Hi everyone! It’s day one of Armchair BEA and I’m really excited about it. I’ve never done this event before, and if I’m being honest I only have a vague idea of what BEA even is…but I’m prepared to have fun and meet new bloggers!
Today’s topic is Introductions. So here’s a little info about me
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 a stay-at-home mom of two living in Utah. I majored in music, realized I didn’t have the drive to make it into a career and got my Bachelor’s degree in Finance instead. Now I wish I would have majored in English. Oh well. I’m here blogging now
My sister is a fitness and personal blogger and she kept trying to convince me to blog because she loves it. I kept telling her that I don’t like fitness or writing about my personal life every day, the only thing I like is books. Oh. I could write a blog about books. So I did. I’ve been blogging for a year now. It went by fast.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
My favorite book so far this year has to be Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Not only is she a local Utah author, but her story was so creative and gripping and tragic and moving…. I could go on. It was an amazing debut novel and I can’t wait for the next one.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
Well besides the pupils of my eyes being slightly different sizes because of a well thrown taffy, I’d have to say something that most people don’t know about me is my hatred of ice cream. Like, I passionately hate ice cream. I can’t even watch people eat it. The melting is like nails on a chalkboard for me. I think I might be in the minority about this…
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
My favorite posts to write are my Google Diary posts. I love to ask questions while I’m reading a book and before I started my blog, I would Google a ton of stuff and then just continue reading. It seemed like a waste to look up all that stuff and not keep track of it so I decided to keep track of my Google searches on Tumblr. When I saw how often those posts got reblogged, I decided to share them on my blog as well. I’ve written a Google Diary for Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, The Dark Divine Trilogy and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I’ve always wanted to go to Italy, but after reading Eat, Pray, Love I’ve been DYING to go there. Whenever I travel, I pay more attention to the locations and just eat the cheapest stuff I can find. That book inspired me to travel somewhere just to EAT. I had never thought of doing that before.
Thanks for stopping by! It was great to meet you. Feel free to leave links to your introduction post and I’ll come visit!