Armchair BEA Introduction 2015 (Lit Lovers Link Party)

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Hi everyone! Today is the kickoff for Armchair BEA, which is a fun event for book-lovers who can’t attend the big Book Expo event happening this week.

Today, I’m combining by Armchair BEA introduction with the Lit Lovers Link Party. If you are stopping by for Armchair BEA, feel free to link any of your book posts to this week’s linkup!

Armchair BEA Introduction Q&A

What does diversity mean to you?

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My goal this year is to read more diverse books. Diverse book’s don’t necessarily have to be written by a minority or someone from another country (although there are many amazing books and authors who fit those categories and don’t get nearly enough attention). Diverse books can also be books written in a different way, a completely original plot, or anything unexpected, really. I’ve tried to expand my reading horizons with genres and authors I wouldn’t ordinarily read.

One example of a book outside of my normal genre was Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. I almost never read that kind of chick-lit story, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

What is one book everyone should read?

I think everyone should read Les Miserables, one of my all-time favorite books. There are so many movie and musical adaptations of this story, but I think a lot of what makes the book amazing is lost in these translations. The real book is a fascinating picture of human emotions.

Share your favorite blog post on your blog.

Want a more literary playlist? These 10 songs inspired by literature will let you celebrate books all day long!

Well, I’m pretty proud of my music inspired by books posts. The one about songs inspired by The Hobbit is particularly fun.

I also had a lot of fun creating the read the rainbow series.

What is your favorite genre and why?

Right now, I’m really liking regular books about ordinary people. I prefer books with flawed characters. I really enjoyed The Silver Linings Playbook recently.

What book are you reading right now?

Right now, I’m reading The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s not what I expected, and I’ve just started, so I can’t say whether I like it yet.

Now on to the Lit Lovers link up! Feel free to add any and all book-related posts you want! The more the merrier!

If you’re stopping by for Armchair BEA, welcome and feel free to link-up! Let me know where you came from in the comments!

Lit Lover’s Link Party

Read the rainbow by adding these bright books with yellow covers to your TBR pile!

It is time for YOU!  All posts linked up will be shared and pinned by me! Link your neglected book and quote posts for some extra juice! We’re here every Thursday.

Remember, you can link up as many book or quote-related posts as you want! 

As always, I will feature my favorite link-up in next week’s Lit Lover’s edition. When you share your post with me, you agree to for me to use one image from your post in next week’s LL.. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Lit Lover’s Pinterest board and send you weekly link-up reminders so you can keep joining in.

If you want to be added as a contributor to the Lit Lover’s group board, just send me an e-mail at brenda at with your Pinterest user name.

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This Week’s Lit Lover Features

Last week, I loved these thoughts from Chapter Break about genre snobbery. I have a confession there that you can read in the comments!

Join the fun this week!

Link-up Rules

1. Links must be book or quote-related (reviews, quotes, book lists, author interviews, memes, whatever!).

2. Link to your blog-specific URL, not your home page.

3. Visit the features and some of the other posts and have some fun!

4. Use the hashtag #litlovers when sharing this link-up!