Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA 2011 :: How do you Armchair?

I found out about the Book Expo of America held in NYC this week a few months ago was really itching to go. I actually won a free ticket to go from Armchair BEA a couple of weeks ago, but had to turn it down because of personal reasons, but it was SUPER SUPER hard to turn it down. I kept trying to find ways do some creative accounting in our budget to make room for travel to NYC, but it just wasn't meant to be this year. Maybe next year?

Luckily, I found Armchair BEA online and it's a gathering of book bloggers who are not attending the real BEA, but still want to network online together! It's for those of us who can't attend, but still want to enjoy all the fun of BEA together online. Hence, ARMCHAIR BEA. Woot woot!

Today's blog topic is: Who are you and how to you Armchair?

Greetings! My name is Jasmine and I am an elementary school teacher by day and a wedding/portrait photographer by weekend (Jasmine Marie Photography). Needless to say, I am a very busy person! My hubby and I have a beautiful 9-month daughter who brings us so much joy each and every day. She is such a wonderful gift from God and we cannot believe that we get to be her parents.

Snuggling with my little one.

I have been an avid reader as far back as I can remember. My mom used to read to me when I was young and I am a firm believer that I love reading now because my mom read to me as a child. One of my favorite times of the day is reading bedtime stories with my daughter. It was one of the main things I looked forward to when I first found out I was pregnant a year ago. I can get compulsive and obsessive about reading, so I tend to read in spurts. I mostly read contemporary fiction, chick-lit and I started dabbling in historical fiction recently (especially about kings and queens).

Other than reading, I enjoy working on my Project Life and scrapbooking. My husband and I are homebodies to the core and we enjoy playing Settlers of Catan with our friends, doing puzzles, and watching Netflix and DVDs. We love watching TV series on DVD and are currently hooked on The Good Wife and Modern Family. We enjoy traveling and hope to see more of the world when our daughter gets older.

I am looking forward to meeting new book-minded people by participating with Armchair BEA. I work all day, but am looking forward to catching up in the evenings. I hope that you will come back and visit my blog and leave a comment so I can drop by your blog as well. You can also friend me on facebook or follow me on twitter.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Yay! Aren't you excited about Armchair BEA? :-)

    Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you! (That is an adorable picture. One to keep and treasure forever.)

    Thanks for stopping by Proud Book Nerd. I look forward to getting to know you, too! :-)

    Happy Armchair BEA week!

  2. Aww, your daughter is so sweet! Beautiful. :D

    So excited about Armchair BEA! Happy Armchairing!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever


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