Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA -- Let me Introduce Myself!

Design Credit: Emily of Emily's Reading Room
Today during Armchair BEA, we are supposed to tell you a bit about ourselves. So, here goes...

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

Hi! I'm Annette, and I'm a high school librarian. I've been blogging for about three years. I started blogging for a couple of reasons. I wanted to remember the books I read a bit better. I read fast, and I read a lot. Sometimes I can't remember what a book was about. And my job is all about recommending books to teens. So I thought if I wrote something about the books I've read, it would help me remember them. And it has. Also, I can't possible read EVERY book that my students might be interested in. So, I read a lot of reviews and I feel like I can get a good impression of some of the books I don't have time to read.

Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures. 

I live in Illinois, close to St. Louis, Missouri. It's a very rural, small town, but in 30 minutes I can be in a big metropolitan area. I love that part about living where I do. As far as my current location, I'm going to leave that for another question below...

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? 

2013 has been a great year for second books in a series! I've loved Dark Triumph, Days of Blood and Starlight, Fragments, and Rebel Heart to name just a few.

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

Armchair BEA always seems to take place while I'm on vacation. Last year I was in Florida. This year, tomorrow I will be leaving for a 17-day cross country camping trip. So, I hope to be posting some pictures of my "Armchair" in all the spots we are camping. You can follow my journey here and on the Instagram Challenge.

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

I really want to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I know, that might not be considered very "literary" but I need to go! I want to drink ButterBeer and buy myself a wand. Maybe a magic broom too. My husband has NEVER been to Disney World, so I think we need to go there too. I'm just not sure where to go first, or if we can go to both in one trip. Such dilemmas...

I hope you enjoy visiting all the blogs participating in Armchair BEA. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you come back soon.

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  1. Oooh I am DYING to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!! It's been on my list ever since it opened. My poor husband will never know what hit him when I walk in there. haha.
    Thanks for helping me get to know you a bit better!

  2. I didn't even think about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but that would be an awesome place to visit. I know my oldest would love it there as well, and I'm sure I could find something to do, LOL, I love the books so much.

    Nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  3. Librarians are awesome! I looked at being one once, but I ended up an author instead. Still, I love libraries! Hope you enjoy Armchair BEA!

  4. Happy Armchair BEA!
    I'd love to visit the Wizarding World of HP too :)

  5. A cross country camping trip? That seriously sounds like a dream come true for me :) I finished Dark Triumph a few days ago and really enjoyed it too.

  6. Camping and blogging? Librarians are my heroes! I love day one of ABEA. So many new people to meet.

  7. Oh wow your camping trip sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see your instagram challenge pics. And I'm totally with you on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter wish. It's on my bucket list. One day I'll get there! :-)

  8. I've been to Harry Potter studio tour in London which was awesome but don't think it would be a match to the Wizarding World, I would absolutely love to go it's on my list along with Disney World. I've never been either!

    Have fun camping. :D

  9. Hi Annette,

    It is so nice to meet you. Librarians are great. Cross country camping trip - you are a braver woman than I. Welcome to Armchair BEA.

  10. Oh my goodness! My full name is Jannetta (:
    haha I just though tit was cool, I like your name better
    I've always thought Annette was a pretty name.
    Anyways, enjoy Armchair BEA!

  11. I want to go to the Wizarding World too. BADLY. I'm hoping to take my kids this coming winter :)

    I hope you're having a nice vacation!


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