Monday, May 23, 2011

Participating in Armchair BEA 2011

Happy Monday everybody!
In case you are frequent reader of my blog, then you know, that I cannot participate in Book Expo America. You can find my post about it here:

Me in Egypt, March 2011

Luckily I found a page Armchair BEA Central, who is organizing a big BEA event where you can participate without going on site to BEA 2011.

This is my introduction post for Armchair BEA!

General info about me:
Twitter: @IngaSilberg

140 characters or less about me:
Avid reader, reading from very young age, blogging from March 2011, traveller.

If I could put one book in the hands of everyone I come in contact with, what would it be and why?
There are so many good books to choose between, but I would pick Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and there is a very specific reason to that. Twilight brought me to TwiMOMs and they introduced me to and my fellow TwiMOMs encouraged me to start blogging about books. It has given me incredible international network of wonderful people and I'm eternally grateful for that!

What book are you looking forward to reading the most in 2011?

I'm sitting and looking at this question and I really do not know what to answer. Since I'm an eclectic reader, the list would be too long.

Do you host any special events or memes on your blog that you would like to share with us (outside of Armchair BEA)? Please explain.
Mondays - Monday Looks Forward - that gives a rough overview of what to expect in my blog during the coming week.
Tuesdays - Teaser Tuesday - that gives a quote of the book I'm recently reading
Wednesdays - Wednesday Wonderings - that is a new feature, where I have guest blog post. The first of the series is coming this Wednesday.
Fridays - Follow Friday - bloghopping time!!! I'm participating in to bloghops each Friday.
Sundays - In My Mailbox - that gives and overview of what books I've received for reviewing, what I've bought and what I've won during the week.

Besides that I'm participating in different giveaway hops, posting interviews of fellow bloggers, interviews with authors and last, but not least I post reviews of the books, I'm reading.

If you could have lunch with any author, living or not, who would it be and where/what would you eat?

Generally, if I'd had a chance to lunch with any authors, I'd love that! I'm so grateful, that there are so many good authors around the world. But if I could pick one living author, it would be Charlaine Harris and I would love to have this lunch anywhere! Place would not matter to me!
If I could be an author who has already passed away, it would be Russian author Bulgakov.

How do I participate in Armchair BEA!
I will have a special BEA giveaway, which will be posted later today. You don't want to miss that!
There will also be blog posts related to Armchair BEA:
Wednesday - Introducing fellow book blogger.
Thursday - Nuturing Relationships.
Friday - Blogging about Blogging
That's it for the moment. Enjoy my blog and Armchair BEA 2011!


  1. Love Charlaine Harris! I plan on picking up the newest book this week! :)

    Armchair BEA: About Us!

  2. Hi Jacinda!
    Thanks for coming by!
    Dead Reckoning is definitely worth reading.
    I have review of the book also. Posted it in May.


  3. Hi Inga. Glad you jumped into blogging. I am an inconsistent blogger, but I do love connecting with people on Twitter. Happy Armchair BEA!

  4. I love Charlaine Harris, too.

    Sorry you can't make it to BEA, but isn't it great to have this event as well?

    Nice to meet you!

  5. I love Charlaine Harris too!! I love the Sookie Stackhouse books!! Dead Reckoning was so good!! I see your picture is from Egypt!! That is one of the many places I want to travel to!! I hope you have a great week!!

  6. Hi, Inga ~ I'm also a fan of Charlaine Harris. I'm waaaay behind in the series, though! Looking forward to following your posts.


  7. Hi, Inga, it is a pleasure to meet you. I have yet to read Harris' books, but I hope to get through the series someday. Hope you enjoy the Arechair BEA.

  8. I love your blog! I'm your newest follower. I'm also very excited to participate in ArmChair BEA :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  9. I love comments!

    deegarretson, thanks for coming by!

    Notnessie, yes, it is better and I'm sure that one day I will o the BEA itself, too!

    Carrie, I think travelling gives one person so much. It was fantastic trip! In case you have a chance, definitely go!

    Tiffany, thank you! Hopefully you won't have to be disappointed. Trying to do my best with my blog.

    Jan, nice to meet you, too! And thank you for coming by! I do enjoy Armchair BEA! I'm glad I found it.

    Kaitlyn, thank you so much! I will come and visit your blog, too!

  10. Hi Inga!

    Your blog schedule is impressive--I don;t know how you find the time.


  11. Hi Heidi!
    It's not every week, I'm doing so much with my blog. This week is little more than exceptional to me.
    Well, I don't have much time to be honest - daily work first, then kid in the evening. Blog comes partially from my bedtime. I love working with my blog.
    Thanks for coming by!

  12. I hope you enjoy the week of activities planned for Armchair BEA even though you couldn't go to the real thing. Nice to meet you!

  13. I have the last two Sookie books waiting for me to read them! Nice to meet you!

    ~ Trisha @ eclectic / eccentric

  14. Hey! I can't be at BEA physically, too.

    And you were in Egypt??? *envy*

  15. i read the first 9 books of the Sookie series in a couple of weeks. it wasn't even that i loved it so much as i just needed to know which direction Harris was going to go each book. heh, silly, i know.

    i hope you have a great Armchair BEA week!