Welcome to Armchair BEA! I really wanted to attend this year. I even have the week off work because I planned on going. But we all know what happened with blogger registration, and I just couldn't forgive it. I know I'm only punishing myself, but I didn't want to spend that much money when I can drive over to ALA in a couple weeks :o) Anyway..
Today is day one, and that means blogger interviews! Instead of interviewing each other like we did last year, we're answering 5 questions and reading everyone else's. I hope everyone had fun participating in this, because I know I did :o) Enjoy!
Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
A. Hey all! I'm Mickey @ I'm A Book Shark, my book blog. I've been blogging for just over a year now, and I got into blogging because I ran across some book blogs in looking into getting paid for reviews. Now I do it for free without the hassle of major deadlines and editing. It's just me and my thoughts, no one to please. I love it!
Q. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
A. My favorite book so far in 2012 has to be Portia de Rossi's Unbearable Lightness. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did, but it's my one and only 5 star book for this year!
Q. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
A. Here are a couple things: I'm an extreme couponer. I have my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I have 9 tattoos and counting.
Q. Where do you see your blog in five years?
A. I have no idea where I'll even see myself in five years, but if I'm lucky enough to be part of this community five years from now, then I hope I appreciate every minute of it. :o)
Q. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
A. My tastes have moved to a lot more YA fiction now. Lots of bloggers read those books, so I see so many good ones on Goodreads and in my Twitter feed. I still read adult literature, and I read YA before. But I love it even more now that I blog!