Welcome Armchair BEA Guests

by Gwen

My name is Gwen and I have been haunting the book blogging world for about three years now from the sunny Central Coast of California.

A majority of the books I review here are non-fiction, not only because I like them, but  I feel that they don’t get enough play in the real world or the blogging world. I also review books for a few print publications.

Going to BEA this year wasn’t really an option.  Since January  I have been undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.  Between the costs of treatment, the people-have-cooties factor, and the basic fact that I feel like gum on the bottom of a shoe, I just couldn’t go.

If you have never tried non-fiction or been scared off by some that you have read, you might want to try any book by Erik Larson. He writes narrative non-fiction that will suck you as if you have never heard the story before and don’t know what happens in the end. He humanizes his subjects in a way I have never read another author do.

Can’t wait to visit with you all this week.


6 Comments to “Welcome Armchair BEA Guests”

  1. Erik Larson is an author I really want to read! I’ve been hearing about his books for a while!

  2.  My non-fiction tends to run to knitting and cooking, but I know Erik Larson is great. I really enjoyed Thunderstruck. Thanks for your comments on my blog – and hopefully when the Kindle Lending Library becomes available, you will be back for ebooks!

  3. I read and review non-fiction. Check out the my list of reviewed non-fiction titles linked on my Armchair BEA post.

    Unless I’m ill or traveling (and don’t have access to the internet), I post a review each and every day. Come learn more about me and my blog.

  4. I have been meaning to try some Erik Larson!! One of these days. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and describing Steampunk for me!! Much appreciated :o)

  5. Hi Gwen, After years of avoiding nonfiction, I finally picked up one about Churchill and Roosevelt that I really enjoyed, so now I’m determined to find more. glad I found your blog.

  6. Hey there stranger! I’m so incredibly sad we haven’t seen much of each other recently, but now I know why. I’m so sorry Gwen! Please let me know if there’s anything I can ever do for you! I know I may have “cooties” from time to time, but I’m still nearby and would be happy to dog-sit or anything you might need. Hope you’re doing well! {{hugs}}

    On behalf of the Armchair BEA organizers thanks so much for participating! We really are so happy to have you!

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