I am so excited to be participating in Armchair BEA this year. I really hoped to go to New York and be there in person this year but being 8 months pregnant, flying or driving that far was just not going to happen this year!
(For more information about Armchair BEA, click the image above)
Today is the introduction posts and I am excited to learn about the other bloggers that are participating this year. 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 Shannon and Books Devoured has been around for about 18 months. I originally was a loyal reader to a blog that is not around any more (Dirty Sexy Books) and after reading and interacting with her I decided I wanted to be a part of the community too. I started researching and stumbled upon Parajunkee's BB101 posts. I read all of the old ones and started my blog that day!
2. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
If you are new to the blog you might not know that I am pregnant with my third child! My daughter Addisyn is due July 14th! I am excited but also a bit nervous still! I hope to get pretty far ahead with my posts and reviews so that I don't miss too much time blogging when she is born.
3. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
Even though it is not the most popular feature I really love doing Books Devoured Jr. It has been a fun way to get my children involved in my blog. Also, I really enjoy some of the middle grade titles as well. I plan to keep that feature even if interest is low. I am also working on getting Cookin the Books going on a more regular schedule. I did not get a lot of comments on the first one I did but I have a passion for food and cookbooks so I will keep that one around for a while if I can.
4. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
Oooooo, it is hard to choose just one. I would probably choose one of the early posts I did with a feature called Rookie Book Bloggers Journey. I wrote a post about my EPIC BLOGGER FAIL!
Believe it or not, I have never once thought about deleting all that and pretending it didn't happen. I learned a lot in my early fumbling around blogging days and I don't want to get to the point that I forget those lessons.
5. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Yes! I had only read one book/series that was considered YA before I started my blog, Twilight. I liked Twilight but I just did not realize that there was a whole genre of books like that. As soon as I started my blog though, I stumbled across so many other bloggers that were mainly reading YA. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about so I picked up a few titles and ended up loving them! I read a LOT of YA last year. I am trying to divide my time better between genres this year though. I consider myself a genre jumper and I plan to stay that way!
That’s it for me, I can’t wait to visit everyone else!