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Armchair BEA 2015 — Day 1: Introductions
What is it?
This will be my first time attending anything BEA-related! I’m actually in no rush to really check off BEA con-going from my bucket-list but it’s something that I’m sure all book bloggers wish to do in the future. Anyhow, let’s just move on to the bulk of this post!
There was a series of questions to choose from to answer.
Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
I’m just some random Canadian (from Toronto without living in Toronto) with many bad ideas that need to be shared. I’ve been blogging for a year and a half (ish) and was convinced to start this journey on two fronts: 1 – I enjoyed the idea of having an outlet for nonsensical fiction-related rants; and, 2 – I found out that my high school pal, Savindi @ Streetlight Reader, was (and still is) part of the community.
What does diversity mean to you?
A genuine celebration of difference without the fanfare—it should really be a non-issue that you can just be like “okay, so how about lunch?” Earth isn’t there yet, unfortunately, but the labels used today for accessible understanding is a necessary stepping stone to get to that point.
Share your favorite blog post on your blog.
My favourite review is probably the deconstruction on why I didn’t enjoy E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. I’m super negative in it but it is what it is.
Likewise, my favourite discussion write-up to date might either be the dialogue about Freedom of Speech in the Book Blogging Community or questioning why All Fictional Men Smell Like The Great Outdoors – but I really have enjoyed all of the table topics I’ve curated thus far!
What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?
My life will edge closer to completeness if I can get a copy of the U.K. release of The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness). I’ll probably end up getting both NA/UK covers though. (Of course I had to include Ness. It is necessary. I promote the necessary.)
Here’s a blurb to pique your interest if you haven’t heard of it #plugplugplug:
What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions…
What is your theme song?
This is probably subject to change every hour (most of them are EDM-y). For now it’s probably Tritonal & Cash Cash – Untouchable …? I haven’t even caught up on Eurovision 2015 though so this could be different if you ask me in 20 minutes.
If you haven’t participated in this before, you should consider joining me in this experience of being a complete noob.
Aside from #ArmchairBEA, you can join in on the conversation at #BEASupportGroup haha.