Armchair BEA is a virtual convention for those of us not able to attend the BEA conference this week in New York. From the comfort of our homes (and possibly in our pajamas) we get to meet a ton of new bloggers and participate in giveaways.
Today’s topic is about introducing ourselves. Here’s just a little about me….
My name is Kristin and I’m a stay at home mom of a six year old boy. My son is high functioning autistic so I spend a lot of time volunteering in the school and I’ve been suckered into working as a “lunch lady” at his school. I started blogging in earnest at the end of 2011. I’d been totally geeked out over Goodreads for a year and wanted a place to say more about my love of books and the authors who write them. I honestly never read a blog before that (what?!?!). I JUST started requesting books for review on NetGalley and I’ve asked ONE publicist for an ARC because I just didn’t get into blogging for a ton of advance free reads (although I’m awful grateful!!!) I just want to read all the great stuff already out there. But I feel like I need to read the new advance stuff or I just won’t be interesting enough.
My favorite thing in the world is to promote authors!! And since I’m buying most of my books, you won’t find many bad reviews on my blog because I’m picky. Eh, what are you going to do?
Right now, this second, I’m totally sucked into a new author’s books called, “Gifted: A Donovan Circus Novel”. The author, Liz Long, contacted me about reading and reviewing it and I completely regret it’s taken this long to get to it ~ it’s a great UF read after all the YA I’ve been reading lately! Next up I hope to hit Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Finally!!!)
I used to be 30-ish, single and living in San Diego with a cool job as a Securities and Currency Trader at an international investment advisor. I used to work from 5am to 2pm-ish then with my surfboard stuck between the car seats, head out to Torrey Pines to surf while I waited for evening traffic to die down. I golfed the best golf courses for free with brokers, including Torrey Pines, I climbed in Joshua Tree with my best friends (for those in the know, I used to sport climb in WV and KY but I cleaned trad in JT ~ FUN!!) and got drunk and stumbled around PB and OB too many times to count. I had the life. Then I had to go and meet my husband. Now I’m living an hour North of Detroit in a subdivision. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything!! I love my family and everything life has to offer!!
That I can be “friends” with people all over the world! It truly amazes me still.
Um, yup… I’ve gotten sidetracked completely by YA!! I never thought I’d love them as much as I do. I still avoid any contemps like the plague, though…