Armchair BEA 2014: AUTHOR INTERACTION and MORE THAN JUST WORDS

ArmchairBEA 2014Design by Amber of Shelf Notes

 

AUTHOR INTERACTION

Let’s talk interacting with authors IRL (in real life) or online. This is your opportunity to talk about your favorite author readings that you have attended. Or, you can feature your favorite author fan moment (i.e., an author sent you a tweet or commented on your blog). Maybe you even want to share how your interactions have changed since becoming a blogger or share your own tips that you have learned along the way when interacting with authors as a blogger.

I can only remember one IRL interaction with an author, and that’s  a great author you should try if you don’t know her yet.
Here I am with Debra Dean:

with Debra Dean

I highly recommend you try her novel based on the life of a Russian Orthodox nun. Click on the covers to access my reviews:

Mirrored World

and/or her famous novel on the siege of Leningrad:

Madonnas of Leningrad

As for online interaction with authors, I do that a lot through Twitter and Goodreads, and it’s always lots of fun. I have opportunities actually almost daily to do so since I started France Book Tours, where I organize virtual book tours for books set in France. Since I started, I’ve had wonderful exchanges with authors and publishers.

 

ADDED at 10:00 a.m. : stupid me, I have had lots of interactions with authors through blog post interviews!! My stats say there are currently 19 on my blog, but I have the sad feeling that I may have forgotten to tag some!! Anyway, it is so cool to interview an author, to learn more about their writing process and what’s really beyond the book. Fascinating, as for instance with Will Bashor and his book on Marie-Antoinette.

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 More Than Just Words 

There are so many mediums that feature more than just words and enhance a story in a multitude of ways. Examples may include graphic novels and comics, audiobooks, or even multimedia novels. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond just the words and use other ways to experience a story. Which books stand out to you in these different formats?

Here are my 2 most favorite graphic novels ever. I call them graphic novels, but they are not your usual format of graphic novels: there’s rather an alternation between pages of text and gorgeous black and white drawings. When the story accelerate, you have drawings that highlight one aspect of the story. The art is so incredible – again access my reviews by clicking on the covers:

The Invetion of Hugo Cabret wonderstruck

Invention of Hugo Cabret

I always have an audiobook going on. Right now, it’s:

Murder in PigalleIt’s narrated by the amazing Meredith Mitchell, so good!

My best audiobook of all times is without one second of hesitation, and at the risk of not being original at all:

Ready Player Onenarrated by the extraordinary Wil Wheaton

HAVE YOU READ/LISTENED TO ANY OF THESE?
WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE
MEETING WITH AN AUTHOR?

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Mailbox Monday ~ November 25

Mailbox Monday 1013

Mailbox Monday  was created by The Printed Page.
It is the gathering place for readers to share the books
that came into their home last week.
Currently on tour, it is hosted by a different blog each month.

The November 2013 host is Crystal @ I totally paused!

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Here are the books that arrived in my mailbox this past week:

PRINT COPY
Mind Without A Home
won at a book blog, can’t remember where!

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Mirrored Worldwon at ?
Already read,
but will do a beautiful gift for an Eastern Orthodox friend

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Won at Carole’s Chatter

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EBOOKS

18663922  18273239
Pride And Honour
Free Kindle books
Gastien: The Cost of the Dream will be on tour on France Book Tours!
Click on the link if you would like to review it yourself

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Did you receive any exciting books this past week?

Swap Saturday (Nov. 23)

Swap SaturdayBook swap for book bloggers
Any book, in new or good condition,
including ARC, if the book has already been released.
It is ok to relink the same post another week,
as long as your list is updated.

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Here are the books I have available for swapping this week – in bold are the titles newly added:

LITERARY FICTION

  1. Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa, by Benjamin Constable – paperback, brand new condition

MYSTERY

  1. The Nine Fold Heaven, by Mingmei Yip – paperback, ARC, brand new condition

HISTORICAL FICTION

  1. Equal of the Sun, by Anita Amirrezvani – hardcover, brand new condition
  2. The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition
  3. Unravelled, by M. K. Tod – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
  4. Gracianna, by Trini Amador – hardcover, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
  5. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name

NONFICTION

  1. The Day My Brain Exploded, by Ashok Rajamani – paperback, brand new condition

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WITH THE LINK TO YOUR OWN POST