Monday, May 23, 2011
Armchair BEA Post: What Is It and Who is WeBeReading?
If you're stopping by WeBeReading for the first time as a participant in Armchair BEA, Welcome!
If you're not sure what Armchair BEA is, it's an event in its second year. A few bloggers were sad about missing out on BEA and the Book Blogger Convention last year and decided to create a version for those who weren't able to travel to NYC. They're back this year and the event looks to be even bigger and better! If you would like to read more about Armchair BEA from one of the founders, head on over and see what Tif of Tif Talks Books has to say about it.
We'll be posting on various topics all week long and will be hosting a giveaway (or two) tomorrow! Today, the topic is Who Are You and How Do You Armchair?
The "we" of WeBeReading are a mother and son team, Kristen (K) and the now seven-year-old Z. We've been blogging since July 2008 -- so almost 3 years now! We review most of the books that we both read so this ends up being quite an eclectic mix. You will see picture books, chapter books, classics, literary fiction, international fiction, mysteries, non-fiction and more in our archives. We decided right from the start not to have a genre blog simply because we are not genre readers! We love to explore many facets of the world through books and we hope to get other readers to try something new every once in a while too.
We're in the Seattle area which makes the actual BEA/BBC events quite far away (and inconveniently right at the busy end of the school year). We're so happy to have this opportunity to participate from a distance and to have the chance to meet new bloggers, to discuss why we blog, to enter a few contests and to find out about upcoming book releases!
If this is your first time stopping by, please leave a comment. We would love to be able to visit you as well!
Looking forward to a fun-filled week,
K and Z