June 2, 2013

Wrapping it up ~ Armchair BEA 2013


Armchair BEA? Mmm mmm good!

Despite my best intentions I didn't post every day nor chat about every topic during the Armchair BEA. Maybe next year I'll be better prepared? Don't hold your breath!

The posts I did manage to write:

Introduction ~ A few things about me

Giveaway~ It's an easy one, go enter!

Nonfiction~ Showing some love for my favorite type of book


Thanks gang, kisses!
I want to shout out a HUGE thank you to the ABEA Blog Team for hosting this event. You did a great job! 


I'll be watching you.

Thanks to all of the participants I've added a billion (or so) books to my wishlist and found a bunch of new (to me) bloggers to stalk follow. 

While I have you here I'd like to point out two of my little pet projects. I've been creating a map of the places I've "traveled" through books so far this year. Check it out here.

Also, I've created a Pinterest board for book blogs. As of now there are 128 blogs listed. I'd like to add YOU! Let me know if you'd like to be included.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll consider keeping in touch!


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51 comments:

  1. I didn't post everyday either - and I loved going through the links - some really motivating posts! And thanks for sharing the map - I needed some more books to add to my reading pile from Africa.

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. I'm going to be digging through the blogger development posts for a while I'm sure, great info!

      I recommend White Dog Fell from the Sky. AMAZING read :)

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  2. I knew the end of my Armchair week would die out because I wouldn't be home, but I'm excited about what I did post. You had a great week! I love the blogger Pinterest, it's such a great place to find new blogs.

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    1. I'm hoping to plan ahead a wee bit better next year ;) Thanks Shannon!

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  3. I missed one of the daily posts and next year plan to do up some posts in advance rather than the night before or the morning off :-)

    I LOVE the reading map you've created! What a wonderful idea.

    As always, I've enjoyed your posts and look forward to visiting more in future.

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    1. That's my plan as well Melissa. We'll see how that goes, lol.

      Thanks! I'm having a fun time with that map. It's so cool to see the places I've "been" this year.

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  4. I LOVE your gifs.


    But wow, they're a bit creepy sometimes ;).

    And yes, after everything else you shared, that's what I commented on :).

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    1. Ha ha! Well the gifs are pretty damn awesome ;)

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  5. Thanks for including my blog on the Pinterest Board.

    The board was a great idea and it looks fantastic.

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  6. You have been a commenting MACHINE this week! You rock my socks.

    And I know Estella Society is on your Pinterest board. Would love to add Estella's Revenge blog (my personal) when/if you have time! http://estellasrevenge.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been allllll over the place, lol. :) Thanks!

      How in the world did I not have ER on that board?? Good grief! It is now!

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  7. You did good lady! Thanks for including me on your Pinterest board :)

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  8. Same here. My intentions were to participate this year... even had it on my calendar... and just didn't have the time. I need to start writing the posts ahead of time instead of scrambling each day. Oh, but that would require planning ahead and what fun is that!?

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    1. What is this "planning ahead" that you speak of??? ;) Ha! Next year I do plan on blocking off this week on my calendar so that I don't schedule reviews. I'm hoping to do some post writing in advance as well. Hoping.

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    2. Something always gets in the way, but I keep trying!

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    3. If at first you don't succeed... ;)

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  9. It's been a fun week! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Your gifs on this post are cracking me up.

    I love the idea of a book blog Pinterest board. Would you add mine to the list? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, I'm a big fan of gifs ;) I added your blog!

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  10. Thanks for including me on your Pinterest board! (I know I said that a while ago, but again, thanks!)

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  11. I love the gifs, too. I don't know how to even look for those online! Something else to add to the next Bloggiesta list. I didn't have time to plan ahead or participate as much in Armchair BEA as I would have liked, but it was an incredibly busy week for me with work and family stuff. Maybe next year! I'm never too good with planning ahead, anyway, and didn't even know the ABEA schedule was posted in advance. I just saw this morning that I won a Day #1 prize, and could have had a better selection than what was left on the last day! haha But there were still some good ones left. I've really appreciated your visits and comments on my blog, during ABEA and before it, too. I don't know if I had an official ABEA cheerleader assigned, but it was fun to have so much interaction!

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    1. Thanks Laurie :) That would be a great bloggiesta topic!

      I would have liked to posted something on every day for ABEA. One, I wasn't super prepared. Two, I didn't really have a lot to add to some of the topics ;)

      I hope you ended up with a good book you big winner!

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  12. I've been keeping up my google map too, ever since you inspired me to start one. I'm also considering a pinterest board for my favourite blogs, you have the best ideas!

    My map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=
    216236934085634282188.0004d31c39a380dae3ff5

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    1. Thanks Sam! I'll have to check out your map :)

      I'm thinking of further categorizing the blog boards, based on genre maybe? Not sure, I'm kicking it around in my head still.

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  13. Love your map -- thinking of starting one too. Also, love the board on Pinterest. Would you add my blog, please? I'll be perusing that to find new book bloggers I've not found yet.

    Also, enjoyed your overview of Armchair BEA. Something to consider next time.

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    1. Thanks :) I'll add your blog to the board right now!

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  14. Love the pin board of blogs! Thanks for putting me on!

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  15. I didn't post everyday either and that's ok. That guy with the hair is freaking me out!

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    1. He reminds me of a smarmy Robert Downey Jr for some reason, lol.

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  16. cool projects. I have my google map , but only for books per state: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201901160982162230627.0004d01ff18d2f84cc232&msa=0&ll=41.874674,-87.626953&spn=0.101361,0.222988

    if I ever have time, I'd love to do one for my 42 countries so far visited through books.

    following now your Pinterest board, would love to be added [http://wordsandpeace.com]

    Here is my wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/06/02/armchair-bea-2013-wrap-up-2/

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    1. I might do a state map next year. I didn't realize how many times I'd be editing my map this year, lol. I'll add your blog right now :)

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  17. I didn't post every day either, but I was happy to browse! The map of countries you've visited through books is awesome! And these are all from books read in 2013? That's fantastic! I would love to be added to the Pinterest board too! Bookish Whimsy

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    1. Thanks! Yep, all those places are settings from 2013. I'll add you to the board :)

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  18. I love the map you've done as well! I have a different map which marks off the books by country that I have visited but I like your more detailed version so you can cover the US too. I will be stalking, er visiting, this again for suggestions to read for my Around the World in 80 books challenge. Looks like you already got it covered!

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    1. Oh! I didn't even think of how you could get book recommendations from that map. Another use, awesome!

      I might have to pick a favorite book from every continent, or something, at the end of this year :)

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  19. That's okay that you didn't post every day. We love for people to participate as much or as little as they want. Thank you so much for joining us and for all that you did get accomplished. Your projects look fantastic! Definitely keep in touch until next year!

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    1. Thank YOU! I had such a great time and I met SUCH great people! I'm already looking forward to next year :)

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  20. Love your Pinterest blog board! Thanks for creating it....and I'm glad you enjoyed Armchair BEA. It's not how much you participate, but what you bring to it when you do. You brought your enthusiasm....and that's awesome!

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    1. I've added your blog Laurel :) Thanks for your kind words!

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  21. Definitely following that Pinterest board! I love reading AND blog and it only recently occurred to me to start seeking out book review blogs. This is the perfect way for me to find some great ones to add to my RSS reader!

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    1. Thanks :D I've added your blog to the board!

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  22. I really love your use of gifs!

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  23. Your settings map is awesome! You inspired me at the beginning of the year to do the same thing, and now I get all excited when I start a book and realize it's set in some random place..."Yay, ADD IT TO THE MAP!!"

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    1. Thanks man! I get annoyed when books have fictional towns. Now how in the world am I supposed to map THIS?? Hmph ;)

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  24. You have the best GIFs! Lol. And I am so loving your idea of the map for your bookish travels.

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It's been fun putting that map together :)

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