Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA 2013 Introductions!


So it's time for Armchair BEA for all of us sad little bloggers who don't get to go to this amazing event for whatever reason. I would love to be in New York right now, but as I live in Holland, that just costs a whole lot of money...
But let me introduce myself:

1. 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 Daiy, I'm a 25-year-old doctor, girlfriend, food enthusiast and of course self-proclaimed book nerd. I've been blogging for almost 3 years now, I got into it through the College Students group over on Goodreads. Jamie asked who wanted to be part of a book blog and I jumped at the chance and the result is The Broke and the Bookish. Only blogging every now and then wasn't enough for me and I decided to start my own blog.

2. 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 live in Holland, Nijmegen to be exact. Nijmegen is home to a huge four day walking event every year in July, people all over the country and even some international folks come to my city for this and there's a festival during the whole week surrounding this event.


3. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I'm currently reading A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin, I love this series so much! My two favourite reads of 2013 are The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (I was lucky enough to receive an e-arc and guys, it was SO GOOD) and Splintered by A.G. Howard.

4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
HOGWARTS! Seriously, I would KILL for a Hogwarts acceptance letter and a chance to study magic there! Oh, and all the awesome balls in my beloved historical romance novels, because what can be more romantic than being swept across a ballroom by a handsome man? :)

5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
I love that I've gotten to know so many amazing people over the years! I love that I can geek out with you guys over books and boys in books and just discuss all of my favourite things! I love that when I have a problem or I'm a bit down, I can just go on Twitter and someone will be around to cheer me up. Everyone is so friendly and accepting and I'm just really grateful that I get to share my love of reading and that it's NORMAL to read as much as I do! And the book recommendations! I probably wouldn't have read half of the book I did if it wasn't for all your aweseome recommendations!

So that's me in a nutshell! I hope everyone's enjoying Armchair BEA and isn't too jealous of all those people having fun at BEA without us... I will live vicariously through tweets and recaps and such, but for now I'm glad to join in on the fun right here!

29 comments:

  1. Hogwarts is a very popular answer indeed to that question.

    Did you ever walk the vierdaagse?

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    1. I haven't, I get tired just thinking about it ;) I have lots of respect for people who do though!

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  2. Daisy!! I did not know you were participating in Armchair BEA! That's so much fun! I'm so glad we met through writing at The Broke and the Bookish, because I just adore you! I'm still so frustrated that I was too sick to visit you when I was in Holland last year. Grrrr. And isn't it funny that I never knew how old you actually were? I figured you were around my age, but I was not sure. I turn 26 on the 22nd of next month. Who is older?

    Anyway, yay ABEA! We'll pretend we're standing in lines together in NYC. :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

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    1. OH RIGHT! I totally knew your birthday was a little after mine. And yes, BEA next year is an awesome goal. Or you could come for ALA! It's in Las Vegas next year. :)

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    2. ALA is in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 26 - July 1, 2014. I've already planned on it, and will be there! It would be SO much fun!

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  3. Oh my gosh - I need to start A Feast for Crows right now! I absolutely loved the previous book in the series - A Storm of Swords. And I'm loving getting to know more bookish people thanks to Armchair BEA.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. You should!! I'm really liking it so far, I've already been introduced to new characters and it is just SO GOOD!

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  4. Hogwarts is a great answer.

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  5. That walking event sounds really interesting! Do people like try to walk for several days straight, or are there walking challenges? Cause either way, sounds kind of awesome.

    YAY for Armchair BEA Daisy! So glad you're joining in!

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    1. They walk 4 days, 50 kilometers a day, I have so much respect for everyone who does this! My feet hurt just thinking about it ;)

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  6. I loved reading your answers! That walked event sounds really cool.

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

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    1. It is pretty cool :) Though my city gets taken over by all the people that come here...

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  7. Your hometown looks beautiful, I'd love to be near the water like that.
    And A Song of Ice and Fire is just awesome, I'm gutted that I've already finished all of the published books so far...

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    1. That's why I've been taking breaks in between books, it'll be awful having to wait YEARS for the next book!
      And yeah, being near the river is a bonus of living here :)

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  8. Nijmegen looks beautiful! A Feast for Crows is excellent, I love ASOIAF!

    Katy @ <a href="http://ablightedone.wordpress.com>a blighted one</a>

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    1. Thanks! I'm really loving A Feast For Crows so far!!

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  9. Oops! Embarrassing, I messed that link up!

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  10. I love the Broke and the Bookish blog - following yours as well now. Happy Armchair BEA

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  11. Hi Daiy! Welcome to BEA! I would love to go to Hogwarts as well.

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook
    http://www.kinxsbooknook.com/armchair-bea-day-1-introductions-classics/

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    1. Thanks! Wouldn't it be just amazing?!

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  12. Hi Daisy,
    Beautiful photo! Have fun with ArmchairBEA!

    LLM - ABookGeek

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  13. Great intro! Happy Armchair BEA!

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  14. You know.. I just found out that I wasn't following you on Bloglovin'! So now I am :) Dutchies! And I'd love to go to Hogwarts <3

    Development + Fiction - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  15. I wish you could come to BEA because it would be INCREDIBLE to meet you! But I'm happy we've become friends through blogging, and I hope we get to meet in person someday. Also - TOTALLY AGREE WITH HOGWARTS. I'm still waiting for that acceptance letter!

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