I participated in Armchair BEA last year and had a great time, so I'm looking forward to this year's event. Happily, it coincides with a week off work for me, so I should have lots of time to post and meet new bloggers. The task for today is to introduce ourselves.
(I'm the girl!)
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Sam, I'm 27 and I live in the UK. I work as a primary school teacher and I've been blogging for almost three years. I've always loved to read and I was getting to a point in my life where my job was starting to completely take over and I needed to do something unrelated, just for me. Book blogging seemed like a natural choice and in the last three years I've met some great people and never regretted starting.
Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
My husband and I just bought our first house, in Brentwood. It's a great place but unfortunately it's known for being the home of The Only Way is Essex, an extremely tacky reality TV show! It has a bit of a cult following and every Saturday night the town is full of Notherners who have come down for the 'Essex experience'; spray tan, blonde extensions and clubbing in the Sugar Hut. We live in the more rural part, and this is five minutes walk from our back garden:
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I'd love to visit Haworth, home of the Brontes. As far as classics go, the Brontes are my favourites with Villette probably being my favourite book, EVER. I WILL make this visit happen one day!
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community?
Definitely connecting with other bloggers. I love getting recommendations of new books to read and seeing what people make of my reviews, but the best part is just meeting lots of new people, who like books just as much as I do! Ever since I've been on Twitter, I've got to know my blogging buddies a lot better :)
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I wish I had an obscure talent or wild past to reveal, but sadly I am extremely ordinary. I dream of packing up everything and moving to New Orleans, where my husband and I had the most amazing honeymoon two years ago. We could open up a little bookshop / cafe in the French Quarter and soak up the atmosphere....
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