Armchair BEA: Introductions!


This year I will be making the trip to my couch for Armchair BEA instead of hoofing it up to New York City for the real thing. I was lucky enough to attend the Book Expo America last year, but this year logistics didn’t quite align to allow me to experience it again. Instead, I’m very excited to experience Armchair BEA for the very first time!

So without further ado (because let’s face it, I’ve procrastinated writing in this post!) here is a little introduction for my blog and me.

  1. 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 Michelle and I have been blogging with Playing Jokers for a little over a year. I have always had an online presence though and have been reviewing books on Goodreads and Librarything since 2010. I began blogging after reading my friend’s blog, Cover2CoverBlog and discussing book blogging in general. I also had this crazy month where I won like over ten books from Librarything in their Early Readers’ giveaway so I thought it would make sense then to start my own blog. I live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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

Because I picked such a weird name for a book blog, I had to have a tag line that helped explain my thinking behind it really fast. So it’s: all suits of genres and bookish news. Basically, I do not limit myself to a certain kind of story, book, genre, or intended audience. I enjoy all books so my blog reflects that.

I’m weird and have yet to join Instagram…perhaps that will be tomorrow’s goal so I can participate in the Instagram challenges, but for now, you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Tumblr, Bloglovin, Book Blogging Network, and Librarything.

3.   What is your favorite blogging resource?

Does Goodreads count? Because man, that site is like my mainstay resource.

4.   Share your favorite book or reading related quote.

“If you do not wish to be forgotten, when you are dead and rotten, write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

It’s like my life’s motto.

5.   What book would you love to see as a movie? 

This is sort of cheating, but Vicious by V.E. Schwab would be amazing as a movie. I say it’s cheating because there’s rumors and some real news of it slowly going through that process of becoming a movie…!!

I know I haven’t spoken about the literature topic, but I’m looking forward to participating more in Armchair BEA this year! Nice to meet you!


What do you think?

  • So jealous you actually got to go last year. Hope this year’s Armchair is a good alternative.

    • Michelle Michelle says:

      Yeah I think it will be! I probably shouldn’t have gone last year…I was too new and it was definitely the deep end! At least this year I get to relax a whole lot more!

  • Visiting your blog via ABEA; my YA mystery / thriller, FERAL, will release in August with HarperTeen.

  • Steph says:

    Yay Michelle <3( … stalking your blog like normal), Happy Armchair BEA!

  • Freda Mans says:

    I’ve followed along for some time now and am glad to get to know more about the chick behind the blog. :-)

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