Today is the first day of Armchair BEA. I don’t know about you, but I’m really sad that I can’t be at BEA this year. Maybe next year though. In order to sooth myself, I’m participating with others not able to attend.
For those of you at home, you can follow the excitement on Twitter for the BEA feed or the Armchair BEA feed. PLUS, BEA is offering FREE LIVE STREAMING of many of the popular events. Click HERE for a schedule. You can go to the BEA website to watch the video or you can watch it in the embedded player below:
Today we are asked to share some information about ourselves in a personal interview. Here are my answers.
- 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 an Asst. Professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. I teach in the Library Science Department. Before moving to the University I was a school librarian for 10 years. I started blogging in 2007 because I wanted a way to share what I was reading and book recommendations with my middle school students.
- What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?Right now I’m reading BETA by Rachel Cohn.
- Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.I LOVE TO NAP. Put me in a cool room with some covers and I can sleep at any time during the day.
- Where do you see your blog in five years?Actually, I see my blog probably the same as it is today. I love that I have people following me and I love making new connections with other YA readers, but I mostly blog to keep track of my reading. I don’t have ads or any other revenue generation (except for my Amazon links) so I don’t blog to make money so I doubt I’ll be making any major changes in the future.
- Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?My reading tastes have changed over the years. I seem to go through spurts. I used to love Historical Fiction and read everything Jean Fritz published. Especially the books written about the American Revolution time period. Then I kind of went into a paranormal romance phase. Now, I’m into Science Ficiton – really Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian.