May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA: Introductions

Maybe one of these years I'll make it to the real BEA! But for this year: I'm armchairing it up with Armchair BEA.  They posted eight intro questions, and asked each blogger to answer five of them. Here are my responses!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? 

I'm Jessica, 30, wife of Noel, mother of 1.5 (well, technically I hit the halfway mark on my pregnancy next week... but close enough)! I graduated from NAU with a double major in International Affairs and French; and I essentially never use either. I've been blogging here at Quirky Bookworm since August 2011, but I had another blog from 2008-2009.

I started Quirky Bookworm two days after quitting my job at the bookstore where I'd been for 6.5 years. I knew that without that job I'd need a venue to be able to talk about books.

Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures. 

I'm in Tucson. It's hot. A lot. I whine about that. A lot. But it is pretty. And it's a city with a really fun culture and lots of great things to do. (If it only had a better climate....)

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

I'm crazy flexible; like freakishly so. My elbows are double-jointed, and I can do this weird weaving thing with my toes. And I can still get one foot behind my head, even preggers! I almost always win whenever people start showing off their stupid human tricks.
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

Prince Edward Island. Hands down. I've already visited a few literary locations I love in Europe, but I'm dying to get to PEI someday. I've been a huge Anne fan since I was little, and I'd just love to be able to see the island she describes so lovingly. 

What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?

It's pretty obvious, but, the books! I love reading other people's reviews, and seeing their thoughts on books - even when their opinions are pretty much the opposite of mine. And, it's nice to know that I'm not alone in my pathological literacy - I have lots and lots of company. 

When I was a kid it didn't always feel that way; because everyone always made fun of me for reading so much, but I think the book blogging community provides a way for bookworms to find each other and find more books to love!

Are you participating in Armchair BEA? 
Do you use your college major?