Welcome to the nerve center of Armchair BEA! If you're a book blogger who can't attend Book Expo America and/or the BEA Blogger Convention in New York this May, you don't have to miss all the fun - this virtual convention is the place to be! Watch this space for all the news about daily blogging themes, discussions, giveaways and more! Armchair BEA is scheduled for May 26-31, 2014.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kicking Off Armchair BEA!

Welcome to Armchair BEA!!!  

Today marks the first day of Armchair BEA and we here at Armchair BEA Central are so very excited to be hosting again!  We are in awe at the number of participants this year (more than double from last year!) and reading all the buzz around the internet has been simply astonishing!  Thank you all for your support!  Now, we are looking forward to seeing this project coming to fruition, and seeing what each and every one of you have to contribute to make it even greater than it was last year!

Throughout the week, we will be posting lead questions to help you in writing your contributing posts.  Many of these were also found in the overall agenda posted last week, but we will also be posting a more detailed post every day!  Within these posts, you will also find a Mr. Linky for you to link up your daily thoughts.  When you link up your posts, you are automatically entered for the daily giveaways!  Winners will be announced throughout the week right here on the Central site, so be sure you are following us to see if you win. We will also have some giveaways announced separately, including during the Twitter parties.  In addition to the daily topics and giveaways, we will also have guest articles, vlogs, and even some surprises!  It is really going to be a great week!

Without further ado, let’s get to our daily topic:  Who are you, and how do you Armchair?  This is the time to introduce yourself and your blog.  Share with us a random fact about yourself.  Use the organizer interviews for inspiration.  Be creative, share photos, let your personality shine through!  A number of new visitors may be hitting your sites, so give us a snapshot of who you are.  Simply, share how you are kicking it!

When posting, please use a permalink (the direct link to the post, NOT your site!) and the following format (to the best of your ability):  

Blog Name:  Post Title
For Example … Jane Eyre Reads:  Cozy in My LazyBoy

106 comments:

  1. Cannot wait to meet some new bloggers!

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  2. Very excited to participate and meet you all!

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  3. Thanks for hosting. This will be my first Armchair.

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  4. Looking forward to armchair BEA. Thanks for hosting.

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  5. So excited to be able to BEA from my armchair. Thank you Armchair BEA!!

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  6. I'm so excited. This my first time participating in Armchair BEA.

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  7. Hi! I'm excited about this week. I have some great things lined up to share. @Marq - this is my first time, too.

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  8. Hi everyone! I am very excited to be here and looking forward to interacting with all of you this week!

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  9. my first time with Armchair BEA! Cheers, everyone!

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  10. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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  11. Hello, Hello, Hello, I'm so looking forward to this week of events here at BEA and meeting new bloggers and meeting up with current bloggers.

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  12. exciting! hello to all from the armchair ;-D

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  13. wow...I am so very excited to meet the other bloggers..what a great start to the week...

    here's the link to my post..do read to know who I am :)

    http://debolinasbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/armchair-bea-day-1-week-for-all.html

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  14. Hi team, please delete entry number 77. I pressed enter by mistake...The original entry to the post is on No. 81. No. 77 goes to the whole site :( Sorry about that...

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  15. I am very excited to participate this week - should be a good time.

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  16. Looking forward to a fun week!

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  17. This is gonna be so great! Thanks ArmchairBEA!

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  18. Great to see everyone here! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and having fun this week.

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  19. Excited for the start of Armchair BEA and to meet some wonderful new bloggers!

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  20. Wow, more than 100 linked already! I'm excited. =)

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  21. This is my first year participating - I'm excited to meet new bloggers and visit all the blog events!

    Amanda

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  22. Wow, this is so great! Looking forward to reading and learning through out the day.

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  23. Very excited to participate in another ArmchairBEA with great giveaways this week.

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  24. So great to meet new bookish folk! :)

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  25. What an exciting event! Can't wait to visit some bloggers!

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  26. I've been looking forward to this event for months. I can't wait to "meet" some new bloggers!

    I'm getting comfy in my armchair.

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  27. I feel like I'm late to the party, but I hope it's still in full-swing. Looking forward to meeting and reading as many of you as I can. Anybody doing #armchairBEA of on Twitter hit me up @jasonjackmiller. I follow back!

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  28. I am so excited to be participating. I dabbled a little bit last year, but I was so new that I wasn't sure what was going on. Thanks for putting this together.

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  29. I'm super excited to be participating this year! It's my first year. Looking forward to talking more with all of you.

    Tiffany

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  30. Yay! Im happy to participate this year!

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  31. Thanks everyone for all your enthusiasm and support! Don't forget to link up using Mr. Linky for your posts if you would like to be entered for the giveaways.

    Debolina ... Fixed! :)

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  32. I know I’m late to BEA, but I’m really looking forward to this week!

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  34. I linked my post! So excited to do this! :-)

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  35. I am super duper excited to connect with some more bloggers!

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  36. What a great idea! I hope you'll come visit me at Red Hot Books

    Jen

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  37. Great event - I'm really looking forward to the week ahead!

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  38. Hi everyone!!! hope to meet all of you, and please scroll down to see my post on Armchair BEA... SQUEE!! im so excited =)

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  39. Looking forward to meeting lots of other bloggers. Please stop by!

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  40. I just realized I'm last on the list. :-( I should've started earlier. I've visited 75 blogs and I'm taking a break. I can just imagine the last 75 links may never get looked at by some. But I'm going to do it in stages. Rest a minute. But this is so much fun. I've met some really cool bloggers thus far. Just need an extra set of hands to do some typing.

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  41. Looking forward to reconnecting with bloggers and meeting new people!

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  42. Left a comment, but didn't go through. Trying again, just to say hey, I'm late, but I'm here.

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  43. This is so fun! I was hoping for something for us who weren't able to attend BEA.

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  44. What a great way to connect! Thanks.

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  45. Hi, everyone. I'm so excited to meet everyone!

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  46. Howdy! I'm super excited about meeting each of you and talking about books!

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  47. Thanks for doing this, I can't wait to "meet" everyone!

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  48. I'm really excited to meet other bloggers who can't make it out to NYC :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    THe Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

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  49. Hey! Looking forward to finding some great new blogs (and friends, of course). I'm a little late in the game, hope I didn't miss to much!

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  50. I missed the sign up for this but will be following along. Looking forward to learning some new things about blogging!!!

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  51. So excited to be participating! Looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  52. So excited about this! :D Now I have to take the time and check out the other participants!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

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  53. Yay! Looking forward to this week & meeting other bloggers. :)

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  54. Hi everyone! Looking forward to meeting everyone and kicking Armchair BEA off! This is my first Armchair BEA, so I'm interested to see how the week goes!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  55. I'm so excited to join in! I look forward to meeting new bloggers.

    -Miss GOP

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  56. This is going to be great! Can't wait to "meet" you all. :)

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  57. I signed up with the linky but it won't take my entry :(

    here's my post!
    http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2011/05/armchair-bea-kickoff.html

    Melissa
    Must Read Faster

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  58. Book Lady ... Sometimes it takes a bit to show up! It's there now!

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  59. Looking forward to meeting some fellow bloggers, loving the event, thanks. :D

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  60. This is my first time with Armchair Book Expo and I'm a little nervous - but in a good way. Can't wait to see what everyone else is posting, can't wait to meet some fellow-book bloggers. :)

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  61. Yay! I'm so excited to be participating this year!

    ~Elaina

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  62. I'm so excited to be participating again! I did it last year and it was huge fun.

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  63. I'm so excited to be participating again! I did it last year and it was huge fun.

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  64. It seems I am a relative newbie to this, but having fun so far!

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  65. I didn't know there was such a thing as the Armchair BEA before this morning. What an opportunity for people who love books! So much thanks.

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  66. Can't wait to meet some of you at my blog! I'll come visiting!
    http://bibliophage91.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/welcome-armchair-bea-may-2011/

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  67. Thanks so much for all of the work you guys put into this! I'm really looking forward to getting involved!

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  68. This week is going to be awesome. This is such a great idea.

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  69. It's nice to meet eveyone. I will be stopping by soon.

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  70. Sorry, I added my link again as the first link wasn't to the actual post. Please feel free to delete link 257!

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  71. I have just made a quick post, and shall attempt to meet the other online participants.

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  72. I'll try to meet as many of you as i can. My kids get out of school this week, so it will be a bit busy. This should be fun and I am excited.

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  73. So excited to be part of this! Can't wait to meet more of you wonderful bloggers! :-)

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  74. Super Duper Excited!!

    -Meredith

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  75. This is my first year, and I'm a little late but I'm glad to be participating! : )

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  76. Hi all. I just learned about this site, and I'm so excited to participate. It'll be the next best thing to being in NYC. :-)

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  77. I just realized my initial post only published the picture and so I re-wrote my post and added a new link. So that is why my name is down twice. I feel embarrassed but where would my words go, I swear they were there when I linked up this morning. Geez! Well I hope this post doesn't drop my message.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  78. All those who have requested a fix should be fixed! :)

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  79. This is such an exciting idea. Thank you to the brains behind Armchair BEA for allowing us to participate in some way! :)

    Hoping to meet some great new bloggers!

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  80. Oh this is so fabulous seeing what everyone here is like! Thank you armchair divas!

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  81. Oops i did it wrong Pay no attention to #303 I got it right on #316. My bad.

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  82. Sorry mine was so late!
    http://coffeeandliterature.com/2011/05/coffee-books-armchairs/

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  83. Provides a mattress on the ground so that the fall of missing BEA this year has a gentle landing. Thanks for all of your work to make us feel that we are walking the aisles. Although, my feet are not sorry to be in bunny slippers.

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  84. I can't wait to meet some bookish lovers!!! :)

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  85. I'm a little late is posting my 1st day, thanks for hosting and letting me still participate :)

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  86. Wow so many bloggers, I'm very excited about Armchair BEA 2011 and meeting you all! Hope to chat with everyone or as many as I can :)

    xoxo Natasha @ Paranormal Goddess

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  87. Wow there are a lot of book bloggers! How will I ever get too so many. Choosing a few new ones to me to go and visit.

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  88. Wow! That's a lot of blog to visit! I should have called in sick this week!

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  89. better late than never! http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/armchairbea-im-maria-and-im-an-addict/

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