I am very excited to be participating in Armchair BEA again this year. For those of you not in the know, Armchair BEA is for everyone that isn't able to make it up to BEA this year! It's a great way to get to know some of your fellow book bloggers.
Today, we're answering some questions so we can get to know each other a little better.
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I'm Meg. I've been book blogging for the past two years although I blogged off and on before that, just not about books. I got into book blogging because I absolutely love everything about books. I love reading them and talking about them with anyone that happens to be around at the moment!
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.
I am blogging from just outside of Washington, D.C. It is one of the coolest cities in the world. I love living here. I'm a political junkie so living here is really, really cool for me! I grew up in the area and am almost a native (I've lived here since I was 4 years old)!
|I do a lot of my reading on the Metro!
3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am living in a house that was built in 1892 and spend a lot of my free time fixing up the house with my husband. My green thumb has been getting a lot of exercise recently!
|This is my house all dressed up for Memorial Day!
4. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I would love to have dinner with Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris at the same time! Dinner would be absolutely hilarious!
5. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
On Fridays, I run a meme called "Literary Locale" and I love spending time armchair traveling through books. One place that I have been thinking about a lot lately is London. I've been there once but I am dying to go again. That city has so much literary history and I would love to just take a trip to focus on seeing everything literary there!
Today, we are also talking about the Classics! I try really hard to get more classic books in my reading diet. While I realize the importance of reading classics, they are often not my first thought when I want to pick up a new book. I really like participating in read-alongs for that reason. Depending on the book, I find some classics to be a little difficult to get through and it's really nice to be able to discuss more difficult books with a group of people to keep you going and to ensure that you get a lot out of the book.
Some of my favorite classics that I have read fairly recently are Daphne Du Marier's Rebecca and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Both are really wonderful books!
What are your thoughts on Classic books? Have you ever done a read-along?