My Favorite Bloggers

Today for Armchair BEA I’ll be sharing some of my favorite bloggers. This will be hard, cause there’s so many amazing people out there in the blogsphere, but I’m going to limit myself to three (in no particular order).

First off, there’s Lori from Pure Imagination. She’s awesome, with her accent (I love watching her In My Mailbox videos because of it), her many cats, and awesome book choices.Plus, she’s amazingly creative. I think it was last week that a zombie made a guest appearance in her IMM. It was great.

Second, there’s Geek Girl from Geek Girl’s Book Blog. And no, I don’t just like her because we’re practically twins (although it is pretty awesome). I only discovered her blog a few months ago, but it’s already one of my favorites. I love her passion for anything book related, and it really shines through on her blog.

And last but not least, there’s Cat from Beyond Books. She’s a refreshingly unique voice in the midst of all the book bloggers out here. I know as soon as I start reading a post of her’s that it’s Cat. She’s not afraid to be herself, and I love it.

So there you have it, my three favorite bloggers. I’d love to hear about your favorites, leave me a comment!

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Armchair BEA 2011 Best of 2011

So for today’s post we’re supposed to share our best reads so far for 2011. This will be hard. I’ve only read 29 books so far this year, but they’re all been pretty good (lucky me). So, here are my picks, as hard as it is to make a list.They’re in no particular order.

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Read my review here.

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Read my review here.

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Read my review here.

The Secret Garden by Fances Hodgson Burnett

Read my review here.

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

My review for this book is still in the works!

Armchair BEA 2011 Introduction

Hello fellow Armchair BEA participants!

Since Armchair BEA is all about networking and making connections with other bloggers, I love that the first topic is introducing ourselves. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of great bloggers this week.

That’s me. I’ve been reading pretty much non-stop since elementary school. There’s just something about being able to open a book and totally forget about your life and be sucked into a whole different world. It’s awesome. I’ve traveled all over the world – everywhere from a Mennonite colony in Alberta to post-genocide Rwanda, from Tudor England WWII Germany. I can’t imagine what my life would be like, or who I would be without reading. Things would definitely be different.

Besides reading, I like spending time outside. For my job, I grow native plants. Yay for being able to work outside! It’s pretty incredible to think that some of the most prettiest flowers I’ve ever seen grow all by themselves here, with no help whatsoever from people – they just happen. It amazes me every time I see them along the river or in the mountains.

Speaking of the mountains, I love to spend time there. They’re only only an hour’s drive away from where I live, so I spend lots of time there hiking and occasionally camping (I enjoy my warm and soft bed too much to do it more often). I don’t think I’ll ever get used to how big and majestic the mountains are. They’re awe-inspiring.

If you happen to stop by, leave a comment and let me know, I’d love to get to know some new people!