This is my very first Armchair BEA participation and I’m really excited to get started! For those of you who do not know, BEA or Book Expo America is a weeklong convention, held on New York City for book lovers. It is run alongside a Book Blogger Convention where each day there is a different topic for bloggers to talk about. For Day 1, it will be an introductory post! The gorgeous people from BEA asked us to answer five questions from a pre-determined list. Here are the five questions I chose to answer:
1. 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 Marius and I have been blogging for exactly one year and twenty one days now! I got into blogging since I wanted to share my opinions on books I have read. Aside from that, I also felt the need to have another place (except Goodreads) to share my tremendous love of books and meet fellow bookworms as well. I will be taking up Chemical Engineering and am about to start my first year at USC soon, so I guess I would have to lessen my blogging to focus on my studies.
2. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I watch a lot of reality shows and I especially love watching American Idol (I LOVE YOU ANGIE MILLER!!!), Dancing with the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance. I am also a fairly good amateur Standard and Latin Ballroom dancer. I am deeply obsessed with the movie/musical ‘Les Miserables’ and I can quote lines from it word for word.
3. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
If I could eat dinner with any character it’d definitely be The Little Prince from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s famous novella! The Little Prince has been a huge childhood inspiration to me and I’d sure love to have dinner with him face to face.
4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I’d like to say Hogwarts, Middle Earth, or Narnia, but since they’re too cliché, I’m choosing Catskill Mountains instead (from the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George)! You see, I’m a huge nature lover and a fan of the book since I read it when I was a kid and I’d really love to live like how Sam Gribley did on the wilderness.
5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
Ah yes. I just love every single bookworm behind the blogging community! I follow a lot of awesome bloggers and I hope to have coffee with them someday and just talk about great books. And I guess the publishers and publicists from different publishing companies deserves an acknowledgement too for providing all of us book bloggers an opportunity to review books before anyone else does.
And oh before I forget! Make sure to visit Armchair BEA's official site for news about daily blogging themes, discussions, giveaways, and many more!