I'm happy to be participating in Armchair BEA since I won't be making it to BEA with my fellow friends and bloggers this year. That's okay though! I'll gladly take part from the comfort of my own home with this fantastic event!
So, let's kick it off with the introduction first--and then over the next few days the participants will have some fun posts for you! If you're curious about this event, just click the above link for more information!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Well, I’m Pixie! Not a real Pixie that flutters around and spreads fairy dust or anything like that. Haha. I’m a dork. I’ve been blogging for a little over two years now and the reason I started was because I really just didn’t have anyone around me in real life to talk books with. At all. It gets lonely. So this is my little place, my home away from home, where I can share my thoughts and passion with other like-minded individuals.
Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
I’ve lived in Texas my whole life. Born and raised—though I’ve moved to a few places here and there throughout the state at times. For the last 10 years, I’ve lived in this tiny old Civil-War era town with my husband, three step-kids, cat and dog. There’s nothing really special to tell about the location really…hmmm… Oh! Mathew McConaughey is from the city over from us. So is Forest Whitaker and Neal McCoy. So we have a few local celebs. Kind of cool.
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?
Never participated but I caught interest in it last year. It was just too late for me to do anything by the time I saw it. So I waited to jump in for this year. I really like the idea of this event because I just can’t make it to BEA (maybe sometime in the next couple of years I’ll be able to!), but until then, this is great for those of us still wanting to participate with the community during BEA week!
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
Right now I’m reading Rush by Eve Silver. So far my faves of 2013 have been: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa and The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I’m a tennis junkie. I play tennis. I watch tennis all the time. I was going to be a serious tennis player when I was younger. Except I got in a spot of trouble and was kicked off the tennis team at school in freshman year. Don’t ask. Oh well. Writing is my where my passion is really at. Tennis is now a weekend hobby.
Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).
I have too many to name. I read a lot of blogs and this list would be really long. You can go to my tab that says “fave bloggers” just to see a small listing of SOME of my favorites. Why are they my favorites? Because I love them. Reviews are fantastic. They have great features. There’s always some kind of good discussion going on that keeps me coming back. Simply put.
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I really like my discussion posts and Sound Effects features, but that’s just me. According to my stats, it seems a lot of my followers like my Top Ten Tuesday posts usually. Which I find a little funny at times because I don’t always do those every week. :P
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Oh my. That’s tough. Author? If I could revive the author, William Shakespeare. If not, then I want to really meet Melissa Marr or Richelle Mead. Character? Adrian Ivashkov. He would be fun.
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Because I’m a Shakespeare geek.
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
I’ve made some wonderful friends the past couple of years and I don’t know what I would do without them. I’m still making new friends. This is such a wonderful community full of so many great bookish people that I adore! It’s great being able to discuss books and bookish things because some of us just don’t have anyone to do that with other than this community.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to this week of Armchair BEA with you!