Today we welcome one of the co-creators of Book Bloggers International, Becca of Lost in Books! She is actually the one who brainstormed this brilliant idea and worked with Tasha and Tif to see it through to reality.
I blog at Lost in Books, where I have been blogging since 2009. I also began Book Bloggers Do It Better, a discussion community on Google + exclusively for book bloggers (or both authors who are also book bloggers) this year. I have been very humbled by its popularity and growth and I have learned so much from everyone.
Lost in Books is an eclectic blog, as I am an eclectic reader. One look at my Goodreads categories and you will see that much. I read pretty much everything, although I most often find myself reading fantasy/paranormal, YA, mysteries, and world literature. I am very big into world literature and world cultures fascinate me. So much so, in fact, that I have a bi-weekly feature called Take Me Away Saturday in which I highlight a country or culture from around the world and share fiction, nonfiction, and children's books that give a glimpse into them.
I love the book blogging community. I have met some very cool people thanks to blogging, which is one of the inspirations for creating Book Bloggers International. I wanted a place where book bloggers (and anyone else interested) could easily find each other and get to know each other better. I discussed my rough idea with Tasha and Tif and they loved it. Then they each came up with their own amazing ideas for it and BBI was born. They are awesome and I am extremely lucky to be running BBI with them, as well as to call them my friends.
Now, a few fun facts about me:
- I can sing.
- I'm learning how to knit and I suck at it so far.
- I am borderline obsessed with Egyptology.
- I sketch.
- In addition to loving world lit, I also love ethnic food- Indian, Thai, Japanese, Greek, Egyptian, Caribbean, Vietnamese, Brazilian, Mexican, Ethiopian. I'm making myself hungry now.
- I've been practicing yoga since 2002. I don't do crazy contortionist things, but I keep myself flexible.
- I wish I could get paid to read!
Thank you Becca for bringing us Book Bloggers International. Please share any comments or questions you may have with her below.