Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA Introductions


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This is my first year participating in Armchair BEA and I am very excited in being able to participate.  Today's topic is "Introductions First."  We were told to choose 5 interview questions from a list that was provided to answer, and then we get to blog hop around and get to know the other participants.  I am looking forward to visiting as many blogs as I can and getting to know all the other great participants.  




1.  Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?  Hi, my name is Ellen.  I am a nurse and I live in Georgia.  I am married and have two boys.  I used to read a lot when I was younger, then got away from it.  When Twilight came out, I read all of those books, then The Hunger Games series, and Divergent.  After that, I just couldn't stop reading.  I have been blogging about 6 months.  I love YA books, and started reading other's blogs, and wanted to be able to share my love for books with others, as well as promote great books and great authors.  

2.  What is your favorite feature on your blog?  I guess I would have to say participating in blog tours.  That is so much fun to me.  

3.  Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging?  How?  I would say that my reading taste has expanded quite a bit.  I now read many more genres, as well as some adult novels.  When I read about a good book on someone's blog, I want to check it out myself also.  

4.  If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?  That is a very difficult question.  There are so many great author's that I love.  As far as characters,  I have a thing for the hot bad boy type.  I would have to choose Daemon from Obsidian and/or Beau Vincent from The Vincent Boys.  I don't think I would be able to eat though :).  

5.  What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?  Is there anything you would like to see change in the coming years?  I love visiting other's blogs, checking out their posts, seeing what their reading.  I love reading and being part of discussions on twitter also.  As far as seeing anything change, I am still getting to know the in's and out's blogging, so I really don't know, so I will have to get back to you on that one.  





50 comments:

  1. You are my new hero! A nurse, mother of 2 & you still find time to read & blog? That's some serious dedication & excellent time management! You go lady!

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  2. I am 6 months old too! You have a beautiful blog by the way. Love the colors. As a working mom of two...how do you find time? I'm single and I only commit one day a week. (Kinda)

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    1. Thank you. I stay up way too late at night :). It's fun though.

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  3. Hi,

    Love Twitter Book chats! I don't have any children, but I do have 3 dachshunds and one is very needy!
    It's nice to get to know you.

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  4. Nice to meet you!
    its so great that even though you stopped reading for a while you finally got back into it:) i guess once a reader always a reader
    http://paperbookprincess.blogspot.ca/2012/06/armchair-bea-day-1.html

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  5. Blogging is amazing for expanding the reading horizons, isn't it? I always considered myself a pretty wide reader but once I started blogging my horizons just expanded 100x more

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    1. You are absolutely right. I guess we all have more books than we can read now, but it sure is fun.

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  6. My blog is just about 6 months old too, and discovering new blogs that discuss books, like yours, is so awesome!

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  7. I have found blogging has increased my to-read pile exponentially!

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  8. I doubt I'd be able to eat with those boys present either! ;)

    I love blog tours too! So much fun.

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  9. I love the color palatte you have chosen for your blog and I hope you have many more years ahead of you.

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  10. Harry Potter and Twilight are what got me back into reading. And I've been annoying the honey with my nose constantly in a book ever since. But my kids have also gotten interested in books, so I think it was well worth it.

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    1. My husband gets aggravated with me sometimes to because I read to much :)

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  11. Beautiful blog!! I got into reading because of Twilight too! It was great to meet you!


    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-about-me.html

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  12. I have 2 boys too!

    Harry Potter is what originally brought me back to reading, until Twilight came around. Once I read that series though, that's when I really explored the YA genre too! :)

    My intro!

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  13. Hello Ellen! :) I love how the blogging community expands our horizons. Blogs help us discover so many amazing new books that we may not have found otherwise! :)

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    1. There are so many new books, especially indie books, that I would never have heard of if it wasn't for bloggers.

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  14. Hi There!

    The blogging community is full of so many wonderful people, isn't it? :)

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  15. You have amazed me! It's crazy that you still find the time to read and blog when you are a nurse, a mother, a wife, etc. Simply amazing!
    http://little-red-reads.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-introductions.html

    xo Stephanie

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  16. Howdy there ! I will reccomand your weblog to any individual I know simply due to the
    fact your subject material here is wonderful and contemporary!
    Thank you a great deal !
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  17. Who doesn't love bad boys? :) It's lovely to meet you and have fun with Armchair BEA this week!

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    1. It nice to meet you to. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Smash @ Smash Attack Reads is moving to your state. She is awesome, maybe you'll meet up. I cant wait to get to The Vincent Boys sitting patiently on my Nook.

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    1. That would be great. You'll love the Vincent Boys. Thanks for visiting.

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  19. I think it's great that reading tastes are apt to change within this community because of all the recommendations and new blogging friends who push us to try new things. :)

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    1. You're right. There are so many new books I read now that I never would have before, because of blogging friends recommendations.

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  20. Hi Ellen! Great to meet you =) I'm always YA at heart too <3 Great name! And I'm with you on the bad boy type - Definitely LOVE Beau from The Vincent Boys. Can't WAIT to read The Vincent Brothers.

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  21. Hooray for 6-month old YA blogs! Blog Tours really are a ton of fun, I've only just begun to participate in them but am really enjoying it so far. Also, I want to read Obsidian so badly but nowhere around me has the book! I know I should just order it already because I'm sure I'll love it (or would be able to give it away to someone who does), but agh -- it's killing me I don't know anything about this Daemon Obsession!

    Happy Armchair BEA, and lovely to meet you!
    My Armchair BEA Intro

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  22. I love blog tours too! Always meeting new people that way. :)

    Nice to meet you. Enjoy ABEA!

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    1. Thank you, and it's nice to meet you to.

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  23. Hi Ellen,
    Nice to meet you -- new follower. Love your blog!! It was Twilight that started off my addiction to reading again. I have Obsidian and The Vincent Brothers series in my overflowing TBR pile!!

    http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-introductions-first.html

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    1. It is nice to meet you to. Thank you for the follow. I am on my way to visit your blog to.

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  24. Hello! :)

    I am the same as you! I was a huge reader in primary school, but as soon as I hit high-school, my reading just went down the drain! I have only really picked it back up in the last 3 years or so, and I am so glad I did!

    Thanks for sharing, was great to get to know you a bit better! :)

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    1. It is nice to meet you to. It seems like there are so many more great books available now than when I was younger - that is probably not really true, but I am glad to have rediscovered my love for reading.

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  25. With the plethora of books available online these days I am willing to bet that you don't stop reading anytime soon. It is simply amazing that there are so many genres and choices, most of which are available at the press of a button. You're blog is looking good and I decided to follow it to see what else is up. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks. It is good to meet you.

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  26. Nice to meet you Ellen, have fun with the Armchair BEA posts. I have two little ones of my own and I think most people don't realize how difficult it is to maintain a book blog.

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

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  27. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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