Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA Introduction Post and Classics!

Hello Everyone!

Design credit belongs to Nina from Nina Reads!

I am thrilled to participate in Armchair BEA for the second time this year! 
Today's post include an introduction and a discussion on Classics! 

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

I am an eighteen year old book blogger who recently finished high school. I enjoy acting, reading, watching movies and traveling. Since January 16th, 2012, I have been happily blogging. I started blogging because I wanted to do something to distract me between the waiting period before books' release dates. 
2. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. 

My favorite cereal is Captain Crunch! Many already know, but one of my passions, besides books, is theater. Everything about theater, acting, singing, watching shows, preparing for shows, performance nights and drama picnics. 

3. What are you currently reading, and what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013? 

Currently I am reading Toward Zero by Agatha Christie (paperback!) and Forever Me by Thomas Amo (electronically). My favorite book? Hmm, my favorite story so far this year is a novella, Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer. For a full-length book? A Corner of White by Jacklyn Moriarty. 

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

Cammie Morgan from Gallagher Girls series so I can learn about her spying life, not taking, "Its confidential" for an answer.

5. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. 

I am blogging from Maryland!!!!!!!! Maryland is an awesome state. Its a melting plot of many cultures. Though it can get very humid, the scenery is beautiful full of trees and flowers, and dogs walking.
A restaurant you have to check out if you ever visit is Il Pizzico. It is my favorite restaurant that has the best olive spread with scrumptious bread and the most delicious cannoli ever! 
An author who lives in Maryland is Brigid Kemmerer, and she is the sweetest and her books rock! 


I am more of a recent classic person. I view classics as influential books that left a intellectual mark.
  1. Anything by Agatha Christie. Especially The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  2. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 
  3. 1984 by George Orwell
  4. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 
  5. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 

Thanks for reading!


  1. I also love going to the theatre! I don't get to go very often though. I did manage to see A Midsummer Night's Dream in an open theatre last year though, it was fantastic!
    hope you enjoy Armchair BEA1

  2. Oh my, I just heard my tummy rumble from the yummy Italian food! I haven't read any of Brigid's books, yet, but I do own a few. Have a great #BEA week!

  3. Do you like musicals? What's your favorite? I love Broadway. Captain Crunch is pretty awesome. I haven't had it in years though. lol

    1. My favorite musical is, um, so hard to choose one. My favorites include Wicked, South Pacific (any Rodgers and Hammerstein) and Ragtime.

  4. Did you ever watch the tv show Gilmore Girls? I just read Lauren Graham's SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY MAYBE about a young girl trying to make a career in NYC. It is totally wonderful, funny, and true. You have a wonderful blog!

  5. I don't think I've ever met someone from Maryland, so Hi! I'm from the Netherlands (as you already saw on my blog). I am a Vonnegut fan and a Dickens fan (although I didn't like A Tale of To Cities so much). Rebecca is also a very good choice.

    Have a great ArmchairBEA!

  6. This was such a fun post Rachel! I adored reading the cute facts about you. I'm not typically a big classic reader, but will certainly have to check out some of the books you have suggested! :)

  7. any girl who can appreciate a cannoli has to be my friend. Just sayin. I am an (part) Italian girl from New York. Cannoli is an amazing dessert!

    I have never been to Maryland, except in passing through, but there are so many things I want to see there.

    I did some acting in my younger years, I played Rizzo in Grease off Broadway. It was a total blast. Oh, and by the way, Captain Crunch is the best cereal ever!

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

  8. Ooh I love musicals - watching only! - so jealous that you can perform on stage, it seems like such a tremendous feat!

    And I love Agatha Christie too! Poirot is my fave detective. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my BEA post!
    Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

  9. I love 1984 too. I heard Rebecca is really good. I want to read it! Thanks for coming to my BEA post! I followed you. I love meeting new bloggers :)n that's cool that you do acting. I loved doing plays in high school.
    Dee @ Dee's Reads

  10. oooh!! A teen blogging about YA!!! Believe it or not I rarely find them on the circles in the blog community that I follow. As in, I stalk those blogs heheh.

    And HI! So nice to meet you :)

    So amazing that you love everything that has to do with theater! You should vlog sometime a performance or something :) Would love to see that.

    I haven't read any of the books you've enjoyed so far this year, which is kind of sad heheeh and since I'm not good with book tittles or book authors' names I really don't knnow any of the ones you mentioned either :P
    But I shall check them out on GR, maybe we enjoy different genres?

    Hope you have an awesome time in ArmchairBEA this year! It's my second as well :)

    Here's my Introduction post for Day 1 if you'd like to stop by.
    Alba @ BookPics

  11. Blogging is definitely a distraction from waiting on books! I swear I sometimes get so caught up in blogging I forget to do these I have to do! lol. Thanks for stopping by my post!

  12. One of my favorite memories from the years I lived in NYC was getting to see a few Broadway shows. I love live performances, and those were just incredible.

    I've heard such great things about the Gallagher Girls and Elemental series and have the first books from both on my to-read list.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I love your reason for blogging. It is really hard waiting for new books.

  14. Always wonderful to meet new bloggers! Congratulations on graduating! My kids and I enjoy acting on camera. We haven't tried theatre yet! Enjoy ABEA...it is nice to meet you!

  15. Great intro post! I agree with liking the more modern classics. I love a lot of those but the older ones I tend to shy away from. Hope you enjoy Armchair BEA this year too. It's my first year but it's been fun. Next best thing to being there!



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