Armchair BEA is the event for the sad pandas among us who weren’t able to attend BEA this year for one reason or another. So we will get to know one another virtually instead of face-to-face! Today we’re answering five interview questions. It’s a good thing I’m so fabulously interesting (I’m not fabulously interesting, that’s a lie).
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Well. My name is Karen, I live in Pittsburgh, and I’m in my mid-30s. By day I work for a company that does advertising, by night I read books professionally (except I don’t get paid). I live in sin with my boyfriend of just over two years, two dogs, and two cats. I’ve been blogging for about seven months now. I got into it kind of on a whim – I was a regular reader of so many book blogs and one day I just thought, “Huh. I’m literate and I can form coherent sentences. Blogging looks like fun, I’ll give it a try.”
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am a huge huge HUGE hockey fan. Specifically the Pittsburgh Penguins. Like, season tickets, extensive wardrobe of jerseys, the whole works. In fact, the main reason I wasn’t able to go to BEA this year is because my downpayment for next season’s tickets came due riiight around the time I needed to put a new roof on my house, thus rendering me a pauper. The sacrifices I make.
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
Um, probably my I Got Class(ics) reviews. They’re definitely not the most popular in terms of views/comments but they’re the ones I enjoy the most because I get to read books that I liked growing up and wax ecstatic (or occasionally snarky) on them.
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
Well, my favorite post ever was probably Why YA? because it was really from the heart and all that jazz. My most popular posts ever in terms of page views were my review of/screed against Fifty Shades of Grey and my love/hate relationship with Twilight.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Not really. I pretty much like what I like and that’s not going to change at this point. That said, I have become really YA-heavy since it’s a YA book blog. I still read non-fiction and adult fiction as well.
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