Welcome to armchair BEA!!
Hiya, i'm Beckie **big waves**, welcome everyone!!
This is the long awaited BEA (Book Expo America) but this is the armchair version for those of us who couldn't make it. I am one of them sadly, i live in England so the chances of me going is minus a 100 never mind zero,lol. I am sad that i am missing it because i would have loved to have gone but never mind, the armchair one has many benefits!! Stay in pjs, sit on sofa/bed, no sore feet, drink hot choc/tea, watch tv, listen to music, go on twitter, do blogging, meet others so get to know the community better and i'm sure there is more- list some in the comments :) Check out about the armchairbea!
So intro time from the questions and then time to check out some blogs :) I do not get much time sometimes to blog etc (hence me doing my intro at 22.30 uk time lol )
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Rebecca, but i rarely get called that, it's usually Bec, Becs, Becca or Beckie lol. I am 27, i live in the uk and i am a mum of two lil 'cherubs' (read terrors lol) who are 8 and 4. I started a personal blog when my youngest was born but it was private to me. I started my book one recently but have been reading book blogs for a long time, over a year. I have taken the plunge! hehe. I have done this because i have long-term health problems and i thought this would help me with a purpose to take my mind off things, meet people and also it was a personal record for me to look back etc with books. I love blogging, reading (obviously lol) and watching youtube videos in relation to books.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am currently reading Hourglass by Myra McEntire (loving it!!), can't wait to read Timepiece after! So far my favourite book of 2012 has been 'The Good Father' by Diane Chamberlain. She is fast becoming my favourite author and i absolutely LOVED this book! Oh and another favourite by the same author was 'The Midwife's Confession' -amazing!
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am a qualified MIDWIFE!
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
The togetherness, the interactions and making online friends. The whole sharing information, finding other books you like but didn't know about or trying a new genre. Also hearing other's opinions about books you have read. Twitter is great! Yep, i would LOVE all the drama, bitterness etc to go. No one in my eyes is better than anyone else either and just because a blog is all singing and dancing doesn't mean the content is on the same level. Content is important.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
OMG yes completely! Before i was mainly for the romance and chick lits. I still like those BUT i have been introduced to dystopian novels, i'm loving books about time travel!! and i'm even into vampire books and contemplating reading zombie books, which i did not think where for me. You have to just open your mind and go with it. My TBR pile is ever growing and is probably nearly at 100books or more,oops.
So that is my five questions, I look forward to reading other people's, so let's have some fun!!