Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Armchair BEA: Introductions
First off is introductions. Here's my 5 answers:
1, Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?
I've been blogging for a pretty long time actually. My first post for January 31, 2012! That's more than 3 years ago, which seems totally crazy. I'm from Canada and I got into blogging I think because I didn't have anyone in my 'real life' that I could talk about books with.
2. What does diversity mean to you?
Diversity to me means having as wide a range of books and characters as there are readers. Readers should be able to easily find stories about characters who are like them, whether that is based on race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, physical appearance, disability or whatever. Not every reader is a middle class white girl who doesn't realize how beautiful she is. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy those books. But I also want to see books about people of Asian, African, First Nations, or South American heritage (whether they still live there or have immigrated elsewhere. I want books about straight couples and gay couples and transgendered people and any other sexual identities. I want characters from the inner cities and the suburbs and the mansions on top of a hill. I want characters who is in a wheelchair or blind or with a learning disability. Basically, I want to people I meet in books to be a better mirror for the people I meet in my everyday life.
What book are you reading right now?
I just started my ARC of Sweet by Emmy Laybourne this afternoon!
What is the top book in your TBR pile?
The next book on my TBR is an ARC of Tangled Webs by Lee Bross that I got in the mail a few days ago.
Take a picture of your bookshelf and share it with us! :) (#ABEAShelfie)
I have 2 for you, since I don't really understand shelfies and if I'm supposed to be in them or not.
Anyone else doing Armchair BEA? Link in the comments so I can visit you!