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For the first day of Armchair BEA activities, we are "interviewing" ourselves. So...here are some things you may not know about me...
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
My name is Amanda Furman, I teach grades 3-5 English as a Second Language (English Language Learners, English Students of other Languages...whatever your district calls it). I'm finishing up my 8th year teaching. I've been blogging for a little over a year (my blogiversary is in January). I got into blogging to become more aware of books that are out there for kids, from picture books to Young Adult.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
My favorite read so far is a tie between Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen and Wonder by RJ Palacio. Both are amazing in totally different ways.
I'm currently reading Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver.
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I enjoy taking pictures and flowboarding (which is surfing or bodyboarding on a manmade wave). I used to compete nationally in flowboarding (my husband is a past national champion), but I'm tired of the drama. I just want to ride.
I also enjoy baking (my cheesecakes are amazing), and making/decorating chocolate candies (I'll sell you some)
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I'd want to eat dinner with JK Rowling, I want to pick her brain about all things Harry Potter. I'm sure she gets tired of it, but its my fantasy dinner!
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
Hogwarts. Why? Who wouldn't want to visit Hogwarts!