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Here are my answers to 5 of the 10 interview questions posted on the Armchair BEA site.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
I am a Canadian in Asia who loves books and I wants to share books with my kids. I feel a bit disconnected with Canada and the English-speaking world sometimes, so this blog is mainly for me to connect myself and my kids with that world through books.
I had a personal blog for a number of years but it was mostly a rundown of what I did during the day, and that was replaced by Facebook in my life. I enjoyed writing a blog, but my subject matter (me!) was boring me to death. So many people do the "foreign mom in Japan" blog bit better than me, and I don't think what I have to write on the subject is that interesting. I chose to blog about books and bilingualism because that's what I want to talk about in real life, even if no one wants to listen! I am passionate about it so I never lack for material - but it also means I write a little too much!
I have been blogging for a year! My bloggiversary is this Wednesday!
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
So far I have two favourite books so far this year, Sora and the Cloud and Virginia Wolf.
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
On Wednesdays I host a feature called What are you reading? Wednesday. I love the comments and the discussions that take place. It's nice for me to share books I have on deck without analyzing reviewing them, just chatting. I love to see what books other people are reading, not just book bloggers but other bloggy friends as well. It is an expensive feature though, I am very susceptible to book recommendations. Please come visit on Wednesdays and share what you are reading!
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I didn't actually write it, but I love my interview with Kyo Maclear, author of Virginia Wolf and Stray Love. She is the most amazing writer and a truly kind individual. I don't understand why there are no comments!
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
This is a Canadian cliche, but Avonlea! I want to sit on Marilla's porch shelling peas with her and Mrs. Lynde, waiting for Anne girl to come skipping home, hand-in-hand with Diana.
I would love to know your answers to these questions, and if you have any others you'd like to ask me please comment!