Okay so I saw over on Rex Robot’s Reviews that Julia did a little intro to herself and thought that was an excellent idea.
I would love to meet some other bloggers at BEA, but as I mentioned in a previous post, I will only be there through Tuesday…so hopefully I can meet some people on the floor then. If all goes well this year I will plan on going for the whole week next year.
I usually try to keep personal stuff separate from the book stuff; if you want personal stuff you can look at my blog list and go to my personal blog that I write with my husband called Loki Is King (that’s our cat’s name..Loki). Although, it is a bit neglected since I spend most of my “free time” on this blog.
Anyway….I started this blog because I read so much and people kept asking me for a way to access what I had read and for my opinions on it. So the blog was born back in 2007 and up until 2009 had a pretty sparse following…mostly friends and family. Then I decided to participate in some Memes and started doing more interviews giveaway etc and things got a bit crazy 🙂 Which is a good thing!
My name really is Karissa, I am pretty free and easy with my online identity. I haven’t really had many negative online experiences so that’s probably why. I am 32 years old and work as a formulation chemist at a corporation in the Minneapolis area. I love chemistry, but not as much as I love books which is why I am totally stoked to go to BEA.
I would be even more excited about it if I didn’t have to travel out for a stressful run at our Oregon manufacturing plant this week and then get back just in time to fly out to NYC for BEA; but what can you do sometimes things just work out like that.
I know I use my cute three-legged cat, Seras, as my profile pic…so if you wonder what I look like I put a couple pics below. They are both from the family vacation we took to the Bahamas this winter. Yes, I am the one being kissed by the dolphin…that was so awesome! That’s my husband and my wonderful 4 year old son (who loves books as much as I do).
I am pretty much a geek in all things. I love books, graphic novels, manga, anime, Dungeons and Dragons, board games, cycling, hiking and camping. Thanks to my son I am now a leading expert on superheroes, Hero Factory, Star Wars and hockey.
I am an obsessive e-mail checker…I basically go through withdrawal if my Smartphone is out of reach for more than ten minutes. Seriously we went camping up north for 3 days and I lost my data signal and almost had a panic attack. So if you want to get a hold of me and meet up at BEA shoot me an email at karissae(at)gmail(dot)com. I don’t have a twitter account…I know I know I am showing my age…I just haven’t seen a need for one although I am getting close to giving in.
So…see you all at BEA! I am excited and a little nervous and not at all sure what to expect. I will blog about the experience at some point, either while I am out there or when I get back.