Armchair BEA Day 1: Introductions
May 26, 2014 45 Comments
Armchair BEA is for those people who cannot visit Book Expo America but still want to join in the fun. This week, May 26th to 31st, there are celebrations for those who stay at home rather than make it to New York.
Today, Monday, is about getting to know each other. Armchair BEA has made some interview questions that I’ll answer below.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Although I call myself Leeswammes, I’m not Lee, as some people think: I’m Judith. Leeswammes is a word I made up from two Dutch words and means something like “lazy person reading”.
I’m an freelance editor (books!). This week I’m also in the Prize team for Armchair BEA, so if you win a prize, I may be the one who assigns you your first choice, or second, or third. Be sure to fill out the prize claim form a.s.a.p. because prizes go: first come, first served.
I’m from the Netherlands and I read books in English and Dutch. I have been blogging for four years. I was already reviewing books on Shelfari (it’s a reading community like Goodreads) but I wanted a place of my own to keep track of the books I read and share with others.
Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.
Leeswammes’ Blog is mainly a book review blog, but has become famous for the thrice-yearly Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. The next one is in June.
What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
My favorite book was The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz which is an amazing story about a girl living in a farming community. Very weird!
My favorite book so far this year is very hard to choose. The new Murakami was very good, but I’ll go for Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke, which was nicely creepy.
What is your favorite blogging resource?
I think it’s my spreadsheet! It tells me what books to expect, what books to read this month, what books I read the last few years. It’s got my whole book-life!
What about you?
Let me know your answer to one of these questions!
I’m curious! 🙂