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armchair BEA interview

according to the organizers of Armchair BEA: "One aspect of BEA and BBC that truly makes the event worthwhile is the opportunity to meet blogging friends face-to-face and get to know them outside of the blogging world.  However, just because we are not able to truly meet each other in real life, that does not mean we cannot get to know one another better!"  

in the continuation of Armchair BEA, i present to you Crystal from My Reading Room!

1. Describe yourself in 5 words.  Mom, shy, serious, reader, content
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?  Getting to know new authors and new bloggers.  The blogging world has introduced me to lots of great authors and even more great bloggers and readers.
3. I see that you like a wide variety of books, and are starting to branch into non-fiction - what's a non-fiction book you loved and would recommend to others?  One of my recent favorites was Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan.  I love his honesty, he doesn't try to sell himself as some amazing do-gooder, he is really honest that he went to Nepal start his world tour so he could say he did something good on his lavish trip.  But then he fell in love with the area and the kids.  It's touching, it's honest and it makes the reader to do something good too.
4. You have one day to do ANYTHING you want to do - what's your agenda?  Start with a sunrise breakfast on the beach with my husband, then take my husband, kids  and my parents to Disney World (the kids and I have never been), then my parents keep my kids and my husband and I go on one of the Windjammer Cruises (the big sailboats - if they still exist - it's one of the things we considered for our honeymoon).  Even if it was just a sunset cruise it would be great :)  It's a day that includes the 5 most important people in my life and that means the most to me.
5. If you could be best friends with anyone from literature, who would you choose? It's probably cliche, but Elizabeth Bennet, she was just so certain of what she wanted, she didn't play games and she didn't suffer fools.  I want to be like her and have a friend like her.

as for me, i agree totally that the best thing about blogging is meeting new authors and bloggers. it's such a cool community. and also, i'd totally want to be besties with Lizzie B too, no matter how cliche it is! 

thanks for sharing more about you, Crystal! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I love the blogging community! Great interview! :)

  2. I loved Little Princes too! Your day of doing what you want sounds like fun. :)

  3. Content is an awesome word to be able to describe yourself as! Awesome.

    Your do anything day sounds awesome! Disney World is amazing. I hope you get to take the kids someday soon!

    Nice to meet you, Crystal!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  4. I love this community too!! Book bloggers and authors are seriously the best :o)

    I interviewed Bob @ The Guilded Earlobe. Check it out? Thanks!

    Mickey @ imabookshark


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