And we’re off. As I mentioned yesterday Armchair BEA is totally one of my favorite events of the year. Partly I think it is because it is full of so many book nerds like myself (and go watch Wil Wheaton talk about the defining nugget of nerdiness if you think we are not nerds). Or maybe it is because it always happens at the beginning of summer. So it now it is a happy start to long days of library summer programs and pool reading days. Whatever the reason today it begins. And it starts with introductions.
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
When I first started blogging I was a SAHM and was honestly looking for a way to help keep track of what I read and what I thought of it. This was before I discovered LibraryThing and long before GoodReads or Shelfari. Since then my reading has slowed down as I try to keep up with my two incredibly active daughters (The Girl, age 13 and The Wee One, age 9) and my return to work. I still try to blog every weekday and I am planning on using my summer to get caught up with reviews and site updates.
2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
I live in Huntington, WV. Huntington is a major U.S. River Port and the largest city in WV. Please note West Virginia is not Western Virginia. Don’t worry the news media makes that mistake too. (Sigh) Most people only know us now from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution which seriously ignored major sections of our population to focus on the under-educated and under-served who indeed eat poorly and exercise little.
We also are known for the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall UniversityThundering Herd football team as well as eight team coaches and staff and 25 boosters. The movie We Are Marshall is based on the aftermath of that event.
Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event?
I have. This is my third year. It is also my second on the commenting committee. I love the community. I love the prompts. And I love going out and discovering new people who love books like I love books.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I read a lot of books at once. Right now I am reading Libba Bray’s ‘The Diviners‘ which I am loving. My favorite so far this year is either Days of Blood & Starlight or Warm Bodies.
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
While my Thoughts on a Thursday has really suffered since going back to work it is by far my favorite thing to do. I would recommend reading any of these but I think Why I Read Young Adult Books is my personal favorite.