#Armchair BEA 2016: Day 3: Bibliophile Banter – Beyond the Books & Beyond the Blog

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.

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Today as part of Day 3 #ArmchairBEA we are talking about Beyond the Books & Beyond the Blog
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If I’m not reading a physical book, I’m either listening to audiobooks in the car when I am on the road, reading ebooks usually on my Kindle or combining the two somewhat reminiscent of the childhood read along books on record or cassette tape minus the page turn signals. I was hesitant to get into audiobooks because of the expense and not being sure about following along but the immersion reading with a Kindle copy works well to be able to follow better than audio alone. As for eBook vs physical print copy, I still would rather have a print copy but combination of expense, availability and space have made eBooks more practical for the time being.

I usually find the book my preferred format, however, I enjoy book-related films and TV. Generally, I want to have read the book first then watch the screen version whatever format it may be. Fairytales, fantasy, mostly clean romance and other stories that lend themselves to escape from reality are the things I enjoy most. Of course, I tend to compare closely to books and find all the things that don’t work when they take too many artistic liberties so sometimes the screen versions end up being a letdown.

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.

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