It’s the start of Armchair BEA, where we book bloggers who aren’t at the actual BEA Bloggers Conference and Book Expo America Wednesday–Saturday this week in New York can enjoy a vicarious version of the experience and get an inside look at the book industry.
Picture yourself here at the Javits Center with me and a bunch of other bloggers, authors, and publicists to talk/market books.
I’ll introduce myself before the opening speaker begins:
- 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 a public librarian in southeastern Massachusetts who has been blogging for just about five years (as of June 3rd). I started blogging as a way to try my hand at online reader’s advisory and of remembering the books I read.
- Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.
Book reviews and reading suggestions from a Massachusetts (the Bay State) librarian, with occasional library & publishing news.
Google+ Laurie C
Pinterest Laurie C
Bloglovin’ Laurie C @ Bay State Reader’s Advisory
Instagram baystateRA (brand new for BEA!)
- What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far in 2014?
Last year’s favorites were The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt a very close second. So far this year, it’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin on audio and The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis in print.
- What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like? (Pinterest encouraged!)
I’ll take a reading corner like this one. Will only need to add a footrest!