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I’m so excited to be participating in Armchair BEA this week! Since, as you all know, I can’t go to BEA in NYC, I heard about this and couldn’t resist. What better way to get all the action of the real deal by sitting in the comfort of my own chair?!
Since today is officially the first day, let’s begin the introductions, shall we?!
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Hey guys! I’m Christine and I’m pretty new on the scene. I started blogging in January. That was what? 5 months ago? WEIRD! I hadn’t even actually thought about that. It’s almost been half a year. Crazy! I’d like to think I’ve come a long way in that short time period. But I’m a bit biased 🙂 Anyway, I love books, as does everyone else participating in this fantastic event. After I read DIVERGENT AND INSURGENT, I realized I had no one to talk to about books. I was so overwhelmed and shocked and excited and every emotion possible after reading those two books in two days. But nobody knew about the series, so I had to keep all of it to myself. My friends and the people I know still don’t know about that series. They’ll hop on that bandwagon once the Divergent movie starts getting all over the tv and interwebz. Then they’ll read it. But see my point? That could be another 5 months from now! I decided it was time to start up a blog so I could find more people who were just as obsessed about YA as I was. I realized that I hated waiting months and months for my friends to read a book I was super excited about. I wanted to talk about it NOW! So thus, I made my way to blogspot.com, made a blog title, a URL, and wrote my first post. I can honestly say, my world has gotten 10x more exciting since that day. I have found so many new books to add to my never-ending TBR pile that I would have never even heard of if it hadn’t been for the world of book blogging. I’ve met some fantastic people who I wish I knew in real life. Book blogging is such a blast! I have lots of more fun facts about myself on my About Me page and when I was nominated for the Liebster Award 🙂
I’m currently reading an ARC of THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau. I would be finished with it by now but some personal things came up this weekend. So far, I’m really liking it! Cia has just completed the first round of the Testing and a huge event just happened. I was not expecting it, at all. I’m still shocked, honestly. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Cia and her fellow classmates. Based off the 100 pages I’ve read, you guys definitely need to pick this one up when it comes out!
3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
Aside from books, I’m a HUGE movie lover. I could literally watch movies all day every day. I have a giant collection and never get tired of watching them. Seriously, I’ve seen Transformers over 30 times and always watch it when it comes on tv. I even have an Autobot sticker on my car 🙂 I’m also quite the movie quoter extraordinaire. My sister and I will talk entirely through movie quotes. We especially like to do it when we are with friends who have no inkling, whatsoever.
4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Hogwarts!! C’mon, who would not want to spend a day in that magnificent castle? I’ve been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the middle of October when apparently there aren’t many tourists. We had no wait time to ride “The Forbidden Journey” and literally zoomed through the whole castle. I would stop to observe the talking paintings and a group of people would grunt and scowl for me to keep walking. As much of a pain as waiting in a 3 hour line for a 40 second ride is, I would really like to be able to see the inside of the castle and actually have the time to look at everything. You guys, it was SO COOL! But yes, I would like to go to the real Hogwarts and see real magic being done. And the changing staircases, I would love to be on one as it changes direction!
5. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I would pick George Orwell. Kind of random, I know. But if you haven’t read 1984 and you love dystopians, you have got to read this one. It’s the classic of all classics. Aside from THE GIVER, I think I fell in love with dystopians when I read 1984. The whole premise captivated me. Big Brother is scary and Orwell is not too far spot on from what is going on in our world today. The government can tap into any sort of electronic device we own. They know everything. Think about. It’s scary! I would love to know how he came up with everything he did in this novel. How he could have predicated the future, so well. I would also love to find out what he thinks of the world today, if he were still alive. You know he would have some new ideas about where our future will be 20 years from now. I think it would be one of the most interesting dinner conversations you could ever have!
That’s it for introductions, guys! If you’re already a follower and aren’t participating in Armchair BEA, what would your answers be to these questions?! I’d love to hear them in the comments 🙂
If you’re new to the blog and found me through Armchair BEA, let me know! Leave a link to your post! I can’t wait to hop around and find new book bloggers 🙂