June 06, 2012

Armchair BEA Let's talk networking.. or try to :)

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Networking, how so? :P
Well, actually, I am thinking about it and I came up with nothing. Which is pretty boring. I mean, I live in Slovenia where there is no book club, rare book bloggers and full of people how doesn't read at all. And if they do read.. when I talk about books they don't even know waht I am talking about, because the book will be probably avaliable in my country in the span of 2 years - translation and stuff takes time. For example The Hunger Games came out here in Slovenia earlier this year I think. Yeah, my country rocks! Um, well, actually it does, but just not from this point of view.

So, yeah, I haven't been on any signing ever. I haven't met any book blogger in person, yet. I am a little, um, without "real" life experieces.

BUT. I know for certain that a lot of Slovenian people check my blog regulary - they told me so :P They are very supportive <3 :) And I see from time to time, that people actually ask me about some books that they saw on my blog, and then I get this amazing feeling that I am doing something incredible. And I love it!! :) :) I've actually inspired some people to start reading! + then I have someone in real life to discuss the book with!! It's awesome! :P ;)

Plus, most of the time I discuss books with my Mom. We aren't reading the same books, currently, but when she tells me to read a book or a serie, I usually do. And I always like it! And then we discuss about it and it's awesome :) We don't argue at all, while discussing books, lol.

And also me and Mimi have this trip planned - to go on a Eurotrip - in two years!! I really hope we will make it somehow :)

And I've participate twice now, to the Dewey's 24-hours-read-a-thon and I think these were one of the best experiences in my life!! People around the world together but somehow apart and reading for 24 hours. A big twitter party. And awesome tasks to fulfill in the end of every hour! :) :) Can't wait for the next one in October 2012! People at this even are always amazing and incredible and funny and great! :) ;)

And there is another thing, I kind of figured that since I am reading that much, I also pay more attention to people around me in bars or busses and if and what they are reading. Lots of times I start to chat with them about books and it's a good feeling :)

And most of all, I love this #ArmchairBEA event!! It's amazing <3 I've been checking blogs and twitter till 4AM in the morning. I went to sleep for 3 hours and damn, I got the converter time wrong and I woke up just as the BEA Twitter Party finished. God, I was so pissed off. 3 hours of sleep and I missed the party?! Duh. Thank god, for the second one, I am more prepared. It's today at 7PM my time. I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Dear Readers, I hope you're enjoying #ArmchairBEA and that you're having an awesome it! :) ;) See you later on the Twitter Party!!


16 comments :

Karin Perry said...

Thank goodness for the Internet, right? What did we used to do to connect with people before? Our worlds were so small. Now, with the click of a button I am talking to you from Oklahoma in the United States. Amazing! Thanks for participating in AC BEA!

Samantha said...

I live in Canada and I still feel the same way. I feel as if there is more to this world of book blogging than going to signings and events. The fact that you advocate books and get others into reading is amazing. I feel that's ultimately more important.

Marie Burton said...

Aww how annoying you missed the Party... I will be able to check in today but only for a bit. Thanks for visiting my blog, and now off to check where in the world is Slovenia....

Marie Burton said...

(did that) And OMG it must be GORGEOUS there!!!!!!!!!

Jasprit said...

I didn't know you had to wait so long for book releases in Slovenia! I'm from the U.K. and we normally get our books around the same time as the U.S or a few months later. What annoys e is when some amazing books from the U.S or Australia don't get picked up all! I usually discover loads of fabolous books on goodreads, but then cry when I have to wait ages for a release date! Thanks for sharing your netwirking experiences! :)

Smash Attack! said...

I LOVE chatting up books with people I find reading in public. Great way to meet great people.

Liviania said...

Maybe you'll meet your Slovenian readers in person someday.

Julie said...

I'm too shy to chat with people in pubic who are reading. Even if I see someone in school reading a book I like, I sort of awkwardly stare at them, think up things I could say, decide not to talk to them, and spend the rest of the day hitting my head against a wall. So yeah, I'm glad you talk to people about books, even if there aren't as many YA centric bloggers or readers in Slovenia. My mom's a really slow reader and we don't really read the same subjects. :) Book blogging is amazing!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I love talking with family and friends about books too. Great to have seen you at the twitter party too.

Jillian said...

I think readathons and online events count for "real life" book participation. Because we are all quite real. :P

Suey said...

Keep up the good work in creating your own book community. That sounds awesome!

1girl2manybooks said...

I think it's awesome that you're getting so involved online! It's nice you can talk about books with your mother too, that must be fun.

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

As I'm in Sweden, I so have the same issues as you do with signings and meeting bloggers and all that. It's sad! I so hope to go to some of it one day. That's so cool you and Mimi planned a trip. ;) So hope you'll get to go! You're welcome to stop by here! :DD *winkwink*

My bookish real life story!

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

LOVE that you talk books with your Mom. My daughter and I share books - and it's a lot of fun to talk to her about it.

Valerie
StuckInBooks.com

The Housework Can Wait said...

I'm glad you're having fun, and even though it sounds like you're the lone book blogger in your area, it sounds like you really are doing a great job getting involved in the community! Go you!

And I agree that it's awesome that you love to talk books with your mom. I'd love to do that someday when my kids are a bit older.

Thanks for stopping by my Armchair BEA Networking Post!

sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books said...

That's awesome that you can talk to strangers about the books they are reading! I wish I could do that. Too shy. LOL :)

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