Armchair BEA Central : Intro Post

May 28, 2013 Book Event 0

To kick off Armchair BEA, it’s time to pull up a comfy chair, a drink of your choice and get acquainted!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I’m Trish, a dedicated follower of fiction.  I’m a wet-behind-the-ears newbie blogger as I only started in March 2013.  It was a spur of the moment decision and has grown into a full blown obsession.   Reading to review – is a post I wrote about what motivated me to start reviewing and so blogging.

Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
I’m blogging from Ireland, which I always describe as the Teddy Bear shaped country on the edge of Europe.  This is a lake near my house (Bay Lough) and it’s a favourite place of mine for walking and reading.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favourite book you have read so far in 2013?
No contest here, my favourite is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
Myself and my husband are trying to adopt via international adoption.  It’s a long drawn out process with nightmarish stacks of paperwork but fingers crossed it will all work out for us, it is our dearest dream and hope.

Which is your favourite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I couldn’t pick a favourite!  So I checked my stats and this is my most viewed post :  When Spoilers Spoil.

What is your favourite part about the book blogging community?
We stick together.  Forget the three musketeer’s, we are the gazillion book bloggers.  One for all and all for one!  I have made great friends since I started blogging and I’m never short of a good book to read thanks to all their recommendations.

Discussion Topic : Why you should Dust off Your Classics

Today, tell us all the reasons why you love classic literature. What are your favourite classics? If you could give a list of classics to someone who claims to hate them to make them change their mind, what would be on it? How would you convince them to give classics a try? And why do you keep coming back to those old favourites.

Hands up, I haven’t read much Classics since I left school which wasn’t today or yesterday.  So this year, I decided to do better and set up a Classic Challenge with Dee from Dee’s Reads.  We are aiming to read 6 classics this year. 

So far I’ve read Sherlock Holmes which I highly recommend.  It’s not intimidating if you don’t normally read classics and it’s full of witty observations and great quotes.  Next up is Jane Eyre which I plan to reread next.  And my favourite classic of all time is Wuthering Heights.  Why? Heathcliff..need I say more…dark, passionate, intense and ok more than slightly mad but you can’t have everything!  A great story of love, passion and revenge
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And wait up before you leave, I’ve exciting news!  Yes, it’s COMPETITION TIME!!  See if you can get lucky and make up a little bit for all the books you are missing out on at BEA!

I’m hosting my first international giveaway for 3 ebooks of The Magic Warbler by Victoria Simcox. Enter here to WIN.  Good luck!
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