Monday, June 4, 2012

Armchair BEA introduction

Hey y'all! So I just found this even called Armchair BEA that I've decided to participate in this year. It's a way for those of us who can't physically attend BEA to keep up with all the goodness :) Throughout the week I'll be putting up some posts and trying to do a giveaway. Trying being the operative word :P So, without further ado, an introduction to yours truly XD










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


Hi! I'm Mackenzie and I'm a 18 year old movie loving, shopping addicted book-a-holic and Army Brat. I started blogging on January 4. 2012, so not too long. I got started blogging after looking at so many other blogs and I thought "heck, looks like fun!" and voila! Oh, For the Love of Books was born! Also,
I can be very opinionated and I want to help others make good choices when picking out a book. Books cost money and I know how much of a pain it is to waste money on a book you end up not liking. So, by reviewing them, I allow others to see if they'll like it based on characters/plot/pacing etc. Sometimes something I like another person may not and vice versa so my reviews allow them to figure it out for themselves! 


What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?


I'll answer both! I'm currently reading two books: Allegiance (Legacy #2) by Cayla Kluver and Slumber (Fade #1) by Samantha Young. I have never had such a love/hate relationship as I've had with Allegiance! It's so frustrating yet so incredibly addicting. The hordes of hot men really help. Slumber is actually a re-read for me just because I felt in the mood for a good hate turned love relationship. Oh the tension! As for my favorite book? There are wayyyy to many, but here's a few:
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers
Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder 
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


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


Hm....got one! I'm a world traveler! I've lived in Germany and I've visited Spain, Italy, Austria, Czech, Australia, New Zealand, France and England among other places. Being and Army Brat definitely has its perks! XD


What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)


To be honest, since I haven't been doing this very long, I'm not really sure. I haven't really had many opportunities to do a lot of blog tours, interviews, ect. Though I did really love my author interview with Caitlen Rubino-Bradway. However, I think my favorite things (besides reviews!) are memes. It's a ton of fun to see other bloggers thoughts or picks when it comes to the various memes. Or be completely jealous by what they received in the mail that I didn't  :P


Where do you see your blog in five years?


Ugh....I don't think that far ahead :P Mostly I just hope I'm still blogging! 


Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?


Definitely! My reading "taste" hasn't changed so much genre wise, but I'm definitely more analytical and critical when it comes to reading. I focus more on the depth rather than just the surface of the book. 


So that's just a short little introduction about myself :) If you have any questions you want me to answer, feel free to leave a comment below!

All the best ♥






13 comments:

  1. I love meme's too I think they are so much fun and it's awesome to get to go around and interact with all of the other bloggers and see everyone's opinions and ideas. Hope you have an awesome day!

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    1. I agree 100% :D Thanks! You too!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  2. You are very new to blogging. Fun! Welcome to blogging. :)

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  3. Wow those are some cool places you've been! I'm more analytical about what I read now that I blog as well but I like reading the same stuff I always have. Your blog is darling - keep it up! It was nice to meet you.

    My intro

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    1. I've been extremely lucky to travel and each of those places were wonderful :) Same here. I still love fantasy and all that, but I focus a bit more on depth. Thanks XD It was nice to meet you too!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  4. I wish I could travel more! Sounds like you have been to a lot of awesome places. I'm a little jealous. ;P

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    1. I have been extremely lucky! XD tehe Well I can't recommend Austria in the winter enough! Thanks for stopping by!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  5. You've read Throne of Glass? That's awesome! I can't wait for it to be released. It looks SO good.

    If you have the time, I’d love to hear from you at my armchair BEA post.

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    1. I've got to thank Netgalley for that! And I really should've waiting till the release date was closer to read it because now I've got to wait even longer for the next book! Thanks for stopping by!!

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  6. Mine didn't change much at firsy either. I had been blogging for about 6 months before I branched out.

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    1. Good to know! Maybe I'll start reading something out of my comfort zone and I'll find a new genre I love XD

      All the best ♥
      Mackenzie

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  7. Those are all amazing places to have lived or visited. :) Hope you keep traveling and explore the world!

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So what did y'all think? I'd love to know your opinions :)
(P.S. I try to answer all comments so check back often! Also, this is an award-free blog. I absolutely love that you thought of me, but I don't have time to pass it along. Thank you though!)