Armchair BEA, an online conference for book lovers, authors and publishers, starts today and runs through Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited. I participated last year and really enjoyed it so this year I am part of the Cheerleading/Commenting Committee. I look forward to visiting and discussing great books with MANY of you!
From the list of introduction questions, here are the 5 that will help you learn more about me:
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
My name is Tanya and I’ve been blogging for 2 years. I started blogging as a way to change my way of thinking…focusing on celebrating my “small victories” rather than get bogged down with all the things I could not accomplish on my to-do list. I don’t blog exclusively about books, but books and food are two of my favorite topics to chat about! I live in the Southern US, where it’s hot now and the tea is cold and sweet! 🙂
2. Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.
Looking on the bright side of life, discussing good food, great books and positive ways to deal with chronic illness.
3. What genre do you read the most? I love to read because ___________________ .
I read mostly contemporary fiction and have been trying to read more classics and non-fiction as well. I read a little bit of YA but am really drawn to books that take me to another part of the world so I can learn about different cultures.
I love to read because it helps me escape to another world and in great books, I learn something about my perceptions, my way of life or how to be a better person, parent, citizen or blogger. I feel there is something to be gained from each book I read and those that I learn from are the ones that stay with me.
4. What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
Last year, I read Me Before You by JoJo Meyes and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and adored them both. Emotional and beautiful, these books really got me thinking about death and consequently about my life.
This year, I read The Fault in Our Stars and just finished The Shadow of the Wind. While The Fault in Our Stars is witty, poignant and a mainstream bestseller, Shadow of the Wind I felt is particularly beautiful for those who really love and appreciate books and the writing process. Surprisingly filled with mystery, intrigue and tragedy, Shadow of the Wind is a gem of it’s own kind.
5. What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like? (Pinterest encouraged!)
My Tempurpedic Bed with my Dream pillow and fluffy down comforter! I already have my ideal reading space.
But if I can’t be in my bed, I need a comfy chair and a blanket if inside or a towel on the beach.
Thanks for stopping by and getting to know Mom’s Small Victories better! Hope you will browse around and find a good recipe or link up 3 of your posts with my Small Victories Sunday linkup that is open all week!