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 20, 2013

Armchair BEA is Coming ... Prep Your Introductions!

Armchair BEA officially kicks off one week from today!  On Monday, we will have a quick kick-off post with a brief summary of what to expect throughout the week.  On Tuesday, we break the ice and open up the excitement to all of you with our annual introductions.  In New York City, bloggers, authors, and publishers will be networking throughout the week, and it is during this time of Armchair BEA that you get to do a bit of networking from the comfort of your own home.


Going with the success of last year, we are providing each of you with a set list of questions to provide a little bit of insight into you and your blog.  We ask that you choose to answer FIVE of these questions.  With only having a few questions to read, fellow participants will not only be provided an opportunity to discover new bloggers across the web with similar interests but also have the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.  We have kept some of the questions from last year, but have also changed up a few as well.  Take a look and begin drafting those answers in the days ahead.  Armchair BEA will be kicking off before you know it!

  1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? 
  2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures. 
  3. Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event? 
  4. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? 
  5. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. 
  6. Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s). 
  7. Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read? 
  8. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why? 
  9. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? 
  10. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? 
  11. Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
See you next week!

30 comments:

  1. I really need to remember this link so I can draft my post. This is my first time with armchair bea, not sure what to do or what to expect but still excited

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    1. Ashley S ... Welcome to your first Armchair BEA! Feel free to participate as much or as little as you would like. There will be a LOT going on next week!! A summary post with recommendations will go live on Monday, so be watching for it!

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  2. Thanks so much for posting this ahead of time, it's definitely going to help me out!

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  3. I'm writing a draft now to get ready! I'm not to sure what is going to go on next week, I've only ever watched from the sidelines over Twitter. This should be interesting!

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  4. This is my first Armchair BEA, too. I'm really looking forward to this! Thanks to all you amazing peeps for putting this together. :)

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  5. I'm super excited. This will be my first as well. So much to learn :)

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  6. Thanks, I've just started to draft out my answers ready. Really looking forward to next weel. See you lovely bloggers!!!

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  7. Thank you for posting these early! That helps so much!

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  8. This is my first Armchair BEA so I'm super excited to get started. Thanks for posting the questions early!

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  9. This is going to be so much fun!

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  10. Love this! Already working on my first post... Super excited!

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  11. I never knew this existed! I'm so happy to see that since I don't have the funds to make it to NYC I can atleast still participate in some way! Time to get my questions going!

    Amber
    Paradise of Pages

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  12. Written and scheduled! Thanks for the heads up :)

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  13. So excited to have the questions ahead of time. Hope the others are coming up soon so I can get ahead for a change :) Seems like I"m always behind in writing and posting. Can't wait for next week. My first time participating and I'm a cheerleader too.

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    1. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories ... The agenda with the rest of the topics for the week has already been posted! You can find it here: http://www.armchairbea.com/2013/04/announcing-2013-armchair-bea-agenda.html

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  14. My First Armchair BEA - can't wait.

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  15. So excited for this event this year. Last year was so fun!

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  16. So excited for this event this year. Last year was so fun!

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  17. I was sure I signed up, I'll sign up when I get home (can't get rafflecopter at work).

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

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  18. Here is my post http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=9119, I remember last year there was a place to put all the links.

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  19. Here's mine: http://kimbacceliasweblogfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/05/armchair-bea.html

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  20. Hey, I've just stumbled across this but I'm a few days late! I'd love to join in but I don't know if I'll be able to do all of these posts by June 2nd! Do the link-ups stay open for longer or is that our deadline?

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    1. Daire ... They do!! Feel free to only pick and choose topics too! Whatever fits your schedule is fine with us! :)

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  22. I just learned about Armchair BEA today. I would love to jump in and participate!

    http://wordsfromabookaholic.blogspot.com/2013/05/armchair-bea-5-questions-of-introduction.html

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    1. ReaderKate ... Be sure to register here: http://www.armchairbea.com/2013/04/armchair-bea-registration-is-open.html

      Then, use the quicklinks on the sidebar to link up under the separate topics. You will get more visitors heading your way and meet more people that way!

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    2. Thank you! I just registered and I found the links. This is such a wonderful place!

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  23. fabulous. I just prepped late, but better than never. So happy to see that this is running again!

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