Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA Day 1: Introductions!

Armchair BEA
Welcome to day one of Armchair BEA! Today is all about introducing ourselves and sharing what we're most excited for this week. I think this is such a great way for us poor souls not attending BEA to get involved. Bless thy internet for connecting so many incredible bloggers from all over the globe.

For all you new Armchair visitors, my name is Brodie, I was secretly the fifth co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry and 3 time winner of Witch Weekly's 'Most Charming Smile'. In my spare time I'm famous for my role as Seeker on the popular Quidditch team, Puddlemere United. That might be an exaggeration, but it sounds good so I'm sticking to it. (And fun fact: I'm a Harry Potter fanatic. Bet you couldn't tell). I'm a 20 year old vegan from Australia with an obsessive love of  Young Adult books. That's pretty much all I read these days. I love all genres - paranormal, dystopian, contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, historical (although I don't read that nearly as much as I should). As long as the plot intrigues me, I'll give it a go. I've been reading book blogs since 2009 but I only started blogging myself at the end of last year. 6 months on June 30th!

If you'd like to follow/stalk me (I'd love to stalk you back!), you can find me on twitter @peacelovevegan and Goodreads.

What I'm most excited for during Armchair BEA is hopefully to meet some more amazing bloggers. I love finding new people who share my love of reading and gushing with them about books we adore or else moan and groan together about WHY it is taking SO LONG for that hotly anticipated title to be released already! I would give anything to attend BEA in person, but for now I'm content to with the online version. And while I doubt I'll score myself a copy of Shatter Me or Bloodlines from sitting on my backside behind the monitor this week, I do believe I will meet at least one awesome new blogger. Heck, I already had the pleasure of emailing two fantastic bloggers thanks to Armchair BEA before the event even started!

Ash @ Smash Attack Reads who is posting an interview with me on Wednesday and Heather @ Geeky Reads who I'll be interviewing here on Wednesday. Both are sexy, talented bloggers and well worth the read. So I suggest you shimmy your way over and follow them both!

Leave a link to your own introductory post below and I'll hop on by to say hi!

Make sure you check back in tomorrow for Day 2 which includes a lust-worthy giveaway!
And be sure to head over to Armchair BEA to see the 400+ bloggers participating this week!


  1. Welcome to Armchair BEA! My post will be up tomorrow (I guess it's already Monday for you).
    If Australia had a school of witchcraft and wizardry, where would it be and what would it be called?

  2. Smash is awesome!! You don't have to tell me to follow that lovely book smut ;)!! It's great to meet you (even if it is a bit early ;)!! Hope you hop over to meet me in the morning!
    (and if only Bloodlines would magically pop out of our computers during Armchair BEA, I wouldn't even care that I didn't get to

  3. I totally wish I could score a Crossed ARC from behind my monitor......I WISH I WISH! Omg, I totally forgot about Shatter Me!!!! Ahhh...another thing to lament!

    Tara @ Taming the Bookshelf

  4. Hi, Brodie! Maybe next year we can both go to the real thing? In the meantime, let's get this party started! We might not be able to grab the hottest ARCs, but we can have a blast this week anyway!
    Manga Maniac Cafe

  5. Awww. I adore you already. Glad we've met through this event. ♥

  6. Oh, why hello there Brodie! It's so nice to meet you! I'm a Harry Potter fanatic myself. I won't be participating in Armchair BEA because with exams coming up, I just don't have the time. But I'm looking forward to reading all your posts! I already stalk you on twitter and goodreads, as well as through email. Please, let me know if there are other ways to stalk you; I just can't get enough of it! ;) Also, Shatter Me? HOLY I want it sooooooooo badly.

  7. Ah I know where I read your blog from first! Kai from Amaterasu Reads and I are co-workers, and I think she mentioned you once. :) So cool you're also doing Armchair BEA!

  8. I want Bloodlines so bad! It looks AMAZING :D But I'm looking forward to this week and meeting new bloggers too :) And I love that you're such a big Harry Potter fan, it's awesome when people love something so much, and you can tell :D

  9. I wish I could get Bloodlines too! :) I'm so excited about that book! At least we have Armchair BEA!
    Armchair BEA: About Us!

  10. Oh my heavens what a beautiful blog header you have my dear! I am loving it, along with the rest of the blog :) I am your newest follower, I am excited to explore your site a bit more.

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  11. Wonderful blog Brodie. lol @ the fifth co-founder of Hogwarts. I will definitely "stalk" you on Twitter and I love "stalkers" too. Great to find your blog, I can see I will definitely enjoy visiting it. I added you to the blogs I follow, hope to stay connected.

  12. Thanks for stopping by, Brodie!

    You are right - it is the next best thing after going to the event. :)

    I'm excited for this week and can't wait to meet some new bloggers.

  13. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love this post. Yes, WE do have good tastes :). Have fun this week! I will probably do a last minute giveaway tomorrow too! I haven't done one yet so it'll be interesting.

  14. Wonderful post. I laughed out loud. Welcome to Armchair BEA. This is my first appearance.

  15. Nice to meet you! I hope you get to meet lots of new bloggers this week.

  16. Meeting new bloggers is why I do these things too. It's so nice to meet other people who share my love of reading!

    ~ Trisha @ eclectic / eccentric

  17. I'm definitely going to be "stalking" you on Twitter. ;) And I completely agree about Shatter Me! Super jealous of everyone who gets a copy--but in a non-angry way, of course. xD LOVE meeting another Harry Potter fanatic and I can't wait to see more of your posts this week!

  18. Awesome Harry Potter intro! And I'm not vegan but I am vegetarian :D

    A Tapestry of Words

  19. Okay, that is probably the geekiest harry potter rant i've ever read! You are quite hilarious! If you are the fifth founder of Hogwarts, what would be the name of your house? And why did they even kept you a secret? That's just mean.


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