Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA - Let's Get This Party Started!

So, as must of y'all know - this week is BEA in NYC. My Google Reader and Twitter feeds are full of BEA talk - and I'm kinda bummed I'm not there! I had the chance to go - time off work, place to stay - but I had a lot of family stuff come up and decided that that was more important. 

So, here I am - participating in Armchair BEA instead - which is totally going to ROCK!

For those of those stopping by from Armchair BEA's site and don't know - My name's Michelle.
I've been blogging for about 8 months now and love it. After I finished Grad school I decided to start a blog instead of just reading them - and here I am! 
I'm a school librarian and absolutely love it. I'm currently employed at a middle school and love my kids and job. Not many people can say that so I'm truly blessed.
I mostly read YA and middle grade - and completely love anything that is paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, etc. I will read other stuff but those are my favorites. 

This week I'll be doing Armchair BEA from a few different places. 
Monday I'll be at my twin's watching my niece while my other niece has surgery. So, I might be kinda MIA. Watching a rowdy 16 months old that likes to get into everything will keep me pretty busy.
Tuesday - Friday I'll be back home and at work. I'm a school librarian so I should have a few extra minutes during the day to sneak on and see what is going on. 

What I'm looking forward to most about Armchair BEA is interacting with other bloggers. That's one of the biggest things I'm sad to be missing out on this week. So, if you reading this - leave a comment, say hi on twitter, let me know something about you! I love meeting new people and making new friends.

Make sure to stop back by this week! I'm gonna have some giveaways posted tomorrow that you don't want to miss! 


Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I'm super excited to start Armchair BEA! Have a lovely week :)

Brodie said...

What an awesome job to have! I had some great librarians during my school years, they were so awesome. I have great respect for you guys :) So excited to read yours and everyone elses posts for this week. Such a great opportunity to meet some amazing bloggers. Next best thing to going to the actual event!

My introductory post

Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

Good luck with your nephew today! I'll have my kids all week, so I'll do my best to participate as much as I can! :)
Armchair BEA: About Us!

deegarretson said...

Hi Michelle! This is my first time doing Armchair BEA so I'm excited to meet people. My blog is so random (I'm a writer) that I'm in awe of people who manage to blog regularly and with some focus. I tend to just natter on about my cats, or whatever else pops into my head. I'm a big fan of sci fi as well, and hoping we will see much more YA and MG sci fi coming out in the next few years.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Hi Michelle-

I thought I drop you a hello and the link to my welcome!

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Hi Michelle!! I am just dropping by I am also participating in Armchair BEA. I also had planned to go to BEA but things come up! It is inevitable! I hope you enjoy this week with Armchair BEA!! Also I hope everything goes okay with the surgery!!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

While I was attending college, I worked in the was great to be around books.

But I decided to do something different with my life, even though the book love continued!

I'm a retired social worker and a writer.


Bella said...

Hi Michelle, it's nice to meet you :) It looks like we have the same taste in books, I love YA paranormal too! :D If you could stop by my blog sometime this week, that'd be awesome! :)

Here is my introductory post:

Karis Jacobstein said...

You have my dream job! :)

Devan said...

School Librarians rock! I just finished my teaching degree and have considered Media Specialist for my masters. I'd like to find a teaching job first though! Looking forward to reading your other Armchair BEA posts. Happy blogging and reading!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I love that there is something for us stay at home-ers. I've been here before but didn't know your name. So nice to meet you Michelle.

nymfaux said...

Just stopping by to say hi!--Super excited for all the BEA fun!!!

I hope everything goes well for your family, and maybe you can attend the next BEA in person!!! :D


Mundie Moms said...

It's so great to meet you!!!

Tif said...

Welcome to Armchair BEA!! I hope that your niece's surgery goes well and I look forward to seeing what else you have to post, even if it may be a bit sporadic! I think you've got a good excuse!

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