Armchair BEA 2014 - Day 2

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  Author Interactions

Author Interaction 
Let’s talk interacting with authors IRL (in real life) or online. This is your opportunity to talk about your favorite author readings that you have attended. Or, you can feature your favorite author fan moment (i.e., an author sent you a tweet or commented on your blog). Maybe you even want to share how your interactions have changed since becoming a blogger or share your own tips that you have learned along the way when interacting with authors as a blogger. 

I've never attended an actual author reading. But I did get to meet RL Stine and Heather Brewer at a convention and get autographed books. I go to movie conventions every year that are local but they don't invite too many well known authors that I've got to meet yet.

I was delighted to be thanked in the 'credits' by Richard Finney in The Wind Raider, definitely a favorite moment in reading life.

More Than Just Words 
There are so many mediums that feature more than just words and enhance a story in a multitude of ways. Examples may include graphic novels and comics, audiobooks, or even multimedia novels. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond just the words and use other ways to experience a story. Which books stand out to you in these different formats? 

I love graphic novels. They gather a lot of comics in one or work as stand-a-lones, both good mediums. The pictures can enhance it but the storyline and writing is obviously different. I would get bored reading them all the time and not novels, but they are nice to have also to have a reading change.

I don't listen to audiobooks - just not my thing, but I do think they're a worthy invention.