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My answers to Armchair BEA is Coming ... Prep Your Introductions! questions:
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Hi. My name is Tallulah. I have had a blog for about two years. I would not saying that I have been "blogging" though. I read a lot of books. I scribble lots of notes (and some reviews) about those books on paper. I started blogging because I thought that it would be cool to move my scribbles online. Sadly, I haven't been good about actually posting them. <sigh> I hope to correct that this summer.
Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
I am blogging from Atlanta. Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. One of the most famous books set in this city is Gone with the Wind, a novel written by Margaret Mitchell.
Although I have visited the Margaret Mitchell House numerous times for author readings, I have never read Gone with the Wind. After watching the American Masters/PBS documentary Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel it's moved up on my to-be-read list. Along with Margaret Mitchell & John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind b
I think BEA should come to Atlanta. #armchairbea #armchairbea
— Amy (@ladyreaderstuff) May 31, 2013
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?
This is my first time participating. I was lurking on Lisa's Just Another Rabid Reader blog and came across her post about Armchair BEA.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I am currently reading The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am allergic to grass. That's a bad problem to have living in Georgia.
Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).
I don't have any yet. There are so many to see! I usually don't get back to visit more than once or twice. Hopefully, this will change. I recently signed up for GFC and bloglovin' to stay more connected. I am going to try and visit lots of #ArmchairBEA participants' blogs this week. See you soon!
All you people saying you don't have friends... You just gained a blog creeper. You. Will. Love. Me... #boutofbooks
— Amy Tesch (@MissNerdy) May 18, 2013
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I haven't written it yet. Swing by my blog at the end of the summer. I'll have something fabulous posted by then.
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I would like to dine in a supper club with jazz singer Shug Avery from The Color Purple (by Alice Walker). Shug is a series of fascinating contradictions.
I loved Margaret Avery's musical performances as Shug in the movie adaptation. Check out the movie trailer.
After dessert, Shug and I would "jump up" with the house band and jam the night away. Of course, I would be lip syncing and wearing a shiny red dress.
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I read Back of Beyond (Cody Hoyt #1) by C.J. Box earlier this year. Most of the action is set in Yellowstone National Park. Although it's a murder mystery, my take-away from the book was that Yellowstone is awesome. I felt like an arm chair traveler as I was reading it. I am definitely planning on visiting for real in the future.
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
Sharing book recommendations. The book blogging community encourages me to read books that I probably wouldn't read if left to my own devices.
Amen! RT @madhoydenish: A2. Surprised @ how much my TBR list has grown. Shame on you all. You shouldn't tempt an addict. #boutofbooks
— Katherine Nabity (@Katen) May 18, 2013
Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
Fewer participants per blog tour. I recently realized that I've started ignoring some featured blog tour books since I keep seeing the same tour on a bazillion sites. Okay, maybe not a bazillion. That's an exaggeration... but still. See Maureen Johnson's blog post BLOG TOURS, AND THE WORD NO from BEA last year.
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