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Welcome to Armchair BEA 2014. This is a week of bookish blogging fun for all those people who aren’t at Book Expo America.

My 5 questions:

Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.

I am reading and exercise and quilting with pets thrown in until someone somewhere does something stupid and then I go on a rant.

On Instagram and Twitter I’m @dvmheather. I check Instagram daily but I always forget about Twitter.

What genre do you read the most? I love to read because ___________________ .

I read a lot of urban fantasy and historical fiction. I like the escapism of fantasy. I love history so historical fiction is an easy way to learn about different eras. If the book blurb uses the words “funny” or “witty”, I’m in.

What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?

My favorite so far this year is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Last year’s favorite was Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King. That was a nonfiction book about a court case in Florida that was so outrageous that you had to keep reminding yourself that it was true.

Share your favorite book or reading related quote.



My favorite quote from a book



What book would you love to see as a movie?

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett


Want to see who else is playing this week?  Here’s the list!

15 Replies to “Armchair BEA – Introduction”

  1. A book blogging quilter! Like me! (sort of…I’m mostly just a wannabe quilter).

    Good Omens would make a great movie. I loved the book on audio.

  2. Great introduction! I would also love to see Good Omen truned into a movie, any Neil Gaiman written books are great movie materials.

  3. Hi, Heather! I hear good things about Sue Monk Kidd, but I haven’t read anything by her, yet. Do you have any recommendations for where to start? Love your response to the quotes question… Mark Twain and Lewis Carroll are two of my all-time favorites!

  4. I can absolutely agree with you about learning history through historical fiction. I’m a historical fiction author. It takes a lot of research to bring my readers into a forgotten world, time and place. I constantly hear from people how history isn’t fun to learn. I beg to differ. I want readers to enjoy learning history, especially from the voices of those who never had a chance to tell their side of the story.

  5. I totally agree with you about learning more about history through historical fiction. I have been looking up stuff on the Jacobite risings since reading Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2).

    I am adding The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King, & Good Omens by Neil Gaiman to my to-be-read list.

    Thanks for visiting to my blog for ABEA!

  6. Hello Heather! Nice to meet you. 🙂 I love urban fantasy too. And Good Omens would make an awesome movie!

    + <3 the quotes you picked.

  7. Great intro! I feel the same about history. I’m going to need to check out that nonfiction book set in Florida. I’m from Florida so love finding great books set here.

  8. Great intro! I don’t read urban fantasy books very often (but I do love fantasy) but the titles I have read were interesting. It would be very interesting to see a movie adaptation made of Good Omens, that was a fantastic book 🙂

  9. I’ve only ever read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I did enjoy it so I really ought to read The Invention of Wings as well 🙂
    Thanks for popping over to my blog for ABEA!

  10. I am with you 100% on learning through historical fiction! And also with you regarding funny and witty! But now I am now trying to think of funny/witty historical fiction…and coming up short. Do you have any recommendations???

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