From what I’ve heard, one of the best part of attending Book Expo America (BEA) is the opportunity to meet other bloggers. Armchair BEA is no different, we have a spectacular opportunity to learn about some of the other bloggers that are part of this great community. Each year I’ve participated (this will be the third) I’m in awe of the number of bloggers that are out there and the blogs that I’ve never visited.
If this is your first time visiting Teresa’s Reading Corner, welcome! I hope you decide to look around and come back from time to time. You can follow my RSS feed using the button to the right, you can also find me on both Facebook and Twitter.
So now, here’s a little about me from the list of questions provided by the organizers of Armchair BEA
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 is Teresa. I discovered book blogs and the book blogging community in late 2009 while doing some random Google searches looking for something interesting to read. I’d been pretty bored with my own selections. After stumbling upon a few blogs and getting some great book suggestions from them I decided that I wanted to share my own experiences as well. I wanted to return the gift that had been given to me when those bloggers helped me find some fantastic new reads. Teresa’s Reading Corner was born in February 2010. Of course I had no idea what I was getting into at the time, but I truly enjoy it.
Where do you see your blog in five years?
It is my hope that Teresa’s Reading Corner will continue to grow and evolve as the rest of the book world does. It would be my dream for this blog to become one of the top resources for readers both in my local market and worldwide. In the meantime, my plan is to continue reading great books and providing my thoughts to like-minded readers.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I used to be a strict one book at a time kind of girl. That changed when I began listening to audio books, and changed again this spring when I finally got an ereader. At any given moment I’ve got at least three books going. Right now I’m reading Robert Goolrick’s Heading Out to Wonderful in hard copy. On my kindle I’m reading Meg Cabot’s Queen of Babble for the Meg Cabot Readalong. My current audio book is The Sugar Queen written by Sarah Addison Allen and narrated by Karen White. Three very different books and I’m enjoying each one of them immensely.
As far as a favorite book in 2012. That is a really tough question as I’ve read some great ones already this year. Unfortunately many of the reviews for them are still hanging out in my drafts folder. My absolute favorite that I’ve read so far this year would have to be Overseas by Beatriz Williams. There were so many things that I loved about this book. Its being compared to one of my all time favorite books, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Its premise is quite similar yet different. If you enjoyed Outlander or like books that are contemporary and historical fiction at the same time, I encourage you to pick up Overseas.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
I feel like my tastes have always evolved but since I began blogging in 2010 I’ve really opened up to new styles and genres that I NEVER would have tried before. For example, I’d never read Historical Fiction prior to blogging. It is now one of my favorite genres. Blogging and my exposure to other bloggers has really encouraged me to try new genres and stretch my boundaries.
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I really enjoy hosting the original Audio Book Challenge each year. It’s a great opportunity to interact with other audio book enthusiasts. I’ve been working on some great things to develop it even further, that unfortunately had to take a back burner for a while. I’m still hoping to implement some of them for the 2012 challenge. If I don’t get to, my goal is to have them up and running for the 2013 challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I’m really looking forward to all of the Armchair BEA festivities and getting to know you.
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