Unlike in previous years when participants of Armchair BEA have exchanged interviews, this year we're all just posting our own answers to five questions. So, without further ado, here are mine:
- 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 Cade, and I'm a college student from Southern California. I recent completed my AA in Language Arts, which I hated, and now I'm working on my BS in Physics, if everything goes according to plan. Hm . . . What else? Well, I'll be turning 18 on July 4th. I'm the biggest nerd I know, and I love every minute of it. I've been blogging for just over two years now, and I got into it because I love books, but none of my friends or family would talk about them with me, so I started talking about them with the internet and I never stopped.
- What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012? I'm currently reading A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, but I'm only like thirty pages in, so I don't really know if I like it or not at this point. Especially since it's about 700 pages long. I'm also reading Hyperspace by Michio Kaku, which is a physics book, but it's for entertainment, not a textbook. My favorite book I've read in 2012 has to be Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. It's the perfect mixture of literary fiction and horror, and I loved every second of it.
- Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you. I'm the biggest comic book nut around, and I can easily spend $30 in ten minutes at the comic book store, and still leave behind a few comics that I would have liked to have picked up but didn't have enough money for.
- What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years? My favorite part of the book blogging community is the dialogue that goes on in the comments of a really good post. One thing I'd like to see change in the coming years is how many people only leave comments to promote their own blogs. I'd rather see actual conversation. It's fine to leave a link to your blog at the bottom of your comment, but don't post about how great your blog is without contributing to the conversation.
- Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How? My reading tastes have definitely changed since I started blogging! I used to love Paranormal Romance and all the Dystopian YA I could get my hands on, but now I lean more towards Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi, and if a book has one too many sex scenes, I may die of boredom. I'm also really into smaller genres now, like steampunk, cyberpunk, ecopunk, dieselpunk, and pretty much anything else you can add punk to the end of.