However, Armchair BEA has been going on for a couple of years now and I have always enjoyed participating! It's a great way to still get a feel of the community of book bloggers and publishing industry ... while ... wait for it ... sitting in your armchair. Love it!
So the first day of both BEA and Armchair BEA is today and to kick off the festivites all those participating in Armchair BEA get to interview themselves :) Well, who knows us better then ourselves, right?!
So, without further ado, here is Amused on Amused:
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
|Amuses, aka Leah, your resident blogger!|
I have been blogging for about 2.5 years and have loved every minute of it! I started this blog on my 28th birthday as a way to invite more creativity in my life, never expected it to grow into anything major. I just thought it would be a way for me to hone my writing skills on books. Since then, I have met so many wonderful book bloggers, got to go on so many fun blogging experiences, and share so many fun things with my readers along the way. I love blogging and hope to keep it up for years to come!
2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Honestly, I think the best book I've read this year is one I just read: Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon. In the past two weeks since I finished it, I have done nothing but think about this book which is always a sign of a good book. I want to talk about it with everyone. Have you read it? I think it's a great summer or book club read!
3. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I would love to be able to eat dinner with Bridget Jones. Actually, I would love to grab a drink with Bridget Jones. For as long as I live, Bridget Jones's Diary will be one of my favorite books of all time and the main character is someone I can eternally relate too!
4. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
For me, it's the sense of community you get. I have always found that everyone is really friendly and welcoming. I know there are some clicks and people get a little up in arms over things that sometimes occur but I do my best to avoid/ignore them as much as I can and just keep reading and reviewing. I find that if you reach out to others, comment on everyone's blog and are welcoming to others, they will be in return and I think that's just so great!
5. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
I do know if they have changed so much as become more refined. I have gotten much better at picking out the books that I like to read. Therefore as I result, I am reading more and more books that will rate highly as a result. I turn down more books for review as a result too but I have no desire to give a bad review. The older I get, the more refined my tastes get in all things, so it would make sense it would carry over into books too.
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