Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA: Greetings!

Hey Armchairers! I am so excited to participate in the Armchair BEA again this year. I participated last year and had an absolute fantastic time. There were a lot of great events including fantastic daily topics, twitter parties, and it was in conjunction with my first giveaway. Last year was extremely successful for the event and for me as a participant so I am excited to see where this year goes. It is crazy to think that a year has already past though.

This year, instead of a standard "about me" introduction, we are going to be doing self-interviews and blog hopping to see everyone's answers and getting to know one another. Without further ado, my heart on a string:

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Well, my name is Leila and I am 25 year old librarian wannabe. I am currently a Library Assistant and I absolutely love my job. My supervisors love the fact that I blog and it really initiates a lot of great conversation and people turn to me for teen recommendations lol. I have been book blogging for a little over a year now. I missed my blogoversary but that's okay, I want to focus on pushing past the obstacles and celebrate overall success. Okay, that is just an excuse for not noticing the time just past right on by.

I was originally a World of Warcraft blogger and I found that blogging was something I really enjoyed. I had that blog for over a year and I found that it was rather successful. After I quit playing, I reconnected with a love of reading and found I kept getting lost in book blog world and it just kind of snowballed from there and a year later, here I am.

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. An interesting spot to be with a question like this. Do you go private? Funny? Cute? How about this, I am a sucker for comic book movies even though I have never read a comic book! I am a Marvel girl through and through and love The Avengers (GREAT MOVIE!) and The X-Men above most other comics!
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012? I am a little extremely behind in my current reading with the holiday last week but I am trying to read Everneathe by Brodi Ashton. I'm also waiting to read City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. So far in 2012, I absolutely adored reading Article 5 by Kristen Simmons and I have had the privilege to interview her as well, and she is just as pleasant and awesome as her book!

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 book blogging community is in a dynamic all its own. It is unlike any other blogging community I have been a part of. It is a great community to be a part of because you find people who enjoy reading the same things you do and it really can start a great dynamic and introduce you to knew people. If I had to say I would like to see some changes, I have noticed there can be hints of elitism in terms of people who do this and flaunt their success and brag about the things they get rather than simply sharing. I also, in my year of blogging here, have seen some pretty large explosions of drama that I hadn't really experienced in other communities and I'm not sure why that is but we all have one great goal to share great books!

Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How? I came out of the gate when I reconnected with reading with guns blazing so to say. I got incredibly caught up on all of the new releases that were coming out in Young Adult lit that I really forgot about everything else that I enjoy. So my tastes have come back around to where I enjoy reading a little bit of everything again instead of just YA. I have found that I enjoy reading more horror stories as well and that hadn't been something I had every really explored so that is also exciting!

So now that I have poured my secrets, I wonder how authors feel after an interview haha. I hope to see you guys around for the rest of the armchair event and that you enjoy the event!

1 comment:

  1. Hello future librarian! I totally encourage you on this pursuit! Go for it! I totally love working in the library and being able to connect different people with different books. Especially ones they never thought they would enjoy. I totally agree with you about comic book movies. I've loved them, and I've never read any! I just started City of Lost Souls yesterday and have high hopes for this book.

    Joy @ Book Lagniappe