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Armchair BEA: Introductions

We’re pleased to be taking part in Armchair BEA this week – how exciting! As part of the kick-off, introductions are key, so here goes…

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?

We are Donna and David Brown and we live in Yorkshire, UK, with our 6 rescue cats. Donna has been blogging for about four years and David for three.  We set up our combined blog – B-Lines and Felines – last month.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?

Donna – I’m currently reading The Violinist’s Thumb

David – I’m currently reading Crime Fiction for Beginners

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

We have a joint dream to live in Cologne,  Germany

What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?

We both love the fact that even though it’s our blog, there’s new content for us both every day when Donna reads David’s posts and vice versa.

Where do you see your blog in five years?

Hopefully a strong platform with lots of great entertainment news and features!

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?

Donna – ‘7 Things That Make Me Hate Review Requests‘ – I worried it would be too negative but people thanked me for writing it.

Dave – ‘Top Ten Novels: Norwegian Wood‘ – I love that book so it was great to feature it

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

Stephen Fry – he’s such a good writer, with such a wonderful grasp of the English language and how to use it perfectly. He’d make an amazing dinner guest!

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?

It’d be quite cool to visit the hotel from The Shining – but very spooky and we’d have to avoid room 237!

What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years?

We love the way everyone works together to support one another and drive traffic for each other.

Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?

Not really, although we probably embrace variety a little more and also have discovered many more indie/self-published authors than we were aware of previously.

PS. We answered all the questions because there’s two of us!

Why not leave a link to your Armchair BEA introduction?

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Donna Brown

Ever developing teacher and learner (online and offline!). Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Married to Dave and his co-author of Man vs Cat, a book about - you guessed it - our cats (or rather their unusual take on the world). Occasional writer of short stories.
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