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I am so very proud to be partaking in this year's Armchair BEA. I still remember last year when I just discovered book blogs and how awesome they are. Armchair BEA kept popping up almost everywhere, but I didn't know what it was all about. It's a year later, I have my own blog now and am a teeny tiny bit smarter when it comes to Armchair BEA. The whole concept is amazing and I just had to join in on the fun.
But enough with the rambling, on to the introduction part of this post. Here are my five questions and answers:
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Ina and I am the very proud mommy of a 3 1/2 year old boy. I love anything to do with books, music, and movies.
I have been blogging for almost five months now and the main reason I started is fiktshun's Soul Screamers Reading Challenge. I had been thinking of MAYBE starting my own blog someday, but I guess I needed that extra kick in the butt. When I first heard of the SSRC and that it would include writing down your reviews and/or thoughts about the books, I thought what better time to start blogging could there possibly be. So, yes, you have Rachel from fiktshun to blame for that.
2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I just started reading Execution by Alexander Gordon Smith which is the fifth and final book in the Escape from Furnace series. The US version won't be released until November, but I have the UK version because I just can't wait another five months to find out how everything is going to end. I am very excited but also extremely scared...
3. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I would LOVE to visit The Shire and Rivendell from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. If it's anything like they portrayed in the movies, I would be in heaven. I just imagine it being so incredibly beautiful. Plus, meeting a few hobbits and elves wouldn't be too bad either. I love nature, so this would be the perfect place for me to be.
4. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Oh my, I would give almost anything to have dinner with none other than Tod Hudson, Grim Reaper from Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series. He is by far my favorite fictional character. He is funny, caring, dangerous - he is a reaper after all - incredibly infuriating at times, but also very loyal to our heroine Kaylee Cavanaugh. So, yes, what wouldn't I do to just be able to look into his mesmerizing blue eyes...sigh...
On a side note, only three weeks from tomorrow until Before I Wake is released!!!
As far as authors go, it would be a tie between Stephen King and James Patterson. I have admired both their work for many, many ears, and would love to pick their brains about writing. Plus, I would love to know just how the mind of someone works who is responsible for some of the scariest books out there.
5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
My favorite part about this community is meeting like-minded book fanatics. I am a little bit shy so I haven't met THAT many new people yet, but the ones I did get to know are amazing. I love interacting with them and hearing about new books. I know for a fact that if it wasn't for other bloggers, my reading pile would only consist of about ten or twenty books at most, instead of going on to 400.
So, I guess this is it for my introduction, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask me anything. I am very excited to take part in this year's Armchair BEA and look forward to meeting other bloggers.