Armchair BEA: A Late Introduction

As usual, I’m late.  The Armchair Bea is the conference for book bloggers from the comfort of their own chair.  As part of the kick off on Monday, there was an introduction.  I will complete the introduction and try to catch up with the other    posts as I’d like to participate…it’s just taken me a while to sift through it.

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

My name is Karen Mesa and I am an English teacher.  I live in Ontario, Canada and love to read and write.  Writing has been a hobby that I hope to pursue and turn into a second career…(with a little luck).  I’ve been blogging since last August, but didn’t really do it seriously until early 2012.  Blogging was a way to get more serious about my writing, really.  And, now it’s just fun.  I love reading other people’s blogs and it’s flattering and a little humbling when others read and follow my blog.

2.  One non-book related thing that those reading my blog may not know about me is I’m great at dancing Salsa, I love that I can wear my hair curly or straight, I have held on to the friends I had whenI was fourteen…I guess that’s more than one…

3.  What is my favourite post so far?  Admittedly, I have a few that I’m fond of.  The one that showed me I can really do this is when I compared teenagers to toddlers…that was fun.

4.  If I could have dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?  Kate Chopin.  I’m fascinated by how well she captured the feelings of women in an era when women’s feelings didn’t matter.

5.  Where do you see your blog in five years?  I’d like to see it evolve so that involves subjects other than books…or, maybe I’ll just start another blog.

Thanks for reading…I’m looking forward to participating in as many of the events as I can.

7 thoughts on “Armchair BEA: A Late Introduction

  1. I know a lot of other bloggers that have started other blogs and I say go for it!!! I wish I had time to do a kid’s book review site (my son is 6 and I feel like I’ve become an expert on all picture books and Accelerated Reader) or a foodie site. Do it, do it, do it…

    I feel exactly the same way you do when someone reads what I’ve written. It’s very humbling to put yourself out there, huh?


    1. Absolutely. Humbling and gratifying. I completely relate to the children’s book blog idea…I feel like my house is overrun by books and my son is only 3. We recently discovered Rob Scotton and love his books. Thanks for commenting.


  2. I have two blogs–one for the bookish stuff, and one for random stuff. I don’t blog as frequently on the non-book-related blog, but I don’t want to bring politics or things like that to Between the Covers.


    1. Hmmm, I want to really do this blog justice before venturing off into another one. I know what you mean about keeping subjects separate.


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