Armchair BEA: Introductions

Armchair BEA
Image: Amber Ostheimer
How did you get into blogging?
As many of you already know, I’ve been blogging for a little more than a year.  My Blogiversary was back in April, and in my Sunday’s Sundries post about it, I told the story of how I got into blogging in order to participate in read-a-thons, but it became so much more than that within a couple months.
What is your favorite genre and why?
My favorite genre has always been Fantasy, which is why most of my reviews are for books that fit in that genre.  I love Fantasy for several reasons:
  1. It provides an escape from reality into other worlds.
  2. At the same time, it deals with the realities of human existence in a way that other genres can’t because…
  3. Anything can happen and everything is possible.
  4. But, the adventure stays in the book so that I and other Hobbit-types don’t have to give up our favorite armchairs and tea at four.

What is one book everyone should read?  

I’ve discussed a couple of times how I don’t think that there is any one book that everyone should read, but if I absolutely had to pick one book, it would be one of the books on my Through the Magic Door list, and probably The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien or The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

What book are you reading right now?

I’m reading a couple of books, actually; A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall and The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon.

What is the top book in your TBR pile?

I don’t have a TBR pile; I have TBR shelves, but some of the books on those shelves have already been read, or they’re reference/companion books.  With that being said, if I were to look at the left side of the top shelf, the first book that I haven’t read yet is Steampunk: Extraordinary Tales of Victorian Futurism.

What book are you most looking forward to reading this Summer?

How am I supposed to pick just one?!  I have a whole list that I’m hoping I’ll get to this Summer, but with an even longer list of books that I have scheduled for review, along with taking 2 of my remaining college courses, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to find the time.  Just looking at my TBR shelves makes me want to read them all:

#ABEAShelfie

5 thoughts on “Armchair BEA: Introductions

  1. I love Fantasy too! There’s just so many good books in that genre out there.
    I didn’t know you recently celebrated one year, congrats!
    Have a great week, and good luck with your TBR shelves 🙂

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    1. Yes, I’ve begun doubling up on the bottom shelf with my paperbacks because I’ve run out of shelf space. These aren’t even half of my books, just the ones I haven’t read yet. The rest are in storage because the apartment is too small.

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