Armchair BEA, that virtual Book Expo odyssey, is on again this week and I almost missed it. I quote the Mad Hatter, “It’s tea time!” Here’s my Q&A answers to get this party started.
The blogger and the blog
I’m Vikk Simmons and I’ve been a book lover since I was a wee child who then evolved into a writer as an adult. I’ve been blogging since late 2002, so it’s been ten years now. I loved the concept of blogging because it allowed me access to to an instant publishing platform where I could write about all things books including writing and reading. I love it still for the same reason.
Armchair BEA and me
I discovered Armchair BEA last year through my blogger friends in The Classics Club. I had so much fun it was only natural to want to participate this year.
If you don’t know about the group and you love the classics, do pop over and see what it’s all about. Here’s my classics reading list.
May favorite book so far this year
I have to say my favorite book so far this year that I’ve read has to be Moby Dick:, or The Whale and that’s been my biggest surprise, too. For some reason I had stayed away from it but with the advent of the Moby Dick Big Read, I jumped on board. I loved it. It had way more humor than I had imagined and it was really good.
A much anticipated dinner companion
Since I fell in love with Irving Stone’s The Agony and the Ecstasy – A Biographical Novel of Michaelangelo and read it annually from the time I was about eleven years old, I’d have to say that I’d love to dinner with the main character, Michaelangelo, and it would be great if Irving could join us. Wow, what a discussion we’d have.
Send me down the river
Without a doubt I want to take the cruise down the Mississippi River and retrace the steps of good old Mark Twain. It would be the perfect setting to read Life on the Mississippi.
That’s it. Those are my five questions for this year and here’s a link to last year’s introductory post.
I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts and getting to know the fellow bloggers over at 2013 Armchair BEA. Much thanks to Adam at Roof Beam Reader for his head’s up about this year’s event.