Armchair BookExpo America! Introductions : )

Posted by Steph on May - 28 - 2013

Design credit: Emily of Emily’s Reading Room

So I saw this over on Turn the Page Reviews and Pages Unbound and I just had to join in on the fun! This is for all of us who can’t make it to BookExpo America (BEA), but want to do something fun anywho. Today is for introductions!

1.  Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? 

Hello! I’m Steph and I’ve been blogging for about 3 months now.  I started blogging because even though I work in a library sometimes it isn’t possible to share your real opinions about books with everyone nor is it possible to meet people with the same taste or enthusiasm in them.  And now since I work in such a small town at such a tiny library, I work alone for the most part so there’s really no co-workers to discuss books with either.  So I started blogging to connect with others who share the same love and joy and to be able to really share my true feelings about the books I read.

2.  Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. 

It’s my 24th birthday today! And I’m marrying a DJ even though I don’t dance : )

3.  If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why? 

Hmm…well I’ll be obvious and say J.K. Rowling.  There is so much she could teach you! It would be incredible to spend time with her even if it was just dinner. I love her : )

4.  What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?

I love connecting with people you would never meet or talk to otherwise.  Plus you get to share your real opinions without feeling bad about it or getting judged for it. It’s so fun!

5.  What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? 

Well, this is kinda cheating because I’ve already visited it, but I would like to visit it again; The British Library.   It is wonderful! I spent hours there looking around at some of the amazing treasures they had on display and could spend sooo much longer there! (Here are some of my notes from visiting: “We saw a bunch of original manuscripts and papers written by Lewis Carrol, Jane Austen, The Beatles, Sylvia Plath (pretty handwriting), (possibly) Shakespeare, Wordsworth (messy writing, which surprised me), Chalotte Bronte (elegant).  We also saw the Magna Carta (not that cool), the Gutenberg Bible, tons of illuminated works, and some of Freud’s and DaVinci’s own handwritten notes.”) If you’re ever in London you NEED to visit the British Library.

So  now you know a little more about me! Let me know if you’re participating too!

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15 Responses so far.

  1. So glad you are going to participate! This is my fist year also- have fun!

  2. Briana says:

    Ooh, I would love to visit the British Library. Great choice!

    Also, happy birthday!

  3. Grace says:

    Yay! Always glad to see more librarians. Do you like working in a small town library? I’m not in a public library, so I’m sure it’s a completely different experience, and I’d love to have the chance to recommend more books to people at work…

    Happy birthday!

    • Steph says:

      I do love the small town setting and especially the public library system 🙂 It’s fun getting to work with ALL the different age groups. I use to work in a university setting too for a few years while I was in college, but it just wasn’t my thing. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to check out a fellow librarian’s blog 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your Armchair BEA!

  5. Amanda says:

    Happy birthday!

    And I want to have dinner with JK Rowling, too! 🙂 I think it would be a great dinner!

    Enjoy your ArmchairBEA!


  6. KK Trotter says:

    Hi, Steph! I’ve been book blogging for about 3 months now too 🙂

    Happy birthday and congrats on marrying a DJ! That’s sure to be fun, even if you don’t dance ( which I don’t really either, so don’t feel bad). Though I’ve been to London, I didn’t get to go to the British Library, which I really regret. It was a college spring break trip (for a class) and I was restricted most of the time to doing things related to the class. I hope to go back to London and spend tons of time in the British Library.

    • Steph says:

      Thank you!
      There’s soo much to do in London, it’s so hard to fit what you want to see in when you’re only visiting…especially for school! England is still calling my name to visit again though…you can’t just visit once. Hopefully you can make it back and see the library!

  7. Ooh, happy birthday!!

    Oh man you have me convinced that I need to go back to London and check out the British Library. I went to England about 6 or 7 years ago, but we only had 2 days in London and I had to share destination choices with my friend (Tower of London and Hampton Court were my choices).

    • Steph says:

      Ah, and I missed Tower of London! It’s impossible to see everything when you’re there. We’ll have to swap sites when we get go back sometime 🙂

  8. Nikki says:

    Hi Steph!

    First of all – happy birthday! 😀

    I started my book blog in March, too – it’s been so much fun so far, and Armchair BEA looks like it’s going to be a highlight! 🙂

  9. Laurie C says:

    It’s always nice to find another librarian’s blog, as Grace commented! I enjoy WWII books for historical fiction, too.