Oh, how I wish I could attend BEA in person. But, the lovely organizers of Armchair BEA have done a great job putting together some online festivities for those of us who can't make it to NYC.
Here goes my intro:
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Becky and I'm a book junkie. I worked as a bookseller for just over six years before attending the Denver Publishing Institute. I now work in publishing, but I still love to share my thoughts and recs, so I blog and I review for Bookbitch.com. I've been blogging since 2008 and use it as a place to pimp books I enjoy.
But that's pretty much what my sidebar says. Here's a bit more about me: I'm thirty (closer to thirty-one than I'd like) and have been married just over a year. My husband is a film editor who's worked on an Oscar winning documentary (he's much more interesting than I am). We spend a LOT of time reading and watching movies in our house. I have a degree in Criminal Justice (that I loved getting but am not using) and a double minor in English and Anthropology.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am currently reading Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. I've only just started it, but I'm a big fan of Flynn's two previous novels so I'm really looking forward to getting into this one. (I actually finished this one the same day I wrote the post -- it was fantastically crazy!)
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
If I could eat dinner with any author or character... that's a tough one. I think I'd like to have dinner with Stephen King, but I don't know what I'd say to him. I'd probably be all fan girly and awkward and weird.
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I would love to visit the Great Library from Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series because it has a copy of everything that has ever and will ever be written! (Yes, I am that big of a book nerd that if I had the chance, I'd visit a place that has every book ever!)
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
I don't think my tastes have changed much since I started blogging mainly because I've been reading such a wide variety for so long. I'd say my tastes started changing and evolving while I was a bookseller. It's easy to be more open to new authors and genres when you're so completely surrounded by a continually changing selection of them. In fact, it was only in my early reading years that I was really picky and less prone to try new things. By the time I was in high school and spending my own money on books, I started delving into all kinds of new things.