Monday, May 23, 2011
Armchair BEA Introduction
Welcome to Armchair BEA!
I'm so excited to be participating in this event, even though I'm disappointed that I can't go to the real BEA this year.
Who Am I?
My name is Alison (as you might guess from the name of my blog). I've been blogging for almost a year now. My blog is mostly Young Adult, with a few Middle Grade novels and a weekly Manga feature. I read all kinds of books. Growing up, I read mostly contemporary and historical fiction. In recent years, my obsession with Twilight and Harry Potter have given rise to a love for fantasy and paranormal. I read tons of paranormal romance young adult novels. I'm starting to read adult paranormal romance novels as well, but I mostly limit my reviews on the blog to YA.
I love doing discussion posts on my blog. I usually have one every other week. Here are a few of my favorites:
I LOVE Twilight and I Am NOT ASHAMED!!!
Blogger Advice: Gaining Followers
How Do I Armchair
First off, why am I not going to BEA this year? Because I am moving from Minneapolis to Sacramento in 2 or 3 months. Moves are expensive and time consuming, so no trip to New York City. What's worse is that we need to get rid of our house, which is its own nightmare :-(
If by chance, you want to buy or rent a house in a Minneapolis suburb, I have the place for you!
While everyone is having fun at BEA this week, I will be working, going to yoga, fielding calls from prospective renters, and fitting in BEA blogging in between.
What Am I Looking Forward To
From the Armchair side, I'm looking forward to finding new bloggers and getting to know old ones better.
From the BEA side, I'm looking forward to living vicariously through the participants. I'm excited for the author discussions. I'm really excited to see what books people pick up, even though I'm afraid I'll turn permanently green from a high level of jealousy (which just might deter prospective renters or buyers, unless they're big Wicked fans)