Welcome to Day 2 of ArmchairBEA. Really glad I have new laptop up and running so I can participate.
I don’t really get to meet authors IRL because I live far away from major cities which they typically visit (4.5hr drive to get to San Francisco). I do however get to talk to a few authors via email or other internet means. When I first started blogging I was worried that authors would not like my blog, my style of writing reviews or just plain anything I did. I learned quickly thought that authors like uniqueness. Lately when I send out review requests I ask the author if they would be interested in a Q&A when I do my review. I offer that service because it is one way to show that authors have lives outside of the book they wrote. Kind of like a teacher when you see them in a grocery store and forget that they have lives besides grading papers all day. I’m really lucky that I have had the opportunity to chat with so many great authors and I hope someday to meet them all in person.
More Than Just Words:
I use to read graphic novels or manga when I was in middle school and it was really good. My only complaint was that I read them so fast and the price of them was a little high for as fast as I read them. Now because I drive a lot as well as work outside I love listening to audiobooks. I just recently finished Interworld by Neil Gaiman. That was one amazing narrator. Right now I am listening to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Narrated by Kate Rudd. Kate is interesting and I’m not passing judgment till I get past chapter 6. I would suggest listening to Interworld, there are some sound effects in there also which added to certain scenes.