Armchair Book Expo – Introduction

Armchair Book Expo
It’s been a couple years since I participated in Armchair Book Expo. Perhaps it will be just the jolt to get me back into blogging regularly 😉 The introduction prompt this year is 10 sentence starters; here are my responses to five of them:

  1. I am . . . a 25 year old Canadian currently working as an EA with dreams of becoming a children’s librarian (I start an MLIS in the fall).
  2. My favorite . . . authors are (in no prioritized order) Haruki Murakami, Helen Oyeyemi, Neil Gaiman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Cornelia Funke, Neal Shusterman, and Catherynne M. Valente.
  3. My current read . . . I have a lot on the go right now. This afternoon I was reading Independent People by Halldor Laxness (Icelandic fiction from the 1950s). I’m also reading The Hobbit, a book of Japanese haiku, and Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hothschild. (Saving the middle grade for this weekend’s 48 hour book challenge).
  4. My summer plans . . . include enjoying my last Winnipeg Fringe Festival (second largest in North America) before I move to Vancouver in August.
  5. My blog. . .primarily features reviews of a wide variety of books (including fiction and non-fiction), as recording my thoughts on what I read has always been my primary purpose in blogging. I post sporadically but try to work it out to eight times a month.

The other topic for today is best practices in the online book community. I’m not the greatest at participating in community so I don’t have much to say on this topic but I am interested in what other people come up with. (Perhaps what I would have to say could be distilled down to ‘be considerate’.) Time to blog hop!

Are you participating in Armchair BEA? Leave a link to your post in the comments if so~

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  • I appreciate people who read all kinds of totally unrelated books at one time. I never stick to one.

    • Right! I often hear, “How can you read more than one book at once??” Well, because they’re all totally different and suited to my different whims/moods, haha.

  • I think your best practices could just be what works for you in terms of blogging. At least that’s how I took it – I don’t feel qualified to tell other people what their best practices should be!

    • Oh, that’s a good point! I think I have been spending too much time on Twitter lately – I was thinking of the particular perspective of interacting with other bloggers, reviewers, authors, etc. online.

  • Erica Robyn

    Hey Jenna! Nice to *meet* you! 🙂

    Feel free to check out my intro post here.

  • spritewrites

    I love your diverse assortment of current reads!

    • Thank-you!! I was in an indecisive slump for a few days – then I decided just to read them all at once, haha.

  • Gabriella Morales

    I haven’t read anything by your favorite authors. But I have heard of some of them. Have you read The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley? It gave me a really good cry. Thank you for sharing and enjoy ABEA!

    • I haven’t read The Promise of Stardust. I just looked it up on Goodreads – it definitely does sound like a tearjerker! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      • Gabriella Morales

        It’s pretty cheap on bookoutlet. If you check it out, I hope you enjoy it. Happy ABEA!

  • Good luck with your MLIS! I sometimes think back wistfully and wish I’d become a librarian. 🙂