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Armchair BEA: Let’s Get Acquainted!

ArmchairBEA Logo 2014

Although I’m lucky enough to be at Book Expo America this year, I still wanted to participate in some of the festivities for Armchair BEA, a virtual convention for book bloggers. Today is a day for the intro survey — I hope all readers can learn a little bit more about me from these questions!

1. 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 wrote a little bit about this recently in my blogiversary post, but here it is quick: My name is Kim, I’ve been blogging for six years. I started blogging because I wanted to find people to talk about books with. I live in a small town in western Minnesota.

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

I have a hard time picking just one book — in 2013 I ended up with nine favorite nonfiction reads and six favorite fiction books. If I had to pick just one, I’m going to say my favorite read of 2013 was The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. So far this year, my favorite book is The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison.

3. What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like?

My ideal reading space is pretty simple: comfy chair, warm blankets, a cup of tea and my cat, Hannah. I also love to read outside by the lake at my parents’ cabin, but that doesn’t happen as often as I’d like!

favorite reading locations

4. What book would you love to see as a movie? 

I’m usually more excited about the idea of turning books I love into television shows. One book that I hope gets picked up for television is Lev Grossman’s The Magicians trilogy. I think they’d translate amazingly to the small screen.

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

A bookworm journalist blogs on nonfiction, literature and life: Twitter | Instagram

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  • tanya (52 books or bust) May 26, 2014, 7:38 am

    Have a great time at the BEA. I’m totally jealous. And I wanted to let you know that I’m set to read The Boys in the Boat next week based mostly on your love of it. No pressure. I was also a rower in highschool so it has that appeal too.

  • Andi (Estella's Revenge) May 26, 2014, 7:38 am

    Happy BEA! And Armchair BEA, Kim!

  • Heather May 26, 2014, 7:59 am

    I’m so jealous you’re going to BEA! Have the BEST time! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know May 26, 2014, 8:00 am

    Wow book blogging for six years is pretty awesome! And multitasking too since you’re actually at BEA and doing Armchair BEA! That’s awesome!

    Intro & Lit
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) May 26, 2014, 8:00 am

    I loved The Boys in the Boat too.

  • Laura@BunnyTales May 26, 2014, 8:51 am

    Glad to meet you and say HI to everyone out in NYC!! Hope to be there next year~
    Love your reading spots!!!

    Waving hi from Iowa! I

  • Emma @ Words And Peace May 26, 2014, 8:53 am

    lucky you, both BEA and Armchair BEA! enjoy!

  • Athira May 26, 2014, 11:17 am

    I am totally with you on turning books into movies! There is so much goodness happening in them that making it a movie is doing a huge disservice to the book and its fans!

  • Danielle May 26, 2014, 11:41 am

    I live in a small town too; the community is the best part about blogging. I hope you have fun at the actual event- be sure to update us on what’s going on!

  • Kristina D May 26, 2014, 11:41 am

    Have fun at BEA. I haven’t finished the trilogy but agree that The Magicians would make a good tv show.

  • Kristen May 26, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Love the pictures of your reading spots, I would love to sit and read by a cabin by the lake. How lucky that you are going to BEA! Hope you have a great time.

  • Words for Worms May 26, 2014, 2:30 pm

    I hope you have the best time!!! I’m jealous, but only medium jealous. The kind of jealous that can still be happy for people doing fun things. Do all the fun things!!!

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf May 26, 2014, 4:27 pm

    Have an amazing time at BEA!! So happy you get to attend!

  • AH@Badassbookreviews.com May 26, 2014, 7:15 pm

    You are so lucky to be able to attend BEA. Have a great time and don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.

  • Holly Schindler May 26, 2014, 10:00 pm

    Visiting your blog via ABEA; my YA mystery / thriller, FERAL, will release in August with HarperTeen.

  • Sheila (Book Journey) May 27, 2014, 8:05 am

    Hope to see you there! I would love to chat with you a bit… I want to do some Blogger Introductions for Armchair BEA! 🙂

  • Cici May 27, 2014, 10:03 am

    Welcome to ABEA14! Congratulations on your blog’s award for Independent Book Blogger Award in Adult Nonfiction! I spent 19 years in Wisconsin and there is nothing quite like a northern lake!

  • Freda Mans May 27, 2014, 5:41 pm

    I’m totally jelly… you get the best of both worlds being there at BEA and here on the armchair with us. 🙂
    Great meeting you!

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey May 28, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Ooh, your Jane Austen book looks beautiful! I hope you’re having a great ABEA so far 🙂

  • Amber @ Casual Readers May 29, 2014, 10:32 pm

    It’s true! THE MAGICIANS is a great choice for books to film. Can I come stay at the lake cabin? Nice to tweet you.

  • Melinda @ The Book Musings May 30, 2014, 10:15 am

    Coffee always go with reading. I am curious for your thoughts on The Map Thief, plus it’s a beautiful book (the cover!)

  • Lisa @ just another rabid reader May 30, 2014, 5:05 pm

    Oooh! I love the view of the outdoor reading space! I wish I had someplace like that I could read.