Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Introductions


BEA, also known as Book Expo America, is happening in New York and, alas, I could not make it... this could have something to do with it being in a whole different country on the opposite side of the world thing (although I did get the sudden inspiration to dip into my brother's savings for a couple of plane tickets... he did not like that idea much though). 

Instead I'll be participating in armchair BEA. Why? Because it costs nothing and I can participate at home.

Today's post is all about introductions. I'm an Aussie book blogger who is currently studying to become a high school English teacher. I read way too much and have over 50 books (not including those on my iPad) that are sitting on my bookshelves just waiting for me to read.

So, here's a little big about me for all those wanting to know (even those who really don't):

  1. I read everything and all in YA (just call me a big kid at heart).
  2. I really want to go to Japan... planning to get there at the end of the year.
  3. I love everything Horror (but more of the psychological than the slasher).
  4. I write YA and am working on several projects at the moment.
  5. I play the guitar and dabble in writing my own songs.
  6. I am very impulsive... especially when it comes to buying books (hey, I can't help that the book store was having a closing down sale with 75% off and I walked away with over 10 books).
  7. I've already purchased my tickets for the midnight Harry Potter... can't wait to see the concluding movie.
I look forward to meeting up with anyone else doing the armchair BEA. It's going to be just as good as being there (and that's me acting positive).

So, who else is participating in armchair BEA? 

22 comments:

anachronist said...

Hi there, nice to meet you, I am participating as well and it is my first time!

booksNyarn said...

My first time at Armchair BEA, and I am finding some great book blogs! I am an impulsive book buyer too.

Mary said...

LOL, I'm participating for the same reasons. Nice to meet you!

Aths said...

Thanks for reminding me about the HP move premiere, I need to go grab my tickets! I want to visit Australia some day - I've wanted to since I was a kid. Have fun during armchair bea! This is a great event!

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

HARRY POTTER! So excited about the final movie, though I most likely will not be hitting the midnight showing... my days start too early.

Nice to meet you!

Chachic said...

Dropping by to say hi! I read a lot of YA books too and I'm actually jealous of the state of Aussie YA right now. I keep wondering why we can't have the same thing here in the Philippines. I look forward to seeing you around ArmchairBEA this week. :)

Jan von Harz said...

I am a big kid at heart too and love YA. I really want to go to Australia (my dream vacation and maybe I will just retire there). Hope you enjoy this week.

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I can't read or watch anything horror related or sometimes even detective shows...I'm a big baby! lol.
Armchair BEA: About Us!

Jenny Girl said...

This is also my first Armchair BEA! Very nice to meet you. I wanted to be an English teacher many years ago, but now I satisfy my teaching bug with work related things. Good luck and enjoy ABEA :)
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neeuqfonafamai said...

Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Who can help but buy discounted books ;)

Kate the Book Buff said...

I'm with you on the psychological vs. slasher horror thing. My husband makes fun of me, because I worked as an EMT for years, and consequently developed an iron stomach. In real life that is. I have seen some grisly stuff, but I just can't stomach it in movies! Anyway, I love your blog and I'm your newest follower!

-Kate the Book Buff
The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

heidi ruby miller said...

I am so ready for the last Harry Potter movie!

Nice to meet you,
Heidi

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

no idea what armchair BEA is! but I can totally relate to everything about you!

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

I will be at the midnight Harry Potter as well (although quite a few hours after you've seen it I suppose).

Nice to meet you!

Karis Jacobstein said...

I'm going to midnight HP too. AND I'm dressing up... :)

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-me-armchair-bea-kick-off.html

christina said...

Love LOVE l.o.v.e. YA. Glad to see more of out there. :)

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

I really hope I get to go to Japan someday too! There's so much history there and I'm in love with their architecture!

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love that BEA costs nothing too! And that it's fun :o) Happy reading!

Chrisbookarama said...

Nice to meet you! I enjoy psychological horror too (no slasher). Shirley Jackson is my favorite author of that genre. Welcome to Armchair BEA!

Alleged Author said...

I love reading YA and MG novels. It's almost gotten to a point where I can't read an adult book because I want them to GET TO THE ACTION ALREADY!

Trisha said...

Like you, I am a huge impulse buyer. I actually think I'm like addicted to buying books. :) We could cause some serious havoc if let loose on a close out sale together!

~ Trisha @ eclectic / eccentric

Kristin @ Beneath Shining Stars said...

I'm also a compulsive book buyer! It's why I have to put the "blinders" on when I browse the YA section. I also can't wait for the last Harry Potter movie--and I'd also love to go to Japan someday (a group of my friends went to Japan right after high school and I was so jealous)! Great to meet you and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts! :)

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