Armchair BEA: Introductions

Hey guys, so I’m participating in Armchair BEA this year, and I’m totally jealous of all those that got to go! Have fun for all of us! For Armchair BEA we get to write an introductory post, so here’s mine even if it is a few days late (forgive me! I’ve got a legit excuse!)

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

My name is Claire. I’m from The Bahamas, a tiny island up north though I live in the capital right now. I’m going to grad school in October to study Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology. I’m short (though I refuse to actually believe this), biracial and quite loud. I’ve been blogging since Sept. 2012, and I started because my friend Sasha suggested I should. I loved books and wanted an outlet to discuss my love of them so, here I am today! BWB is a small blog, it’s not super popular but I like that. I look forward to posting and every comment or like is a moment cherished. It’s an outlet.

Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.

Erp. Mentioned that above. I’m from The Bahamas. I grew up in Grand Bahama but live in Nassau, the capital right now. Random fact about my country? We have 600+ islands and cays (pronounced keys, not like the letter ‘k’). The Bahamas is known for its oceans but it’s very different from the rest of the Caribbean. It’s very flat, rocky and bushy. As a result, trees aren’t everywhere and you can see for miles from one location. Another random fact? A lot of Bahamians don’t know how to swim or ride a bike! I can swim but can’t ride a bike. Oh well.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?

Seraphina is hands down my favourite book this year! My friend Sash got me to read it and I was utterly hooked. Cinder comes up close for 2nd best book I’ve read this year. Any other Seraphina fans in the house?!

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

This is hard to think of… I share a lot and yet don’t share much. Like I’ve mentioned some of my issues in past posts… so what can I say? Ok well, when I’m older I want to 3 dogs and 1 pig. I want to have an English bull dog (to be named Winston), French bull dog (Frida) and Pug (Josseline) and 1 small pot belly pig named Bacon. Yes. I will name it bacon. I have a huge love of dogs and smaller animals, to the point where if I see someone being cruel to a dog I tend to cry. My partner has to cover my eyes sometimes and get me out of the scenario because I get really mad.

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?

Man this is hard! I love em all! Well not all but 95% of what I write, I love. Well I think everyone should read my Oxford Diaries series + Ode To Harry Potter series.

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About Claire (BWB)

It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.
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18 Responses to Armchair BEA: Introductions

  1. heather says:

    I love Seraphina and Cinder too. Scarlet was a great sequel to Cinder. Have you read that one yet?

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      Scarlet was ammmmaaazing. I love it when people take story lines or characters that are known and completely reinvent them in fascinating ways. Such a good series. Ugh.

  2. I *love* the name of your blog šŸ™‚ Nice to meet you! I started from the end of the list today so that those that posted later in the week could get some attention šŸ™‚

    Here’s my intro posts (I have 2 blogs):
    http://bookgoodies.com/all-about-bookgoodies-intro-for-armchairbea/
    http://thesouthwestgallery.com/introducing-the-southwest-gallery/

  3. Woohoo! I didn’t know you lived in the Bahamas! i went to Nassau for my senior class trip – it was so much fun. How great to get to live there!

    Glad to see you are participating in Armchair BEA – see you around the blogosphere. ā¤

  4. ephrielle says:

    I once visited the Bahamas. It was very beautiful. Nice to meet you.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my giveaway! I’m jealous that you LIVE in the Bahamas! Seraphina was a great book!

  6. I’m not sure if I said it already and otherwise I don’t care, but I love your blog design. So pretty šŸ˜€

    It’s so awesome that you live in the Bahamas ā¤

    Ā Mel@thedailyprophecy.

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      Thanks šŸ™‚ It was actually done by Nancy at Nancy’s Designs. She’s a wiz and inspired me to start doing my own stuff (like the category headings, my button and so on!)

  7. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader says:

    I’d like to give you bike riding lessons šŸ˜‰ Are you game? lol

    Have a great ABEA!

  8. tanya says:

    Love the title of your blog. Wish I’d thought of it first.
    tanya

  9. I like your answers! I’m also short (though, that’s just a popular opinion) and loud! I enjoy your blog and just got into your Ode to Harry Potter series!

    Also, don’t feel bad about not riding a bike. I know how but my bike is too tall and I just fall over! #shortpeopleproblems

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