ArmchairBEA Day 1: Introductions
May 27, 2015 11 Comments
Armchair BEA is for those people who cannot visit Book Expo America but still want to join in the fun. This week, May 27th to 31st, there are celebrations for those who stay at home rather than make it to New York.
Today, Wednesday, 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 independent editor (books!). I’m also in the Prize team for Armchair BEA, for the second year running. 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 five 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.
What is the top book in your TBR pile?
Ah, it’s one that is related to my work as an editor – Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
What does diversity mean to you?
I chose this question because I found that I have no idea how to answer this!
What comes up in my mind is equality and companionship (i.e., we’re all one group, not many). But also: can’t we all just accept each other so we don’t have to worry about terms such as diversity?
What book are you reading right now?
Aquarium by David Vann. A beautiful novel that reads like a fairy tale, but with a nasty fairy godmother!
Share your favorite blog post on your blog
A few years ago I was getting annoyed by all the author emails asking me to review their books. So, I wrote this post: Authors: How to Pitch Your Book to Bloggers which has become quite popular, as you can imagine!
What about you?
Let me know your answer to one of these questions!
I’m curious! 🙂