Pull Up a Chair for Armchair BEA

Armchair BEAHello, fellow Armchair BEA participants. While many of our friends have traveled to New York City this week for BEA, I know we are going to have some fun on our own from the comfort of our homes (trust me, our backs and feet will be so much more comfortable than theirs) (also, we don’t have to worry about trying to hail a cab from the Javits Center – a virtually impossible feat).

For those of you who are new to the blog, welcome to my books. my life. I read a little bit of everything but I would say my main genres are literary fiction and dystopian and paranormal YA (I like to think the lit fic balances out the YA). I review everything I read but not necessarily in a timely manner. Have a look around, read about me, or check out the books I’ve read this year.

I did attend part of BEA and the Book Blogger Convention last year. You can read about my experiences here, here, and here. This year is full of other traveling so my work schedule and bank account just wouldn’t let me swing it.  I hope to attend again next year, but until then, I am happily Armchair BEA-ing with you.

32 thoughts on “Pull Up a Chair for Armchair BEA

  1. Mary May 23, 2011 / 8:17 am

    It’s nice to meet you!

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  2. anachronist May 23, 2011 / 8:18 am

    Hi there, nice to meet you, I am participating as well and it is my first time!

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  3. Cheree May 23, 2011 / 8:37 am

    Hi, nice to meet you. I’m looking forward to armchair BEA, it should be a fun week.

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  4. Chrisbookarama May 23, 2011 / 8:53 am

    So lucky you got to go last year! Enjoy hanging out with us this year instead.

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  5. Helen May 23, 2011 / 8:54 am

    I am looking forward to your Armchair BEA posts this week, have fun with it

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  6. Tris May 23, 2011 / 9:09 am

    Good point about the feet. I’m feeling much better already. 😉

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    • Trish May 23, 2011 / 9:10 am

      Apparently haven’t had enough coffee and can’t spell own name. Blerg.

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  7. zibilee May 23, 2011 / 9:14 am

    I also won’t be attending BEA this year, but am liking all the Armchair posts! I look forward to checking out what you have to say throughout the week!

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    • Michelle May 23, 2011 / 6:01 pm

      Nice to hear from you, as always. 🙂

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  8. Courtney May 23, 2011 / 9:41 am

    I think we need a year in between events to recover! I am armchairin’ it this year too!

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  9. Nancy May 23, 2011 / 9:41 am

    Glad to have found you! Went to BEA for 18 years. The bookshops where I was marketing director closed 3 years ago. I miss seeing my friends at BEA so am happy to make new ones here!

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    • Michelle May 23, 2011 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by – hope you enjoy the week. 🙂

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  10. Eileen May 23, 2011 / 9:53 am

    Looking forward to reading your posts!

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    • Michelle May 23, 2011 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. Nice to see you outside of twitter. 🙂

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  11. Tiffany James May 23, 2011 / 10:01 am

    Looking forward to your posts! Have fun this week. Your feet will be much happier after BEA this year.

    Tiffany James

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  12. Jen May 23, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    NEXT YEAR!!! Let’s not even pretend that we don’t already know one another ❤ Now we just have to meet so that we can squee about JSR's books and Michigan things.

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    • Michelle May 23, 2011 / 6:16 pm

      YES. To everything you just said.

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  13. Sandy May 23, 2011 / 12:11 pm

    Not only am I not going to BEA, I’m not even doing Armchair because I am a nuthead spinning out of control, trying to get my life together before heading out into the wild blue yonder. I’ll be following all of the Armchair posts though. And plan for my BEA trip in 2018.

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    • Michelle May 23, 2011 / 6:17 pm

      You are probably smarter than me. I want to do EVERYTHING and I should probably be getting my life together before I also head out into the wild blue yonder.

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  14. Teresa May 23, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    How nice that you got to go last year. I think we’ll have a great time with ArmChair BEA

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  15. Serena May 23, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Glad to meet you this ArmChair BEA. Sorry I missed you last year at BBC…but boy were there a ton of us in the same room. I hope you have a great virtual experience.

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  16. Sabrina May 23, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    Hi, I’m here via Armchair BEA and like your blog.

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  17. lisa (the little reader) May 23, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    i’m not new to your blog, but wanted to say hello anyhow. i hope that Armchair BEA is at least as much (or more) fun than BEA itself. your feet think so, right?

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  18. Trisha May 23, 2011 / 4:35 pm

    I also believe that the lit fic balances out the YA. I actually have a ratio in my head of 1 classic lit fic = 3 YAs. 🙂 Nice to meet you! I hope you stop by eclectic / eccentric and say hi!

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    • Michelle May 23, 2011 / 6:39 pm

      I tried to do a more 1:1 ratio for awhile but that was hard. I like yours better.

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  19. Kirsty May 23, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    Hi! You’re tastes sound pretty similar to mine so I’m looking forward to browsing through your reviews!

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  20. Iris May 23, 2011 / 5:53 pm

    Hey *waves* I obviously know you already, but wanted to leave a comment anyway. You know, let you know I’m still reading your blog and all that. I will hopefully have time to drop by a few more times this week. And otherwise there is always twitter 🙂

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  21. Pussreboots May 23, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    BEA is too far for me. I would only go in person if it were for business.

    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.

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