May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Introduction

This post is part of my week-long participation in Armchair BEA 2011.

Introducing Me

Hello everyone! I am so excited to take part in Armchair BEA for the first time. For those who don’t know me, I’m Ashley and I’m from Southwestern Ontario, Canada. I’ve been blogging on Book Labyrinth for about 9 months now. In some ways I can’t believe it’s been that long, and in others I feel like I’ve been blogging for forever. Besides on the blog, you can also find me on Twitter and Goodreads.

I graduated from library school at the end of last year, and I’m still hoping to find a library job. In the meantime I’ve been taking some certificate classes online and doing a little bit of part-time administrative work. When I’m not reading you can probably find me watching TV. Yes, I’m a TV addict! You can check out this post to read about some of my favourites.

Book Labyrinth focuses on Young Adult fiction. I’ve always like YA, but I think I read even more of it now in my mid-20s than I did when I was a teenager. To me YA epitomizes good fiction… there are relatable (and generally likeable) main protagonists, fast pacing, and interesting plotlines. I also like how YA encompasses all the different genres. My favourite books are usually contemporary romance or dystopian, but I also read paranormal books, science fiction, fantasy, etc. The YA market is way more open to cross-genre books, which is something that I find interesting and exciting.

Armchair BEA seemed like a great opportunity to connect with other bloggers who couldn’t be in New York for actual BEA but who still wanted to network. My goals for this week are to participate in some great discussions about book blogging and to do a lot of blog hopping to “meet” some new bloggers.

Thanks so much for visiting Book Labyrinth, and I hope that we all have a great Armchair BEA experience!


  1. I read mostly YA as well, but on occasion I read adult books! :) Everyone talks about Veronica Mars, I should probably watch it! :)
    Armchair BEA: About Us!

  2. HI Ashley, has it only been 9 months? It feels like i have been following your blog longer then that.

    Do you have plans to one day go to BEA?

  3. I'm so glad I found your blog during Armchair BEA. I'm a new follower. I love YA as well and I'm in my mid-30s (I'm closer to my late 30s, but don't want to say that yet). Good luck on your job hunt as well!

  4. Congrats on finishing library school! I hope you're able to find the perfect job soon!

  5. Congrats on finishing library school. If I could go back in time, that's what I would do.

  6. I don't read much YA but I enjoy visiting blogs that do.

  7. Nice to meet all of you! I will be stopping by your blogs shortly. =)

    Cindy -- I definitely would love to go to BEA. I would have to be more financially stable, but I've never been to NYC and it's feasible (distance wise) to travel there... so who knows, maybe in the next few years I'll make it there.

  8. Hi Ashley! Good luck on your job search. It is tough out there right now for any industry.

    Welcome to Armchair BEA! On behalf of the organizers, we hope you have a blast this week!

  9. Hi Ashley, stopping by bloggers that are new to me.You have a nice blog. hope to see you again through the week during BEA activities.

  10. Where in SW Ontario are you from-I am originally from Ottawa. Nice meeting you.

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog! I really enjoy yours as well.


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