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!