Hello! Welcome to my first Armchair BEA post of 2012. If you are new to Chrisbookarama, hi there! You can learn a little about me by reading the answers to these 5 questions posed by the Armchair BEA crew. And if you’re a regular visitor maybe you’ll learn something totally new about me.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Am I the only one who hears that song by The Who when reading that first question? “Whhhoooooo Are You? Who, who? Who, who?” Okay, okay. I’m Chris (Christina, actually) from Chrisbookarama. I’m a Mom and reader in Nova Scotia, Canada. I’ve been blogging for 5 and a half years now. Right here on this blog. Back in those early days, I started blogging because of my book buddy Stephanie. She doesn’t blog much anymore but she got me hooked on it. Talking about books with people who actually want to listen? Hell, yes!
What is your favorite feature on your blog?
I haven’t done one in a long time but I enjoy doing My Bookish Box Set. Basically, I match up books that have a theme or something in common, like books with lots of drama, or with gods getting into trouble. I haven’t done it often enough and I really need to do it again. I have a lot of fun with it.
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
This is a tough question to answer because all the authors and characters that I’d like to have over for dinner also scare me to death. They’re all so witty and would cut you with their words. Let’s assume that they’d all be on their best behaviour- towards me that is. I’d have Edith Wharton and Daphne du Maurier over. Imagine the stories that would write with each other as characters. Delicious, darlings!
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I would love to go to England and do an Austen-Bronte tour. First, I’d go to Yorkshire and visit the Bronte stomping grounds, see the moors, etc. Some of my book blogging friends have gone and I’m so jealous! I know it’s super touristy but I don’t care. Then I’d go to Bath where all the exciting things in Austen’s books happen and onto Lyme Regis where Captain Wentworth re-fell in love with Anne.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
I’ve definitely expanded my reading horizons since I started blogging. I’ve discovered new authors and genres. For awhile I read mostly new books to keep up with the Joneses but then I went old school and started reading more books from years ago. I go through phases. I’m going through an Old-Timey phase right now. I’m not reading a lot of classics but I am reading lesser known books from ages ago.
And that’s it! I know I just met you and this is crazy but here’s my blog. Visit me (again), maybe?