Armchair BEA and I'm hoping to meet some great new bloggers. The task for today is to introduce myself by answering some interview questions:
tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been
blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I'm Sam (the female kind), I'm 26 and I'm a primary school teacher from the UK. I'm just finishing up my third year as a full time teacher and so far it's been a rollercoaster - I've come a long way but I still have so much to learn. I'm studying astrophysics in my free time and I'm just coming up to my one year wedding anniversary. I've been blogging for two years in August. I used to have a livejournal and I got into book blogging when one of my livejournal friends started a book blog - Borough of Books.
2. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Ever since reading Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, I've dreamed about visiting and touring Eastern Europe. The furthest East I've been so far is Vienna, but one day I will make it to Romania, I'm sure.
3. What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes,
something specific to your blog)?
I don't tend to stick to any memes - I do the Sunday Salon every now and again and if I've just bought a few books I might do the odd post to show them off. My favourite feature is honestly reviews and that's what I look for on other blogs too. In my Google reader I tend to skim past memes and hunt out the reviews.
4. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so
far in 2012?
I'm currently reading Agnes Grey by Charlotte Bronte. I've read more classics since starting blogging and I am enjoying this one, perhaps because as a teacher I can relate to the role of governess. My favourite read of 2012 so far is Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch. It's set in Victorian London and is about a street boy who ends up as a sailor. I knew nothing about it before starting so was shocked and caught up with what happens when there is a shipwreck.
5. Where do you see your blog in five years?
I hope to still be posting reviews about books I've enjoyed and connecting with other book bloggers. I'm not bothered about switching to Wordpress or buying my own domain, I just want to carry on enjoying book blogging.