Armchair BEA is a blogging event for those of us who can't make it out to New York. If you want to participate in today's activity, just answer five of these questions. My answers are below, but please feel free to ask me anything in the comments. Let's get to know each other!
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
See last year's answer. The main difference is that I now have a full-time job as a technical writer. Oddly, I don't actually write anything. I mostly copyedit and beg people for graphics plans.
2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or
something special about your current location. Feel free to share
I am blogging from Houston, which I moved to in late April for a job. Houston is a fantastic town for food, especially seafood. I have previously blogged from Austin, Fort Worth, New York City, and Oxford, England.
3. Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you
back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what
drew you to the event?
Last year was the first year that I participated in Armchair BEA. You can read my 2012 posts here. I'm back because I had tons of fun - I met lots of new bloggers, got to spread the word about some fabulous books, and won some cool stuff.
4. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I am currently reading UNSTICKY by Sarra Manning, on the recommendation of Angie. My overall favorite of the year so far is IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters (review). In close second is THE SWEETEST DARK by Shana Abé (review), which I actually read last year. My other favorite books of 2013 include THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey (review), DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers (review), FIREBRAND by Gillian Phillip (review), JINX by Sage Blackwood (review), WHITE LINES by Jennifer Banash (review), and OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys (review).
5. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
See last year's answer. My niece definitely inherited my laugh. But since ya'll might remember that fact from last year, a new one is that I like to name my belongings. The laptop I currently write IBWB on is called Brucie, after Batman's alter ego.
How about ya'll? Feel free to share a fun fact about you or your blog in the comments!