Armchair BEA 2015 Introductions

Posted May 27, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 14 Comments

Hi there! I’m participating in Armchair BEA this week, which means if you’re a regular reader the blog might look different from its usual scheduled programming for the next few weeks. This is my Armchair BEA introduction post.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?

Hi! I’m from Texas, and I’ve been blogging since December 2012, so not quite two and a half years. I started blogging because I was getting ready to graduate from college and I was afraid I’d start missing being able to talk to fellow bookworms.

2.What is one book everyone should read?

Anyone who’s been around my blog before is probably sick of me talking about this book, but I push I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson on everyone I can! It’s my favorite book I’ve read since I started blogging.

3. Share your favorite blog post on your blog. (aka written by you!)

One day, after being particularly frustrated with the way we tend to talk about books for young adults, I wrote a post called What Books Taught Me. I poured a lot of myself into that post and it’s still my favorite post I’ve ever written.

4.What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?

So many, but one book I really want to prioritize is finally spending some time and reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling!

5. Take a picture of your bookshelf and share it with us! 🙂 (#ABEAShelfie)

This is kinda an older picture because the light in my room isn’t the best, which means there’s only a few times a day there’s a chance of getting even a decent picture, but here’s part of my bookshelf:

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Hard to get a sense of scale, but it’s two large cases with five shelves each. I absolutely love them! My dad made them a few years ago for me for Christmas.



14 responses to “Armchair BEA 2015 Introductions

  1. Your shelves are so tidy!

    I have I’ll Give You the Sun out from the library right now, so it’s definitely in the pile for reading next month!

    • Stormy

      Haha, they’re not normally that tidy. I cleaned them up for picture purposes for sure.
      I hope you enjoy I’ll Give You the Sun! The writing isn’t for everyone, but I absolutely love it. It’s one of those books I feel just GETS me.

  2. Oh, it’s awesome that your dad made your shelves for you — my dad made mine for me, too.

    The post you linked is also awesome. I agree with every word you said. It irritates me so much when I see books banned. I just saw a post on Tumblr how parents complained because a teacher showed a picture book about a gay couple to kindergarten, I think. The parents were saying that didn’t need to be brought in school at such a young age, the teacher should be fired for doing such a thing, yada yada. So ridiculous.

    • Stormy

      It’s definitely nice to know my shelves are sturdy, too. My old shelves were much cheaper made and were buckling. I don’t think this one will be doing that any time soon.

      Oh, book banning is definitely irritating! I didn’t think I so that particular post, but I think I saw some people talking about it? Or a similar instance. It’s irrational and also a little condescending that so many adults don’t think children can handle a whole range of topics(many of which they’re already aware–this always gets me when books are challenged for language in high schools. High school kids know their curse words. Even if they don’t use them, they hear them. All the time. That’s like a guarantee of life.)

    • Stormy

      I definitely love them! It’s a little scary how fast I filled my shelf up, though. One day I shall have a room full of books(isn’t that every book lover’s dream?)

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