Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 1: Introductions

Armchair BEA is for those people who cannot visit Book Expo America but still want to join in the fun. I really wish I was in NYC with my fellow bloggers who are attending BEA (Book Expo America), but sadly I can't. It all good though I’m more than happy to be a part of Armchair BEA!

1.Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? 
Hello There fellow blogger and oddball book enthusiasts My name is Melissa,I'm 20 years old and Ive been blogging sporadically since June 2011. I started blogging because of a Blog called The Book Butterfly(The site is now down) I constantly read the post and looked forward to new ones being put up.After being introduced to that blog I started looking at more and more.Eventually I got the idea into my head that creating a blog would be fun.(SN: It definitely is.)
The first blog I started was a personal one on that I posted up poems I created and things like that.After awhile though  I started the Book blog  and the rest, as they say, is history. :)

2.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'm blogging from the south east-side in Chicago and as of this moment my puggle is on my lap being a pest.It raining and my Labrador is freaking out trying to hind behind the couch even though he's obviously too big.Something special about my location is that it almost takes a 12 step program to tell people where I live.

3.If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?  
Alright so if I could have dinner with any author it would be J.K Rowling and I would Politely hound her about all things Harry Potter and her life.
If I had to pick a fictional character to have dinner with it would be Magnus Bane from all the shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare.. He seems like he'd be a fun time and since he's immortal have tons of stories to share.

4.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?
No,I have never participated in Armchair BEA and I honestly just found out about it a few hours ago. I decided to participated because of slight BEA envy and I wanted to become more connected out in the blogger community.From what i've seen bloggers are a friendly bunch.

5.Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
In case you haven't guessed it already I'm a huge dog lover.I have three and each one is like my furry baby.Also I'm partially named after the actress from the little house on the prairie "Melissa Gilbert" My dads name is also Gilbert.

23 comments:

  1. Hey. Yeah, bloggers really are a friendly bunch-I've had a lot of fun with the people I've met via blogging. It's my first time doing Armchair BEA too-let's hope it's good!

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  2. If I had dinner with JK Rowling I don't think I'd be so polite, I'd probably be the worst fangirl asking question after question and just gushing the whole time!

    Looking forward to the rest of your posts.

    my intro post

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    1. You're probably not the only one.I'd like to think that I'd be polite with just a slight crazed fangirl look in my eyes..

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  3. Magnus would be very interesting to have dinner with.

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    1. Definitely,I'm so glad the Magnus Bane Chronicles I can't wait to read them.

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  4. Ooooo I would ask JK a BAJILLION questions! Lol. She's probably end up hating me.

    Glad you decided to join in this year! It should be a lot of fun :-)

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  5. I like that you moved from being a butterfly to a book nerd. The imagery is powerful...! Enjoy BEA!

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  6. Gosh, doing lunch with JK would be fun, and I'm looking forward to The Mortal Instruments movie! Enjoy your #ArmChairBea week!

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  7. I love the idea of having a meal with JK Rowling, but I'd probably fangirl and make a fool of myself(it would be worth it though)!

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    1. There's nothing wrong with a little spastic fangirling! :)

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  8. This is my first year participating too! Hopefully next year I will be able to go to NYC :)

    Here's My Introduction

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  9. Yay name twin! Magnus is a great answer. He's one of my favorite characters from that series (I just finished City of Glass last month). He'd probably get glitter all over your house though lol. I love dogs too of course. They're just so playful and friendly compared to cats or any other animal really.

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  10. Very amusing post! I love the mention of how hard it is to direct people to your place. I would love to meet JK and I enjoy dogs too!

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  11. I'm glad you decided to jump in on Armchair BEA! And you have a puggle!!! Aww, I love the pups.

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  12. Hi Melissa :)

    This is my first ABEA as well. I'm loving it so far. I'm a fellow Midwestern girl! (Wisconsin)

    I hope you have a great week :)

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    1. Hey thanks for stopping by and Yay a fellow Midwesterner!!

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  13. Hi Melissa! I'm so glad you decided to join Armchair BEA this year - I almost didn't participate either but it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! :D

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  14. Welcome to Armchair BEA. I think JK Rowling would be really down to earth. Haha...I think all of us participate in Armchair BEA due to BEA envy. The book blogging community is awesome. Everyone I've "met" has been really helpful and supportive. Good luck with the rest of your Armchair BEA experience.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  15. Love Chicago! I've had 3 labs (favorite breed) and they were all afraid of storms! Have a great week.

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    1. Yeah my lab acts like a big baby during storms. Have an awesome week as well.

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  16. My daughter will be in Chicago this weekend walking in the 40 mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. We have a ton of friends in Chicago as well.

    This is my first ABEA and I'm loving getting to know everyone!

    http://bookgoodies.com/all-about-bookgoodies-intro-for-armchairbea/

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