Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA: Who Are You and How Do You Armchair?

First Day of BEA Armchair
(well technically I'm a little late, but oh well)

I'm still really new to the blogging world and I'm just now hearing about this website dedicated to those of us who haven't been able to go to NYC and participate is the crazy, exciting ordeal. Maybe one day I will go, but I think I like sitting back and watching all the craziness from the sidelines in my cozy chair.

Daily Topic: Who are you, and how do you Armchair?

Who Am I?
My name is Kristina and I have been blogging since February 2011, a newbie. I live in the Evergreen State, The Rainy State or Coffee Central, which ever you would like to call it, but it is also commonly known as Washington. No I have never met any sparkly vampire, too bad <sigh>. In all actually I really do love Washington and I do love the rain for it makes everything all beautiful and green.

When I am not reading my books or doing bookie stuff, I am either with my husband (2 years marriage 5 years together), with my family (I love my huge family, 2 sisters, parents, 21 cousins, 6 Aunt/Uncle + spouses, 2 Grandparents) playing soccer, with friends talking books, walking my dog or working 20 hours a week (yes I'm spoiled, but I do work very hard in those 20 hrs). 

My book collect is my pride and joy. I have three 5 shelve bookcase and they are already full (on the right side bar is my bookshelves 3 months ago, I have expanded since). When we get our 2nd home I will have a room dedicated to my books with floor to ceiling bookcases and a rolling ladder. This will probably be in 5+ years when we will be needing to up grade from a starter home due to out growing our current house (no kids yet, but planning in a year).

I would like to learn more about photography, I have a decent camera known as a bridge camera (I just learned this) that I have been practicing on using. I would like to take a class at a community college for fun so I can have a creative outlet, since I can't draw anymore.

How Will I Armchair?
I am just going to sit back and relax while people in NYC are going to be going like crazy. I will read my books, check twitter and blogs for peoples update who are attending. I think I am also going to search for author events local to me. I want to meet more authors, although I have been to a decent out over the 3 years of attending author events.
(Yes this is my reading chair, it is sooo comfortable to read in!!)


bex said...

I also started in February this year! At least "oifficial", so I'm a fellow newbie! Lol. And wow, that chair look extremely comfortable... So want it!

Nice to meet you. :D Happy armchairing!

Rebecca @ kindle fever

Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) said...

I'm a Washingtonian by birth and I really, really miss it there. *Sniff* So beautiful. Arizona's just not the same :(

Glad to have found you via Armchair BEA!

Kristina said...

@bex hello fellow newbie, the chair is extremely comfortable. The picture what of when we first moved it and unwrapped our new couch, we now have really soft pillows and blanket so I can pile around me when I read.

@Susan I don't think I could ever live in AZ, we took a little trip to Vegas once and the moment I stepped out of the plane and saw the palm trees I was home sick and almost started to cry because I missed the green. :)

Jennifer A said...

I had a bridge camera right before getting my DSLR! It was a great stepping stone.

I love all the rain up here too! It's so fresh and pretty. :)

Mmmm, your chair looks comfy!

Jennifer of Little Shelf

Kristina said...

@Jennifer I'm hoping that when I take a class and do well with it and want to continue pursuing photography is when I will take the next step and get the fancy expensive cameras.