Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Armchair BEA Introduction

For the last three years i have been involved with Armchair BEA and although I am a couple of days behind, I am still jumping on board because it rocks, as with last year we were asked to answer five questions in our introduction posts, here are mine:

you can find the list of Questions HERE

1. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
Coopernook mountain looking towards  Taree
and forster. 

As most of my readers know, I blog from Australia, A small town pretty much smack bam in the middle of  Sydney and Brisbane called Taree. There isnt really any thing interesting about Taree, but there are so many amazing thins sourrunding it. 30 minutes away you can watch dolphins play each and every day, Ten minutes away you can climb a massive moutain and see any thing with in 50kms, its breath taking, then 20 mins away you can find Harrington and Crowdy Head, which are just amazing, I cant even put it in to words. 

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?

Crowdy Head
I have participated in ABEA before, and I LOVE IT!! As most people know, BEA is held in NYC and being a 25yo student from Australia, I cant just up and go to New York every June, its just not cool, ABEA gives us location-ally challenged people a chance to share in the networking that BEA does and it also helps us find a lot great friends. 

3. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I am Currently reading Katie Mcgarry's Dare you to, I love Katie Mcgarry, and cant get enough of this book when it's released you should all get it and read it straight away.
My favorite book in 2013 so far is Scent of Magic by Maria V Snyder. 

4. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you?
What some people might not know about me is two days before New Year 2012 I was admitted to hospital, I was diagnosed with Meningitis and Septicemia, I'm not telling you this to get pity or what ever, I am telling you this because as a person who appreciates networking and knows the value of online relationships I wanted you to know why i havent been around. While I was released on January 4th I wasnt cleared of the diseases until March, and on top of the study I launched in to in February I have been struggling to find the energy to sit down and blog, I know it's not that hard of a job, but it was something that got scratched off for a while, but I am hoping to be back and getting regular posts out now I have found much of my strength has returned. 
5. Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).

Bitten By Booklust: Blair from Bitten By Booklust is one of my best friends.  We didnt actually meet through our blogs though, we met through Nanowrimo, and bonded over pretty much everything and struggle if we go a day with out talking to each other, I love this girl!!

Book'd Out:  Shelly-Rae is also an book blogger from Taree, she is always so nice to me when we run in to each other, I love the content she posts and learn a lot from her

The Rest Is Still Unwritten: I only spoke to this girl once at Harlequin Summit, she was so sweet and I love the content she posts. 


  1. Hi nice to meet you! I love Katie McGarry as well!! Welcome to Armchair BEA!!

  2. Hi! I have always wanted to visit Australia! I will make this one more reason to love blogging and ABEA, meeting people from all over the world. I look forward to reading your posts, and I hope you are back 100% soon! Kat

  3. Your hometown sounds absolutely lovely and since you have found a way to get to BEA all the way from Australia I suppose that means I have no excuse since my trip wouldn't be near as far. I like Dare You To much better than Pushing the Limits. It was good to meet you and I hope you will soon find more energy to blog. Best wishes.

  4. You are from such a beautiful place! :D I'm also a big fan of Shelley-Rae :)

    Have a great ABEA! Happy reading :)

  5. Thanks for the kind words Monique!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt


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