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‘Tis the time of year for BEA! For those of you who don’t know what BEA is, it is a convention in the NYC this week called Book Expo America. Publishers and authors are in attendance and it is a great place for librarians, bloggers and whoever else who attends to get signed books and find out about upcoming releases. I’m sure there is so much more as well, but since I have never been, I am going on just what I’ve heard.
Once again, I will be participating in Armchair BEA, for the 2nd year in a row! Armchair BEA gives those of us who are not able to attend in NYC this week a chance to meet new bloggers and discuss books and other blogging things from the comforts of our homes.
Today is day one, which is all about introductions! I’m going to take some of my answers from last year and expand on them and pick a few new questions too.
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Hi! *waves* My name is Sara and I’ve been blogging for over a year now, since March 2012. It’s hard to believe it has been so long but time flies and all that. Besides reading and blogging, I am a mom to two boys, ages 6 and 3. I also watch two other children in my house full time, so life can be quite busy. Reading is a great way for me to wind down and escape from reality. And since I work at home with no other adults (though my mom is here just about everyday to help), blogging is a great way for me to get some much needed adult interaction.
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.
While I do live in New York, I’m on the opposite side of the state in Rochester. Unfortunately, we really don’t get much out here in the means of signings except for the Rochester Teen Book Festival which we just had a week ago. Just over 30 authors were in attendance this year! It was a blast and you can check out the first part of my recap from the event HERE!
3. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I’m currently reading The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau and Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott. I don’t usually read two books at a time but alas, it is so right now. As for best books I’ve read so far this year? Such a tough question. I’ll name a few:
4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
HOGWARTS! I am not sure an explanation is even necessary! LOL I am a huge Harry Potter fan. HUGE! I used to reread the books over and over and will watch the movies whenever they are on tv. The magical world J.K. Rowling created was spectacular and I am bummed I never received my Hogwarts letter. 😉
5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
The people! I truly love having a place to talk books with others who enjoy reading as much as I do. And I can always find a great rec or perhaps just someone to flail or rant about a book with. That will always be my favorite part of blogging. 🙂
That’s it for Introductions! Be sure to check back everyday for more Armchair BEA fun! While you’re here, have a look around and check out the giveaways going on. Links are at the top of the sidebar! Thanks for stopping by and if you have a link you’d like me to check out, be sure to leave it in the comments!