#ArmchairBEA Day 1: Introduction & Literature

Posted May 26, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Challenge, Events / 23 Comments

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I absolutely love Armchair BEA.  If you can’t make it to New York for the conference, this is the next best thing. 😀 Today’s topics are Introductions and Literature.  So I’ll start out with my intro, and then what I think of with the term literature. 😀



We were asked to answer five questions.  Here are the 5 I answered. 😀

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

My name is Katrina.  I’ve been blogging for about 2 1/2 years.  I started blogging because I had nobody to talk to about what I was reading.  Blogging provided the perfect outlet.  I’m blogging from Dallas, TX. 😀


Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.

Bookish Things is fun, covers pretty much all genres, and can be filled with complete randomness sometimes.  Twitter: www.twitter.com/BookishThings, Facebook: www.facebook.com/BookishThingsandMore, Instagram: www.instagram.com/BookishThings


What genre do you read the most?

What I read depends on my mood.  Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of New Adult romance.  It’s just been speaking to me more than other genres.  


What is your favorite blogging resource?

My biggest resource is probably Goodreads.  I keep track of everything I read, and want to read, on there.  I also see what friends of mine have been reading, and if any of those books would be ones that I like. 


What book would you love to see as a movie? 

This is a hard question since so many books are becoming movies lately.  I’d love to see The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo on the big screen. 



What do you think of when you think of literature? Classics, contemporary, genre, or something else entirely? We are leaving this one up to you to come up with and share the literature that you want to chat about the most. Feel free to share a list of your favorites, break down your favorite genre, feature your favorite authors, and be creative about all things literature in general. 

When I think of literature I think of those books that were required reading in high school.  I loved many of those books, but some of them completely turned me off from reading for a bit.  I think that’s completely changing now.  I’ve seen newer books included on those required reading lists, and I love that the YA genre has an effect on teens.  I think they are able to read things that they connect with more. 

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

23 responses to “#ArmchairBEA Day 1: Introduction & Literature

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      Aw thank you! I love Parajunkee. She designed it, and did a fabulous job. Hope you have a great week too!

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      I think the YA books that are coming out now are getting more people wanting to read in general. It’s what brought me back into reading.

  1. Karen Yingling

    I’ve heard the term “new adult” several times now. I’ll have to investigate exactly what this means, since my 20-year-old daughter probably falls into this category! I’m definitely an “old adult” but I read predominately middle grade books so I know what to recommend to my students. Enjoy Armchair BEA!

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      It’s basically the college age people. Sometimes I just get so worn out with YA, and I don’t want something too heavy, and NA seems to fit that bill at those times. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Emily @ Oh Magic Hour

    Oh my word! I’m from Dallas and am a mom of a little one as well! We obviously should be book signing friends. 😉 We have some very similar taste in books it looks like.

    Have you seen the Irving Public Library YA events this summer? There are some really fun ones!!

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      Yes! I’m actually in Ennis, but go to Dallas for all the signing events. We definitely need to meet up soon. I haven’t check the Irving Library’s events in a while. I need to go look.

  3. My brother and sister-in-law lived in Dallas for a few years, so I’ve visited frequently.

    I certainly agree with you about literature. If I hadn’t already loved reading, some of those books would have turned me off from reading for sure.

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      Exactly. I read pretty much every book we were required to read except for 1. I just couldn’t get into it, and pretty much refused to read it.

  4. I totally agree with you regarding the increasing frequency of books being made into films…especially genre films. Optioning rights to a film from a book is nothing new, but usually it stays at that stage. It seems now that an increasing percentage are developed all the way to the end due to the books’ popularity. I’d say this is most especially the case with YA novels.

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      Yes, it seems more YA novels are being made. I just hope it leads those going to see it to the books.

  5. debnance

    I’ve been absolutely blown away by the number of book bloggers who live in Texas! (Or is it simply that all of us here in Texas are the ones who aren’t able to make it to NY?)
    In any case, I’m happy to have met you today. Enjoy Armchair BEA!

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      Lol. I think it’s because we aren’t able to go. But RT is going to be in Dallas next year, so I’m definitely going to that. 😀

    • KatrinaBookishThings

      I have no idea. I know before Goodreads, I used to pick up books I’ve already read. Now I don’t run into that problem as much.

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