Armchair BEA: Introductions!

Sorry I’m posting this late (and also currently flooding this poor blog with posts)–I just now found out about Armchair BEA, and it looked like too awesome an opportunity to pass up.

Don’t know what Armchair BEA is? Check out a description of it heeeere.

If you’re also attending Armchair BEA, hey there! It’s great to meet you. Make sure to leave a comment, so I know to check out your blog. 🙂

I’ve gotta answer five of the questions provided on the site, so here we go.

  1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Hi, my name is Julia. I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half now, and I got into blogging because a) I was bored and b) it looked like fun. Perfect combo, right? Plus, it was a great way to let my friends and family finally get a taste of some of my writing, since as an unpublished novelist I don’t get to share my work much.
  2. Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event? Nope, this is my first year! I’ve been dying to go to BEA ever since I first found out about it a few years back, but I’ve never had the money or time to go. I figured this was the next best thing.
  3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. I was completely obsessed with dogs growing up. I had this massive dog encyclopedia that was probably a thousand pages long, and I must have read it all the way through five times, not to mention scouring the pages upon pages towards the back that described all the different dog breeds. I used to be able to glance at a dog on the street and be able to tell you what breed(s) it was, its temperament based on that, and what it would take to care for it. The insanity settled down, though, when my parents finally caved and got me a puppy for my thirteenth birthday. Check out how beautiful my Sammy-girl is:
  4. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why? That’s hard, but I think I’d have to go with Veronica Roth, as long as I’m continuing with my now very public Divergent obsession. (I would say Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, but she’d probably try feeding me squirrel stew or something, and that ain’t happening, sister.)
  5. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? Narnia. I can’t even put into words my love for Narnia. Other kids wanted their Hogwarts letters–I was that weirdo who regularly walked into closets in search of snowy forests and Aslan. (Not that I would have said no if a Hogwarts letter arrived on my doorstep, but you know. I would have preferred magicking myself into Narnia.)

Yay for Armchair BEA, letting those of us on unemployed college student budgets to still attend Book Expo America! 🙂 Talk to you soon!


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