Monday 23 May 2011

Armchair BEA Kickoff - Who Am I?

This is my first time doing BEA, this time last year I had never even heard of it, now I am sad that I wasn't able to fly over to the actual event, but happy that I am getting to take part in such an awesome online event.

If you want to know more about this, head over to the website Armchair

So today's post is supposed to be introducing me, the person behind the blog. So here goes.

My name is Becky (as you may have guessed from the name of my blog), I've been blogging since August 2010. Starting up a blog was a bit of an on the spot decision. I always talk about books, to anyone that stands still long enough for me to spurt words at them (hehe), and so I decided I needed a proper audience for my book hype. I cam across some book blogs online and decided there and then to start my own. It started as a little project that I would log onto every few days, but now it has grown and I am on it all the time (more often than maybe I should be.)
I mainly review YA books, mostly Fantasy/Paranormal and what I refer to as Chic Lit. However I do occassionally put some Adult book reviews - things like Arthur Conan Doyle or Cecelia Ahern.

So far I have remained anonymous on my blog, I have avoided putting pictures of me up, but think I will give you one look at the girl behind the blog. Are you ready for this... here it is:

hehe, got you going there. But seriously now this is me:

This picture was taken when I was out on the Mobile Library. Sorry it's a bit blurry.
I will now give you some random facts to go with the face.

1) I am 22 years old, but many people think I'm still about 16/17. I get asked for ID for everything.

2) I love books about Vampires/Werewolves etc, but when I was younger these things terrified me. Especially Vampires- I would have nightmares about being bitten!

3) The Hunger Games is my favourite book! I am even wearing a T-shirt with the Mockingjay on as I write this.

4) I have only ever been on holiday once. I got my passport in November last year and went to Disneyland Paris in February this year. Before that I had never had a holiday or been out of the country, but now I have got the travelling bug and can't wait to jet off again.

5) I am mildly obsessed with Pirates! I'm so excited about the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. and I've been known to randomly say thinkgs like 'argh, and shiver me timbers' I find it funny, others around me - not so much.

6) I can meow and purr like a cat, what can I say it's a talent, but some people find it a little bit freaky

7) When I was little I wanted to be an Olympic Gymnast - I now aspire to be an author. I have written one book which I am trying to get published and I am halfway through writing a second. Any publishers reading this that want a YA Fantasy novel - don't be shy. :D

8) I can tell if a book is good or not by it's smell, I love the smell of books. (I'm not a crazy freak honest)

9) In total contrast to the previous statement, I pride myself on being a bit of a crazy freak. I love to have fun, I'm permanently hyper and come out with the weirdest sayings/expressions.

10) I haven't ever met any of my fellow bloggers but consider some of them my friends.

So, here's what I hope to get from Armchair BEA -

I couldn't attend the real event as I live in the UK and am broke, there is no way I could fund such a trip, but am hoping to be able to go in the coming years.

I'm hoping that by taking part in Armchair BEA I will meet more fellow bloggers and get to know you all, find some great book recommendations and of course I'm looking forward to the giveaways (who doesn't love a good giveaway!) I also cannot wait to live through the people that are there - although I know I will turn green with envy!

So lets have an Awesome Armchair BEA - leave me a comment and I will stop by your blog. Let's spread the love and get to know each other.


Nina B. said...

When I said that ARGH is not real, he kicked my butt. So sorry about that, I am now retracting my statement and will say that yes, ARGH is as real as real can be. :D

Living vicariously through the BEA participants - that's exactly what I want to do :p

And we're just the same, I'm 25 but even with my height, some people think I'm still 17 - 18 years old and it's frustrating sometimes, especially when these people are my patients.

Let's have fun doing Armchair BEA!

Brush Up On Your Reading

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Hi Becky, nice to meet you! =)

I totally know what it's like with everyone thinking you're younger than you are. I'm almost 25, but people always think I'm still a teenager. Someone at my Mom's work thought I was 15. I was like "umm, okay, I might look 18, but 15? that's pushing it!"

Okay sorry, that was a little rant, but I figured you would understand. =b

Love 'The Hunger Games'! Definitely one of my favourite books.

Bex said...

I couldn't attend BEA either, since I live in Sweden and am a student. Not enough money for that... One day, I will though!

I haven't met any fellow bloggers either, but definitely think of them as my friends! They do count. And I can meow as well, LOL.

Nice to meet you!

Rebecca @ kindle fever

barmybex said...

Hehe, you go ARGH! We'll have lots of fun doing Armchair BEA

Ashley - no problem I totally understand. I got ID'd for a lottery ticket - I was like, seriously you don't think i'm 16! come ON! It's rather insulting. Hunger Games woooo.

NIce talking to you Bex, yay for meows!