Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Armchair BEA Day One! - Introductions

All! It's BEA this week! Those of us who aren't at actual BEA are participating in Armchair BEA! An (almost) week of discussion posts. It's a fun time, and I've been looking forward to it for awhile and it starts today! Hooray!





Each day I'll share the discussion question and my response. Can't wait to read everyone else's responses too!


Introductions
An Armchair BEA standard. We provide a list of ten questions beforehand, and ask that you pick FIVE. Hopefully you'll be making more friends and meeting new people, so introduce yourself and get to know others. Tell us all about yourself!

**********************************************

Share your favorite blog post on your blog
I guess it would be this one where I talk about a form letter for authors and publishers who want bloggers to review their book. I think it's good hearted, almost helpful, snark.

What is your favorite genre and why?
I wouldn't really call it a favorite but I read a lot of nonfiction. Sometimes I look at my library hauls and my goodreads shelves and I'm like "uhoh , got to mix in some fiction, getting a little nonfic heavy!"

What book are you reading right now? Remember how I just said I read a lot of nonfiction? I'm in the middle of a very interesting (but sad) book called "Firestorm: Allies Air Power and the Destruction of Dresden". It's all about why the Allies decided to bomb Dresden to pieces, and why it's still kind of scandalous, much examined decision. There are more fun, less serious books in my future, I promise!

What is the top book in your TBR pile? 

I guess it would be Outlander! I've been saving it for a few months to read on a really long upcoming airplane ride. (T-8 days, Ah!)

What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?
I've got a lot of really great sounding books waiting on my Kindle right now: Uprooted, For the Love, Rain: A Natural History and The Book of Speculation




18 comments:

  1. I've been afraid to commit to the Outlander books, but I hear nothing but good about them. Here's to a great Armchair BEA week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! There's so many and they are all so long!

      Delete
  2. Ooh Uprooted was a really great fantasy book I recently read! I hope you enjoy it like I did. I've also seen the Outlander fans start to expand but I don't see myself reading that haha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've heard so many good things about it, I can't wait to dig in! I like a good time travel story, but I'm not really a romance book fan, so I will be interested to see how Outlander goes!

      Delete
  3. Enjoy Outlander on your long flight :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Interesting, I just read a fiction book about an RAF bomber, which included the bombing of Dresden -- A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson. I recommend it as another perspective on that sad story. Enjoy ABEA!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh A God in Ruins, THAT was an interesting book too.

      Delete
  5. Outlander is a nice book for a plane ride. Constant flow and interesting. I didn't adore it as some but it did keep my attention for such a lengthy novel.
    I have Uprooted on my summer tbr too.
    Nice to meet you! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've seen a lot of people talking about Uprooted and everyone has been saying good things about it! So I'm excited. Thanks for popping by!

      Delete
  6. I need to read Outlander too! Happy ABEA!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its a thick book to take on! Happy ABEA to you!

      Delete
  7. I'm about halfway through Uprooted -- it's definitely a good book to lighten up the nonfic reading! I read a fair amount of nonfic myself, but tend to use it as something to turn to between review books. I like to have something long going when I'm reading a bunch of short books. I'll have to check out the book about Dresden, as it sounds like something I'd be interested in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I seriously feel like at the end of the Dresden book I will be a RAF aerial strategy expert. It's really informative without being bogged down!

      Delete
  8. I"ve also got that book about rain on my TBR shelf. Possibly because I heard of it from you, haha. Have you been watching the Outlander TV series? (Just curious, I don't read or watch it ^^;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I feel like it will be really interesting or I'll be like "Did I really just read a whole book on just rain?" haha. I saw the first half of the first season of Outlander. Though my mom has mentioned that she'd read them in the past (she says that they are good but there's too many names and it gets her confused. Ha! Hopefully I won't need to make a family tree to read it...)

      Delete

Thank you so much for your comment. I'd love to talk books with you!