Monday, 4 June 2012

Armchair BEA Introductions

Armchair BEA has started and it's time for introductions.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

I am Srivalli. Everyone I know have always called me Valli. My blogger profile says I am blogging from October 2007 and my first post is in April 2007. I had a few blogs before that but I was not good at remembering all those fancy names, so finally decided on using my name as url.
I wanted to keep track of books I am reading. If I like an author, I try to read all the books by the author, at some point I am not sure if I have read a book or not. A short synopsis and my views will help me remember.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I am reading Nicola Upson's An Expert in Murder. My favourite book so far in 2012 is Candide by Voltaire.

What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I like participating in weekly Memes. Especially the Friday Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

Where do you see your blog in five years?
I don't really have a five year plan. I will be reading as much or probably more and writing about books I read.

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
With Ruth Rendell, but I would be too... I don't know what to either talk or eat. Why Ruth Rendell? Because I love her books.

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

I would like to visit Middle Earth especially Morodor. Why? I am completely fascinated by Middle-Earth and its inhabitants. I would like to see the volcano where the Ring was destroyed.

21 comments:

Annette said...

That's exactly why I started my blog. To help remember and analyze what I've read. It's turned out to be much more! Nice to meet you!

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Teresa said...

Hi Valli! It's great to meet a fellow booklover, although our reading tastes seem to be quite different, I look forward to getting to know you. Perhaps you can get me to stretch my boundaries even more!

Libby said...

I read Candide too!

I read your Favorite Books list in the right column. You have REALLY good taste in books/reading.

Nice blog :)

Liviania said...

I admire anyone with a five-year plan. I certainly don't have one and I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Alyce said...

I love being able to keep track of all of the books that I read on my blog too. It's so easy to forget what I've read otherwise.

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

I read Candide back in college. I really, really enjoyed it! Happy Armchair BEA!!!

Grace L said...

Candide is one of my favorite books of all time. I reread it once a year.

Have a lovely Armchair BEA!

Jae said...

My blog also started as just a way of keeping track of books I read. But now I love being a book blogger so much and am getting involved more in the community. Hope you're enjoying Armchair BEA so far today! :)

Ryan said...

If the Nicola Upson is part of her Josephine Tey books, I need to get a hold of it. Hope you enjoy the week!

srivalli said...

Thanks for stopping by! Its nice to meet fellow bloggers.

srivalli said...

Hi Teresa, I look forward to get to know you too.

srivalli said...

Thanks for stopping by!

srivalli said...

I am not one to plan. At least not one to follow plans. So I don't make any. Nice to know you!

srivalli said...

I read mysteries mostly. So remembering the ending kinds of spoils it so this blog helps me not to pick up the same book.

srivalli said...

If I had known that Candide would be such fun, I would have read it years ago. Happy Armchair Bea to you!

srivalli said...

Well reminds one that it is essential to grow our gardens! I love it.

srivalli said...

Thanks Jae, I am enjoying Armchair Bea and taking part in the community.

srivalli said...

An Expert in Murder is the first book in the series featuring writer Josephine Tey. I am half-way through so far its good. Have a great week!

Jenn said...

I've read Candide and it's very good. I like that you don't have a huge plan but that you do it because you love it.

srivalli said...

Thanks Jenn for stopping by!

Chrystal said...

Valli - nice to meet you. I don't have a 5 year plan either. I figure I will go where the winds will take me. :)