Monday, June 4, 2012
Armchair BEA - Hello
I would LOVE to go the Book Expo America in NYC. It just never seems to be due to the time of year. I can't go anywhere during the first two weeks of the month. The joys of working! At any rate, I am very excited to be participating in Armchair BEA for the first time.
Today we are asked to introduce ourselves. So....here we go!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Where do you start with that question? I wear a lot of different hats...I am a mother of 3, a wife, director of accounting for a health care system, school advisor committee member, reviewer for Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog, book blogger, scrapbook blogger (this one get very little attention), sports mom....basically spread way to thin and wish I had "wife" to do everything I don't have time to do (including getting the kids on the bus in the morning!!).
I have been blogging for about two years. I really struggled my first year. I wanted to do so much more and just didn't have the time. Not that I have the time now, but have accepted that I can only do so much and even though I would love to blog full-time, it won't pay the bills or make sure my kids homework is done!
Why did I get into blogging - I really loved Bookworm With a View and Mari was SO helpful in giving me advice and suggestions. I still consider her a dear blogger friend and look forward to her posts (and emails). She is such an anchored person and "has it all" in my mind. We are in two different places in our lives, but are still able to connect. She is just so awesome. Thanks Mari!
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am currently reading Sea Change by Karen White. I have about 100 pages left and can't wait to finish it! I am listening to Heart of the Matter by Emily Griffin and really enjoying it. On my Kindle...Fifty Shades of Grey. I can't seem to get past chapter one. I really can't wait to read it, I just seem to pick up my books over my Kindle!
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I love sports, especially all of my kids sports. My son is involved in several different sports and a lot of travel teams. My twins are involved sports and dance. I just love watching them performing.
I love to knit and scrapbook. Again, if I could only have a "wife" to take care all my other duties.
My dream is to win the lotto, buy a house by the ocean and open a quaint little book store called - Seaside Book Nook! Connected to that would be yarn store called - Seaside Yarns. Connected to that would be a scrapbook store called - Peace, Love and Scrapbooking! I would love it and given I won the lotto, I could afford to just have fun and not have to worry about making a profit!
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
This is so easy - I LOVE giveaways for my followers and wish I could find a sponsor to defer the costs. My favorite thing is when authors and publishers offer me a giveaway for my followers.
Where do you see your blog in five years?
In five years.....I would like Seaside Book Nook blog to have a handful of other reviewers so posts could be more frequent, a sponsor or two to host giveaways, publishers and authors asking me to read their books and write reviews.
Anyone out their interested in writing reviews on the blog? Email me at seasidebooknook at yahoo dot com!
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
All of them!
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
What a great question. I would actually need to have a dinner party because I just couldn't have dinner with one! Rebecca Bloomberg, Sophie Kinsella, Miri (Magic in Manhattan series), Sarah Mlynowski, Stephanie Plum (including Lulu, Ranger and Grandma Mazer), Janet Evanovich, Melissa Fuller, Mia Thermopolis, and Meg Cabot. I know that I am missing a ton of others, but this would be chick-lit party! I think this would be one crazy dinner party and I am sure I would be laughing all night. I can't get enough of my chick-lit pals!
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I love London and NYC as well as books that take place there. Both cities have so much to offer. I would love to relocate to London for a few years. Could you imagine. The experience and place my family and I could explorer. One can dream, right?
I would love for you to answer any and all of the questions above! Have a great week!