June 4, 2012

The Litbrarians are proud to participate in the 2012 Armchair BEA. It’s a fun and unique alternative for book bloggers to experience the Book Expo America that’s hosted in New York this week from the comfort of our on home. Today the event is being kicked off, and like any event, introductions must be made.

{Jag is still recovering from her vacation (lucky lady).}

1. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far of 2012?

Celeste: Tough! I might have to say the Goddess Test series by Aimee Carter might be my favorite so far.

Ana: Currently reading Indebted by Amy Bartol.  This year’s favorite books include Pandemonium, Clockwork Prince and Anew.

Christina: This is a hard one, but I’m going to say thus far, my favorite read of 2012 is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It had it all- poetic prose filled with humor, love, and a poignancy that makes you appreciate life.

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

Celeste: Tahereh Mafi, the author of Shatter Me. She is just adorable and I think I would giggle all the time.

Ana: I’d love to have dinner with Tahereh Mafi.  I really enjoyed Shatter Me and have had several conversations with her on Twitter.  She’s seems like a fun (and fascinating person) and dinner with her would be an adventure!

Christina:
Well, I guess you can see why we are #soulmates & work well together as bloggers. In the spirit of togetherness, I too will say Tahereh Mafi because she is a riot on Twitter, constantly making me giggle. She also has this way with words that makes me want to dig around in her brain. But if she’s too busy with my girls, then I’ll just kidnap- errr, eat dinner with- Warner because I want to know all of his secrets.

3. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?

Celeste: I love giveaways for books I adore. I love winning books that I’ve had my eye on, so I get excited to be on the other end of a fabulous giveaway.

Ana:
I love author interviews.  To me there’s nothing better than learning more about the authors who are responsible for keeping me entertained, making me mad or sad and ensuring I fall in love with fictional characters.  I love to introduce upcoming authors to our readers and promote my favorites as well.

Christina: Well aside from giveaways and interviews, I love the Kindle Freebies alert. Everyone loves to read, but there’s something extremely special about finding a great read at a discounted price and even better when it’s free!

4. Where do you see the blog in five years?

Celeste: I hope to be bigger and better! We only started about 10 months ago and have finally gotten a lot of the kinks out so now we are fine tuning. I’m having so much fun and love trying new things and connecting with other readers, bloggers and authors.

Ana:
In 5 years I see us as being known as one of the most creative blogs out there.  We’re trying new things all the time and I know that our creativity makes the blog more interesting.  I see us as the blog to go to everyday!

Christina: I was asked to join the site only two months ago, so I arrived after most the girls had gotten the basics worked out. I hope I can just bring fresh ideas to keep things interesting for our readers. In five years, I want what most others want- bigger, better, and still fun!

5. What is your favorite part about the blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?

Celeste: So many bloggers are so good to other bloggers and I love that. I love discussing great books with them too! It has been so great to reach out and get support when we need it, and we love to support other blogs too.

Ana:
I think we all learn from each other by visiting each other’s blogs and I’d like to see that continue.  I think we need to do whatever it takes to make sure we’re all even more supportive of each other.

Christina:
I like that, for the most part, there’s a unity amongst us because of our general love of books. In the future, I’d love to see a continuation of this. I want to see more sites linking up with others to help spread the word about the best reads. I also really enjoy the aspect of Blog Book Tours, and would love to see more of these.

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