. I am happy I got to introduce you to the fun that is Armchair BEA! Hope you enjoy the week. And thanks for reading.

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  13. I always learning what makes a reader pick up a book. I've always wanted to go camping but never have (yet). Bloody Jack sounds interesting. I think I'll go see if my library has it.

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    1. I hope you get to the camping and to Bloody Jack. Both are a LOT of fun!

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  14. Oh man, I love reading outside! It's meant to rain all this week over here, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to get very little reading done- I've been spoilt with sunshine over the last few weeks.

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    1. I have no lack of sunshine here in AZ. Hope you get to do some outside reading soon!

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  15. I love your Name That Book posts too. I hope you keep doing them and keep stumping me. ;)

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    1. I will sure try to keep doing them, but stumping you...not sure I can keep that up :)

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  16. Oh, very fun introduction! Name That Book sounds like it is super fun!

    Thank you for stopping by and reading my intro! Nice to meet you!

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    1. Name That Book is quite fun, but only if people guess :) Thanks for visiting!

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  17. I like the idea of Listless Mondays- so creative! I am going on a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone on Saturday, so I plan to do some of the reading in nature stuff you mention, too :)

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    1. I love Yellowstone - it's a perfect place for reading. Hope you have fun!

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  18. I was going to recommend Bloody Jack on audio, but I see you've already discovered that. I read the first and listened to the second and I was surprised that I could love them even more on audio! My husband and I somehow fell out of camping and hiking over the past few years, but we are trying to get back into it this summer. We've already got one camping trip under our belt, so we're off to a good start!

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    1. I haven't read any of the Bloody Jack books, only audio for me. I don't think I could go back to print on this one :) I hope you get lots of camping done this year!

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  19. Ooh, Bloody Jack, just the title has me interested! I'm going to go check it out!!

    And I was perusing your past posts and they sound really interesting!! I'm totally coming back tomorrow when I get feeling back in my fingers to check them out ("Pondering Twitter followers...")

    Thanks for stopping by and saying HI!

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    1. I hope you like Bloody Jack - it is so much fun. And I hope you get feeling back in your fingers! That sounds bad.

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  20. I also really enjoy camping and hiking, though it's been years since I've done either. Though in the meantime I read books about other people's hiking experiences, which is fun too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

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    1. That's a good way to experience camping - I need to find some books about others' experiences to enjoy.

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    1. Hopefully you'll love it again sometime! Or just love reading, that's ok too :)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I love books and really should have gotten my Masters in Library Science. Maybe sometime down the road, I'll go back and do that.

    I can't wait to read more about you and the books that you are reading!

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    1. I hope you do go back to get that degree, because it's a great one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Your Name That Book feature is such a fun idea!

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier
    Happy Armchair BEA!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  24. Your Name That Book feature is a great idea! :)

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  25. I never get here in time for Name that book. I'm always so behind!

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