I am participating in Armchair BEA this year. Armchair BEA is a chance for book lovers' who cannot attend BookExpo America to participate to participate in the fun from the comfort of their own homes.
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?
My name is Rachel, and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I have been blogging since April of this year. Previously I blogged about books off and on at http://not-another-mom.blogspot.com/. When I decided to try blogging again, I started a new blog instead of picking up the old one because I wanted a fresh start and I wanted the blog's name to reflect its purpose. I blog because I like talking about books and wanted to connect with other readers.
My blog is a place for me to share my thoughts about the books I have read. I am on Twitter and Instagram as @R2RachelReads.
I primarily read literary fiction, although I hate that name! I also read YA, YF, and more. I love to read because I like experiencing other lives and places.
My favorite book from last year was either The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien or The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. My favorite book so far this year is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
What is your favorite blogging resource?
My favorite blogging resource are other bloggers, of course! I looked at how other people did things and went from there. I am just getting started with using Twitter to connect with other bloggers and people from the book industry, and I use Goodreads to keep track of what I have read.
Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
There are so many great quotes out there, but I will pick as my favorite a quote from Erasmus that I used on some homemade bookmarks once: "When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
I will try to come back later and blog about literature, but my son has soccer practice this morning, we are going to 2 barbecues, and I am an Armchair BEA cheerleader, and I need to attend to my cheerleading duties! Looking forward to a great week! ~ Rachel