Apologies, but my Armchair BEA posts will most likely be delayed and my participation spotty because I just got a new puppy (and reading buddy) and it’s like caring for a third child!
1. What is the name you prefer to use?
2. How long have you been a book blogger?
Four years … I think. Mind is slowly going.
3. Have you participated in ABEA before?
This will be my third year participating.
4. Do you have a favorite book?
Right now, my favourite book is Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. The book has everything I could ever want in a great read: a dramatic setting; unforgettable characters, a riveting plot. I adore Scarlett O’Hara in all her catty, selfish ways, but also admire her rebelliousness and how she defied society’s expectations of her to become independent and control her own destiny.
5. What is your favorite genre and why?
I don’t have a favourite genre, but I mostly read literary fiction. I would like to read more fantasy because I loved it so much growing up, but it’s like kryptonite whenever I touch it. I quickly lose my reading powers and can’t get through even a few pages.
6. Which day of ABEA are you looking forward to the most?
I always enjoy introductions because it’s a great way of getting to know other bloggers even if you’ve been following them for awhile.
7. What book are you most excited for on your TBR? What are you most intimidated by?
The book I’m most excited about right now is Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante, the third book in the series. The book I’m most intimidated by that I’m contemplating reading this year is Ulysses by James Joyce. Anyone want to do a read-along and hold my hand?
8. What is the most interesting thing that you have learned through your reading this year so far?
The most interesting thing I’ve learned is that I’m still afraid to DNF a book out of some bewildering, guilt complex. Even if the book is obviously a struggle to read. Even if there are a million books waiting for me to read that are probably better. I always feel like I owe the book a second/third/fourth chance.
Are you participating in Armchair BEA this year or are you lucky enough to be in Chicago?