Armchair BEA 2015: my 5 Introduction questions

ArmchairBEA 2015

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Waiting fort BEA to come to Chicago, it is supposed to be soon, I’m glad to at least be able to attend Armchair BEA!
This year main theme is DIVERSITY.
The schedule sounds very interesting, as usual, with 2 themes per day for blog posts, but also with 3 Twitter parties, and daily Instagram challenges!
Be sure to come back every day here: one day, there will be both a giveaway AND a contest to win a $15 gift card!

Today, it’s about Introductions.
We can choose 5 out of 10 questions, so here you go – if you don’t know me yet, you might want to read how I presented myself at Armchair BEA 2014

1. What does diversity mean to you?

In the context of book blogging, it means for me reading books in translation and books set in different countries and cultures.
This year, I’m doing the Books in Translation Reading Challenge.
I have just been a judge for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shadow Panel – we just announced our winner!
I participate every year in the Japanese Literature Reading Challenge – it begins in June
My most fascinating reading experience was definitely when I did the 52 countries reading Challenge.

2. What is one book everyone should read?

My favorite so far this year, translated from the Swedish! – click on the cover to access my review:

The Ravens cover

3. Share your favorite blog post on your blog

My review of

Au revoir là-haut

4. What is your favorite genre and why?

Historical fiction, because it allows me to revisit fascinating pages of history in a lively way.
For instance, I just read about this amazing French woman, incidentally Empress Josephine’s cousin, who ended up being a sultana in Turkey!

The French Sultana

5. What book are you reading right now?

A fascinating nonfiction, packed with tons of fantastic tips on how to start a book by blogging or how to transform your blog into a book – yes, this is indeed in the works!

How to Blog a Book

And I also always listen to a book, this is what is currently delighting my ears:

Fatal Grace

Choose one of these questions
and answer it
in a comment here




8 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2015: my 5 Introduction questions

  1. I’ve got a few books going right now – all of them good. Between Revival by Stephen King, The Water Knife by Paulo Bacigalupi and Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, it’s been a good reading week.


    • actually I am French but live in the US and blog in English. And I am a literary translator myself, that is, I translate novels (from English to French), so that makes sense I would be interested in that type of literature 😉 Good for you for 3 languages. On my way to visit you now


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