Armchair BEA: 5 Questions of introduction

May 29, 2013

Earlier today, I stumbled upon Armchair BEA from another friend's blog. I was intrigued and checked it out and loved it immediately! Armchair BEA helps book bloggers who are unable to attend the Book Expo America or the Book Blogger Convention that is meeting this month in NYC. I would really like to jump start my blog, so I thought I would participate! So here it goes....

5 Questions of introduction:

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
     I'm Katie or Kate on this blog. I'm 29 year old mom, to a wonderful, stubborn, and creative kid. I love to write! I wrote my first novel when I was in high-school (it was horrible and never published).
      I've been blogging now a 1 1/2. I tried to blog about random things before, but I failed miserably, nothing kept my interest. Then on New Years of 2012, I decided I needed a better way to keep track of the books that I have read then just typing them out on Word, so Too Read or Not Too Read was born. I have been able to keep up with this blog, since it focuses on something I love, reading!

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?
     I have not participated before, I actually just heard about Armchair BEA this morning. What drew me to this event, is the idea of socializing with fellow book lovers. I love to hear other people's ideas on stories or their reactions to what happened in a book that they have loved.

3. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? 
      I just finished reading Honor's Price by Kristen Heitzmann. It is the second book in her 5 book series, The Rockey Mountain Legacy. It's a little older, but I like it. I'm thinking of continuing on to book 3 or taking a quick break and jump into The King's Speech: How one man saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi.

4. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
     I just finished my certification last year in Criminal Justice: Forensic Science. It was creepy at times, but so interesting! I'm hoping to finish my Bachelor's in History soon.

5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
      My favorite part is seeing (reading) what other people like and hearing why they did. There is nothing like slipping into another time or place and having other people that love and understand that feeling.


  1. Wow forensic science! I went through a phase of being interested in that field but science at school never kept my attention enough to pursue it. I'm also a 29 year old mom, sometimes I feel too young to have 2 children, but others I'm so glad I had them young!

  2. @mynovelopinion, I will say that forensic science was completely different then any other science. Having studied it, it makes things a read more realistic and it has helped with my writing. Haha, I know that feeling, I'm so glad that I had her young, but other days, it doesn't feel young enough! :-)

  3. So glad you found the event and decided to participate! It's one of the best book blogging events out there.

    1. Thanks! I've been trying to find something that was like this, but couldn't. Everyone has been so nice and helpful. I'm so glad I found it.

  4. I'm glad you've decided to jump in! This is my first ABEA and it's been great. I'm meeting a lot of cool bookish people :)

    Forensic Science, that sounds absolutely fascinating to me!

    Happy Reading!

    1. It has been great! I love how so many book lovers have gathered together. I'm glad you are having a great first ABEA like I am! :-)

      Forensic science is interesting. It's amazing all the things that is studied. There was never a dull moment, that is for sure.


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