For those who are unfamiliar with Armchair BEA, it is an event for those who are not attending Book Expo America in New York City.
This is Day 1 of BEA and Armchair BEA; and, today is self-interview day. We're to answer five questions from the list in this post.
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you? How long have you been blogging? How did you get into blogging?
I call myself "Bookfool" but my real-world name is Nancy. I'm a transplanted Oklahoman, living in Mississippi -- 1 husband, 2 grown boys (one married and out in the working world; one in college) and 2 cats. My 6th bloggiversary is actually this week. I began blogging on June 6, 2006 and it's all Andi's fault. As I recall, it took her at least a year to convince me to blog because I figured a "weblog" was just an online diary and I'd end up talking to myself. Boy, was I surprised when people started to show up and comment!
2. What are you currently reading or what is your favorite book so far in 2012?
You can see what I'm reading by glancing at my sidebar. I'm terrible at picking a single favorite. A few of my top reads:
Little Princes by Conor Grennan
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events by Kevin Moffett
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones
Light on the Concrete by Lucas Hunt
Pure by Julianna Baggott
M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker
3. What is your favorite feature on your blog?
I like Fiona Friday -- my weekly post with a photo or two of one (or both) of my cats -- because it gives me an excuse to take lots of pictures of the felines. And, I really love the occasional "self-interview" in place of the standard book review. Those are always tremendously fun to write.
4. Which is your favorite post that you've written that you want everyone to read?
Probably this one: Between the Storms and Reading Aussie Books on a Mississippi Sofa. It's a good example of my natural writing style, which is completely goofball. Unfortunately, that's also true of my fiction.
5. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Since I started blogging? I can't think of any major changes. I have overindulged and burned out in the past, a couple of times so in recent years I've tried to read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction to keep myself from burning out on any particular genre, again. I did come close to burning out on historical fiction, last year. But, I opted to take a break from them and it did help. Now, I'm careful not to read too many historical titles in a row.
That's all for now! Hope to meet as many other participants as humanly possible!!