Welcome to the second Armchair BEA! Last year, I participated in this awesome event and am even more excited about it this year. This is where I primarily blog about the books I love - mainly literary fiction titles - and occasionally, it's also the place where I share my bookish thoughts.
The organizers of Armchair BEA want to know more about me and how I armchair! I can rattle on and on, on my blog (do I even know what a full-stop is?) about anything under the sun, but talking about myself. Gulp! Aren't we humans a really grand bunch of modest people? Why would we ever want to talk about ourselves?
Guess what the toughest essay I ever wrote was? Yes, the About Me section of this blog. I wrote it at the beginning of last year and then quietly ignored that portion of the blog where it is nestled. Ignorance is truly bliss! This year, I tackled it once more. Let me tell you the number of coffee cups I had to devour just to get through it. Two... Three... Four... Five... Speaking of which, I am in a mood for some coffee. Where's that pot? What? You wonder what number of coffee cup I am on now? Honestly, I don't know. But that's ok, it's only coffee. You know it's a staple dietary requirement for us. Oh it's not? I'm pretty sure it is - I did read something about that.
So where were we? Oh yes, the About Me section. *Hmm, delicious coffee aroma wafting by* Sorry, I got bog-tracked again. So yes, after many cups of coffee (I don't remember how many, really), I managed to write something respectable about myself. In fact, I'm pretty sure I was rather pleased with it. Just in case you're like me and want it dished out here, I stay in Virginia, working as a software engineer. And I'm a Hokie, so you know where my loyalties lay. I've been blogging for.. *doing a Tom/Jerry-imitation of scratching my head*.. five years, although books became my main topic only a year and a half ago. And yes, I'm a Harry Potter nut.
Can I just say I'll be glad when BEA is over? All those posts and tweets from NYC bound-errrrs can dampen the spirit of people like me, and maybe even crush us hard. During last year's BEA, I was sitting in a coffee shop (yay, coffee even then!), writing or pretending to write my world-class thesis, and following the BEA hashtag on twitter. I certainly won't be doing that this time. It's just BEA after all. Meh. Who cares. (Don't remind me that I said this when I go next year.) Instead, I'll be relaxing at work or at home and reading The Picture of Dorian Gray (you can't help but love Oscar Wilde), The London Train (The British English is just so beautiful) and Jose Saramago's masterpiece of a novel Blindness. In the meantime, I promise to visit all you BEA-abandoned bloggers.
So, what was the question for today's post again? How do I armchair? *Thinking, Thinking* With a Glee playlist running and.. and.. chugging more coffee.. and.. and.. all of the above?