Jun 3, 2012

A Manuscript Monday poll and #armchairBEA

There's a great way to participate in BEA (Book Expo America) this year, for those of us not fortunate enough to go. Check out Armchair BEA's site here to link to other bookish bloggers also watching from the sidelines. Our first event is a quick interview about blogging...if you're a regular here, feel free to skip to the poll below. :)

  1. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I just finished an ARC of Jennifer Weiner's newest book, The Next Best Thing, via NetGalley. My favorite book so far this year is UNSPOKEN, a YA paranormal by Sarah Rees Brennan, which releases in September. I'm interviewing Sarah later this summer - she is an awesome as her book.
 
2. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I love Friday Funnies. They're fun to collect and post.

3. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
That would be CS Lewis. The guy was a genius. 
 
4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Narnia. Wait...does this have to be a real location? OK then, ancient Rome. :)

5. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
Book bloggers are so generous and welcoming, there really isn't anything I'd change.

AND NOW...

I need your help deciding what direction to go on Mondays over the next few months. My blogoversary is also coming up end of this month and I'd love some input on what to give away how to celebrate. If you've already had yours, let me know what worked!
To sweeten the deal, if you vote in the poll and let me know in the comments, I'll throw your name in the hat for a free ARC of ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons or a five-page critique by moi. Your choice, should Random.org choose your number. Thanks for helping me out and have a great week!

15 comments:

Carrie Butler said...

Voted! I love diagramming. :)

elizabeth seckman said...

Did you really think I'd vote to let you take the summer off? Think again. :)

Suzi said...

I voted too. Please throw my name in. I'd love to see more good analysis of writing in YA.

Emily R. King said...

I voted!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I voted and welcome to armchairbea and glad to learn more about you, and I too love to read Jennifer's books.

Karin Perry said...

Hello. This is the first time I've been to your blog. I did vote in your poll though because Diagramming YA books to see why they work would be very helpful. I have UNSPOKEN from Netgalley, too. I haven't read it though. Now I'll have to move it up my to-read pile. Happy Armchair BEA week.

Unknown said...

Totally agree - C.S. Lewis was a genius! It would be a blast to have lunch with him. So nice to meet you :)

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Suey said...

I'd say you can go with Narnia! Works for me. Though ancient Rome would be amazingly interesting too.

Nancy Thompson said...

I always love me a good bloghop!

Kailana said...

Oh, yes, CS Lewis was a genius. :)

Novels On The Run said...

Hi there,

I like your dinner date, that would be rather cool:D

Nice to meet you.

Michelle

Jolene Perry said...

I had Jen Daiker on my blog not long ago, and she did a "day in the life of Jen Daiker."

A lot of people didn't know who she was, and "met" her, and it was fun.

You could offere for people to do that here.
It would require almost no work for you at all :-D
Just weeding through what people have to say.
Might be fun.

I'm trying to figure out who I'm going to juggle it all this summer, too.
LOTS to do, and kids that must be played with.

A Backwards Story said...

I picked Narnia as well, so I think it doesn't have to be real :) I wish Narnia WAS real! I voted for Public critiques of pitches, first pages, etc. :) Good luck with what you choose!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I love bloghops, but I also love critiques....It was a tough toss up, but I went with critiques! Speaking of which, please add my name. I'd love to win a 5pg critique...or an ARC. Another tough choice - oh decisions.

Mina Lobo said...

C.S. Lewis would be my dinner-party pick too - I'm sure he'd be a fascinating conversationalist.
Some Dark Romantic