It’s Armchair BEA week! If you’re visiting me for the first time, welcome! If not, welcome back!
For my introduction post, I tried to pick questions that would be informative for new readers, but not boring for regular readers. You guys will have to tell me how I do…
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
I’m Charleen, and I’m blogging from Dubuque, Iowa. I’ve been blogging in some form or another for years; I kept my LiveJournal back in college, then had a couple World of Warcraft blogs, and created a personal one when I stopped playing the game. About a year and a half ago, I realized that blog was being overrun with posts about books and reading, so I decided to create Cheap Thrills… and here we are!
What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
My favorite book I read last year is, without a doubt, The Green Mile. It was a total kick in the gut, and I loved it. My favorite book this year is tougher, since I haven’t actually read a 5-star book so far, and a lot of the 4-star ones are close contenders. But… I’m going to have to say Rebecca. It was my first book of the year, and a great one to start with.
What does your ideal reading space look like?
An oversized chair, something I can curl up in. Good lighting, obviously. A table or shelf nearby for a drink and additional books (doesn’t need to be a whole library’s worth, but a few). Most of all, the space should be comfy but cozy… under a staircase or something. When I read I want to shut out the world, and that can be hard to do in an open room. (Oh… and quiet!)
Spread the love by naming your favorite blogs/bloggers.
Some of my favorite book blogs are Bookish Whimsy, Fourth Street Review, Insatiable Booksluts, Oh, the Books!, and Words for Worms. My favorite non-book blog at the moment is Brain Knows Better, by “science fiction psychologist” Dr. Ali Mattu.
Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
Who else is doing Armchair (or live!) BEA this week?