Armchair BEA Interview :)

Welcome to Lisa’s World of Books!  I am so glad that you stopped by to learn a little bit about me, well us, more on that later!  I am very excited about Armchair BEA, the plan was to head out to New York this year but as usual in my life that fell though so here I am.  I still have 3 days off work this week so I plan to spend a lot of time visiting blogs and getting to know some new bloggers.  Anyway, on to my self interview.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Well, I am Lisa, but I am sure that you could have guessed that.  What you might not know is that my husband, David, also reviews for the blog and you will occasionally, hopefully more this summer, see reviews from my boys who are 10 and 11 years old.  I am from Michigan.  I have been blogging since November 2010.  I kind of feel into the community and have always loved reading and sharing book so I figured that this would a great outlet for me.  It gives me creative outlet and a great hobby.   Like you all know it is a ton of book but it is so much fun.  It has also lead me to a great position as the assistant for Bewitching Book Tours.  I am learning a lot more about the book business and enjoying every minute!
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I could have a thousand answers for this one but since I am listening to the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, I think that I would love to have dinner with Claire.  I have so many questions about her time travel and how she made the adjustment between the 1940’s and 1740’s.  I love history and would love to pick her brain about so many different things.  Not to mention the time travel itself.  Such an interesting series if you have not read it!
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? 
I would love to visit Inn BoonsBoro.  For those of you who do not know this is an inn owned by Nora Roberts and also the location of her newest trilogy.  All of the rooms are based on literary couples, Marguerite and Percy, Nick and Nora, Jane and Rochester, Elizabeth and Darcy, Titania and Oberon, Eve and Roarke, Westley and Buttercup.  In my early 20’s, Nora Roberts was who kept me reading.  That was before I discovered the blogging community and my views expanded.  The second reason I would love to visit her is that my dream job would be to run a bed and breakfast, I would love to see this location in full swing.  It has to be amazing!
What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?
The people!  I have meet some of the most helpful and amazing people!  People who get me! Get my obsession with books.  I don’t have to try to be someone that I am not in the book blogging community.  It is very refreshing.
As far as change, I hope that there will not be the need to talk about plagiarism and the like.  Also, I hope that we can all work together and it won’t seem as though there are clicks.  Hey. there are in every part of life but I can always hope.
Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How? 
Yes, and honestly this really surprised me.  I figure that I would probably read more which had held true.  But I had no idea that I would enjoy YA as much as I do.  If someone had said you are going to love YA , I would have thought them to be crazy.  I am so happy I found YA!
Well, that is a little bit about me.  If there is something you would like just ask me.  Have fun during Armchair BEA!
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  • Nora Roberts kept me reading through my late teens/early 20’s too! I think I read all the books that my library had by her!
    I love that you let your husband and children write reviews for you! What a great way for the kids to have their voices and opinions heard!


  • Claire would be great to have dinner with! Could you imagine getting to talk to her about her experiences in both times? I couldn’t even imagine 🙂

  • I love your answers. I agree with the people of the blogging community, the book one specifically, getting you and your obsession with books. I don’t feel nerdy like I do when I’m at work surrounded by people who haven’t picked up a book in years 😉

    And your answer about your reading habits changing.. mine went the same way concerning YA. I read it before, but not as much. Now every third book or so is for adults.. lol.

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    Come visit my introduction? Thanks!

  • Totally agree on the YA thing! Even when I was in the target audience, I thought I was “above” it and only read adult fiction. Now that I’m in my 30s, I read a ton of YA! Kind of backwards, but I no longer care 🙂

    And Claire would be a great lunch buddy! I love Outlander so much 🙂

    Pleased to meet you, and thanks for stopping by my Armchair BEA Intro Post.

  • Blogging definitely expanded my reading genres and YA is one of them. Have fun this week.

  • Lisa, how nice that your whole family helps out with the blog! My sons of 13 and 15 sometimes give me their opinion on a book but they haven’t written a review themselves (yet?).

    I also would love to know about the time travelling! I think that’s such an interesting topic.

  • Hi, Lisa! I think it’s awesome you’re an assistant for a book tour. I didn’t know Nora Roberts owns an inn, that sounds really interesting. It was very nice meeting you!

  • I love the Inn Boonsboro series and would definitely love to visit the inn. I love all the names of the rooms!

    Here’s my Armchair BEA Intro Post.

  • A Nick & Nora room would be right up my alley, so can I come too? Hope you enjoy the week.

  • I’m with you on finding YA! And I absolutely love the fact that your family is reviewing with you, Lisa! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jen

    I have always loved YA, and wish I’d had as much selection in my teen years as the teens of today have. I’d never want to be a teen again, but I’m still pretty young at heart!

  • Donna

    It seems like a lot of us joined the book blogging community because we needed another outlet to talk about books.

    You are learn more about me at Girl Who Reads

  • The people do make the blogging community! I have loved meeting so many peeps that love books as much as I do.

    Thanks for participating!

    Here’s my intro


  • I’d never heard of Nora Roberts’ inn, but that sounds SO awesome. It’d definitely be fun to stay.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Good choice with Claire from Outlander! She’s a great character. Happy BEA!

  • It’s awesome that your blog is becoming such a family thing! That sounds so cool.

    I read a lot of Nora Roberts through my high school and uni years, I still like to pick up her books these days for a good story.

  • Danie

    Whoa! I totally didn’t know about Nora Roberts’ inn! That sounds so neat, I wonder if I’d be able to talk my husband into going there, lol. Probably not, but it’s worth a try!

  • I read a bunch of Nora Roberts during college. Her books were made for sneaking in between all that dry required reading. Inn BoonsBoro sounds really neat!

  • Hey Lisa! Long time no chat ;D Inn BoonsBoro sounds awesome!! I think I want to visit there now as well 😀

  • Philippa @ Tea, Daydreams & Fairytales

    Wow that Inn sounds amazing!!!! I think I want to visit it as well 🙂 YA is so underrated, the quality is fantastic these days so I’m really glad you’ve discovered it 🙂

  • Yay I’m glad that you found YA since that is mostly what I read. I swear I use to read more adult romance before I started blogging but teen books have overtaken my life which can be a good or bad thing lol

    I should really meet the author of Outlander sometime since she lives in AZ and does an event here at least once a year!

    I completely agree with you on the pros and cons of blogging. The drama would be better if it went away!

  • Okay I know this off topic but that penguin right over there. That penguin cracked me up. Plagiarism and author&reviewers’ s fights plagues the community but I really hope we can overcome it though. : )

    Happy Armchair BEA to you!

    My Introduction

  • Claire is an awesome choice, especially if she brings Jamie as her dinner date! Good to findanother blogging mama.

  • Another Lisa! How many of us are there anyway? I’m starting to think the book blogging Lisas outnumber any other book blogging name! Plus, your intro post here makes me think we have a lot of common reading tastes- Nora Roberts, YA, and I’ve promised to read Outlander this summer too!

    My Armchair BEA intro post is here!

  • I wouldn’t mind having Jamie Fraser over for dinner. 🙂

  • Lovely to learn more about you!

    Thanks for stopping by Book’d Out earlier – happy BEA

  • Okay, that would work out great – you have dinner with Clare and keep her distracted while I meet with Jamie! lol

  • So you are the Lisa from Bewitching Book Tours. Nice to meet you. Love your header with the penguin – I have a thing for penguins. 😉

    Love you blog!