Armchair BEA Day One
Hello and welcome back to my blog! For those of you who don't know, Armchair BEA is the online version of Book Expo America held for those who cannot attend the live event. I personally hadn't heard of it until this year and I was in a definite need to join. So let's give this a shot!
What is the name you prefer to use? You can call me Gabriella.
How long have you been a book blogger? I started blogging a little over a year ago, but about a month ago I decided to switch blogs.
Have you participated in ABEA before? This is my first time doing Armchair BEA and I am quite excited about it!
Do you have a favorite book? My all time favorite book is Water for Elephants and I am definitely do for a reread really soon.
If you could recommend one other book blogger who would it be and why? I would recommend Grace from Grace Lucy Reviews. Her reviews are very thorough and in my opinion, she deserves more attention than she gets.
What book are you most excited for on your TBR? What are you most intimidated by? I'm most excited for my current read, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. It was actually my most anticipated book for 2016 and man is it huge. I'd say it's pretty intimidating. However, next month Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes is hosting the #TomeTopple where you tackle big books and I'm thinking of taking on The Host by Stephanie Meyer for that.
How do you arrange your bookshelves? Is there a rhyme or reason or none at all? (& #ABEASHELFIE) I actually don't have a system. I just go by feeling. I keep books by the same author together as best as I can, but other than that it's just chaos and that's how I like it. Despite that, I know where all of my books are. Now my main bookshelf is a not camera ready so my shelfie is actually of all of my overflow as I like to call it.
Day One: Diversity in Books!
I'd love to be able to say that I've read a ton of diverse books and that I have a lot to say on the topic, but I don't and that's part of the problem. I will say that I am starting to see a lot more LGBTQ books coming out and that's just wonderful, but what about racially diverse reads too? Or even diversity like physical limitations or mental ones? I think there are a lot of things that books are lacking, but I am slowly seeing change. I definitely need to get my hands on more diverse reads so everyone feel free to recommend me some!