Armchair BEA: Introductions!

I am so excited to be participating in Armchair BEA this year, even if I am (un)fashionably late with my first post. Ugh, I am so off my blogging game. So what is Armchair BEA? BEA stands for Book Expo of America, currently taking place in Chicago right now! Armchair BEA allows those of us unable to attend in person to participate in this lovely event from the comforts of our computer chairs, and share some book-bloggy goodness with all you fine folks.

Today is all about introductions! ABEA has provided some question to answer, so here goes!

1.  What is the name you prefer to use?
My family calls me Kayly, but a lot of my friends call me Kay. I go by Kay online since I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to pronounce ‘Kayly’ – Kay is pretty simple!

2.  How long have you been a book blogger?
Oh, well this is awkward. I’m not specifically a book blogger? However, I do love to post book reviews, and discussing books is one of my favorite things to do.

3.  Have you participated in ABEA before?
Yes, last year! I heard about it via the amazing Natalie of Natalie Patalie and it was a great time! She also created the fab header image at the top. Be sure to check out her ABEA posts as well!

4.  Which day of ABEA are you looking forward to the most?
Saturday’s topic, ‘Surviving Fictional Worlds’ is going to be a great one! I’m pretty sure I know what I’m writing about, and I’m excited to read other peoples!


5.  How do you arrange your bookshelves? Is there a rhyme or reason? Or not at all? (#ABEAShelfie)
I have three bookshelves, and there really isn’t a huge amount of order or reason to any of them! I do keep series/trilogies grouped together, but the rest is just a mish-mash.

6.  What book are you most excited for on your TBR? What are you most intimidated by?
I’m most excited for MaddAdam by Margaret Atwood. It’s Book 3 of the MaddAdam trilogy, and I can’t wait to dive in! Dune by Frank Herbert is the most intimidating for me. I’ve always wanted to read it, but I’ve heard it can be tough to get through.

7.  What is the most interesting thing that you have learned through your reading this year so far?
Realizing that I have little to no tolerance for tropes that drive me nuts (DIE INTSA-LOVE) and poorly written characters, specifically poorly written teenage characters. Yes, teenagers can be over-dramatic and hormonal, but that does not mean they are all a bunch of idiots. It infuriates me.

That’s it for now! Topic #2 will be going up today for me as well, but not until later. I’m excited to read through the other ABEA posts this year – be sure to check out the ABEA site and check out other participants posts!

  • Ari Carr

    Badly written characters are the WORST! Looking forward to reading your posts!

    • Kay

      Thanks Ari!

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  • Dune was a tough read for me, but I liked it by the end 🙂

    • Kay

      Good to hear! I’ve had it for years, but have never actually taken the plunge to read it. I think this is the year I tackle it!

  • So I’m also a little late with this comment, but I can’t wait to read all your posts! And I love how read all your books look in that bookshelf.

    • Kay

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy that shelf. 😀 Some of those books are very tattered with love from multiple re-reads (and some got a bit damaged when I moved to & from college years ago! I actually don’t mind a little bit of wear on my books; I know some people like perfection but a creased spine or tattered edges is fine by me. 😀