Greeings ArmchairBEAers! I am Brenda from Daily Mayo, and I am excited to meet you today! I blog from the great state of Texas about all bookish things.
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My tagline has always been “helping readers and writers explore the world of books”, which still describes what I am today; I feature the obligatory book reviews, but my specialties are book vs movie posts, non-boring book lists, book quotes, and interviews with authors!
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Here are some of my favorite recent posts:
Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
Quotes are kind of my thing here at Daily Mayo, and each Thursday I actually host a link-up of fun book-related quotes. Recently, I have been obsessed with gathering romantic passages from books, which I have put together into a slideshow for your viewing pleasure.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 books would you bring? Why? What 3 non-book items would you bring? Why?
Only three books? Seriously? What kind of island is this? If the limits are so strict, then I would have to pick the biggest books I own. Which would include Les Miserables, A Dance with Dragons, and probably Maps in a Mirror, which is a huge collection of short stories. I am just picking these books based on their size. Maximum page value!
My non-book items are less important. I would probably need a towel, because you always have to have a towel, and some sort of water filter, in case there is no clean water (dysentery is not fun), and how about a solar-powered Kindle? That counts as a non-book item, right? No? Fine, then a pillow.
What genre do you read the most? I love to read because ___ .
Science fiction used to be my all-time favorite genre, and I still love it, but it turns out there are tons of crappy sci-fi books. Same for fantasy, which I also love. I would have to say that right now, as cliche as it is, I am enjoying dystopian the best. But it’s not all Hunger Games and Divergent up in here, I also like serious old-school style dystopian novels like 1984 or Atlas Shrugged. I don’t need a happy ending. I really want to read The Giver, which looks like a good mix between old-style dystopia and new-style, but I haven’t gotten around to it just yet.
I love dystopian fiction because it is all about the things I love best: technology, rebelling, sticking it to the man, and fighting for independence. Also, living off the grid, which I also would love to do.
As long as there was Internet.
And air conditioning.
What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like?
Well, I’ll tell you. I think it would be a tree house. I love reading outdoors. Oh, you want a picture? Fine.
A room like this in a tree house would be ideal.
How about you?
I’m really excited to meet everyone at Armchair BEA. One day I hope to be able to attend the real thing.
Leave me a comment with a link to your blog so I can make sure to visit everyone who visits me!