Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Armchair BEA: Day 1: Introductions & Library Love

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It’s time for another Armchair BEA! I love this event because so far, going to BEA hasn’t been in the cards for me. With social media however, and this great event, it’s possible  to be a part of the event online. Netgalley has also started making the arcs from the show available digitally which lessens book envy. So now on to today’s topic!

Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
I’ve been blogging for over 5 years. I discovered the blogging world through twitter. A lot of bloggers i connected to were very helpful and supported my blog early on which gave me the confidence to keep going.
What does diversity mean to you?
Diversity means that the various sizes, ages, ethnicities, and belief systems of the majority of humans on the planet are explored in popular fiction.  We’ve come a long way baby, but there are miles and miles to go before we can be even remotely equal.
What is one book everyone should read?
I would gently suggest that fiction fans check out Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, even if you know nothing about the 80’s, gaming life and think you don’t “like” Science Fiction.
What book are you reading right now?
I’m reading The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?
Star Wars Dark Disciple by Christie Golden Love Star Wars!!
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what author would you want to bring with
Jane Austen!

Library Love
I’m part of the Los Angeles Public Library, Mid-Valley branch. Their website is Here
The Library has been especially important to me this year since I put myself on a book buying ban in January. I’ve been using the library for all genres especially the Attack on Titan Manga series and the latest Zom-B books. I also like to go into the new releases for Young adult and Children books. Recently I’ve also been checking out exercise videos and classic films that aren’t on my Netflix or Hulu accounts.
My library also  has a wonderful app that allows me to put books on hold and renew them. have a great week! I’m looking forward to reading everyone's posts.


Liviania said...

I think getting stuck with Jane Austen would be fun too!

Heather said...

Ready Player One is one of my all time favorites.

Keri said...

I've also been blogging for over five years! I recently bought Ready Player One, though I haven't started it yet. It's just sitting in my room, shaming me... Star Wars = ♥ I became obsessed with the original trilogy when I was nine, though I've never read any of the books. Which title would you recommend I start with?

Angelica Joy said...

I'd love to know why you have chosen Jane Austen.

I love the post about your library, because I did not have photos or an interview with a librarian as I only came across the #ABEA post today mere minutes before I posted my Intro post I didn't get to prepare :( Wish I had cos I could have gone to my local libraries to take pics, but I think I will edit my post to reflect just generally info about my local libraries as you have done.

Here's my BEA Intro Post

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I adore my library, too. In fact, I'm lucky enough to belong to three of them (I live near a big city!)

Welcome to Armchair BEA. Nice to meet you!


Anonymous said...

I love your to the point definition of diversity. It is nice to get to know you through your introduction post and look forward to your other ABEA posts this week.


I love Austen's books so the chance to be in her presence would be amazing!!!


I'd pick up Aftermath in September since it takes place right after Return of The Jedi

Allison Bruning said...

I've always been impressed with Jane Austin. She's such an inspiration to me as an author. She along with Margaret George and Laura Ingalls Wilder have inspired me to write stories that aren't often heard about. I love reading their books.

fredamans said...

I've heard great things about Ready Player One... have to check it out.
Happy ABEA!

Anonymous said...

Aren't book buying bans just horrible? Thank god for libraries though, yours sounds like a great one.

Happy ABEA!

Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

I haven't read Ready Player One yet. And Jane Austen would be awesome. I'd love to know where she came up with her stories, and the characters!!

Happy ABEA!

Tia Dalley said...

I have not read Ready Player One. I will have to check it out.

Kelly said...

Libraries are really great for graphic novels and manga, since, because they're such quick reads, it can be harder to justify buying them at full price. With libraries you get to figure out if you really want to invest in them or not.

Books and Iced Coffee said...

I have Ready Player One on my shelf for awhile now. Up to this point, I've heard nothing but awesome things about it so I can't wait to get started :D

Really awesome post!!!

Happy ABEA!!!