Category Archives: Armchair BEA

Armchair BEA: Keeping It Real, Fresh, and Fun & Kid Lit / YA

Categories: 2013, Armchair BEA
( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Keeping It Real, Fresh, and FunIt's an interesting topic, because when you blog often, like maybe daily, it can get sort of repetitive for you and sort of repetitive for your readers. So this is how I keep it real xD~ Content ~I post daily, and I've been doing that for a while. I like keeping the blog active, and I like it being a bookish spot that gives its readers as much book info as it can. I like the idea of cruising through books or possible reads and telling people about what I think looks good, Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: The Ethics of Book Blogging & Non-Fiction

Categories: 2013, Armchair BEA
( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)The Ethics of Book BloggingThis is a topic I've been giving a lot of thought to. I see many aspects having to do with ethics, from plagiarism and your Policy to disclosure of source of books reviewed to disclosure of relationships with the author/publisher if a relevant one is there.~ Plagiarism ~I'm starting with this one because it's a personal issue I have; I wasn't plagiarized in the blogging world (or I don't know about it, lol!), but I did run into this particular brand of theft while I was in Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: Literary Fiction

Categories: 2013, Armchair BEA
( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Literary FictionThis is a cool topic. Many of the classics I've listed for the previous topic are literary works - where I am, when you say classic you say literary, and I don't know if I've ever heard the term used for anything else. This is a cultural thing, meaning current use of words differ from cultural area to cultural area (yes, my Sociology is showing, lol!). So basically, to me they're pretty much the same thing. There is a certain elitist current that equals 'commercial' to simple, accessible Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: The Blogger’s Path & Genre Fiction

Categories: 2013, Armchair BEA
( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Yeeey! Day 2 of Armchair BEA! I'm totally geeking over this. I mean, it's a lot of people who get together to talk bookish for a week! With a schedule! With plans and an agenda of daily discussions! My OCD-happiness levels are running high right now xD But let's get into today's awesomesauce.The Blogger's PathThe first thing I'll say on the topic of developing your blogger path is you should always be true to yourself along it. It sounds like a no-brainer probably, but the thing is it's easy to get caught Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: Introductions and Classics Love

Categories: 2013, Armchair BEA
( Sticker Design credit: Nina of Nina Reads)Yeeey! It's finally here, the awesome Armchair BEA!! Day 1 is introductions, pretty much, so let me introduce myself...1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?Hey! My name is Livia and I've been book blogging since March 2011. What got me into blogging is my love of books and utter need to spamificate someone about it, lol. Seen as though I don't have lots of immediate victims around, I thought I'd go vritual xD2. Where Read more [...]

Armchair BEA: Ask The Experts

Categories: 2012, Armchair BEA, events, meme
Last day of the fab Armchair BEA! This thing ends too soon, can't we, like, make it 2 weeks? 😀 Neah, I know. But it's been really awesome!Now, I'm not an expert. This obviously means I'll be giving you some advice based on the wisdom I've gathered in my 1 year and a couple of months of blogging it bookish style. 1. Plan ahead!When you get that "Hmmm, how about I'll book blog too?" idea, rejoice. Now stop and draft up a plan, lol. Think about your blog name, your niche, what you'd like your identity to be. Think of this now, months later when you Read more [...]