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Armchair BEA introduction!

Monday, May 27, 2013

I am so excited to participate in Armchair BEA this year.   If you don't know what it is here is some info:

Armchair BEA is the experience for book bloggers to participate in Book Expo America (BEA) from the comfort of their homes. This experience is created lovingly by book bloggers specifically for our peers who for whatever reason are not able to participate in the main conference in New York each year. We bring publishers, authors, and bloggers together in celebrating our love for all things literary by hosting celebrations such as sneak peeks, daily discussion topics, and sponsored giveaways.

This post is all about introducing myself!  So here we go:

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I am Angie and I run this little blog here.  I have been blogging for a little over 2 years now.  I started blogging because I love to read and talk about book subjects and the people I know in my life don't read.   So I found people through goodreads first and discovered that some of them blog.  I then began looking into blogs and they just looked soooo much fun.  I then researched and learned how to blog all on my own (with the help of other bloggers of course).

Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event?
I have participated before when I very first began blogging.  I really had no idea what I was doing back then... so I don't think I participated in many events.  I didn't participate last year but this year I thought, why not?  What draws me to this event is learning about all the upcoming books and meeting other bloggers like myself who wish we were at BEA.  That would be a dream come true!!

Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).
I always love when this question is used in events.  It allows me to feature blogs that deserve credit and you may not see otherwise.  This time around I would like to tell you about Picture Me Reading. 
This is a really fun blog from a husband/wife team.  They draw out their reviews which is fabulous.  Just a really fun and unique way to do it.  I also participate in one of their features called Project Disney where everyone reads the book that a Disney film is based off of and then compares the differences.  So much fun!

Picture Me Reading

I'll also mention Uncorked Thoughts this blog is a lot of fun.   Leah loves Harry Potter and has a few features with the Potter books.  I participate in one called Harry Potter Moment of the Week where she posts a question and then you link back and answer.  Most of the people who participate are really nice and we get to chit chat about Potter!!! 

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read? 
Wow... my favorite post.. let's see.  To be honest I think it's my post Fairy Tale Retellings .. What Makes Them so Popular.  I worked really hard on that post.  I love fairy tales and I really love retellings. Not just in books, but movies, TV, games, and much more.  So check it out if you feel like reading the most AMAZING post ever!

Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures. 
I am in Colorado.  I love to meet fellow bloggers in Colorado so if you are from here let me know and I will add you to my list that you can see on my homepage navigation car.  I have met a few of the bloggers here but the group isn't that large. I am so jealous of the bloggers in Utah who have a huge group!!!  There are quite a few authors who come here though for book signings so I try to get to as many of those as I can.

I would love to meet you fellow bloggers so leave a link to your introduction post or to your blog if you aren't participating!!!



  1. Awwwww Angie!! :D Thank you so much!! <3 It's lovely having chats about Potter :D xxx

  2. Great post ! You just reminded meto do mine :)

  3. Thank you! It is really sweet of you to feature us..I love your blog and was totally thinking of you when I went to center of puppetry arts recently..they had Sir Didymus and some other puppets from Labyrinth!

    1. OH wow!! I have loved Labyrinth my whole life. I can sing all the songs. Plus Bowie is so hot in that movie.

  4. I love Picture Me Reading as well, it's such a cute blog :)

    1. So fun! I love Picture Me Reading. Really interactive with everyone too!

  5. Very fun to learn more about you! I will have to check out some of those blogs you listed.

    1. Thanks! I joined the Utah Book Month so hope to get to know you more there!

  6. Project Disney sounds like fun! I recently read the original Pinocchio. It wasn't even close to the Disney version. Well, a few of the characters had the same names but that was about it ;)

    I hope you're enjoying the ABEA! Happy reading :)

    1. I will be doing a post about Pinocchio this Friday so look for it!!!


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