June 04, 2012

Armchair BEA Introduction Post! Let the party get started!!

Design credit: Nina @ Nina Reads
Hello there!! Awww, I am so super excited about this!! Armchair BEA - this is so awesome! 
You know, coming from Europe, I haven't actually thought I would ever go to BEA, but hell this year after seeing all this excitment from everybody, I really wish could go one day :) So this Armchair BEA is so really cool ;)

So, introduction post :D YEAH, bring it on! lol

Q: Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Hi! I'm Nea and I am a student of Psychology :) I'm in my last year of University and I've been accepted at the University of Edinburgh for the Master of Psychology of Individual Differences, so hopefully in 3 months I'll be living in Scotland!! I have my international English exam in 10 days and I am so so nervous about it!! I've been reading a LOT in the past year and after 100 books read in English.. I should have learned something, right? Um, I am a world traveler! Well, actually a Europe traveler :P I travel a lot and I love it! Meeting funny new people around Europe from Couchsurfing and Hostels. It's priceless. SO. I moved to London last Summer for 3 months. There I re-discovered my love for novels. I started reading A LOT. Books became my addiction. I started blogging in March 2011. But it wasn't a book blog at that time. I wanted to share my reports and researches for other students of Psychology. Because I thought it was a waste for them to be read just by me and my professors. I've started book blogging in September 2011. WHY? Oh well, I discovered Anna Reads's blog back in Winter 2011 and I loved it. And then in September I discovered Top Ten Tuesday and I loved it!! I love lists and the topics were so fascinating and I wanted to do them, too. So I started my book blog. And then I discovered all the awesome blogs around the blogosphere and most of all, all the awesome people behind their blogs. I will always be grateful, because my life wouldn't be the same if I didn't meet Mimi, Nick, Sam, CarinaRoro, Sarah, Kristin, Jennifer, Asher, Missie and SO MANY others :) I would like to thank you! I don't think you realise how awesome you are! You make my world better! And I love you <3

I've discovered so so many awesome series and books thanks to blogging. I was obsessed with Vampire Academy and I thought I would never find another awesome serie like this. I was wrong. It's still my favourite, but I discover so many others that I keep close to my heart. Which leads me...

Q: Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
Well, I am a romance girl :P Not in real life of course, but I love reading about it <3 I was really into Vampires. I started reading again when Twilight came out. I was obsessed with it. lol. I know many people don't like it.. But I really liked it at that time. Then I discovered Vampire Academy and I completely and uterly fell in love with it. And then started checking Anna Reads's blog and I picked up some other books and I was fully introduced to Young Adult books. Thank goddess. Or I should say THANK YOU ANNA!! You changed my life. Sounds a bit dramatic, but really it isn't :) I think I wouldn't have started reading so much if it wasn't for her. And also.. I've been reading around the internet about this Jace. And I was like, WHO IS JACE? Oh my god!! Little did I know. I became obsessed with The Mortal Instruments as well :P And the Iron Fey. And Hex Hall. And Shade. And The Infernal Devices. And OMG my new BIBLE = Obsidian <3 <3 I'm completely in love with Daemon!! First I was kind of obsessed with Edward and I said "I'll find my Edward" and when I kind of found it.. I figured this wasn't for me. I need someone who step up with me, and not just stare at me and nod all the time. lol. And then I met Daemon. And realisation dawned. It was like lightening. I KNEW this was the kind of guy I wanted. A sarcastic, sexy guy who doesn't put up with my shit :P And my new slogan in life became "I'll find my Daemon".*

Q: What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Hmm, I am currently reading Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready. And oh god, I really need to study and instead of studying I just keep reading. I should really put myself together. But it's just so damn difficult!! My favourite book so far this year? Uh huh, I am so going to cheat this one! My favourite books so far this year are Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kill me Softly by Sarah Cross, Saving June by Hannah Harrington, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson, The Statistical Probabiliy of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, and Hallowed by Cynthia Hand.

Q: Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
Hmm. Tricky question. Bookish related or life related? I'll stick with both :) Bookish related - the ones I enjoy most writing about - it's a meme hosted at Missie's blog The Unread Reader - My Book Boyfriend. I LOVE writing about my fictional crushes and I love reading about other girls crushes!! My TBR pile became HUGE when I discovered this meme. What can I say? Fictional guys are hot. And the my not bookish related, favourite post is The Feminists Ruined the Women's World, or the Reason Why I Hate Interpersonal Relations Today - It's quite expressive, and it's based on Antropological and Psychological knowledge ;)

Q: If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Oh, definitely Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy Serie! Because she is a badass, explosive, sarcastic, strong, awesome, beautiful, is a kick ass and a loyal friend. She is amazing. And I would thank her, for reminded me who I really was/am. She woke up the Rose Hathaway in me, that I somehow forgot about, because I was in a difficult period in my life. Rose reminded me that I need to fight for what is right and never give up, no matter what. But most of all, she reminded me of my attitude and that all the people that wants me harm, can screw themselfs and go to hell. ;) Rose you rock!

Q: What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Hmm. I can't decide. I would LOVE to go to Fairy Land, like Nevernever or any other fairy world. I just love fairies :) And the glamour!! But lots of Fairies are mean.. so uh huh. I dunno :P AND I would LOVE to visit Idris, the City of Glass. It was so fascinating reading about it <3 I really wish I could picture it in my mind like perfection. It must be so so beautiful. <3

As for, where do you see my blog in five years, hmm, I dunno. I think and hope it will still be on. I just love blogging and honestly, I really can't imagine my life now without my blog. It's like my baby. I don't think I'll be ever able to leave it. Um, no. Not ever.

Oh my, this was so super fun!! I really enjoyed answering these questions! It reminded me why I love blogging so much <3 And why I love this community so much, too! :) 

For those of you who are attending BEA, I wish you an awesome, fantastic week! And for those of you who are attending Armchair BEA, I wish you all the best and I hope you'll meet some awesome, amazing people around the blogosphere! And most of all, that you'll have fun! Lots of it! :) <3 





* Uh huh, for my Daemon - it's not required, that he has to be an alien ;) 

24 comments :

Liviania said...

I am so jealous that you're moving to Scotland! Good luck with your studies.

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

Love your nametag Nea!!!!
I'm so happy you are participating in ArmchairBEA too!
Its so cool that we choose the same series for our desired dinner guest! I love Adrian Ivashkov as much as you love Daemon!
Awesome answers!

bookgoonie said...

*hugs you* love everything about you. Great book loves. I am freaking starting VA THIS SUMMER!!! So I can revel in it's awesomeness.

I wish I could be a Europe-traveler too. So much to see.

Kristin said...

Great Answers! I chose to have dinner with Richelle Mead and Dimitri! I have hears so many awesome things about Obsidian I really need to check it out. Have a nice day!

Kristin

Beckie said...

OMG i love your blog, it's sooo cute!! I was it lol. Where did you get your background from? sorry i'm nosy lol. I'm also from europe- i live in england :), nice to have pl at this side of the pond doing armchair BEA, so hiya *waves* xx

ephrielle said...

I agree with you about all the hot guys in YA. Have you read Sweet Evil yet? Now there is a hottie. I really need to read Obsidian.

So glad to meet you and hope to see you around ABEA again.

Kailana said...

Living in Scotland should be fun!

Silverlight said...

ahh Nea,so glad u joined, what a great interview answers! Have fun on bea! ;)

Monica Fumarolo said...

Awesome intro! And I'm so jealous that you'll be living in Scotland - how exciting! I've only been there once but it was completely lovely. Your thoughts on all the truly excellent guys in YA is spot-on - I think these characters have ruined me for real boys! haha Nice to "meet" you and hope you have a fun BEA!

-Monica @ The Fuma Files

Hwa Sun Kang said...

Fairies are awesome :) I would love to go to a Fairy Land (like Avalon from the Wings series).

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

I totally LOVE your team name! I could get behind that for sure!!!!!

Pure is your fav so far?? Nice - love that book and of course it's JLA and you know how I feel about her.

Thanks for stopping by StuckInBooks.com

Valerie

Gorelenore said...

So great that you made a nametag! Love it. I know how you feel about your blog bring your baby, mine too, and even tho my husband told me to start it, he thinks it has taken over :/ it might have...:)

Dizneeee (Lisa) said...

I LOVE your book choices!!!! I haven't read any of the Vampire Academy books, but they're on my list.

I am so glad to meet you! I adore your enthusiasm!!!

Twilightangel17 said...

Nea,
I promise I'll be doing some more My Book Boyfriend posts in the future :)
I'm so happy you're reading the BDB books and enjoying them.
This should be a super fun week for all of us! <3

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Hey Nea (that's a beautiful name by the way)! So many of the books you mentioned are on my to-read list, ESPECIALLY Hunting Lila. I've heard fantastic things about it! It was nice "meeting" you, and I hope you enjoy the rest of Armchair BEA!

Becky B. (Bibliognome) said...

Hi, hope you're having a great Armchair BEA so far. Love your literary location answer fairland would be great to visit.

Poof...books! said...

Nea welcome to the Armchair BEA12, I really like the look, feel and title of your blog. Nicely done.

Ashley R said...

Anna Reads was the first book blog I discovered to, and a major reason to why I finally joined the community! Anna is amazing, I adore her and her blog. I'd LOVE to go to Idris as well, it seems like such a mystical, magical place in my head!

Happy Armchair BEA, and lovely to meet you!

Daisy said...

It's so lovely getting to know everyone better through these introduction posts!! :) And OMG I just noticed that T-shirt Jessica Simpson is holding in your sidebar!! I OWN THAT SHIRT! :D Also, it's so true that life is better blonde ;)
I love your enthusiasm for all the YA books mentioned above! I really enjoyed the first book in the Vampire Academy series, I should get it together and read the rest of the series :)

Sophie Gonzales said...

I love to travel and stay in hostels, too! You meet some fantastic people. :D

Marg said...

Being in Australia I can't imagine getting to actually go to BEA either but Armchair BEA is awesome too!

Hopefully you enjoy the events this week!

Nick said...

I love your answers, Nea ! :)
They are absolutely fabulous !
I can't believe you got to live in London for 3 months. :)
I actually think of my blog as my baby too ! :D
Great post, Nea :)

Kristin Feliz said...

Awww Nea!!! I absolutely love this post! :D I HEART YOU!!! :D

Chrystal said...

I love the way you wrote this post.

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