A Brief Hiatus for Armchair BEA

Armchair BEA 2

Design credit: Sarah of Puss Reboots

I have always longed to go to Book Expo America (BEA) in New York, but alas, it does not seem to be in the cards for me. Instead, this year I am participating in Armchair BEA – not quite like being there, but a close second. As a result, it is unlikely that I will posting reviews this week. Instead I am dedicating my time and space to exploring the world of Armchair BEA.


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

My blog is fairly new – about 6 months old. I used to work in a bookstore and I miss talking about books all day long. I thought starting a book blog would fill that gap a little and keep me in touch with the world of book.

2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you’ve read so far in 2013?

Right now I’m reading The Dark by Claire Mulligan. My favorite book of 2013 so far is The Dinner by Hermann Koch. For the most part I read literary fiction and some non fiction.

3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

I bought my first sewing machine last week. It’s purple.

4. Name your favorite blog(s) and why they are your favorite.

Literary Hoarders. We have fairly similar tastes in books and they feel like real people to me, friends even.

5. Where in the world are you blogging from?

I’m in Scotland, but I’m from Canada. I sometimes kind of pretend that I’m still there while I’m blogging.


  1. I just had to let you know I gave a chuckle when I read about the purple sewing machine, it sounds wonderful. If I had a sewing machine I would love it to be purple.
    Hope you enjoy the week of Armchair BEA

  2. A purple sewing machine! How cool is that?

    I’m fairly new to the book blog world as well. My one year anniversary is coming up soon though πŸ™‚

    I’ve heard so many mixed reviews on The Dinner, it’s made me very curious.

    Very nice to meet you!

  3. So can I come visit you in Scotland? I promise I won’t take up much space. I’ll probably spend most of my time outside reading and/or catching a Scottish man. I’m glad to meet another book blog newbie!

  4. Purple is my favorite color, so yay for the purple sewing machine! I’ve always wanted to learn how to use one, but some failed attempts at hand sewing a long time ago kind of discouraged me from ever trying. I took up knitting instead, but I’d still like to give sewing another go one day.

    Have a great week!

  5. Welcome to the world of book blogging! It’s so fun! I have to say something about the purple sewing machine, too! I love crafts and have an ancient Singer that my grandmother bought for me. I adore it, it weighs a ton, and it’s a beat of a machine. It’s got it’s own kind of personality. Sounds like between books and sewing you’ll be keeping busy! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping in to visit our blog!

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