Sunday, May 22, 2011

Armchair BEA: Day 1--Come Get to Know Me!

Hi everyone!

I'm happy to be participating in Armchair BEA this year. This is the first year since 2007 that I won't be attending BEA (Book Expo America, the national publishing industry trade show) and I have to admit I've started feeling a little depressed about it. Then I remember that there's a fabulous world of book bloggers not going and we can have fun anyway. Also, I really don't have ANY space for more books, I'm saving money, and I'm not doing damage to my back. It's a winning situation.

So a little bit about me. I've been blogging for six years, but I've been hardcore book blogging since 2008. My own tastes and preferences as a reader have evolved during this time, and I actually don't expect that to change. Change is good, right? But at present, I really enjoy a variety of books. I have a thematic preference for books about faith, but that's not a limitation at all. I guess I also really like books that give me an insider's view into something I don't understand, people shunned by society or typically defined by stereotypes. I love young adult books, children's books, books called "women's fiction," books called "literary fiction", and lots of other stuff, too.

As far as how I'm doing Armchair BEA...well I hope to participate in as much as I can, from the comfort of my own home. :) Let's have fun, everyone!


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