Last year I went to BEA and it was like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and the fashion closet in Devil Wears Prada all rolled into one- excitement and activity beyond belief.
Unfortunately, living on the opposite coast means it’s a bit expensive to go every year and while I love reading and blogging it’s not bringing in the big bucks. I was surprised and delighted to find Armchair BEA, a super organization that allows all of us who can’t actually get to the show to participate vicariously. The show doesn’t start until Thursday but we’ve been given the chance to introduce ourselves by answering five questions- so here goes!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
My name is Catherine and in July I will have been book blogging for two years (who’d have thunk it?!). I got into blogging after I lost my library job and found a year of looking for work to be so negative I decided I needed to follow my passion which has been (and still is) reading. I currently live in Seattle.
Describe your blog in just one sentence.
My blog is a reflection of my reading style and my desire to share my love of books.
You can find me at:
What genre do you read the most?
Just one?! This is harsh! I’ll say literary fiction because I tend to love the writing almost more than the story if that makes sense. Ut still, I love me some good chick-lit and historical fiction!
I love to read because:
It’s the best form of escape and entertainment.
What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like?
What was your favorite book read last year?
Again, choosing just one is almost impossible because it was such a great year for fiction! I’ll go with a small book that didn’t get too much notice but haunted me- The Night Rainbow, a debut novel by Claire King
What’s your favorite book so far this year?
The Headmaster’s Wife because it took my initial judgment and shattered it by the end of the novel.
That’s all for now- look forward to visiting with you all as the week goes on!