Armchair BEA is the experience for book bloggers to participate in Book Expo America (BEA) from the comfort of their homes. This experience is created lovingly by book bloggers specifically for our peers who for whatever reason are not able to participate in the main conference in Chicago. We bring publishers, authors, and bloggers together in celebrating our love for all things literary by hosting celebrations such as sneak peeks, daily discussion topics, and sponsored giveaways.
If you would like to know more, please visit http://www.armchairbea.com/p/faq.html
Today as part of Day 4 #ArmchairBEA we are talking about Surviving Fictional Worlds
As an avid reader of both fantasies and historicals there are worlds I would love to visit IRL and others I am content to leave alone and just imagine. Many of the historical settings I read about I would love to travel back and visit despite the difficulties and differences compared to today’s world. The castles, mansions and clothing of bygone eras would be wonderful to see in person at least in a situation where I know I can return to my contemporary life. Fantasy worlds on the other hand while they have their draws ultimately have too many drawbacks for my taste as far as actually wanting to visit them outside of my imagination through the pages of a book. Creatures, swords, adventures and all the other pitfalls that go along with magic and alternate realities just entail too much mayhem IRL for my taste.
I am also hosting two giveaways. The Rafflecopters went live a few hours early somehow the kinks with adjusting the start date got fixed this afternoon/evening so you’ve still got until they close Midnight the 22nd to enter.
For the General Fiction Giveaway go HERE
For the Christian Fiction Giveaway go HERE
Are you at BEA this year? Chime in with comments about your experience at the conference. Are you participating in #ArmchairBEA? Please join in the discussion by posting a link to your post(s) for today and/or respond to what I’ve shared in the comments.