It’s time once again for Armchair BEA, an online event for all of us poor bloggers who can’t make it to the real Book Expo America in New York City, due to trivial concerns like work, family, distance and cost.
I enjoyed this event last year and am glad to join in again, if only intermittently. Here are my answers to five of the intro questions. Please share yours in the comments!
How long have you been blogging? How did you get into blogging?
I’ve been blogging for almost a year and a half now, having started on a whim when I had some extra time on my hands over the New Year in 2014. I almost quit after a month but now I’m totally addicted.
Why do you love reading and blogging?
I love reading because it’s like breathing for me! And I love blogging because I get to share my obsession with other people who are nutty about books. I also find it to be a good creative outlet and mental exercise, counterbalancing my day job which isn’t literary at all.
Share your favorite blog post on your blog.
I had a lot of fun writing The Curse of the Terrible Cover Art for Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week. It always baffles me when good authors are subjected to these horrendous covers. For some library love (today’s other BEA topic), see my post My Life in Libraries.
What book are you reading right now?
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams) by Carol and Philip Zaleski. I’m a longtime fan of all of these writers and I’m finding their group biography very enlightening.
Take a picture of your bookshelf and share it with us!
Here’s my prettiest bookshelf, showing off my Folio Society and other good-looking books:
Are you participating in ABEA? Be sure to share your introduction post in the comments if you have one.