Armchair BEA-Introductions First!

-pokes Armchair BEA-
(Book Expo America)
I cannot believe I'm participating in this T_T excuse me while my persona overflows with happiness, a giddy and childish type of happiness T_T but happiness nonetheless.
So I'll just stop rambling and thank Fiktshun for letting me know the sign-up forms were still open.

As you can see, this is my very first year participating as a blog ^_^ last year I was a really fierce commenter going to lots and lots of blogs and trying to figure out what BEA was exactly...
But now T_T I'm too happy for words right now!


**Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

Well, as you can see by my profile ~winkwink~ the name's Alba -> which means Dawn -> which leads me to like it a lot :D
I'm a FIERCE book reader, LOVE taking pictures-nature being my addiction-, can't live without movies, and I love to put or create a soundtrack to mostly everything that happens in my life.
I'm currently job-less T_T though I most likely won't be by the time BEA ends ~woo hoo!!~
And you know what that means!! Job = $$ = Books = Alba Happy!

Oh boy, if I told you the whole story of why I started blogging you'd get bored out of your mind BUT I'll try to make it short.

I started blogging because of... FACEBOOK, yeap, that's right. Last year Facebook created this new thing on their policy which told you you couldn't host giveaways anymore, and even if I didn't host THAT many giveaways I was MAD so I went ahead and created a blog, supposedly for giveaways only... As you can see, that didn't work well.

I started as a Facebook book-page owner :D I reviewed and shared my love of and for books there almost 24/7 and I was even more fierce in my reading and sharing because of where I live.
People here don't grow up with libraries-we don't have any-or really nice bookstores-we just have 2 known bookstores here- therefore when I wanted or still want a book it's really hard to find...So I thought...
Why not start a blog and encourage people to read, not only international but local too?? 
I hope I'm doing a good work so far...

So that's a bit of my story :D

**What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

I'm currently finishing Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith!!! This book is -shudders- creepy... 

As for a favorite book?? I think A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford and Easy by Tammara Webber and Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin are currently on top of my list :D

**Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

None-book-related? Oh noes... I know!! I don't like cucumber-kidding-though I really don't like it...

I CRY for EVERYTHING if I'm a fierce reader I don't think I have a word for my crying!! T______T if you go to my *Review Policy* page you'll see that I even rate books according and depending on the times and how hard said books made me cry T_T 
So feelings are completely connected to my tear ducts.

**If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

Can I cheat and mention 4 authors?? ^_____^ 
I'd LOVE to have dinner with; 
-Maggie Stiefvater-And thank her for making me believe that love is the greatest power of all.-
-Gail Giles-I'd run to her and thank her for saving my life.-
-Gayle Forman-OH MY GOD, I think her life would be in danger T_T I'd hug her sooooo fiercely, crush her even... and I'd simply thank her for writing.
-Leah Clifford-I'd ask her what would Luke like to order for dinner and then...I'd touch her newly purple hair-
~If you click on the author's name it'll take you to my favorite book of theirs.~

**Where do you see your blog in five years?

I have no idea T_T I never actually thought I'd make it to a year of blogging-which happened last month.-
I don't know what future my blog holds...but I'd love to be able to continue sharing my addiction to books and photography :D


-Phew- This post was written so quickly you'd laugh at my expression the whole time it took me to finish it!!
Thanks to Fiktshun again!! I cannot believe this is even happening!
Hope next year I'm able to attend BEA >.< But this Armchair thing is looking better and better :D

Anyone here participating in Armchair BEA? 


  1. Awww, while I LOVED reading your post, I'm going to go cry now because my eyes hurt! Your theme is super cute but daunting on the eyes. :(

    Anywho, I love that you cry for books! I don't "usually" but damn if it's awesome when one does make me cry!

    Here's my Armchair BEA post for today!

    1. lol thanks... And as for your crying...sorry? hehehe

      Oh I cry for EVERYTHING :D Books being the main reason :D

  2. I don't normally cry while reading books, although I totally ugly-cried while reading The Book Thief. It broke my years-long no-cry streak!

    I'm glad you're so excited about participating!

    Nice to meet you! Here's my Armchair BEA Intro!

    1. OH MY GOD!!!! You don't say!! I've been putting of the reading of that exact same book because I believe I'll cry too much!!! T_T

      I'm REALLY excited!

      Nice to meet you too! >.<

  3. Alba, I'm so glad you decided to join in on the fun!!! :)

    I would so totally crash your get together with Leah and ask her if I could borrow Gabe for a little while. *lol*

    Gosh, I'm a total cry baby. I cry ALL THE TIME - during books, movies, you name it. Also, I can't see other people cry because then I have to cry as well and it can really make me look stupid - when people look at me funny a la "WTF is SHE crying about?" Anyway!!! ;)

    I've read quite a few other intros today and they really made me think, maybe I should have written more about myself. Well, but like it's usually the case with me, I don't think about certain stuff until it's too late. *erm*lol*

    So, yay, Alba!!! Have an awesome ArmchairBEA week!!! :D

    1. T_T Thank you!!!

      Oh, you're more than welcome to join!!! >.< I'll let you borrow Gabe...for a bit ;)

      ~high fives~ See? So good to know I'm not alone on that!!! I cry a LOT in my life :P hahah I get that look from my dad a lot... :P

      I haven't seen your post...YET I'm off to read it now by the we'll see...oh yes!! I thought about why I didn't put THIS or THAT...and then I'd forget...and then I'd remember's a really weird thing...

  4. I like what you said about love being greatest power.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. I can't say I cry during books (can't think of any at the moment) Great list of authors you invited there.

    1. I do! Almost every single time :D
      Thanks!! >.<

  6. A good, well-written, emotional book can make me cry to the point of swollen eyes. I think a good cry with an emotional tugging book is a good release, and I am glad for it.

    Congrats on your year of blogging - you seem like whole lot of fun.
    Have a great time this week with Armchair BEA!

    1. ^_^ I've gotten a couple of those too. I'm glad too.

      Thank you so very much!
      You too!

  7. Love it Alba, I have never meet a person more excited and emotional with books as you are and I completely love that about you!

    1. Thank you!! >.<
      Oh my GOD! T_T thank you so much :'( most people find me annoying but I really can't help myself :D thank you! <333

  8. Hi Alba *waves* lovely blog here, I didn't knew either!!! lovely story big thanks to facebook now ;) A Touch Morbid has been on my list for awhile now, I better get a copy soon! Gayle Forman is such a great contemp author, I'd love to have dinner with her someday. I hope for the best for this lovely blog :)

    We Fancy Books

    1. HI!!!! >.< Thank you!!!! See? It was such a SHOCK! and your blog is like HUGE!!!! Definitely thanking facebook now! :P
      You NEED to read ATM!!! Agreed! Gayle is the master of drama, tragedy and contemp all in one!

      Thank you so VERY much!

  9. Oh Alba! I adore you!! :) FWIW, Luke would probably order some sort of pasta, with a rich sauce and the best cut of meat they had, rare. ;) Plus dessert (If he was full, he'd skip the meal and just have dessert. He'd probably order Devil's Food Cake just so he could do that secret smile)

    1. ~GASP~

      I shall write this down :D

      Thanks for letting me know and thanks for stopping by LEAH!!! <333

  10. I cry reading books too. It's crazy how emotional I feel while reading a book, but I love the ones that touch my heart that much! :)

    1. ~high fives~ hehehe
      It's definitely crazy but I love it! Those books are the best!

      Thanks for stopping by :D


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