Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Me and Books

Well there are quite a few bloggers who are off in NYC right now at BEA and I'm not going to lie, I am a bit jealous. In order to feel a little less involved I signed up for armchair BEA. Each day there are different topics and I will try to post as many as I can throughout the week. Anyhow without further ado here is the topic for today.

Today's topic is to introduce yourself and explain how you will armchair BEA. To start, I am a 28 year old Canadian who teaches elementary school. I have loved reading since I was a young child and can remember leaving the library with 10 books everytime I went. I was actually born in the Yukon (right beside Alaska) and I have travelled past the Arctic Circle. To be honest, all this was done before the age of 4 so while I remember some of it, I definitely don't remember it all.

I am currently planning my wedding which will be on August 27th and boy is that a lot of work. I have most of the big things booked but I still have a few smaller things to do. I can't wait to walk down the aisle!

As mentioned above I teach elementary school. It is quite difficult to find a permanent job in teaching here in Canada and for the time being I am supply teaching. I do, however, have my own grade 1 French class every Wednesday. I love my job and couldn't imagine doing anything else. The bonus- I get the summer off which means I am free to read to my heart's content.

I grew up in a crazy household; I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers all younger than me and all with the same two parents. To say that things were chaotic in my house growing up is an understatement but I couldn't imagine not having any of my siblings in my life.

I started Feeling a Little Bookish originally about a year ago in October but I only wrote a few reviews and then abandoned the project. I started back up again and revamped my blog, changed the name and really started taking blogging serious again in October of this year. For the most part I read adult contemporary fiction. That being said, since starting blogging, I find that I have been reading mostly YA. There are so many good bloggers out there and I can't help but take their recommendations. I definitely have way more books than I should. Everytime I come home with more my fiancee gives me a look and jokingly calls me a book hoarder. I can't help it, I just love books and I have always felt happiest surrounded by them.

So, how am I going to Armchair BEA? Well, I have been following quite a few people on Twitter and I feel like I am getting a pretty good idea as to what's going on. It still isn't quite the same as being there. I am also participating in these posts and I look forward to reading other people's posts as well. I will definitely have to seriously consider attending BEA next year.
Anyhow that's it for me. I can't wait to read all about you.


  1. Stopped by from ArmchairBEA. I adore your header. It is beautiful. Looking forward to your posts this week.

  2. congratulations on your upcoming wedding! and i know precisely what you mean about feeling so happy around books. my bf calls me a book hoarder, too, and has limited me to what will fit on a single bookshelf.

    have a great week for Armchair BEA and i hope to see your around the blogosphere.

  3. Congrats on your wedding! I admit to being a book hoarder too. Have a great week!

  4. My grandmother was a wedding coordinator and I would work as her assistant on summer and winter break so I know how much work it takes. Congratulations.

    Unless I'm ill or traveling (and don't have access to the internet), I post a review each and every day. Come learn more about me and my blog.

  5. Congrats on your wedding! I too am an elementary teacher, but currently work as a media center assistant (it's hard to find a job here too). This is my first Armchair BEA and I am having a blast with it so far! I am excited about meeting more book lovers! Stop by The Wormhole sometime! Happy reading!

  6. Nice to meet you. I'm glad you came back to blogging, it is a great community. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

  7. Congratulations on your wedding :o) And I'm glad you didn't abandon this completely!! Happy BEA and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. Hi fellow Canadian! *waves* Good luck with all the wedding planning and congrats!

  9. Thanks for all the congrats on the wedding... it should be a good one :) Hi Danya.. it's nice to meet a fellow Canadian blogger. It's so nice to connect with so many new people.