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's Rebecca, but you may see me appearing on the interwebz as RivkaBelle. I've been blogging for two years (as of Saturday, June 2nd!), and absolutely love it. I started this blog ages ago, as a place to stick poems or thoughts on books/movies/etc. I also used to record snippets of the conversations we'd have in the cafeteria, ha. Once I discovered the vast world of book blogs a few years ago, I decided to try my hand at evolving this "wordy place" into an actual book blog. So far, it's been a fun and - I think - successful experiment. I've learned so much, and absolutely love getting to chat with publishers and authors about books and life.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.I really, really, really love frozen yogurt. And I normally end up getting 16oz at a time when I hit up my local froyo bar. (But hey, it's really good and it's healthy!)
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?This is a fun question! Hmm...Okay, I think it's probably this one...because it's so near and dear to my heart. But I also have a special place in my heart for this one, which is also worth checking out. (Yes, I realize I just gave you two posts -- so I fudged it a little, but they're both good!)
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?Oh man...Such an awesome question, and so hard to pick just one! I could answer this so many ways...But let's go with...Lady Galadriel. When I first read Fellowship of the Ring, I was - well, I guess enchanted - by Lady Galadriel. She fascinated me, captured my imagination, and I wanted to know so much more. She still is a figure of great interest, and I think it'd be lovely to have a cosy spot of tea with her.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?I think this is a yes-AND-no answer...I think I'm probably just more aware of my reading habits now: I read a ton of historical fiction and YA. But I've also discovered there are a lot more options available - like the world of Austenesque reading (which I label "Austenia" here), and all the amazing fairy tale variations. I've also begun reading a lot more indie books - things I would never have known existed before discovering the blogging community. Maybe it's less a change in my reading tastes, and more a fine-tuning of my palette?
This has been fun! I can't wait to see what the other Armchair BEA participants have answered!
I just got Marsha Altman's latest Darcy book, this week. Have you read her series? They're awfully fun.ReplyDelete
I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't read anything at all by Tolkien, yet. I've allowed myself to be intimidated by fantasy, but I think it's about time I gave in to the Lord of the Rings series.
Happy Armchair BEA!
I haven't read Altman's books yet, but I hear good things about them :o)Delete
Tolkien was my first "real" fantasy (if I remember correctly, haha)...I fell in love with his mastery of world-creating, down to language, history, lore, etc. Amazing. Read the Hobbit first ;o)
Hi, Rebecca! AH I LOVE FROYO TOO! Except only solely from Yogurtland because it's the cheapest AND best I've found. Also yes to fairy tales! Love 'em.ReplyDelete
Mmmmm frozen yogurt. I just got really hungry. I wonder if I stuck a cup of yogurt in the freezer, would it turn out similar to froyo?ReplyDelete
I see you're currently reading The Selection - it kind of struck me as what Jane Austen would write if she was modern and writing YA dystopians :-) And agree on the indie books - how did I never discover these before!?!?
Thanks for stopping by my Armchair BEA Intro!
haha, We've done that before (yogurt in the freezer), it's similar but not quite as awesome ;o)Delete
Ooooh, I had not had that thought - but the Selection is a bit Jane-esque in its examination of social interactions...
I have never had frozen yogurt in my life, but then it's only starting to get popular here in Germany.ReplyDelete
Have a great week,
Dinner with the elves would be fun.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't it though? :o)Delete
Now I'm craving frozen yogurt! It's really hard to find here. SO yummy.ReplyDelete
There are so many different variations of various stories! From the modern adaptations to the reworkings..I love them all!
Thanks for stopping by LIO!
Aw, sorry you don't have easy access to froyo! Mine may be too easy, actually, haha...Delete
And yes, I love 'em all too! Such fun!
Oh my yogurts! I totally lurveee them. So you're reading The Selection amidst the war, eh? Cool, dude! xD ]ReplyDelete
Happy Armchair BEA to you!
It's an interesting read - I had no idea what I'd really be getting (other than a gorgeous cover) :o)Delete
I really love frozen yogurt, too! SO glad that so many frozen yogurt stores have opened up. You can barely turn the corner without running into another one. NOT complaining. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, while there's only the one in my town, the neighboring cities have oodles! Good stuff. :o) I think I need some now... hahaDelete
Lady Galadriel is a cool choice. I never could quite figure her out so dinner might help :)ReplyDelete
I've actually NEVER had frozen yoghurt :o Ever! I totally want to though.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love the answer to the last question. So true! It's the same for me; you worded it perfectly! I'm very much aware of the genres now.
So nice to meet you! :D I'm sorry for hopping by late; real life ruined my hopping on Monday, so I'm catching up now!
I like frozen yogurts, too but for me it's more of an acquired taste than anything else. Still, I think they pretty delicious. Yum!ReplyDelete
My Armchair BEA: Introduction post.
I have never tried frozen yougurt. Ever. Perhaps I should.ReplyDelete