Monday, May 26, 2014

Armchair BEA: Introductions

Hello everyone! It's time to start the festivities we like to call Armchair BEA! That's where those of us left behind and unable to attend the "real" BEA book celebrations in New York come together to have our own celebration. Find out all you want to know over at the main Armchair BEA site.

All week I'll be posting on the topics suggested by the Armchair BEA peeps and here's hoping a few of you my readers will want to discuss and play along!

But first, today we start out with introducing ourselves. I've introduced myself so many times on this blog over the years that I feel I'm repeating myself a bit! Okay, a lot. But in the hopes that some new readers find me, here's the five questions (see the whole list here) I've chosen to answer today.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from? 

Hi! I'm Suey from Utah and I've been blogging about books for a little over seven years. I got into it because I was participating in online book groups and suddenly everyone started talking about their blogs. I was doing lots of reading challenges and I thought I better start one so I could have a place to keep track of my lists and progress and see what others were doing. But more than that, I started one because I needed, NEEDED I tell you, a place to talk freely about books and let all the fanaticism out!

I'm also a mom of four kids... two of which just got married this year, and two more teenagers still at home. I also love TV and movies and music and will be often found blogging about that stuff too. Lately, I've also been having my own adventure in writing and it's been a blast so far!

What genre do you read the most? I love to read because ___________________ . 

When I do my number crunching at the end of the year half of the books I read are YA and while that's not technically a genre, I will say that I really truly enjoy YA contemporary. Also, I love all things fantasy! And I love to read because: I love stories... stories in any and every form! 

What is your favorite blogging resource? 

Can I plug Bloggiesta here? Take a look at these links from our past mini challenges... now is that not a great resource or what???? (By the way, the next Bloggiesta will be in July. But I'm not thinking about it yet, in case you wondered.)

Share your favorite book or reading related quote. 

Gah! I have so many! But one that I have always loved: "She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain."

(P.S. Is it turned or addled? I've always thought addled, but I sure see turned a lot. Hmmm.)

What book would you love to see as a movie?

The Through the Ever Night series, if they can do it well, you know? I already have a Roar picked out.

One more thing about me! Please be sure to check out my guest post today over at the main Armchair BEA site! I've written up my thoughts on literature and I'd love to know your thoughts too! I'll be checking comments over there to see if you're talking!

Happy Armchair BEA everyone. I hope to meet you all! :)


  1. Off to check out your guest post!!! Happy Armchair BEAing Suey!

  2. Wow, two of your kids got married this year. Congrats to them and their spouses! :)

    1. Chachic: Thanks! It's been pretty crazy! :)

  3. yay congratulations on getting two married! My oldest just graduated college and that felt like a big accomplishment - marriage means they're truly grown up now!

    You DO a marvelous job with Bloggiesta! Throughout the year I work on the mini challenges I haven't gotten to prior - you always seem to get the best most helpful topics! kudos to you Suey! if you need help for July, I'm happy to do whatever you may need

    Happy Armchair BEA week!

  4. I love know that know most of this about you already. But, I still learned something new. :) I'm glad you plugged Bloggiesta and I'll definitely go read your guest post. :)

  5. We both began blogging about the same time. I began in January 2007. First heard of blogs over at Shelfari. I'll be taking part in Bloggiesta this summer. So glad to meet you through BEA!

  6. I'd never heard of Bloggiesta but it definitely looks good! My brain definitely has been turned and addled by books, but I prefer it that way ;) Definitely checking out the other guest post after I've stopped by a few more Introductions!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. I love the quote . . . one of my favorites

  8. Sweet quote, here's hoping you have a great Armchair BEA. :)

  9. What a beautiful couple and gorgeous family. Uh yea, you can plug Bloggiesta, it's the awesomest! Have a great week!

  10. Visiting your blog via ABEA; my YA mystery / thriller, FERAL, will release in August with HarperTeen.

  11. Over seven years!!! That's awesome! And I completely understand what you mean. I really needed a place to write about books too, and blogging is just so much fun and so addictive. Love that quote! And that would be a movie I'd go and see! :D

  12. LOVE that beautiful wedding picture and the colors!!

  13. Yay Bloggiesta! I'm a really intermittent blogger, and I've gotten some great tips and made some big changes thanks to Bloggiesta. I've only discovered the tip of the iceberg I know! Thanks for dropping by my Intro yesterday!

  14. Great to meet you! Your daughter made a beautiful bride! Congrats on the new family members!

  15. Loved reading this, though I don't think any of it was new to me! And, thanks for being such a huge help this year with Armchair BEA! LOVED working with you!!

  16. Yay! Love Bloggiesta, but missed the last one! I'm still catching up on Armchair BEA



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