(credit to Nina from Nina Reads for the image)
Hi, I’m super excited to be participating in Armchair BEA this year! It’s a great alternative for people who can’t go to the actual BEA and filled with fun events. The next best thing for sure. If you’re new (or even if you’re not) the blog, say hey! I’d love to ‘meet’ you. :)
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 Elena and I’m currently a student. I haven’t been blogging that long and we only hit the six month milestone this May. I still consider this blog pretty new to the blogosphere. I got into blogging because my co-blogger, Kendra, and I used to yammer about YA books all the time to our friends. One day, I joked about starting a book blog because it seemed fun and then Kendra said we should actually do it together! It was kind of nerve wrecking but definitely worth it. It’s a whole new, shiny world for me.
2. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I have an major, major sweet tooth. I absolutely love pastries, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and basically anything to do with ice cream. My friend (hi, Catherine) once told I have an astonishing capacity for ice cream and “NO REALLY IT IS SO IMPRESSIVE, ORDINARY PEOPLE CANNOT DO THAT!” So I really enjoy ice cream. Like, a lot.
3. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
The sound bite feature! It’s our version of a discussion post that I made on a whim and I’m so glad I did. I really love hearing what people say because they’re always insightful and thoughtful. I really appreciate the comments people leave and for participating.
4. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I like my very unofficial and informal guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! What a long title. You, sir, are a mouthful. Another post I love but actually didn’t write is Kendra’s review of 50 Shades of Grey. It starts off with this lovely sentence, “It was literally one of the worst reading experiences of my life and forgive my language, but you really can’t star that shit.”
5. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Of course the most obvious answer is Hogwarts. Beside that, I think I would really like to visit Wonderland from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I’m in love with this paragraph from Listverse, “In the story, Wonderland is a dream world. However, thematically, Wonderland is not really another world. It is in fact our own world, only seen through the eyes of a child.” I’m obsessed with the idea of dream worlds and I love the last line. Can you imagine how different you would see the world if you were a child again?