Chachic's Book Nook

ArmchairBEA Introduction


This introduction is for the new visitors dropping by care of ArmchairBEA. I signed up for this event because I couldn’t go to the actual BEA (Book Expo America). I’m a book blogger from the Philippines and since I live so far away and airplane tickets to the US are really expensive, it wasn’t possible for me to go to BEA this year. As you can see from the categories in my sidebar, I read all sorts of genres: epic fantasy, young adult fiction, urban fantasy (although I’m not a fan of YA paranormal romance), contemporary romance, magic realism, fairy tale retellings, historical fiction and science fiction. I have a list of favorites that you can check out to get an idea of what I like reading. I’ve been blogging for almost a year and a half and I think it’s a lot of fun even though sometimes I feel like Mount TBR has taken over my life.

I have a feature called We Love YA, where I ask a YA book blogger some questions about the genre, and a weekly meme called Want Books, where I highlight the books in my wishlist that I can’t have at the moment. I’m also a member of Filipino Book Bloggers and I think the name of the group is self-explanatory. πŸ˜› We’ve had a couple of meet ups the past few months and those have always been fun.

Random fact about me: I’m really talkative and outgoing. I always wonder if that shows through my posts? I kind of feel that people who meet me virtually have a different impression than when they meet me in person. If you want to get to know me better, I also have posts in other social networking sites: Facebook, Tumblr, Goodreads, Twitter

That’s it for now and for all BEA attendees, I hope you guys are having fun out there although I have a feeling you wouldn’t have time to check your Google Readers. To all ArmchairBEA participants, I’m looking forward to interacting with you guys. πŸ™‚

Photos taken by Ian Villar


Author: Chachic

Welcome to Chachic's Book Nook! I'm a Filipino book blogger currently based in Singapore. My blog features all sorts of books that I read from various genres (fantasy, contemporary romance, young adult fiction). Click on About Me to learn more and check out my Favorite Books page for a list of books that I love. Thanks for dropping by! Chachic /ˈtʃɑːtΚƒΙͺk/ is pronounced with hard β€œch” sounds. The first syllable is pronounced like the dance cha-cha while the second syllable is like chick (baby chicken).

26 thoughts on “ArmchairBEA Introduction

  1. We’ve been visiting each other’s blog for ages but I still find it fun to rad your post. No, I didn’t know you were very talkative but you do look like a very approachable person and someone who likes to chat with others.

  2. Nice to meet you! I love the pics – and you color code your books, that’s really fun!! I look forward to visiting your blog again.

  3. Hi, nice to meet you. I love your blog and look forward to seeing some other posts during armchair BEA.

  4. I love your book shelf! I’m more of an introvert so it takes me awhile to get talking. I’m better at typing than speaking!

  5. I love your pictures! Would you please come color code my books? I’m always searching through pile after pile looking for a specific title. Note to self: must get organized like you. Enjoy this week.

    Tiffany James

  6. I love that your bookshelves are organized by color! I’ve always wanted to do that with mine.

    Nice to meet you!

  7. *drops in* Yes on you being talkative in person! πŸ™‚ I missed the interview sign-ups for Armchair BEA but still, I’m happy to join. Maybe one day we can find a way to have Filipino Book Bloggers present in BEA? There’s no harm in dreaming. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to your posts, Chachic! πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful photos. It makes me want to peruse your library!

    Nice to meet you,

  9. This is not my first visit to your awesome blog but I wanted to stop by and say hi from one armchair BEA to another. I think it is very cook that you have a group of book bloggers that get to gather in person periodically. I wish I could do that. Enjoy your week!

  10. Is that your bookshelf? The colour coordinated one? It’s so pretty! It would annoy me though, because the series would all be split up, and so would the authors… :L Anyway, it’s gorgeous πŸ˜€ I always wonder if people get a different impressions of me online than the people I talk to in real life do… :L Anyway, I’m looking forward to the rest of Armchair BEA, and I can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    Here is my introductory post, if you could stop by that’s be awesome:

  11. OMG. Your bookshelves.
    We already talk on Twitter, but hopefully the literary fates will allow us to actually attend BEA sometime.

  12. Is that your colour coded bookshelf? I love it!

  13. Okay, I think I just died twice when I saw your bookshelf; first of shock (color coding is awesome), and then of jealousy. Love, love it! πŸ™‚ It was very nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading more!

  14. I really love those bookshelves! Happy Armchair BEA!

  15. I have just decided that when I move into my new house, I will be organizing my books by color, it looks soooooo cool!

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  16. Hi, I’m already a reader of your blog and just wanted to say hi via the Armchair BEA post.

  17. Like you, Mt. TBR may one day fall, crush and simultaneously suffocate me. πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you! I hope you stop by eclectic / eccentric and say hi!

  18. Love your photos! My husband is terrified of my Mount TBR. He doesn’t tread on my side of the bedroom for fear than my bookcase will fall on him and kill him…

  19. Wow….love your bookshelves and waving howdy from Canada! Enjoy the week and looking forward to reading your blog!

  20. Talkative and outgoing-yes! Definitely. Mount TBR is threatening to take over my life too.

    Also I do not tire of seeing those lovely photos. πŸ™‚ BEA next year? πŸ™‚ Hopefully Angie and Michelle can make it too.

  21. Wow! Look at all those books!!!!

  22. It’s nice to meet you. I love reading blogs from all over the world. Travel from California is expensive too.

    Unless I’m ill or traveling (and don’t have access to the internet), I post a review each and every day. Come learn more about me and my blog.

  23. Your bookshelves are AMAZING. I’m absolutely jealous. I cannot wait to get a place of my own–bookshelves are a must. I’m excited for Armchair BEA and thank you so much for the fabulous interview questions!

  24. Pshaw! What a showoff! That was your bookshelf a long time ago, it’s messy now and everything! And you are indeed talkative online and in real life! πŸ˜›

  25. i’m really jealous of your bookshelf! my goal for 2011, by the end of this year, I’d get my own bookshelf and fill it with books! Or maybe through the years of reading, maybe I already have mountains of books, I’m just too lazy to pile them up! so! that’s my goal!!!

  26. I think your fun, outgoing, and talkative attitude definitely come across on your blog and on Twitter! =)

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