Armchair BEA Wrap-Up

I joined in to this late, and I’m bummed out that I joined late.  However what I was able to participate in, I was only able to participate in two days but I really enjoyed them.  I’m definitely going to participate next year, if I’m not in Chicago for BEA.  I also won one of the giveaways which was really exciting.  I’m looking forward to next year.

Armchair BEA day 4

This is my second day of Armchair BEA, but the fourth day altogether and today’s topic is Surviving Fictional Worlds

Today we’ll talk about surviving fictional worlds. We all know that sometimes, the worlds we love in fiction can be dangerous. Which fictional worlds would you want to live in? Which worlds do you never want to dive into? Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page? And once you get there, what would you do?

The only world that I would really want to live in is Harry Potter.  There’s just something about the entire world of Harry Potter that makes it seem like a fun world to live in.  There’s adventure, danger, magic, loads of interesting characters (including the magical creatures) and intriguing magical objects.  The Harry Potter world is truly my favorite fictional world.

The worlds that I would never want to dive into are Divergent and Lord of the Rings.  Some may disagree with me on this, but I feel like there is a lot more going on in these worlds than the Harry Potter world.  I also wouldn’t want to be injected with all kinds of stuff to screw with my mind in the world of Divergent.  In terms of Lord of the Rings, I would be way too tempted to put on the one ring to become invisible but still in a sense be seen.

When I would get to the world of Harry Potter, my first stop would definitely be Diagon Alley.  I would have to go to Gringott’s to change my money over.  My next stop after Gringott’s would be Madam Malkin’s to get some robes and then to Ollivander’s to get my wand.  I would also get myself a broom, it’s the only way I would want to travel other than to apparate.  After Diagon Alley I would find my way to Hogwarts to take in some classes and a quidditch match, maybe learn how to play Wizards Chess.

Armchair BEA Day 3

Armchair BEA: Beyond the Books and Blog Day 3

I’m joining this a little late, as I just discovered this today.

Beyond the books: Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite alternative forms (graphic novels, audiobooks, webcomics, etc)? Do you have any favorite works within these alternate forms? How do you think the changing format affects the reading experience?

Recently I just got into reading eBooks and bought myself a Nook.  Having a Nook and reading books with it really changes how I read.  I love being able to make notes about things that I want to remember and not ruin a physical book.   I hate writing in books, because for me books aren’t meant to be written in.  I’m not a fan of graphic novels, audiobooks or webcomics.

Beyond the Blog: Our secondary topic, beyond the blog could focus on the ways you engage in talking about books outside of your blog. Do you participate in book clubs, take classes, meticulously maintain your goodreads profile? Let the world know!

I don’t participate in book clubs or take classes.  However, something that I take very seriously is maintaining my Goodreads profile.  I love being able to connect with other readers and especially authors.  I also feel that it’s important for others to be able to see what I’m reading.  I’ve also participated in a few readathons and am planning on taking part in the Tome Topple Readathon created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes in June.