Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 1 - Armchair BEA Kickoff: Who is Lah and how does she Armchair?

Today I discovered that this cool event was happening and immediately signed up! It's the 2nd annual virtual convention that those of us who can't make the Check out Armchair BEA for more info!

Who am I?
What's up guys! I'm Lah, I'm from Brooklyn and I love books. I'm also an emerging professional opera singer who moonlights as an amateur book blogger! I can't make it to BEA (even though I'm soooo close) so I'm so psyched to participate in this awesome AWESOME online event!

I've been blogging since August 2010. But really got crazy into blogging around January of this year. I started reviewing a lot of YA but got a little bored and have since moved on to Suspense Thrillers and some MG fiction. But to tell you the truth, my blog is highly eclectic. I just read what I like!

Genres I love: Suspense thrillers, Dystopia (like bone-chillingly real dystopia), Murder Mysteries, Exceptional YA (like Hate List, The Hunger Games etc.), Soft Sci-fi, Cyberpunk

Genres I don't love (or haven't been convinced by yet): Certain YA (that take place in High Schools with mean girls and jocks), Paranormal stuff, most Chick-lit

How do I Armchair?
Can't make it this year so I guess I'm going to be Armchairing from work (shhh!!) I'm looking most forward to checking out bloggers and getting some cool ideas about how to format my reviews and how to update my page.

Drop a comment below to say hi!!


  1. I also get bored if I read too much of the same genre - I literally cannot read two books in a row from the same genre (the only exception being a series that has me positively hooked!)

  2. Hi Lah! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I, too, am looking forward to seeing how everyone blogs about books. I also chat with several bloggers on Twitter with the hashtag #bookbloghelp. We share tips and tricks, ask questions, and get opinions. They are impromptu chats since we span several time zones, but a few of us are almost always around. I'll be blogging about it on Thursday.

    Girl Who Reads

  3. Welcome to Armchair BEA. I just found your blog via twitter. (Donna posted about it) Thanks Donna! I love your blog title. Don't tell anyone, but I'll be checking in at work too.

  4. Hi Lah,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Im glad I found another blogger and fellow book-lover who also bends down to check out what others are reading ;) it can sometimes get really funny :))

    I love the look of your blog..beautiful.. and all the best for your opera day when you become a world famous opera singer, I will try and make it to your concert :)

    Have a great day and week and if you like my blog, do follow it :) Hope to see you there soon...

  5. Wow an emerging opera singer!! Thats incredible!! I also read what I like and it changes with my mood!!! I hope you have a great week!!

  6. Hi Lah--sounds like you've got your own fodder for a great story! I'd love to read about an emerging opera singer!

  7. I love a Renaissance blogger by day, opera singer by night? Cool.

  8. Hi Lah - that is such a beautiful picture. Like you, I like to bounce back and forth between different genres to keep it interesting. Hope that you have a great Armchair BEA week!

  9. @Kristi: You are so kind, thanks so much!

    @Lisa: Renaissance woman! What a delightful compliment thank you!

    @Kristine: Haha, never really thought of it but I guess it would be a kinda cool story :)

    @Carrie: You have a great week too!!

    @Debolina: Thanks! I would like to personalize the look a bit more soon. But I'm glad you think it looks nice as is!!

    @Teresa: Secret's safe with me ;)

    @Donna: Would love to get in on those impromptu chats!

    Lovely to meet you all!

  10. Hi Lah, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to getting to know you better!

  11. Nice meeting you! Looking forward to reading your reviews!

  12. Hey fellow Armchair BEA blogger! I thought you were going and was going to ask you everything about it so I could live vicariously through you. But well, not being there does not mean we can't have fun right?

    Here's my Armchair BEA post for Day 1

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  13. You have a lovely blog. :) Have fun with armchair BEA! :)

  14. Hi Lah! What a gorgeous blog! I know what you mean about Armchairing from work. I tend to do some of my best writing while there.

    On behalf of the Armchair BEA organizers, we hope you have a blast this week!

  15. I'm not into paranormal fiction either. Great intro post!

  16. hi lah! it's so nice to finally see look lovely! haven't been blogging lately. so busy! but i still have time to read, even for a few minutes...take care and GOD bless!

  17. Hi Lah,
    Just wanted to let you know that I am including your blog in my most fav book blogs list :)

    Love from India..Debolina

  18. It's freaking awesome that you're an opera singer! I used to walk around the house pretending to sing opera when I was, like 4. My mom didn't seem to think I had the talent for it...LOL!

    You are totally rocking that dress in that picture! Super cute!

    I saw your blog mentioned over at brush up on your reading, and thought I'd pop in. Great blog!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf


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