Jun 4, 2012

{BEA Armchair} Introduction

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Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Hey fellow bloggers! My name is Kristen and I run the blog Seeing Night reviews. Besides blogging and reviewing I'm a graphic designer for a eLearning Company and book cover designer on the side. I have been blogging for 4 years but took a break a re-opened SNR about a year and a half ago. I got into blogging while working for Borders Books and Music and enjoyed recommending to customers books that I enjoyed. I wanted to connect with more readers like me and thus I came into the blogging community.

What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012? My favorite book this year that I have read in Pur by Jennifer Armentrout. This is the second book in her Covenant series and I cant get enough of her characters. Plus the intense action, mythology and romance hooks me everytime.

Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
I'm a huge comic book nerd. I grew up around my dads comic book store back in my home town and have loved them ever since. My dad and I make a trip every year to San Diego (where I know live) to go to Comic Con. This year will be our 12th year going.
My Favorite meme or feature on my blog is author guest post. I love meeting new and current authors and learning about their characters, writing and just their love of creating the worlds were get sucked into.

Where do you see your blog in five years? I see my blog hopefully still kicking, reviewing, recommending and talking about the books that I love. I don't see myself ever not reading since I've been a book addict for my whole life.

Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read? I can't really choose a post at the moment because I love them all especially my reviews, I just want to help recommend books. But if anything I hope that everyone would enjoy my author guest post and my reviews.

If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?  I would love to have a dinner chat with author Jennifer Estep. Her series are the Mythos Academy series and the Elemental Series that are my top young adult and adult books that I read. I have chatted with her a couple times about reviews and had her as a guest for her first book in the Mythos series a year ago.  Or I would love to have dinner with her lead character in her Elemental series Gin. She a kick butt assassin who helps everyone.

What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? I've actually never been to New York. Not only does it have a huge library that I want to visit but it also is the location for Sleepy Hollow, once of my favorite classic stories.

What is your favorite part about the book blogging community? Is there anything that you would like to see change in the coming years? My whole reason for blogging was to connect with readers who love books just as much as I do. I have met so many great blogger friends and chat with them on a daily basis. At the moment I just hope the community keeps growing and keeps doing what were doing, recommending so great books and authors.

Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How? I actually started reading more Young Adult books but still hold on to my Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Science Fiction genres. 


  1. Hey!! Awesome post!! Have fun this week!!


  2. Comic Con must be an Amazing event to attend. Wish I could go:(
    Have a fun week at bea

    My Intro

  3. I love that you & your dad are so dedicated to something you both love! My dad & have done the same thing with knife shows. Sounds weird, but custom-made knives are like artwork to us. I'm glad you joined ABEA! Tattooed Books

  4. That's wonderful you are able to share such a fun hobby with your dad, it must create great memories for both of you.

  5. You're the second blogger to mention Jennifer Armentrout, so I'll have to look into her books. Very cool about your comic book connection!

  6. I didn't know you did blog design! I guess I shouldn't be surprised since you always have amazing layouts on your blog and the coolest buttons, but I seriously didn't know. :P lol

    Wow! I bet Comic Con is amazing! :D I've never been into comics myself, but they've always fascinated me. I always want to read some but I never know where to start. I also have a bit of a super hero obsession so I really should try them one day! haha :D

    Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself, Kristen! :D I'm glad to see you at Armchair BEA, too. I've been following you for a while now, so I', glad to see you participating too. :)
    My Armchair BEA Introductions Post

  7. You design book covers on the side? That is pretty awesome!!

    Great to meet you! :)

    My intro!

  8. I love all books by Jennifer Armentrout! Really loving Obsidian right now and can't wait for Onyx!
    Here's my post as well: http://janaeslifeasamama.blogspot.com

  9. I'm loving your blog! I haven't read any of the Covenant series yet, but I NEED too. I've seen way too many people say it's their favorite.

  10. That's so cool that you go to Comic Con every year with year dad. I've always wanted to have some sort of cool tradition like that :]

  11. I love that you design book covers! How cool. I'm jealous that you go to ComicCon every year... I went once and want to go back so bad! Enjoy ArmchairBEA :)

  12. Comic Con would be fantastic! it is great you go with your dad.

    Pure was amazing! (actually everything by JLA is amazing)

    My Introduction - http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/armchair-bea-introduction.html

  13. I love that you go to Comic-Con! Have you ever met/seen anyone famous? I youtube the panel discussions every year :)

    It was wonderful "meeting" you :) Armchair BEA @ the Brunette Librarian

  14. Wow, you seem to really like mythology. I read Oppression by Jessica Therrien which basically introduced me to mythology in YA books and I loved it!

    My Armchair BEA: Introduction post.

  15. I have not read comics since I was a kid. But my Dad still reads them. :)