Monday, June 4, 2012
Armchair BEA Day One
1) 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 is Shan, I'm 30 years old, a wife, a mother to two beautiful little kids, a girl age 5 and a boy age 3. I'm a stay at home mom, married to a wonderful man who teaches high school math. I love Bikram yoga, knitting, and the Dutch soccer team. I'm a fiercely proud Canadian and have the red maple leaf tattooed on my back.
I have been blogging for 2.5 years. I started because my friends were also asking me what I was reading and no one could ever keep up! I thought that starting a blog would be a good way to share my thoughts on books and I was excited when I saw the book blogging community that exists.
2) Where do you see your blog in five years?
Still here I hope! I love blogging, but life seems to be getting busier and busier as time goes on and my reading suffers. I hope to be blogging for as long as I possibly can and I hope this blog will still be putting out reviews and as well promoting Canadian books as much as I can.
3) If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I would love to sit down to eat with Rachel Adams and Lady Jasmine from Sinners and Saints by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray. Both characters have their own series and are prominent pastors wives. They came together in Sinners and Saints when their husbands were running for the same position and ooooh girl was there some drama! And yes, I would love to sit down with them at the same time!
4) What is your favourite feature on your blog?
It isn't a feature but my favourite thing going on my blog is my participation in the Canadian Book Challenge. Starting on July 1 (Canada Day!) the goal is to read 13 books in one year (13 for the number of provinces and territories.) Before I joined the challenge I didn't read much Canadian fiction, but that has changed and I hope that through my blog I can introduce a lot of readers to the fabulousness that is Canadian literature.
5) Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Definitely! Since I started blogging I have stepped out of my reading comfort zone and jumped into genres I never thought I would enjoy. This includes mystery, historical fiction, and speculative fiction. I'm definitely not as limited in my choices when I'm reading now, however it has it's downside as now my to read list is much, MUCH longer.
Thanks for stopping by Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea! I hope you'll stop by more this week and I look forward to spending Armchair BEA with you!