Monday, May 26, 2014

Armchair BEA Introductions

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Allo allo readers and fellow bloggers. I know it's been really quiet around here lately. I started a new (seasonal--don't get too excited) job at the end of April and my time's been at a premium since, especially since I'm essentially juggling two jobs now. I'm not too stressed, but blogging has definitely fallen by the wayside while I get into a new routine.

In the meantime, Armchair BEA is happening and I can't not participate! Armchair BEA is the internet version of BEA (Book Expo America) in NYC. Today we're being asked to introduce ourselves. So without further ado:

  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? That's actually 4 questions, but okay. I'm Tasha--or Natasha, or heidenkind--and I've been blogging since 2005, when my friend convinced me to join Xanga. In 2008 I started a book blog and atm I either manage or co-manage 5 blogs, contribute to Book Riot and Food Riot, and am a media critic at the Pueblo PULP. I started blogging because my friend told me I'd love it, and I guess she was right! I'm blogging from Colorado, USA.
  2. Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. -- so we can connect more online. Truth Beauty Freedom & Books is "A book blog with Bohemian sensibilities." Basically I say what I want and am non-commercial. You can find me on Twitter @heidenkind, on Facebook as Tasha Heidenkind, and on Instagram as @tashabrandstatter.
  3. What genre do you read the most? This has actually changed quite a bit in recent years. I used to be all about romance (although I did read other genres--as long as they had romance), but now I'm getting more into mysteries and thrillers. Hormones, I guess. I still love romances, but the current releases tend not to click with me the same way.
  4. What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year? My absolute favorite book last year was a 3-way tie between Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson, The Bridge by Rebecca Rogers Maher, and The River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway. I actually had a kinda sorta meh reading year last year, but this year has been pretty good. I think my favorite read so far is The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand.
  5. What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like? I actually blogged about this in 2012. I think my perfect reading spot would be outdoors, with perfect weather, and nothing but the wind and the trilling of birds to disturb me.

How about you?

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