Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA -- Introduction



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!

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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!
 
 
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23 comments:

  1. Hello there, Pixie! My first time too. V excited! Shakespeare for dinner? Oooh very interesting idea. And Stratford really is the bizz. Enjoy the week from Andy Murray's biggest fan :0)

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    1. Hey! Nice to meet you. :D Great that it's also your first time. I don't feel so alone now. Lol. It seems like a really fun event though, so I'm looking forward to it! :) Hope you enjoy too!

      P.S. Love Murray! I'm a fan also. Was so happy for him with the Olympics. ^^ Though my two fave players in the world are Djokovic and Sharapova. :) I also really like Nadal.

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  2. Hello fellow Texan! I loved the Eternity Cure. Adrian would make a great dinner guest! *Swoons*

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  3. I'm having such a good time bopping around to different blogs and learning more about everyone. I knew there were a lot of us, but wow!

    I hope you have a great ABEA!

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    1. There are a lot! I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but it'll pass. :) I appreciate you hopping by! Thanks! I hope you have a great ABEA, too. :D

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  4. Hi! I'm just checking through some of the BEA blogs, although not doing the blog hop myself this year. I'm also a fan of reading Top Ten Tuesday posts, and like you it is so hard to narrow down favorite books.

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    1. Thanks for still stopping by and commenting on the post! :) I enjoy some of the TTT topics. I don't post every week with them because sometimes they feel repetitive, but I post on the topics when I can. It's one of the only memes I like taking part in kind of regularly (besides FF). :)

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  5. I'm your neighbor to the north. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump up to Kansas. Great suggestions. Have a wonderful ABEA!

    My intro @ Lindsey Gray

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    1. I've always wanted to visit Kansas! Heard it's a nice state. :) Hope you haven't been hit hard by any tornadoes recently. :( Thanks for stopping by! Have a great ABEA too! :)

      <3

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  6. Oh, another Texas blogger! Texas is such a huge state and I KNOW there must be quite a few Texas book blogger but so far I haven't met very many.

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    1. Well hi! :D I've seen a few TX bloggers around, but really haven't come across as many as I'd expected either. Haha. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. It's always nice to meet another Texan in the book blogosphere!!! Cheers to Armchair BEA!

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    1. It sure is! :D I was just saying to someone above that I don't normally come across as many as I'd expect. But lately I have. It's awesome. :D Of course all the TX bloggers I meet in the community are way off or in the big cities and I'm off in the middle of nowhere though. :P LOL. Cheers! Have a great ABEA! :P

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  8. The Eternity Cure is among my favorites too. The ending is still playing again and again in my mind. That's awesome you play tennis, wish i could, i suck at making an impact with the ball.
    I would love to meet Adrian too, he's the character I chose last year during my first ArmchairBEA experience. He's is so funny!

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    1. Argh...that endinggggg nearly killed me! :O
      Adrian is always my first-pick character I think. Lol. ;)

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  9. glad you made it this year! That would be cool to go to the real BEA, but...
    Hey, if you get an invitation for dinner with Shakespeare, may I come? I'll bring Champagne.
    By the way, I just saw they are going to publish Star Wars Shakespeare style. I saw an excerpt, that was so hilarious and so good too!!

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    1. Well of course! :) I would totally make a huge dinner party of it if I had that kind of opportunity. Haha! :)
      Yes, I saw that. I'm supposed to be getting a review copy in the mail sometime soon for it and I'm so looking forward to reading! It sounds right up my alley! :)

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  10. Welcome to Armchair BEA! Happy first year participating! We book lovers we can't help but start our own blogs when everyone around us doesn't care a lick about these worlds, characters, stories, and authors that we can't stop gushing about. This is the number 1 reason I've seen for people who started blogging. Good luck with the rest of your Armchair BEA experience.

    New follower by the way! Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Thank you! ^_^ I completely agree. I've met and made some amazing blogging friends in the community that had the same reasons for starting their blogs too. They're great reasons though. :)
      Thanks again!

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  11. Oh, you must tell us why you got kicked off the tennis team;). Hope you have fun this week!

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    1. Oh boy. It was because of a red-headed temper and my bad mouth. O_o
      I had an injury on my knee with a doctor's excuse to sit out for a week, but Coach was making me run laps anyway. Told me if I didn't, he was going to fail me and that I wouldn't get put into a competition I wanted to go to the next year (because failing me would've required me to stay back in that course the next year instead of moving up to competition--and he wanted me to go to state competitions with the seniors). Well, I got mad because I was in pain and aggravated and tired of him just sitting on the bench always watching. Always blowing that stupid whistle. He rarely interacted. Sooo.... I called him a "lazy ass" and a few other choice words.

      Red heads. *shrugs* We get mad and mouthy and say things sometimes we should probably keep to ourselves. Ooops. I've learned since then though. :D

      Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  12. I'd love to visit Texas one day! But it would be a long trip from where I live (Ottawa).

    I started my blog because I felt as though I didn't have anyone to talk to about books, either - I'm so glad to have found the book blogging community!

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