So what is Armchair BEA? Have you heard of Book Expo America (or BEA)? Every year the bookish people gather together in the Big Apple to talk about books. Many book bloggers take the trek to New York but obviously we all can't go. Some of us live too far away, it's too expensive or we have obligations that keep us close to home. While those lucky few are kicking it with the likes of Mo Williems and R.L. Stine (or maybe just glimpsing their big toe), other book bloggers will be filling your feed readers with posts related to the BEA but not from BEA. They are the Armchair BEA participants.
If you're new to Chrisbookarama, allow me to introduce myself. I'm a thirty-something year old book loving Mom of a very dramatic 8 year old girl. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada where I've lived all my life and can't imagine living anywhere else. I'm an eclectic reader with interests in all kinds of topics. At anytime you'll find reviews of literature, classics, mysteries, non-fiction, humour, young adult books on my blog. I've been writing about books on this blog for 4+ years now. I still love it and hope to continue doing this for a long time. If you'd like to learn more about me click About Chrisbookarama above the blog banner and if you like what you see subscribe to the blog. This year I had the opportunity to help organize Armchair BEA. What a great group of people to work with. They had such excellent ideas. We want everyone to have a great time and hope you will!
Today, Monday the 23rd, is Victoria Day here in Canada. My husband and child are off today so I'll be enjoying Armchair BEA while playing outside and barbecuing. While I'm jealous of all the bookish fun my friends attending BEA are having, I don't envy the crowds and confusion. I work best under peaceful conditions. I'm looking forward to visiting other Armchair BEA participants and hope they visit me too. I can't wait to read the guest posts. And when things get too hectic, I can relax with a drink in my favorite chair.
Please go ahead and say hello in the comments!
Edit: I'm going to visit everyone who comments on this post, so I may not reply to your comment here. Talk to you later!