Since I get go to BEA, I’ve decided to take part in Armchair BEA, which is basically a virtual conference for people who cannot attend the actual convention. Let’s get this started, shall we?
This is my third year doing Armchair BEA, and although I yearn to be where the excitement is in New York with friends, I’m equally excited to partake in this event and get to know people!
Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
I am the fabulous Cee! I run this awesome blog, The Novel Hermit, where I’ve been book blogging for two and a half years! Things I love: books (YA, general, romance, alllllll of them!), typography awesomeness, cover design, heists/thieves, found families, comic books/graphic novels, lady superheroes, and the one and only Eyebrow King Lee Pace.
What is your theme song?
What does diversity mean to you?
Yay for representation! It means that people of different races, ethnicities, cultures, and sexualities are finally being represented, which is wonderfullllll and what we really need in fiction, especially Young Adult fiction. There are a lot of underrepresented minorities, and having more diversity in books means that readers are exposed to these different experiences, and underrepresented readers can relate better to those stories. It’s a win for everybody, especially for a reader like me who’s always looking for more diverse books!
Share your favorite blog post on your blog.
Two posts that I love (and you need to check out this instance): Why You Need to Read The Wicked + The Divine comic and Four Things You’ll Probably Do When Reading The Boyfriend List.
What is one book everyone should read?
It is imperative that everybody read:
- this Young Adult book: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. This is a truly magical book filled with beautiful writing, art, LGBTQ, and a fractured sibling relationship that will give you the waterworks!
- this general fiction book: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It’s about a bookstore (and us, bookworms, love bookstores!), and it involves puzzles, sleuthing, typography, and just geeky awesomeness! It’s a book you should not miss. It’s so delightful!
GO READ THESE!