Day 1: Introductions
1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
Greetings fellow bloggers, readers and random crazy folk. My name is Lindie. I am… old enough that we don’t need to talk about that. I have been blogging for all of 5 months. I feel weirdly proud saying that. Not sure why, am bettin’ most of you are like 2+ year veterans.
I am a sad, dorky fangirl who likes to fall in love with fictional people. If I find an author whose work I enjoy, I will stalk them mercilessly. In a non contact making way. I am the kind of alien who observes and studies, not the kind who wants to be taken to your leader. Socializing with the leader would be way too much pressure.
The reason I got into blogging… and this is probably going to make me sound even sadder, is so I can buy more books. Now whenever people tell me to stop getting books, I can be all huffy and say “I am a blogger, it’s like my job to be well read.” and I get those knowing looks in return. One day, though, that excuse will work.
Feel free to hit up my About Me for more random facts about me that you didn’t need to know.
2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.
I am South African, born and raised. Never been anywhere else in my life. It’s not as sunny as usual here, we are heading into winter, but it’s been pretty mild so far. We have 11 official languages in my country, and everyone speaks at least two of them. I am second language English myself, and at home I speak Afrikaans, which developed from Dutch.
Sadly I don’t seem to have any pictures. I thought I did, but I must have deleted them. I had a good one too, from when it snowed last year. First time in 20 or something years that Pretoria got snow. For all of 5 minutes. We were all standing outside staring into the sky and being ridiculously excited. We are easy to please like that.
3. Have you previously participated in Armchair BEA? What brought you back for another year? If you have not previously participated, what drew you to the event?
This is my first time *scuffs toe in dirt* please be gentle. I joined mostly out of BEA envy, but also because I promised myself I would try to stop being such a weeny and start trying to be more social and active in the community. So this is me trying. I do expect to embarrass myself royally before the event is over. Had I been able to attend BEA I would also have embarrassed myself, but that would probably have involved walking into a wall or falling over a stack of books.
4. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?
I am currently reading Mortality by Kellie Sheridan. Too soon to say if I like it. I am not a big fan of dystopian fiction, but if you add a couple of zombies to the mix, I am so there. I am also working my through the second book in The Hollows (Kim Harrison) series, and getting progressively more exasperated by the dumb decisions Rachel Morgan makes.
5. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I recently discovered Coursera and the wonderful world of MOOCs and have been signing up for courses like a crazy person. Will probably have to drop some soon as I would have to be a vampire to be able to keep up with them all. I’m not. I don’t even like my steak rare. Anyway, I am currently doing Intro to Psychology, and was totally surprised to discover how much I enjoyed learning about the brain. Then the course moved on to eyeballs and how/why we see what we see… and I am not so much interested in that. Eyes are gross, man. Give me any other kind of insides any day.