My Favorites in 2011 (so far) and a Giveaway

 Tuesday is Armchair BEA’s big Giveaway Day! We’ll be doing giveaways all week here, but if you’re hosting a giveaway for Armchair BEA-goers on your own site, this is the day to post about it there and link it up here! And if you’re not hosting a giveaway, today’s suggested posting topic is “Best of 2011”: share some of your favorite books so far this year, and/or the the books being promoted at BEA that you hope will end up among your favorites for the year!

Here are my favorite books of 2011 (so far):



I’m going to give a book from my favorites list to one lucky winner.

Go to this link for the Giveaway Form. Ends tonight, May 24 at 10pm (eastern).


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PS I know I should be able to embed the form in the post but for the life of me I tried to follow the directions with disappointing results *sigh*

Armchair BEA – Nice to meet you!

Welcome! My name is Mary and I’ve blogged about the books I read at Bookfan since 2008. I read mostly fiction but also enjoy an occasional memoir, cookbook, etc.

I would have loved to attend BEA in NYC but all three kids are moving in the next ten days (one cross-country) and my husband and I are lending a hand where needed. Also, one of the kids on the move will be getting married in a few months so our travel budget is going toward that happy event. It’s all good!

I read every day and it’s not unusual for me to be in the middle of two or three books at a time (different genres). You can find me on Twitter   so feel free to share your twitter name. I mention that because I’ve discovered some wonderful books via tweets from book bloggers. I use Twitter to stay in touch with authors, bloggers, publishers, PR folks, etc. and also to tweet links to my reviews.

I look forward to meeting other Armchair BEA bloggers this week. Thanks for visiting!