Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA - Introductions (and Being Late to the Game)


Whew!  What a whirlwind weekend...three day weekends are NEVER long enough!  I totally took an impromptu blogging break.  Time just seems to keep on getting away from me.  I'm horrified to tell you that I completely forgot to take pictures (ugh) but we had a wonderful time on the houseboat.  Even when it rained almost the entire time.  It just makes you get creative on ways to keep your three littles entertained.  LOL!  I peeked in my reader last night, realized it was Armchair BEA week, and then kicked myself for putting off signing up until now.  I am the queen of procrastination!  I'm not sure how much blogging I will get accomplished this week but I'm using this as a good excuse to get to know a few new bloggers (and maybe take a week long break from reviews. Ha ha!)    

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's Samantha but I always go by Sam.  I've been blogging now for entirely too long (I'm thinking that I'm on 5 years or something like that.  I got into book blogging thanks to Yahoo book groups and reading challenges which I used to be completely addicted to.  Funny thing is that I'm still a member of some of those groups even though I couldn't tell you the last time that I checked up on them :)  
 What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? 
  •  I'm currently reading two books:  The Truth of All Things by Kiernan Shields which is a historical mystery and pretty good so far.  On my reader I'm reading There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron.  This one is also pretty good so I'm having a hard time choosing which one to focus on.  I hate when that happens!  
 Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. 
  •  I think that by now you probably all know that I'm a mom, avid reader, and library goer.  You may not know that I'm also an awful cook, a planner of all the projects that I'm going to accomplish (and usually never do), and book hoarder extraordinaire.  Hahaha!  That doesn't make me sound so good :)  You may also not know that I love to watch Swamp People, have an addiction to avocados, and am a runner that doesn't run.  What is a runner that doesn't run?  It's that one person who considers themself a runner but doesn't ever find the time to actually run.  I should probably work on that!  Anything else you want to know, just ask!
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? 
  • This is the easiest question for me!  The community!  I love all of the friends that I have made through book blogging.  I love how all of you lovely readers understand my reading addiction and even encourage it :)  I can always count on my bloggy friends to listen to me rave or moan about a book....especially when said moaning is because I'm impatiently waiting for the book to release.  Mira Grant's Parasite I'm looking at you!!!  But my favorite part is all of you readers who have become my friends.  Thank you!  I love getting to know each and everyone of you.
Enough out of me for one day!  I'm not sure how much more rambly I could get on this blog lately :)


  1. I've been taking impromptu blogging breaks too, there's just never enough time.
    I didn't know it was Armchair BEA week :)
    I love Swamp People too, Troy is my fav. And I always encourage reading addictions...lol.

  2. The Truth of All Things by Kiernan Shield sounds so good! Just the title alone peeks my interest. I haven't read too many historical books, but I've been getting more and more interested in them lately.

  3. Sam, I didn't realize you've been blogging for as long as me! Fun Armchair BEA post today. :)

  4. "a planner of all the projects that I'm going to accomplish (and usually never do), and book hoarder extraordinaire." Oh boy, does that sound familiar! ;)

    This community is the best, we should all pat ourselves on the back!

    Have a great ABEA, happy reading!

  5. I can't even count how many Yahoo Groups stories I've told this week. That was a wonderful community starting place for so many of us.

  6. I really shouldn't have joined in for this because its fun to learn about my favorite bloggers. We are much the same in our project planning and never getting anything done. Lol. That's the story of my life.

  7. Love to read these types of memes because you always learn something new. I love avocados too :)

  8. So much fun to read and learn a bit more about you!!!!!!!!!!


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