Monday, June 4, 2012

Introductions: Armchair BEA

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(credit to Nina from Nina Reads for the image) 


Hi everyone! My name is Marnise. Welcome to Reading Whims and to my Introduction. I was so excited to learn about Armchair BEA just over a week ago. I had been feeling totally bummed that I would miss BEA this year, but now I have this awesome event to participate in!

I have been blogging a relative short time and this is an absolutely awesome way to make blogger buddies!!!! So feel free to say hi.

Now on to Questions:

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

So hello everyone, My name is Marnise and I have been blogging since Jan. 2012. I started blogging in the funniest way. Long story short. Christmas came by and everyone bought me book vouchers. I had a little over $200 and so I convinced my mom to let me blog to show that I appreciate my gifts! You can find the long story here

2.What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

I  am currently reading Vanished by Sophie J. 

My favorite read so far in 2012 is split between Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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

Well the only thing I can think of is that I am a incoming college senior and a twin. My sister is also a big reader.

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

I would love to have dinner with Danielle Steele and Sarah J. Maas definitely. I'd also love to have dinner with all of the males from Christina Feehans books!

5.Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?

Yes actually! I have noticed that I read almost always YA books, before I was mixed in my reading and was geared towards more romantic novels.


  1. Welcome to book blogging and Armchair BEA! I'm so glad you found this event... it is perfect to meet new bloggers and BOOKS! Oh, the books! Keep having fun with it!

  2. Good Morning and welcome to Armchair BEA! It is a pleasure to meet you!

  3. That's a great way to get into blogging!

    Ooh, I've heard good things about Throne of Glass. I want to read it.

  4. Yeah! So glad you decided to join up for Armchair BEA. And welcome to blogging - sounds like you are off to a great start. I'm interested in getting my hands on Throne of Glass, it looks great. Have fun!

    1. It so is. The Novella's are awesome too! Their nice little back stories and really long for ebooks

  5. That's an interesting aspect I'm noticing as I visit blogging sparked a love of YA.

    I haven't gone there quite yet, but I have read some awesome YA books. I especially love the ones that feature family issues.


    1. Yeah, I defintey think there should be more books like that! I also noticed my new found love for all things dystopian.

  6. It's nice to meet you, Marnise. :)

    Awe, I loved Vanish! :D Such an awesome sequel! I can't wait until Hidden! :D

    I've always loved YA myself, but I'm not surprised that blogging got you into reading more of them. YA gets gushed about a's hard to resist the pull of those books people get excited about! :D haha

    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself. It's very nice to meet you. :)
    My Armchair BEA Introductions Post

  7. Funny how you became a blogger! Hope you enjoy the community though :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    PS - Come check out my introduction? Thanks!

  8. Can I say that I'm insanely jealous that you've already read Throne of Glass? :) I pre-ordered it about 5 months ago and can't wait till my shiny copy gets here! Also, I'd totally tag along on your dinner with Sarah J. Maas, that would be awesome! :)

    1. Yeah I can't wait until Im holding a finished copy in my hand.


  9. hello, Marnise! I think your name is very lovely. also that's quite a sweet story of how you started your blog. very nice to meet you!

    1. Hi Elena,

      Nice to meet you too. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  10. $200 in book money. I am so jealous. I would not know where to spend first.

    1. it took me until march to by my last book. When you can get anything you never know what you want to get.

  11. That's a great reason to get blogging! I am jealous of your book-reading twin sister! Both of my sisters think I'm odd for reading -rolls eyes- they know NOTHING. haaha.

    Also, eeee, Thrones of Glass!! I've only got one more read to go and then that one is MINE. So excited to start it!! xD Especially as you seem to love it as much as everyone else!

    And I totally agree about the reading tastes! Haha.

    Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my intro post!


    1. Your going to love it.

      And be sure to send me your review link. I'd love to read what you think. My review wont be up until August.

      I loved the book so much that i'm doing a week of throne of glass.

  12. I still read a mix, but I notice that I read a lot more YA too. :)