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Armchair BEA: Introductions

I’m a little late for Armchair BEA this year since I’ve been away over the weekend but I don’t think it’s too late to start!

Yesterday was introductions day and I thought it’s probably a pretty important thing to start off with so without further ado….

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

My name’s Lucy, I’m 25 and I live in Birmingham, UK. I’ve had this blog for almost 3 years now although it’s only been in the last couple that I’ve really gotten into the  blogging community. I started off with a review post on The Bookclub Forum but I waanted to expand it to include general musings and news about books so I started this blog, I’ve not looked back since..

2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favourite book you have read so far in 2012?

At the moment I’m reading The Good Angel of Death by Andrey Kurkov on paper, and a review copy of The Whipping Club by Deborah Henry on my kindle. I’m finding The Good Angel of Death a little difficult to get into, despite really enjoying the other Kurkov novels that I have read. I’ve only just started The Whipping Club so I’m not sure on that one yet.

As for my favourite books this year? I’ve really enjoyed Scott Stabile’s Brooklyn Bites series of short stories, and How to Be a Woman gave me a bit of a girl crush of Caitlin Moran
3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

My older sister gave birth to my first nephew a couple of weeks ago, and I went to see him last weekend. He is absolutely gorgeous.

4. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?

I’m quite liking my Children’s Hour feature at the moment, but generally I like writing musings, I would like to write more of hem though!
5. Where do you see your blog in five years?

Oh I really don’t know. I suppose as long as I still enjoy writing it, and people still enjoy reading it I will keep going!
6. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?

Oh just one? Umm personally I like my musing on series but my post about how a book’s popularity might effect your reading of it has been one of my most popular posts, and I’m quite proud of that!
7. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

Hmm I think dinner with Stephen Fry would be very interesting and fun.
8. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

You know what I don’t really have any. Or does the libaray from Beauty and The Beast Count?
9. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?

I like how people support each other. I’ve had a lot of help when I needed it on twitter, some fantastic recommendations  and referrals from fellow bloggers, and sometimes just a nice chat.
10. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?

Not by a great deal. I read more indie authors now, mainly because that’s who I get review requests from. I probably read a few more young adult books as well, although it still takes a fantastic review to get me to read a YA novel most of the time.

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