Introducing Me: Armchair BEA 2014

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For the next week, many of my posts will be related to Armchair BEA. What is Armchair BEA?

Book bloggers unable to attend the BEA Bloggers Conference or Book Expo America (BEA) in New York City, but would like to ‘meet’ other book bloggers and publishers to discuss books and book blogging can participate in this virtual event.


Hello, all! If you’re just visiting Chrisbookarama for the first time because you followed a link here from Armchair BEA, here’s a little bit about me. I’ve chosen 5 questions to answer from the Introductory post.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from? 

I’ve been book blogging for a long time, 7 years in January. First, I was book-a-rama, then finally settled on Chrisbookarama. I’m a lady from Nova Scotia, Canada. I have a husband, a kid, 2 cats, and a dog. You can call me Chris. Besides reading, I like running, crocheting, and long walks on the beach (no, really!).

I first started blogging after a member of my online book club did. It looked like fun. Any excuse to talk about books is a good excuse. I have eclectic reading tastes, but I mostly review classics, thrillers, and mysteries.

Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. -- so we can connect more online. 

If it’s a little weird, I want to read it then tell you about it.

You can find me on Twitter (@Chrisbookarama), Tumblr, Google+, Goodreads, Pinterest. I also review for Project Gutenberg Project.

What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year? 

It wasn’t a great reading year for me last year. I didn’t read as much as I used to read. There were a couple of excellent books though. Revenge by Yoko Ogawa is an excellent collection of interrelated creepy short stories. The Long Ships by Frans G Bengtsson is Viking adventure!

This year is a much better reading year. I’m so happy. My favorite so far is The Three by Sarah Lotz. That’s another creepy one about the children survivors of three separate plane crashes.

What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like?

Well, an ideal reading space would look like this pin on Pinterest. In reality, I spend most of my reading time on my bed with coffee. Like this:

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Share your favorite book or reading related quote. 

If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. –Oscar Wilde

If you’ve read my intro, please leave a comment and I’ll visit your introduction post.

34 comments:

  1. People seem to be loving THE THREE. I'm still deciding about it. It might be too out there for me.

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  2. Does the member of your online book club still blog? 7 years of blogging is quite a feat!

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    1. I don't think so. I haven't seen her around in quite awhile.

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  3. The Project Gutenberg Project sounds like a great idea and a lot of fun. Have a great ArmchairBEA

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  5. I need to go back and read your review of Revenge. I saw it pop up on BookTube recently, and it sounds great.

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  6. Ohhh you crochet?! I started crocheting a couple of years ago, making amigurumi, but got busy and set it aside. It was fun, I'd like to pick it up again sometime!

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    1. I love amigurumi. I've made lots of cute little critters. It's so fun!

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  7. I love the Wilde quote, although I don't do as much rereading as I'd like.

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    1. There are always those books I believe I will go back to someday, even if I don't do as much I plan.

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  8. Revenge sound like it would be right up my alley. *goes to mark it on Goodreads...finds it already marked at Goodreads* I guess I know what's next on my TBR list! :)

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    1. I hope you get to it soon. It's so good!

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  10. The Three is on my radar. Sounds really good! Happy ABEA, Chris.

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  11. See, that quote I am always on the fence about. because I am not a huge re-reader. Too many books to try! But the ones I do re-read you know are amazing because I don't do it that often.

    I can't decide if I will like The Three or not but your recommendation certainly goes in the pro column.

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    1. It's a really creepy read, great if you like that kind of book.

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  12. I wish I had more time for rereading. Love creepy will have to check out Revenge

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  13. Rereading is hard to do sometimes, but some books are worth it!

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  14. Apparently I need to have Mr. Wilde come by my house and utter that phrase ten billion times while I look at my shelves trying to weed out the books I don't have time to read the first time let alone the second. What a great quote. I really should do more re-reading.

    Long walks on the beach. Ha! With an audiobook, surely? ;)

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    1. Yes, of course! I do listen to them when I take the dog for a walk. I can't do without.

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  16. I love the Pinterest nook- a comfy chair, books, and a window!

    Glad to find you on Tumblr- doesn't seem as if as many people are doing it anymore- or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place!

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    1. I usually just end up reblogging things. I've just started using it again after years ignoring it.

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  17. Nice introduction even though I have visited your blog before. Nice to find out more about a fellow blogger.

    Have fun at the Armchair BEA.

    I am in New York and ready for some fun. I will check back to see what the Armchair BEA is about because I most likely won't be going to the BEA next year if it is in Chicago. I stay with my son during the BEA...saves a lot of money on lodging. :)

    Elizabeth

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  18. thanks for sharing, I want to try Revenge

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  19. Okay, that quote is a new favorite! So true! And that mug is too cute haha. It looks like a comfy reading place. :D

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  20. A good Viking adventure you say? Adding it now to my already overflowing TBR list!

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  21. Howdy from Ontario!
    I lived in N.S. for a while, in New Glasgow and Truro... beautiful province.... but came back home after 3 years there.
    Great meeting you!

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  22. Ha! I love the way you described your blog!! :)

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  23. 7 years!! Wow! That is a long time! Great job

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