Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Armchair BEA Day 1:Introduction

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!

Day 1 Introductions.

Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
Hello fellow bloggers/blog readers my name is Melissa and I've been blogging for the last 5 yrs give or take since 2011.I'm from Chicago and I got into blogging after discovering one of my friends blog. From there I started reading different book blogs and decided to start my own.So far I have 3 blogs two for personal uses and on for a college class. I really only keep my book blog up to date and the other personal on only every now and then.

Why do you loving reading and blogging?
I love to read because it gets me out of my own head and I can just explore the mind of someone else s for a little bit. I I enjoy blogging because I like giving my opinions on something I love be it mainly books,music,or something else entirely

What is your theme song?
Okay so in an awesome world my theme song would be the opening music for the Harry Potter movies but alas while the world is awesome it is not that awesome.*Le sigh* I can dream though.

What is one book everyone should read?
One book everyone should read especially if your interested in becoming a educator is Educating Esme:Diary of A Teacher's First Year by Esmé Raji Codell. I loved this book on so many levels its not even funny. If your not into memoirs than the next must read is The Realm of Possibilities by David Levithan.

What is your favorite genre and why?
I like a bit of every genre but if I had to chose a favorite it would be fantasy followed closely by YA/NA contemporary.

What book are you reading right now?
As of right now I’m rereading Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.

What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids Sarah Ockler. I adore Sarah's books!!!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what author would you want to bring with you? Why?
Tough question I’m really tempted to say J.K Rowling just so i can pick her brain about all things Harry potter  but my pick would be Maureen Johnson because based of her twitter she seems like a fun time.

*Apparently we were only supposed to pick/answer  5 questions...I was so excited that i skimmed the instructions. Oh well enjoy my Armchair BEA intro.


  1. The Harry Potter music is my ringtone. It does make me feel awesome. LOL

    1. Lol nice ringtone choice mine is the noise the TARDIS makes. :)

  2. I bet Maureen Johnson WOULD be fun on an island. My daughter is of the age for NA books, but the ones I've seen would curl my hair, so I haven't tried any. I think I'll stick with middle grade! Have fun with Armchair BEA!

  3. It's nice to meet you at ArmchairBEA. I love what you chose as your theme song. I think that music makes all of us feel awesome.

  4. Yes, the Harry Potter theme would be a fantastic theme song!!!

    Happy ABEA!

  5. I was never able to finish Naomi and Ely's No Kiss, despite having enjoyed Nick & Norah. I was just thrown by how many perspectives there were, and it was a little too angsty for my taste. Have you read Dash & Lily? That's one I've been meaning to read for a while.

    1. Yeah the multiple perspectivea can be a bit much sometimes. I read Dash&Lily a while ago but from what I remember it was enjoyable. When you get a chance hope you like it.

  6. I'm from the suburbs, hopefully we can connect at BEA 2016!

    1. Agreed! I'm so excited for BEA 2016 taking place in Chicago.

  7. Don't you love the Harry Potter theme song? That's one of my many favorite things about the series.

    Happy BEA!

  8. I totally love Maureen Johnson, Good choice!


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