Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Armchair BEA: Intros

Day 1: Introductions and Library Love!

Hi, I'm Becca.  I'm from NC and I've been blogging for six years.  I am an eclectic reader.  I read just about anything, though literary fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction are my favorites.  I am always reading multiple books at a time, usually in several genres. Here's what I'm reading right now. I love diversity in literature and I'm always on the lookout for good reads that take place in countries and cultures all around the globe, as well as diversity in human experiences such as religions, sexual orientations, and age.

Here is a pic of my currently very un-organized bookshelf!

Not in the picture: books stacked on the floor, nightstand, and all around the bookshelf!


Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into
Hi! I'm Caro and while I am from Colombia originally I know live in Montreal, Canada. I've been blogging consistently about book for almost 4 years now at my personal blog A Girl that likes Books and I joined BBI this year!
What's your fave genre? Hmm, that's a tuff one. I read a lot of SciFi/Fantasy but I think my favorite would be a good thriller.
What are you reading right now (TBD): As I am writing this I am reading a galley of a YA novel called Thorn and I like it so far. By the time this post will be up I should be listening to The Emperor of All Maladies and making my way through Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within.
What is your theme song?
It changes often, but one song that never fails to lift my spirits up and hence it would be a great contender to be my theme song would be: I will survive.


Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
I am Tif from Tif Talks Books!  I have been blogging for more than 8 years from a multitude of locations thanks to frequent moves.  I currently reside in the great state of Montana.  I am one of the original creators of both Book Bloggers International as well as one of the original founders of Armchair BEA.  This is actually my first year that I will be participating in the event without running a large portion behind the scenes because I moved into a mentor only role!

What's your fave genre?
I love to read just about everything, but I do tend to gravitate towards fantasy, paranormal, and general literary fiction.

What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and listening to Patient Zero by Jonathan Marberry on audio.  I also am in the middle of The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan with my kids.

What is your theme song?
This one is a hard one, but I'm going to go with one of my favorites here -- Where Is The Love by The Black-Eyed Peas.  I love to share the bookish love as well as love in general!


Hi there, I'm Tasha, sometimes known as heidenkind, and I've been blogging since 2006. I began blogging on Xanga, which doesn't exist anymore (I don't think?). It was mainly a personal blog, with some book/movie/art reviews thrown in. I started Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books in 2008 because I wanted to write more about books and get more involved in the book blogging community.

Today, I co-manage Book Bloggers International with the three amazing women above; manage a cocktail blog, a restaurant blog, and TBFB. I'm also a contributor to Book Riot, a reviewer for Bookspan, and a blogger for Quirk Books. I live in Colorado and have three scotties.

-My theme song is "Coming Up" by Paul McCartney. I think it matches my hopeful outlook on life.

-Last night I started Hearts of Fire by LH Cosway and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook.

-My favorite genre... That's a weirdly difficult question for me. Years ago, I'd have responded immediately with "Romance novels!" but I'm not as obsessed with them as I used to be. I also like mysteries, fantasy, and spy thrillers as long as they're not misogynist and/or boring, but I wouldn't call any of them my favorites. I suppose you could say I'm in between genres at the moment.

-Annnd I just did a book purge and reorganized my shelves a few days ago. Here's a pic of one:


Have a great BEA, book bloggers!


  1. Whoa, you all have been blogging for a long time!

    Becca - I always seem to be reading multiple books at once too. :D

    Caro - I Will Survive is a good song. I really like listening to it.

    Tif - I LOVE Where Is The Love! I haven't heard it a long time, but I'll probably go to YouTube to listen to it after I publish this comment.

    Tasha - I love the picture of your shelf!

    1. Kaitlin Snider ... Yay!! Such a great song to have stuck in your head! :)

    2. I can never be sad listening to it :D

  2. Hi Becca!! You know I got nothing but love for ya! <3
    Hi Caro! Montreal is one of my favorite Canadian cities!
    Hi Tif! Great theme song! It's in my head now!!
    Hi Tasha! You'd like my hubbys' Paul McCartney tattoo. :-) Lovely shelfie too!
    Happy ABEA ladies!!!!

    1. fredamans ... Good! Spreading the love! :)

    2. A Paul McCartney tattoo?! I'm intrigued.

    3. Happy ABEA to you too. Montreal is very beautiful, I like it a lot :D

  3. What a fun glimpse into getting to know you ladies a little better! I love the song I Will Survive and think it makes a great theme song! Right now, I think mine would be Shake It Off, mainly because I'm trying not to take things too seriously. Love the shelfie pictures! My shelves are a mess, so guess it's time for another book purge and reorganization.


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