Monday, May 26, 2014

Armchair BEA 2014 ~ Introductions

*You can find out more about Armchair BEA here.

1)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?
 a: Hello, I'm Kristina from MI, USA. I've been blogging for a few years now and mostly do it as a hobby. I originally started to vent about a book I had just finished that I just wanted to get out of my system.

2)Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. -- so we can connect more online.
 a: Multi-Genre blog about all the different types of books I read.

3)What genre do you read the most? I love to read because ___________________ .
 a: It depends on my mood. I read a lot of paranormal whether it's PNR or UF. I also enjoy mysteries, historicals, etc. Only thing I don't really read is contemporary.

4)What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
 a: 2013-Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon (review), The Rook by Daniel O'Malley     2014- Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen (review)

5)What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like? (Pinterest encouraged!)
 a: I love the look of window nooks but prefer a big comfy chair to stretch out in.

6)What is your favorite blogging resource?
 a: probably Goodreads. I use it for summaries, covers, etc. I also use FictFact and NetGalley a lot as well.

7)Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
 a: there are so many but I'm going to share 2 today.
     “Some people are like Slinkies.They aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.”
― Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed
    “Follow me,” Myrnin said. “And do stay together. And by the way, this is the last time I go anywhere with you people. You are all insane.”
― Rachel Caine, Bite Club

9)What book would you love to see as a movie?
 a: This is another I'm not sure on. I tend to read a lot of paranormal and they either do really well (LOTR, Harry Potter) or really bad (Percy Jackson, plus many more). I'm interested in seeing what they do with Sherrilyn Kenyon's books but at the same time worried they are going to ruin one of my favorite series.


  1. I agree, watching your favorite series get butchered is hard, but it is also fun to see what they do with the story! I love your quotes. Looking forward to seeing your other armchair BEA posts! Brenda @DailyMayo

  2. I agree about having to have a long comfy share to relax in. There's nothing better than a chair to curl up in with a good book!
    Suzy Turner, Fiction Dreams

  3. I like that armchair - looking really cozy and warm! I hope you enjoy at Armchair BEA!

  4. I feel the same way about most window seats. Very pretty but not all that comfortable! I never want to see any of my favorite books made into movies and tend to avoid the movies if they are!

  5. That chair looks heavenly. I think the plant would have to be removed from the side table however. Where will I put my books?
    I prefer not to imagine my favorite books as movies too.

  6. My reading definitely depends on my mood as well. It was nice to read your intro and get to know you. We will be bumping into one another throughout the week, I am sure.

  7. I almost listed Stolen Songbird as one of my favorites for the year. It's such a great book!

  8. What a comfy looking spot. I could live there.

  9. I would SO LOVE to have a reading chair like that. I do have a cushy lazy boy but it just isn't the same as having a nice ottoman.

    I often wondered where Percy Jackson movies went wrong. Though some of the earlier Harry Potter movies weren't as strong as the later ones--director can make such a difference!

    Have a great Armchair BEA!

  10. Visiting your blog via ABEA; my YA mystery / thriller, FERAL, will release in August with HarperTeen.

  11. I love the view from that window in your reading space pic! I could almost bear any space with that view (but having a nice comfy chair to lounge in is really important!) I love that Slinky quote too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  12. Wait a second . . . does that mean they're making a movie(s?!) out of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series? Why have I heard nothing of this? *sneeks off to IMDB* Nice to meet you, Kristina!

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    1. It might be Chronicles of Nick as movie and Dark Hunters as tv series cannot remember exactly

  13. Good to meet another PNR fan! Hope you enjoy Armchair BEA!

    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

  14. Great getting to know you... I love UF too! I'm a new follower.

  15. Movie adaptations are so hard to do well. Most books just have too much to them for a two-hour movie, not to mention figuring out what actually translates to the screen and what doesn't, but even if you make changes for good reasons there's always the die-hard fans who won't be happy with anything but a word-for-word reenactment. Not that there aren't some great adaptations, but it's just so hard to get it right.

  16. I am unfamiliar with your quotes but loved them anyway! Tossed you some ♥ on bloglovin'.