Monday, May 26, 2014

HELLO ARMCHAIR BEA!!!!


I am a 57 year old reader of books that are mostly YA. I am retired from the music business and now work part-time doing freelance PR work, but most of my work is for one company; l guess I am freelance but not free-range! I live in Binghamton, N.Y., where Rod Serling of The Twilight Zone fame grew up. My son graduated from the Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, in high school. Sebastian is 22 years old, and is currently at university with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Asian Studies. 

I started my blog less than a year ago. I call myself the "accidental blogger" because I accidentally started the blog while trying to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway on author A.G. Howard's blog. I still don't know how it happened, but I thought as long as I had it, I would use it, and book blogging has been great fun!!

This is where I would love to read...


With this person sitting next to me...


I can describe my blog in ONE WoRd... SERENDIPITOUS; I don't blog every day, I don't do weekly features, I blog when I have a review, or I have come across interesting bookish ThiNgs. Ha!! That was one sentence...I did well!! My Twitter is @LaLaT0adst0ne/La La Cannifshewants2. My blog Facebook page is HERE.


My FaVoRiTe BoOk last year was ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith. It was one of my rare FIVE STAR ratings!


If you want DiVeRsiTy this book has it!! This was my Goodreads mini-review...

Refreshingly real and gritty!! No kissy facing or love triangles, just in your face life in a dystopian world. Fen is a strong and courageous heroine, who tugs at your heart and amazes you with her facility to be both warrior and gentle caregiver. I loved this book from beginning to end. There wasn't one page of boring filler fluff in it.


Now for some SKULLBLOGGERY...



Brittersweet at PLEASE FEED the BOOKWORM is my partner-in-crime & fellow Skullblogger. We met on Goodreads in the Splintered "clubhouse" (one more thing I have to thank A.G. Howard for). We are both mothers of BoYs and love the same kinds of books. We found we were both newbie bloggers trying to learn the ropes and survive some of the rude bloggers and authors (thank goodness there are more friendly ones), so we became fast friends. We help each other try to figure out things like, why the font in this last paragraph is so small, lol, and give each other pep talks when someone has been rude, snobby, or mean in the blogosphere. SKULLBLOGGERY!! Right now we are planning our FOR REAL trip to BEA next year.








17 comments:

  1. Yay for no love triangles! I love the story of how your blog began. I also hope to get back to the real BEA for my second time next year!

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    1. I am one of those readers who prefers very little fashion discussion and physical romance in a story, so I agree with you on the love triangles! Maybe we will run into each other at BEA one of these days. Thanks for stopping bye. :)

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  2. I love your blog background. This is my first time participating in the ArmchairBEA event.

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    1. I am really psyched for this, are you? I fought really hard against joining Twitter because of being so much older, but all of my favorite authors were hanging out there, so I caved. I wish I had given in sooner because I would have known about BEA in time to save money for the trip. I am so happy people are stopping by to comment. Thank-you. :)

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  3. That book certainly sounds like my cup of tea. Off to check it out. I hope you have a lot of fun at ABEA this year and get to go to BEA next year!

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    1. I am already having fun checking out the different blogs. Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

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  4. Nice to meet you! :) And great armchair. Totally agree about the love triangles.

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    1. I am glad I am getting the "down with so many love triangles" support. One of my pet peeves is when a reviewer reads a book that is not a romance novel and takes away stars because there wasn't enough kissing and touchy-feely in it.

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  5. I love that you accidentally came into blogging. That's so awesome! I'm glad you've found that you love it too. :) I hope to go to the real BEA next year too. It's definitely one of my goals!

    My Intro Post

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    1. We should all try to meet up next year for coffee. I would love that!!

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  6. Run right over to Goodreads and put Orleans on my TBR list. Not sure if I should thank you for that. ;) But non-romance dystopian I am in.

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    1. Yay, another non-romance dystopian lover. Hmm... might be a good idea for a blog post because I have read a couple of others. :)

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  7. ooooo I'll have to check out that book. I'm digging that cover! And I love that ideal reading space and Johnny Depp ;)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Courtney and returning the look see! :)

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  8. Great to meet you. I look forward to your random bookish ramblings! :-)

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