Welcome to my blog. I often think I was born with a book in my hand. I have always enjoyed reading, but more importantly, talking about books. This blog is partially about reviews, but is really a forum to talk about what I'm reading, and express all of the thoughts and feelings that there simply isn't room for in a professional review. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on your favourite books as you follow my reading journey.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA: Introductions

  1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I got into blogging because several of my industry colleagues suggested that I should be sharing my reviews and passion for books.

       2. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am currently reading 3 books: 1. Hunted by Cheryl Reinfield, 2. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers and 3. Outcasts of River Falls by Jacqueline Guest

       3. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am a total musical theatre nut and it's probably my second biggest passion (next to books) I am also a virtual social butterfly, but much more shy and reserved in real life. 

        4. What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
My favourite part about the book blogging community is that it is a community. I love connecting with other people who are huge readers and intelligently and passionately talk/write about the books that they read. I've connected with awesome people this way. 

       5. Has blogging changed the way you think about books and how? 

I'd say yes it has. I've come to think about books more thoughtfully and critically than I did before I blogged. I've learned to go beyond my superficial reaction and consider more carefully my response to a book. 

       6.  Where do you see your blog in five years?
I honestly have no idea. I hope that I am still blogging and have grown it to a sizeable readership. 5 years seems like a really long time from now though, and I'm not sure where life will take me in that time. A lot can happen!

       7. What books do you most enjoy blogging about? 
I blog about the books I enjoy most. I read a lot and will often finish more than one book in a week. My writing time is so limited I'd rather blog about something that is a 4 or 5 star read for me than a book I didn't enjoy. 


Lisa Schroeder said...

Rachel, you gave THE DAY BEFORE a lovely review, and I wanted to say thank you for that. Is it okay if I post a snippet of your review on my blog tomorrow? I'll be celebrating the paperback release.

Thanks so much for all you do to share your passion for books and reading - it's much appreciated!


Kristin said...

I am the same way, I am a pretty shy in person but it so much easier to be outgoing when I don't feel so nervous of being in front of people lol. Hope you have a nice day!

Rachel Seigel said...

Hi Kristin. I`m not shy when I`m talking about books, but it`s definitely easier to be outgoing on Twitter! :-)

Rachel Seigel said...

Hi Lisa! By all means you may use my review! Thank you and I`m flattered! :-) Can`t wait to read your next book.

Ann Holt said...

What are some of your favorite musical theatre shows? It's a passion of mine as well!

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Lisa said...

I am a huge musical theatre nerd as well. Must be the name. :P

Melanie said...

Hi Rachel! It's nice to meet you.

I've read a Courtney Summers book as well, Some Girls Are, but from what I've heard This is Not a Test is completely different. I'll be honest, I've never read a zombie book before.

If you have the time, I’d love to hear from you at my armchair BEA post.

Laura Ashlee said...

Hi Rachel! It's so much easier to be social online. It doesn't have the same intimidation as face to face... or the awkward silences.

Helen K said...

Wow. Reading your answers was like hearing myself reply to each question. Amazing how similar we all are in our dispositions and motivations for blogging.

Thanks for sharing your insights and, of course, your extraordinary blog.

Chrystal said...

I love the sounds of your job. :) Oh and I am looking forward to reading This Is Not A Test very soon.

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