Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Who R U and How Do U Armchair


Welcome to Diva's Bookcase and my first day of armchairing!  Armchair BEA is an online conference for bloggers that wanted to go to Book Expo America in NYC but for some reason couldn't.  

To find out more about this event, visit Armchair Central HERE
To find out all the blogs participating, go HERE
To find the week's agenda, go HERE



Now that you know what Armchair BEA is, let me introduce myself.  My name is Yvonne.  I'm from Memphis, TN and I am addicted to books!  At times I read more than I blog, but I have been blogging since August 2009. Reading has been my passion since grade school.  I mainly read romance books, but to be honest I pretty much read anything that has an interesting book blurb and a captivating book cover.   I'm still in a learning stage with my blogging so I tinker with my blog often by changing up my background or trying a new review style.

I first heard about BEA last year after it happened and really had plans to go this year but life got in the way.   I started a new job a month ago so taking time off was out of the question so Armchair BEA is the next best thing.

I have heard so much about how much fun is had at BEA and really hate that I'm missing it.  I've never been to NY so I know I would have had a great time and met a lot of wonderful bloggers, authors, and publishers.  But since I can't be there, I'll be armchairing with a very large margarita!

15 Talk to me!:

Smash Attack! said...

We'll get there one day!!

Yvonne said...

@Smash
Hopefully it will be soon!

booksNyarn said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, and I hope we all make it to NY in the future!

SpadesHigh said...

I hate it when life gets in the way with our wants... BUT hopefully there will be an upside to it all... we are destined to attend at least one BEA lol and thank goodness for ArmchairBEA to fill in the gap in our book hearts that can suffice our yearning for BEA NY =) Hope you enjoy that margarita and hankering for one too =D
Im glad to have the chance to meet through Armchair BEA and I hope your enjoying it too. When you have the chance, i hope you come pay me a visit as well.
http://spadeshighreads.blogspot.com/2011/05/armchair-bea.html
Have a great week!!

SpadesHigh said...

Im a new follower.... and if you dont mind would you follow me as well =) pls and thank yous.

Manga Maniac said...

Hi, Yvonne! I have never been to NYC, either, and BEA would have been a great excuse to go!

I hope you enjoy Armchair BEA!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Oh margaritas sound wonderful!! I want to go next year, but it will probably interfere with me studying for the bar. I hate when life gets in the way too.

Amy @ My Friend Amy said...

Nice to meet you Yvonne! I'm glad you're joining in the Armchair BEA fun with us. ;)

Valia Lind said...

My dream as well! Ah, I love NY! and Books! And writers! And bloggers! Ya, Im sad I didnt make it! But Yay for Armchair BEA! :)

Sidne,the BCR said...

hi yvonnne, like your blog decor, its really nice. Hooray for BEA. i do plan on going to the Book convention if its not held in NY. new follower!!

Yvonne said...

Thanx everyone for stopping by. Hopefully I'll have a chance to make my way to all of your blogs to say hi, margarita in hand!

Susan said...

Glad to "meet" you via Armchair BEA. It's always fun to find new book blogs. A Google Reader chocked full of bookish goodness just makes me happy :) I'm looking forward to reading more from you ...

Lena Sledge said...

Love your blog, nice to meet you Yvonne. I am a new follower. I am a state neighbor, hailing from Alabama. Hope to stay in touch.

Lena Sledge's Blog...Books, Reviews and Interviews

Yvonne said...

@Susan
Glad to me you too armchair buddy!

@Lena
Hi, neighbor! Nice to meet you.

Debolina Raja Gupta said...

Hey Yvonne (nice name, what does it mean?,
Great blog you have here and I really enjoyed checking it out...glad that I came here actually :) Im surely following you now.
Im from India and am hardly two weeks old at Armchair BEA, but Im already meeting so many wonderful bloggers and book lovers.
I loved the look of your blog and I too keep fiddling with the look and style of my blog :) U may visit me at http://debolinasbooks.blogspot.com/ and would be really great if you would follow me back too :)
Enjoy reading and keep writing..