Sunday, June 3, 2012

Introductions First! Armchair BEA Interview!

For those of your joining me for Armchair BEA...WELCOME!  For those of you who don't know what it is, please visit  This is my second year participating and I'm really excited.  But, I'm also sad because that means I'm not in NYC again :(   One day...I promise myself.

First things first, a little about myself!

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 Page.  I live in very rural area.  I have 2 little girls ages 6 and 4.  I'm a preschool teacher.   I've been blogging for almost 3 years.  I originally started because I wanted a place to record my thoughts and to maybe connect with others who liked books as much as I did.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

My favorite book so far is actually a series.  It's the River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Stephen King.  The man has always fascinated me.  I might not read his works much anymore, but he's always been a favorite.

  What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?

I love the mutual love of books that we all share, even if we read different genres.  I find books that I might never hear about if it weren't for other bloggers.  I love how I can read other reviews and see the points they make, even if I liked the book and they didn't (or vice versa).

I do think we need to work on personal relations sometimes.  There are times you can tell that the book blogging community is more dominated by women.  We can be very petty about things.  But we can also be very passionate.

Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?

I read a lot more young adult now than I ever did.  I don't know if I would have ever considered it outside of book blogging.  I also read a lot more urban fantasy/paranormal romance.  It wasn't a genre that I ever even looked at.  


  1. I loved your answers. :) Your answer to reading taste is the same as mine. I never read UF before blogging. Now? It's one of my favorite genres.

  2. The River of Time series has been on my to-read list for a LONG time! I really need to get on reading it. I know so many bloggers have loved it!

  3. I'm a huge fan of rural living. I've been living in the city for the past three years and I miss the country!

    I don't think I've ever heard of the River of Time series maybe I should check it out!

    <a href="> Mission to Read </a>

  4. I love Stephen King too! I didn't choose to answer that question (because, difficult!) but he's definitely up there on the list of people I'd like to meet, in general.

  5. I have read so many books I never would have because of the bloggers I've met over the last three years, so I agree, it's a wonderful aspect of the community.

  6. I originally started my blog for that purpose as well: it's a great reason! And being a pre-school teacher is such an admirable job! I would love to be one :) Your little girls are lucky to have a mum who knows how to deal with young children!

    Happy reading!

  7. I see what you mean about the book blogging community being dominated by women. In the kidlit sector though I find there are more men, it's nice to get a good cross-section.

  8. It was nice to meet you!! Welcome to BEA

  9. A lot of people have been mentioning Stephen King! I really have got to get around to reading something of his. I just always thought his stuff was straight horror and that is SO not my thing! But, with this many recommendations I figure I probably have to try it lol

    Have fun at Armchair BEA this week :)
    My Armchair BEA Intro

  10. Steven King is a great answer! I wonder if he would try to scare you over dinner? LOL!

    Have a great time at Armchair BEA!!

  11. Hi Page! I completely agree with you about the blogging community. It's such a great way to find books you otherwise may not have heard about! The book blogging community has introduced me to so many amazing books!

  12. I am not sure I could handle having a meal with Stephan King. His books are so sick and twisted and strange. I can only imagine the kind of person he is.. Then again, I am curious...

  13. Hi There!

    I live about 10 miles from Mr King's house in Bangor, Maine and it is rather impressive. Apparently he used to get it all dressed up for Halloween and scare the stuffing out of the local kids, but then he had some weird stalkers and stopped. :(

  14. Ahhh, Stephen King would be a wonderful person to have at dinner. All the stories he could tell! Great choice!

    Here's my post:


  15. The River of Times series is FABULOUS!!!

    Agreed. I was totally thinking that the recent drama in our world has a lot to do with being female dominated. I always loved being in the Social Studies department...more men.

  16. River of Time...oh, be still my beating heart... ::swooning::

    I agree: we need more men in the blogging community...I'm the only female in my dept (well, we hired one who'll start in August), and there's barely any drama. Guys provide good balance :o)

    Now I'm going to continue swooning over Marcello....

  17. Hi Page! That's so nice what you said about the blogging community! I do feel like I can read a review in a genre I've never read before and still see points and be interested in it!

    My BEA Intro

  18. Hi,

    I so need to read Rivers of Time everyone is talking about it and it was mentioned on Twitter Saturday!
    It was nice to meet you!

  19. It's nice to meet you Page! I am keen to read your thoughts on Darkness Before Dawn - I hope you enjoy it.

  20. I have to boys, ages 6 & 4, so I know how busy life can be outside of blogging, kudos to you.

    I love the blog design!

    It was a pleasure "meeting you" and I hope you have a wonderful BEA week.

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's BEA Intro

  21. Interesting how YA is taking over. I read a lot more YA now that ever before. :)

    Nice to meet you!

  22. I am definitely thinking of reading more YA so I can WRITE IT!

    And I agree, the petty things that come up in the blogosphere is just so useless.

    Here's my Intro post. Nice to meet you!

  23. Our mutual love for books, and being able to share our POV of view is what I love about book blogging! I don't really have anyone/anywhere to do that in my city, so it's nice!

    Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to reading your reviews :)

  24. It is a wonderful community, isn't it.

    Enjoy Armchair BEA.


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