Armchair BEA: Day 1

Monday, May 23, 2011

This week is Book Expo America in New York City, the biggest publishing industry event in the country. I was very fortunate in being able to attend last year and am pretty devastated I can't attend this year. So in the meantime, I am participating in "Armchair BEA" which is an event for those of us bloggers who couldn't make it to the event in person!

Today's topic:

Who are you, and how do you Armchair?

My name is Jenny and I've had this book blog for almost three years. The first year my posts were pretty sparse because I realized as much as I wanted to talk about my reading, I couldn't figure out what to say and how! But since then I have worked on my writing and am proof that effort and time can lead to great improvement! I love processing my thoughts about what I've read and sharing those thoughts here with anyone willing to listen!

I read a variety of genres. My favorites tend to be literary fiction, contemporary fiction, women's fiction, and mystery/thrillers. My reading tastes have definitely evolved over time! I recently have started to get into reading non-fiction too!

How do I Armchair? The majority of my reading and blogging is done right here on my couch. Nothing special there!


Chrisbookarama said...

You were so lucky to get to go to BEA! I've never been. :( I like to think I've improved my writing over the 4 yrs I've been book blogging too- at least I hope I have.

Zibilee said...

I am also sad that I can't attend this year. After having been at SIBA last year, I got a taste of what these events were like, and now I want to be able to go to another one! Ah well, maybe next year!

Cindy said...

Jenny, I know how you feel. I am feeling the same way. I went last year and was unable to go this year.

There is always next year right?

Trish said...

My reviewing at first was terrible--then got better--and then got terrible again. ;) Oh well.

Hopefully next year we can all meet up at BEA. One can dream, right? ;) I'd love meeting some of you guys who I've been blogging with for years!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm sad not to be going either, but that is life. Someday I'll get to go. It seemed that SIBA was more intimate and less taxing on the feet so I'm feeling good about being able to that anyway. I'll look forward to your Armchair posts!

Kari said...

Oh boo! I am bummed you are not here! I was hoping to see you at the HP gathering on Wednesday, where I met you last year! I'm not gonna get much BEA time either this year, though. Just getting out of work long enough on Thursday to browse for a couple hours, and that's it!

Anita said...

Hi Jenny, I have been blogging for almost 3 years, but it's not all about books, I do read, but not at the pace many exclusive book bloggers's amazing to me that a person can read a book a day..whew!
Someday I'll make it to BEA, and yes, constant writing will help quality, I like your blog :).

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