Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA: Introduction Post!

Hi Everyone! 
Welcome to my blog!
Nice to meet all of you!

Design made by Nina at Nina Reads!

This week I am participating in an amazing event called Armchair BEA. You can find information about the excitement here! I am looking forward to meeting the participants! 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

I love reading, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes, enjoying Rob Reiner or Christopher Nolan movies, listening to music, especially Stand By Me by Ben E. King and We Are Young by the band Fun, and hanging out with friends. I love chatting with my fellow bloggers and recommending my favorite books to the book blogging community. I have been blogging since January 16th, 2012. I started blogging because I wanted to have the chance to tell book lovers my opinions on books I read and something to do while I impatiently waited for books to come out. 

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

Adrian Ivaskov! Ever since I read his first scene in Frostbite by Richelle Mead, I wanted to meet him. He is funny, exciting and unafraid to challenge society's rules. I'm sure it would be an enjoyable dinner!

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?

My favorite post was my first and only discussion post so far. 
Its called: Element Control: Discussion Post! 

The idea came to me one day as I was walking home. I was thinking about a book I was currently editing a review of, Storm by Brigid Kemmerer. I thought of what element I would love to control and I became curious to know what others would wan to control. I am a very curious person, so I decided to create a discussion post on: What element would you want to control and why?

I will always be thankful for Sarah, Mimi, Sara, Alexandra, Jasprit and Hilda's unforgettable answers!

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

I will always remember my elementary school years, waiting to turn eleven. I stubbornly believed that once I turned eleven, I would find an owl perch outside my door with a Hogwarts letter on its leg. I always wanted to go to the wonderful magical school of Hogwarts because I wanted to learn Defense Against the Dark Arts, be Neville's friend, be capable of magic and to have the chance to fly in the sky. 

What is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

My favorite book I read this year is tied between The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead and The Ivy: Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur. Both books had endings I cannot stop thinking about, outstanding characters, are well-writen and full of meaningful drama. Both books caused me to question my life choices and provided a chance to become completely absorbed in a wonderful story. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. This is great! If only we were all able to attend the real BEA! And I love that you chose Adrian ;)

  2. I've been wondering what Armchair BEA was about! I love your answers Rachel. I would definitely love to have dinner with Adrian Ivashkov as well. ;)

  3. Wow this is such a great post!! I love your answers, Rachel!! And AAW I wish I had known about your blog when you posted the Element Control post... I would have come up with an awesome answer for an awesome post!! :') But I'm sure there will be more amazing posts for me to comment on coming up later on. :D Hope you love the BEA, girl!! Have fun!!

    Riya (The Teen Book Guru)

  4. Welcome to your first Armchair BEA event! Hopefully you have a fabulous time and you will be back for more in future years!

  5. I liked all your answers! Those are two of my favorite songs too!

    Have a great time at ArmchairBEA!

  6. This is such a fab post Rachel! Everyone seems to be going on about this Adrian guy from Vampire Academy I really need to make a start on this series asap! I also loved your elemental control post! Thanks so much for the mention my love! :)

  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Christopher Nolan <3

    I actually haven't read any Rachel Mead books - maybe the only blogger who hasn't haha!

    Also, I sooo need to read Storm, and respond to your discussion post soon too! <3

    Nice to know you better Rachel!

    Faye :-)

  8. Nice to meet you Rachel. Ooh, I love Adrian but I have to say it...Team Dimitri (not that it matters much now, lol!) I love Buffy too! She's so freaking awesome!


  9. Hi Rachel! I wish I had done this. I am having fun getting to know everyone a bit better. That story about waiting until you turned eleven waiting for your letter was too cute. I am so dying to read the Golden Lilly. I love Adrian as well. That scene in Bloodlines with the tattoo was epic!

  10. Happy Armchair BEA to you. :)

    Great meeting you love your answers especially the Hogwarts one.

  11. Hope you are enjoying yourself. Have a great week!

  12. YAY!!!! Oh, I'm so happy that you're one of the armchairs for BEA -- I guess it's the next best thing next to actually being there myself, right? :') LOL and I don't think I could think of a better person to invite to dinner! Can I sit with you and Adrian? I have a feeling that it would be the most fun evening ever! x)

    I LOVE your answers, Rachel! And thank you so much for mentioning my name too -- it kind of made my day! *hugs* I can't wait to read what else you have to post for this :) <3

    1. Thanks so much MImi! I would love to have you at dinner with me and Adrain!!!! It would be an awesome night!
      I was so happy when I learned about Armchair BEA!

  13. Aww! I know a few kids who were waiting for Hogwartz letters, my niece included. At least now a ticket to Universal can sort of get you there. ;) I love BtVS too! If I could control any element, I'd probably choose fire, not that I'm going to be like pyro and join magneto or something but yeah, fire is cool. :)

  14. Adrian is such a rule breaker ;). But I love him. He's honest, and doesn't fake who he is. And I can't wait for The Golden Lily.

  15. Adrian!! He is definitely one of my faves!!! I absolutely love him!! :]
    It's so great to meet you!!
    Hope you have a great Armchair BEA week!
    Here's my post:

    xo Stephanie

  16. Ahahaha Adrian!! :) :) You rock! :) :) I said Rose Hathaway! :P :P hihi so cool! And Golden Lily <3 <3 Aww, I can't wait to read it!! Just a bit more and it will be in my hands :) Great introduction post Rachel!! :) ;)

  17. Buffy! You can never go wrong with Buffy! Lol. I need to read Bloodlines. I've finished the VA series, but haven't started on the spin-off yet!

  18. Buffy literally changed the way that I watch television forever! When that show was on, I watched it like the air I breathe, like it was the second skin that I wore, and the religion I believed in. rotfl. I know that probably sounds pretty freaky to you right now, but reading is like that for me too and blogging about the books that I read. So, naturally I gravitate towards anyone who enjoys this kickass show.

    Again, Adrian Ivashkov! Can I just say that...I love you!!! ♥ For reals, you totally rock my face off hardcore. You're favorites seem to be my favorites for some reason and I totally admire you and your blog, it's top notch.

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    Armchair Bea Introudction @ A Soul Unsung

  19. Welcome to Armchair BEA12 enjoy all it has to offer this week. One could not tell you are new to blogger as this post was enjoyable to read.

  20. I'm always so jealous of my American friends when they get to enjoy awesome stuff like BEA! But I'm glad I'm not the only one following from my living room. :)
    Anyway, it's so good to hear that you liked Golden Lily so much. I have it preordered and can't wait to get it.

  21. YAY! Another Buffy fan! I loved Buffy during my college years and have all of the seasons on DVD... I think you may have sparked a marathon of Buffy for me this weekend. :)



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