4.6.12

ARMCHAIR BEA !!!!!

I am so excited!  I posted on my twitter a couple days ago that next year I REALLY want to go to BEA.  So this kinda has me stoked right now!  I am so excited to connect with some other newbies to the book blogging world!


(Edit: I just realized that I forgot to link the Airchair BEA homepage!)



So here we go... INTRODUCTION TIME!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you?  How long have you been blogging?  Why did you get into blogging?
I have a whole Coffee Talk dedicated to this, but I'll summarize it again.  I'm Samantha, and I will be 20 this coming Saturday.  I started this blog only about 3 weeks ago, but I have had other blogs in the past.  I have been an avid reader my entire life (thanks Mom) and thought this would be a good way to connect and rant and share opinions, without driving my friends completely insane.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favourite book you have read so far in 2012?
Currently, I am (almost finished) reading Paranormalcy by Keirsten White, but I also have a couple other books on the go.  My favourite read so far in 2012 would likely be Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian.  That being said, I've read a bunch of awesome books already this year!

Tell us one non-book related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am a sports freak.  I love sports.  It's likely the one trait I didn't get from my Mom.  Hockey and Baseball are my favourites (Leafs and Jays, baby!), but I will literally watch any sport that TSN or SportsNet is showing.

What is your favourite feature on you blog?
As I said, I'm still getting started.  I've been looking out for fun memes to participate in and ways to get my blog going.  Right now, I participate in Top Ten Tuesday, as well as Coffee Talk, which is basically where I just talk about something non-book related within my life.  Personally, I love getting to know the person behind the blog!

Where do you see your blog in five years?
Hopefully still going strong!  It's not like I'm going to stop reading within the next five years (or ever!), so why not blog along the way?

Which is your favourite post you have written that you want everyone to read?
This review (I loved this book!) or this coffee talk (which is an important part of who I am).

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy.  Seriously, she is just 100% amazing.  Or Cassandra Clare.  I follow her Tumblr and she seems like one of the most interesting people ever.

What literary location would you most like to visit?
The London Institute.  Or just St. Petersburg, Russia.  Yes, I'm cheating on that one, but I have just always wanted to go to Russia.

What is your favourite book blogging community?  Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming year?
The people!  You are all so amazing and wonderful and downright spectacular!  As for the second question, ask me again a year from now, when I'm not such a newbie.

Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging?  How?
Not yet, but I read a wide variety of books anyways.  I read mostly YA books, but I've also been into adult paranormal romance for about a year now.  I'm even trying to tackle some classics (A Tale of Two Cities is my current challenge).  I am truly open to reading anything!

I LOVE AIRCHAIR BEA ALREADY!

Leave me a comment below so that I can check out your blog!  I have to go run some errands, but when I return, I am going to do some blog browsing myself!  :-)

Much love, Samantha

29 comments:

  1. Good Morning and welcome to Armchair BEA! It is a pleasure to meet you! Happy early birthday!

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wish!

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  2. I'd go to St. Petersburg. Who cares if it's cheating?

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    1. I am so glad you support my cheating! It's in a book somewhere... ;-)

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  3. So happy you decided to join Armchair BEA, especially since you've such a young blog! Thats great!

    Amanda

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    1. Thank you! I am getting the feeling though that I may have jumped in over my head on this one...

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  4. I loved Paranormalcy! Finally a YA paranormal book that doesn't take itself too seriously. What a lot of fun.

    I'm sure you'll find success in the book blogging community; there are lots of resources for YA readers and so much buzz about YA books. I'm a YA fan too. I see you also reveiwed Perfect Chemistry - one of my faves since it includes some Latino flavor - sorely missing from YA!

    Best wishes to your blog :)

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    1. I completely agree! As a white girl, I sometimes get tired of reading stories about white girls.

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  5. I loved Paranormalcy too, a great concept really well done I thought.

    I am new to blogging too - have started a blog to chat about my writing. Will have to get into reviewing too, though so many people are so good at it! I am just getting started though.

    Nice to meet you and good luck blogging!

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    1. Welcome to the blog-o-sphere! I agree that there are a lot of amazing blogs out there. I kind of just do my own thing and hope for the best! Good luck and we should definitely keep in touch!

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  6. The book blogging community is indeed wonderful. I hope you make a lot of blogging friends.

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  7. Welcome to the book blogging community! I hope you're enjoying yourself and that you feel welcome! :)

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    1. Thank you! I definitely love it so far!

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  8. Welcome to blogging and Armchair BEA -- I'm so impressed you dived in so eagerly!! (It took me at least a year before I could wrap my head around Armchair BEA.) Love that you're a sports fan -- I am a fair-weather-if-I-live-in-the-area sports fan, so today I like the Pats and the Red Sox but a few years ago, was all about the Steelers and Penguins. Shame on me! ;)

    Looking forward to reading more of your reviews -- anyone who loves reading and coffee can't go wrong in my book!

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    1. I kind of just jumped in head first and am hoping for the best!

      I'm glad you have moved on from the Penguins. Otherwise we would never get along... ;-)

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  9. St. Petersburg is one of those places that I've always had on my bucketlist. I hope you get the chance to go someday.

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    1. Same to you! It's one of those places that I don't really have a reason for, but I just have to go.

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  10. Welcome to the community! Now seems like a great time to join! I don't know if you know it but there's a meme on Sundays called The Sunday Salon. It's on Facebook and Twitter. Bloggers just write about anything of their choosing. I hope you have a great time during Armchair BEA.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll be checking that out.

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  11. I love your idea of Coffee Talk! And by the way - woooo Jays! :) Welcome to the blogging world and I hope you stick with it. Happy almost birthday!

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    1. Thank you! And YAY JAYS! Laurie, Rasmus, Arencibia, OH MY!

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  12. HI Samantha,
    Nice to meet you -- new follower. I love Lara Adrian--I can't wait till her next book to see where she is going to go with the series!! I LOVE baseball -- Phillies!!
    http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-introductions-first.html

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    1. Thank you! I believe the Phillies are in Toronto next weekend? I hope you're ready to lose! ;-)

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    2. I'm gonna be at that game! :)

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  13. YAY! Leags and Jays... good choices. :)

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    1. Umm Leafs and Jays, not Leags and Jays. Seriously. Sometimes I need to slow down with the typing. LOL

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    2. Hahaa, but it's hard to calm down when you're talking about the Leafs and Jays!

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