Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A little about me

So, as part of Armchair BEA we are asked to share a little about ourselves...a get to know you of sorts.  So, here is some info about me: 

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

My name is Tracee and I have been part of the book blogging community for many years.  I started as a reviewer and now I am the Vice President of Pump Up Your Book.  I have been blogging in some form for over 9 years and it all started as a way to keep track of the books that I had read so I didn't re-read them, lol!

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 year participating.  I have wanted to go to BEA for quite a few years but never had anyone to go with.  So, I had been sitting home pouting when I came across Armchair BEA halfway through last year.  I knew this would be for me and am so happy I am here!

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

I am reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  I have read so many fantastic reviews of it, I knew I just had to pick it up.  Loving it so far!

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

I am an advocate for helping raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects.  My oldest daughter (who is 9) had open heart surgery as a baby to fix a heart defect she was born with that wasn't detected until after she was born.  She actually has 5 defects and will probably need additional surgery at some point.  1 in 100 children are born with a heart defect, and they kill more children than all forms of childhood cancer combined.  Yet, most people don't know much about the.  I certainly hope this changes in the very near future, as it is really necessary.

I also LOVE to cook and collect recipes.

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

I am going to answer this question by choosing one of each.  As far as author is concerned, this one is easy for me.  It would be Stephen King.  He has been my favorite author for over 25 years and each time I pick up a book I his I am in awe of his writing.  Don't get me wrong, I don't love every book of his, and some I haven't even really liked.  But, I don't believe anyone can weave a story quite like he can.

As far as characters are concerned, I think I would choose one of two.  Either Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fae series, or Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series.  Do I really have to choose just one? Lol!

Well, I guess that's all for now.  Can't wait to see what the rest of you choose to answser.


  1. OMG Jamie Fraser :-) I didn't pick him only because he's just TOO awesome. I'd just sit there staring.

    Hope you have fun this week!

  2. I know what you mean - might need a drool bib, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Hi Tracee! It's nice to meet you. :) My younger sister was born with a congenital heart defect, that they did not know about until she turned blue and had to be raced to the ER just a few days after she was born. She had major open heart surgery, which gave her a scar from her heart, over her shoulder, down her back, and then across her ribs to her waist. She will also probably have to have more surgery in the future. I think it's great you're so devoted to raising awareness. I still need to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

    1. I hope she is doing ok -my little one also has a scar like that, not the typical zipper. So scary and something that, while not preventable, could be caught with a simple pulse ox test. My daughter would have been home with me if I didn't have a c-section and wouldn't be here with us. Take care and I'll write my review when I'm done. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I really need to read the Karen Marie Moning series! I have the first book! Happy to see you taking part in this event! And congrats on being a Veteran Blogger! I hope I blog as much down the road!
    Here is my intro! http://prettyniftyyareader.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/armchair-bea-intro/

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