Monday, May 26, 2014

BEA Introductions!

Welcome to Sunrise Avenue!!!
And welcome to the beginning of Armchair BEA 2014!! I had a HUGE blast participating last year that I've been counting down the days to jump in again! Today we are linkup up some introductory posts. I can't wait to stop by some new places and re-visit old friends. 

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

Some basics about me can be found HERE and HERE, so I won't regurgitate those facts. I've been blogging here on Sunrise Avenue since last summer, but have had a few other blogs here and there since 2005 or so. I really wanted to get into the world of book blogging because it is my scene and they are my people. I taught myself to read at a young age and never stopped. I love to talk all things bookish and read, read, READ! Sunrise Avenue is my tiny place to share that love. Follow me here on the blog through GFC, Feedly or Bloglovin, or find me on Twitter

2. What genre do you read the most?

I love a variety of books and hate limiting myself to one category. The majority of what I read is Christian non-fiction or fantasy. Fantasy is a wide umbrella, I know, but that is why I like it! YA books are fun to read and I am trying to get into biographies more, especially foodie books! 

3. What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year? 

My two top books from 2013 were Women Living Well and Sea of Tranquility. My favorite book so far in 2014 will be Finding Spiritual Whitespace. This book is WRECKING ME! Check back for a review first week of June.

4. What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like?
Can I cheat?? I shared some great photos a few months back that wrap up my faves. Picture anything like this:Cozy reading spot - great chair, curio cabinet, chippy drop-leaf table - love it!
..and you are right on the money!

5. Share your favorite book or reading related quote.

The fact that this line is said in Doctor Who, even if the episode it's in isn't one of my favorites, makes me love the show EVEN MORE. And I didn't think that was possible.
Happy beginning to Armchair BEA! *cheers!*


  1. Love the interview and the Dr. Who quote!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. How did I forget about The Sea of Tranquility? I think I might have read that one in 2012 though. Maybe that was how. I really don't remember. I love that quote by the way! Great choice! And thanks for stopping by my Intro & Lit earlier!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. Tamara @ Shelf AddictionMay 26, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Hey Alyssa, Your ideal reading space looks so comfy! I read a lot of fantasy as well, I can't seem to get enough it. lol

    Enjoy the rest of Armchair BEA.

    I blog at Shelf Addiction

  4. KatrinaBookishThingsMay 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Love the Doctor Who quote. One of my faves. I haven't read The Sea of Tranquility. I need to remedy that soon.

  5. A year later and I STILL can't forget Sea of Tranquility!! I wonder if it is worth the re-read...hmmm

  6. Fantasy is the best genre ;;) Have a few fave fantasy books you mind sharing??

  7. It really was a good book, a bit longish maybe. But I managed to read the whole thing on my Android!

  8. AH@badassbookreviews.comMay 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Love, love, love the Dr. Who quote. I also love your picture of your reading space. Very nice!

  9. I am severely regretting my choice to now to not use that Doctor Who quote in my post, but I am glad that you are representing! And that reading space is gorgeous - I love how it's so light and bright and comfy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  10. Giant, squishy pillows are like a reading nook 'must have' :)

  11. Whoa, your ideal reading spot looks amazing. Replete with cuddly dog and nice light source. Now my ideal spot, as well. ^_^

  12. Ooh, great reading spot! I'd have a cat not a dog, but the chair and the natural light seem fantastic :)

  13. Yes, it does need a dog. I need a dog!!

  14. I could read in that chair for HOURS!

  15. KatrinaBookishThingsMay 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I'll definitely read it soonish.

  16. I love that reading space! It's so beautiful and classic. Extra points for the Dr. Who quote. :)

    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

  17. Great to meet you... I so love your book nook. It's beautiful!