Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA: I can't believe it's here already!

Wow, I can't believe that I almost missed this.  This year seems to have flown by.

So, a little about me.  I've been blogging about books for 2 years.  (Boy, I had to check back to the first posts to see how long I had been blogging.)  I started blogging about what I was reading because I wanted to be honest with myself about what I am reading and to put my thoughts, whether others agreed with me or not, out there.

I have to admit that I need to post a couple of reviews about items that I have been reading.  Life has been crazy recently.  I'm going to try to get those up in the next couple of weeks.  Now, while I enjoy writing about what I have been reading, I especially enjoy having posts from authors.  I've read several books from new-to-me authors through virtual book tours and giveaways and have enjoyed them and having them post about their books, their thought process, etc.  Because of having the chance to try these authors, I've read books that I would have never given a chance otherwise.  I think this is a good thing since blogging is exposing me to things that I would never have tried.

I have a number of items on my Nook and on my reading table that I am currently reading.  These include: Nora Roberts' The Last Boyfriend, Rod Hoisington's One Deadly Sister, and Carrie Wilkerson's The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom.

One of my favorite authors is Nora Roberts so I would love to have dinner with her!  I would love to hear where she finds her inspiration for her books.


  1. Glad you didn't miss ABEA either! I started blogging for very similar reasons... but I also needed a record of what I'd already read!

    Have fun this week!

  2. HI there! I hope you enjoy Armchair BEA this year. I really enjoyed The Last Boyfriend! I hope you did too!


  3. I'm so happy you joined up in time! And I love that so many of us pick up books we never would have, thanks to blogging. That is a great accomplishment for reading, I think.

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  5. The earliest seeds of my blog were hand written journals with lists of what I had read and short reviews.

    Bloggers are now my many source for recommendations. It is wonderful.

  6. My blog started as a way for me to just post random things and then it morphed into sharing giveaways and kind of just transitioned into a book blog. It's kind of interesting to see how blogs can morph into something else. :)

    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with us! It's been nice to meet you. :)
    My Armchair BEA Introductions Post

  7. Sarah Reads Too Much - I used to keep an excel file with a list of all that I had read, but it was getting confusing keeping track of where I had put what title. I also found that I was reading too much "fluff" when I wanted to be reading books that were more stimulating. I will admit that I still read a fair amount of "fluff" and what I consider to be "fluff" differs from what my husband considers "fluff", but I am being more honest with myself now that I am blogging.