Armchair BEA 2014 Introduction

One of these years I plan on going to BEA. Perhaps in 2016 when the event moves to Chicago? That’s a lot closer to this Midwestern gal. Until that fine day comes about I’m delighted to participate in the Armchair BEA!  The organizers of this event are awesome and tireless and I have to say THANKS right off the bat.

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?

I’m Jennifer…or Jen, maybe even Jenni if you’re a 7th grade classmate of mine. 

I’ve been blogging for just under 2 years. I started because no one in my real life wanted to nerd out over books with me. I had to go find my people. 

I’m blogging from the glorious state of Wisconsin. I’m way up in the northern part of the state…or “practically Canada” as we call it.

Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.

Describe my blog in one sentence? It’s just another book blog. Ha, no. That’s boring. 

My blog represents my lovely, eclectic, literary lifestyle! (That’s a little better.)

You can find me all over the place, if you so desire:


I hope we can hook up at all, or some of, the above places!

What is your favorite blogging resource?

My fellow bloggers. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Everyone is always so helpful and full of information. There’s no substitute. (I love you guys!)

Share your favorite book or reading related quote. 

This. Without a doubt.

See you around, fellow Armchair BEAers. Have a fab week!

65 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2014 Introduction

  1. … and she's back. I always knew you were from Wisconsin, but I'm even more thrilled to hear that you are practically in Canada!! And who knows, maybe i'll see you in Chicago!


  2. Hi, Jen! I definitely want to visit Wisconsin one of these days. I didn't know BEA was going to be in Chicago in 2016. I'd better be sure to go in 2015, because I doubt I'll splurge on a trip to Chicago! Armchair BEA is definitely easier to get to. But we do have some family in the Chicago area, so you never know…I may see you there too!


  3. Love your bookish quote, so true! I'd love to see Chicago, but don't know if I'll make it there for BEA. NYC is technically a much easier reach for me, so maybe next year when I've got a little cash tucked away!


  4. I wish you had reviewed The Walking Dead comics– my students are always asking for these, but I don't have them in my middle school library. They get them from the public library, but I still wonder about content! Oh, well, I've read enough zombie books to give me nightmares, so I think I'll pass. Enjoy Armchair BEA.


  5. I really LOVE the look of your blog! So fun! I'm glad to have discovered you and will definitely be following you on Twitter!


  6. Did I ever tell you I spent a summer working at a summer camp in Wisconsin Dells? Yep. I went to the big metropolis of Eau Claire, too 🙂 Hope you have a great Armchair BEA!


  7. Before I started reading them I would have assumed they'd be great for middle school kids. Now I know a bit better, lol. The language and sexual content would make me reconsider. You enjoy Armchair BEA too! Have a great week 😀


  8. That quote is amazing! I've never read it before but Nora Ephron gets me, she really gets me! I am so excited to have met you and continuing to get to know you better, Jennifer!


  9. I wish I could travel to America!I would need at least a couple of months to see everything and everybody I want to see! 😀


  10. Wisconsin is a beautiful state! Other bloggers are my favorite resource too. I learn about so many new books that way. It's wonderful.


  11. I'm already thinking about when BEA comes to Chicago. I still don't know if I can swing the entire event, but possibly a one-day pass (which might be all my introvert self can take anyway). I don't know. Maybe. We'll see.


  12. Wisconsin sounds absolutely lovely! Toronto really isn't that beautiful. I hope I'll get to meet you at a real BEA one day! Since I started my blog, going to BEA has been number 1 on my bucket list!


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