Armchair BEA 2013: Hi!

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thanks to Nina for the beautiful banner!

Armchair BEA is for book bloggers who can’t attend Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in New York. It includes daily blogging themes, discussions, giveaways and more! Find out more at the Armchair BEA blog!

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

I’m Katy, I’m 25. I haven’t been blogging very long, only a few months. I decided to start blogging to try to find more bookish friends and more people to talk about books with. I like sharing my opinions!

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’m from Oklahoma, originally in the NE corner but now in OKC, always close to Route 66! We have scary tornadoes and very kind and somewhat odd people.

the light up pop bottle Pops is a restaurant that has many different kinds of pop! Fun place! This is my friend Amanda‘s photo, snagged from her facebook.

a pic of a park

this is a picture of the park close to my house, I love it there.

oklahoma tornadoes recently hit Oklahoma, but it’s always home and the kindness people have shown in the aftermath is inspiring.

3. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2013?

I think Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland might be my next read!

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

I have an intense love for the color green!

5. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why? 

Blue Sargent from The Raven Boys. She’s snarky and she’d be fun to hang out with! Actually, Maggie Stiefvater would be fun, too!

I feel like this post is really late, but hopefully I’ll still get to comment on some others and get to know some of the Armchair BEA bloggers!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Gifts in Books

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke & The Bookish. For more info you can check out the page for it and future topics here.

I wasn’t going to do TTT this week because I couldn’t think of a topic. But at the last moment, I came up with gifts. They’re not in order and I’m probably missing some huge gifts but this is what I put together.

Top Ten Gifts in Books

1. In Anna and the French Kiss, Etienne St. Clair gives Anna Neruda poetry, ooh la la!

2. In A Game of Thrones, Jon gives Arya a sword she names Needle, what more could a girl want?

3. In Where She Went, Mia gives Adam his own guitar back, and Mia’s family gives Adam back to Mia.

4. In The Hunger Games, Madge gives Katniss a mockingjay pin, which ends up being really important.

5. In Anne of Green Gables, Gilbert gives Anne a pink candy heart, and in Anne of the Island a pink enamel heart necklace. (and oh so many other things)

6. In The Treasure Map of Boys, Ruby gives Noel Band-Aids that look like bacon strips.

7. In The 5th Wave, Sammy gives Cassie his teddy bear.

8. In Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou gives Zuzana a ballet costume worn by Anna Pavlova.

9. In Divergent, Dauntless gives Tris the gift of cake.

10. There is some serious gift giving in the Harry Potter series: chocolate, Christmas sweaters, a map, a new broom, a time turner, the gifts Dumbledore leaves the trio. I could probably have made this the top ten gifts given in the HP series.

Okay, there is my fast Top Ten, it probably isn’t that great but at least I tried! Are there any great gifts in books that you can think of? If you’d like to comment and link to your TTT, I’d love to see what your freebie list is!