Monday, 4 June 2012

Armchair BEA - An Interview with Myself

Image by  Nina of Nina Reads   

It is BEA time and I have jumped in a little late. Here is my intro :)

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

Hi everyone *waves*
My name is Alex (or Alexandria if you are going to yell at me or sit me down for an UBER serious conversation), I am a 22 year old lass from Scotland, who has been mistaken for a 15 year old several times in the past year – no seriously I have been, I could have got a cheap theatre ticket the last time I went to London because the ticket peep thought I was that old.
Moving swiftly on.
I have been blogging for *dashes off to look at oldest post* 16 months. I began blogging as an outlet for my love of books and also because a lot of…rubbish was going on at the time and I needed something to take my mind off it. And guess what? Blogging about my love of books worked a treat :)

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

Right now I am reading Book 2 in the How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell (How to Be a Pirate). They are really funny, light reads :)

Oh, wow, my favourite book so far of this year. Ummm… this is hurting my head. I think I would have to go with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. It is the first Christie novel that I picked up to SERIOUSLY read and not just flick through to see how it compared to a TV adaptation and I LOVED it.

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
Hmmmm I write fanfiction on… Not sure if that has ever came up on the blog or not – I don’t think it has.
So, yeah, I am a fanfic writer. I wrote a re-telling of the first 3 X-men films with a Rogan (Wolverine and Rogue) plot and several other bits and pieces.

What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I don’t really have anything special to my blog. I have a weekly feature that will be starting in a month or so but right now…zip. I did have a feature called Sad it is Only a CD Cover... that ran for 20 weeks were I showcased a CD cover a week that I thought would make a smashing book cover. I had great fun with that. :)

Where do you see your blog in five years?
Hopefully still around ;) I have this fear of burning out and slowly fading from the world of blogging and I would hate to do that as I love it so much. So yes, I would like to just still be here. :)

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
Nah only kidding.
I was pretty proud of a rant I had about parents in YA books :)
Reasons Why...Parents is the post :)

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Eeek I hate this kind of question.

I would like to have dinner with the Nac Mac Feegles aka the Wee Free Men from Discworld. Because let’s face it, eating with a stranger is nerve-racking stuff and I always end up making a mess when I am nervous  but they would be making just as big a mess as me so all would be good :)

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
(did you like how I didn’t even have to think there*
Yip, Discworld would be a great place to visit I think, loads of interesting countries to visit and people to meet. It has got to be one of the most colourful worlds I have read about.

What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
It is actually things like this. Memes and events. Knowing that I can write down my thoughts and answers on a subject and then find 1,2,3,400 others who are having the exact same conversation. I get a kick out of having us all on the same page ;)

Things I would like to see change? Hmm…*Starts bobbing head and playing imaginary drums singing* Peace, Love and Understanding…Peace, Love and Understanding….

*curtain whooshes down across the stage*

Toodles xx


  1. Welcome to Armchair BEA! I love these events too... it is fun to think that there really are 400+ people out there TODAY answering these questions, and then going and reading other people's answers. AND WE ALL LOVE BOOKS!

  2. HI there! Welcome to Armchair BEA! I think that it is awesome that you are in Scotland! I have always wanted to visit.


  3. Welcome to Armchair BEA! I know what you mean about knowing there are a million other people talking about what you are - community events are so fun. I've been meaning to read those How to Train Your Dragon books, since they just look so fun.

  4. I don't ever have people think I'm younger than I am. In fact, I always get mistaken for older. :(

    Oooo, a Logan Rogue thing could be fun!

  5. People always think I'm younger too... it will be good when we're older, I think. In 20's? Meh.

    Oh I totally want to read the How To Train Your Dragon books... they seem so cute! I have the first audiobook which I basically bought because David Tennant narrates it. =b

    Here's my post.

  6. I get mistaken for being younger, too. I am okay with it, though, because I want it to last until I am way older. :)

  7. Wee Free Men is one of my FAVORITE Discworld books. I love them and I adore Tiffany Aching and the Grannys.

  8. Never got into the fanfic stuff - but appreciate that looking young thing cause it goes away too soon. ;)

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's my intro


  9. Loved this interview! That was fun! :)

  10. Very nice to meet you, Alex! :D

    Awe, don't worry people think I'm younger than I am all the time. ;D I always think it's a good thing because when I'm old I'll look younger. ;D haha

    Yay for Fanfiction! :D I love Fanfic! I have a profile on there, too. I've written a couple of things, but I'm more of a reader. :)

    Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us, Alex! It's very nice to meet you!
    My Armchair BEA Introductions Post

  11. I would LOVE to visit Discworld! And having dinner with Vetinari would be my choice, but the Feegle are very... interesting creatures. It wouldn't so much be dinner with them there though. More just drinks. And more drinks.

  12. I think it's awesome that you're in Scotland. I often get mistaken for being younger as well. It's interesting.

  13. Ooo, I love you idea about the cd covers. That's such an awesome idea!

  14. Wow, I think you are the first participant from Scotland that I've stumbled upon. I've been interested in Scotland since reading Outlander a few years ago. One of these days I'll get to visit.

    I hope you are enjoying Armchair BEA as much as I am!

  15. I haven't been mistaken for a youngster for a while, but have had people comment that my husband and I both look 15 in our wedding photo (we were 20). My husband has read a few of the Discworld books, but I haven't yet.

  16. Have you also read some of Christies famous works too? My favorite from her is Death on the Nile, loved it. Reading her autobiography right now.


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