Monday, 4 June 2012

Armchair BEA 2012 Post 1 – Introductions!

Today sees the start of Armchair BEA which is the armchair version of the Book Blogger Convention held each year in the US. I took part last year, although I failed the complete week because of being offline at a work conference, but hope to fair better this year. The plan for a kick off is an introduction, by way of answering a few questions, so here goes!

  • Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I am Julie, I live in the South West of England. I have been blogging since 2002. I can't actually remember how I got into blogging, however, over the years the blog has developed as I have become more comfortable with my writing and sharing on line using this medium and by integrating with other bloggers.

  • What are you currently reading, or what is your favourite book you have read so far in 2012?
I have just finished reading A Knitter's Home Companion by Michelle Edwards which I reviewed. An earlier review and subsequent favourite was The Sonoma Rose, (part of the Elm Creek Series) by Jennifer Chiaverini.

  • Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
Whilst my blog tells readers quite a bit about myself, reading and my ancestry. It does not reveal that I am actually half Italian.

  • What is your favourite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I do take part in Meme's. I use them in a way as journal prompt and write about my ancestors or perhaps share photographs, stamps and postcards. I also share reading memories or book reviews. My favourite aspect is the followers and the comments they leave. Sharing of thoughts or perhaps I make a comment, and someone else thinks about the comment and then develops it further and the concept is used as a sounding board as a way of sharing information and building knowledge and friendships.

  • Which is your favourite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
A recent favourite post, was that I shared a post that I wrote for the Jubilee Time Capsule. You can read that post here - Jubilee Time Capsule - Kiva Project - 28th September 2011


  1. Hey Julie! Have not seen you for a little while!

    I didn't know you were reading the Elm Creek Quilters books too! I love those books!

    Talk to you later!

    1. Hi Libby, great to hear from you. I have been busy getting a few bits and pieces done and had a procedure at the hospital last week so that put me out of kilt a bit! I love the Elm Creek series.

  2. Ohh you're from England!!! How I love to go to that place and you've been blogging for 10 years now? If my math is correct? Wow isn't that an accomplishment? I hope you bring more for the community :)

    My Introduction post here

    We Fancy Books

    1. I am from England, where it is Jubilee weekend! 10 years is an achievement and it is only in the last few years that I have developed the blog further and I find that I have grown into it more! I am just about to hop over to your post!

  3. Nice to meet you, Julie! Hope you enjoy your BEA week =)

  4. Nice to meet you, Julie! Hope you enjoy your BEA week =)

    1. Nice to meet you too Lydia!

  5. Anonymous5:40 pm

    Blogging for 10 years is quite an accomplishment!

  6. It was so nice to meet you! I was trying to think of something to say in Italian but then I decided I'd just sound like Mario. :) 10 years of blogging is AMAZING!!!!
    Armchair BEA @ the Brunette Librarian

  7. You live in England? That is so cool!

  8. I haven't read the Elm Creek books yet, but I believe my BFF Aislynn might have read them. She is a book blogger who also loves to craft/quilt and cook. :) I actually think that you would have a lot in common with my friend. :) It's the first person I thought of when I first arrived at your blog. :)


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