Monday, 26 May 2014

Armchair BEA - Introduction

This week there will be Armchair BEA posts next to my regular posts, so it's a busy week :-)

Armchair BEA is an event for book bloggers who can't attend Book Expo America and/or the BEA Blogger Convention in New York.

This is my first time joining Armchair BEA, so I’m winging it a bit.
Today I get to introduce myself to other participants, so here goes:

I’m Sullivan McPig, I’m part of a large family of Scottish pigs, that lives in Groningen, The Netherlands. I’ve been blogging since January 2009. I started with The Life and Travels of Sullivan McPig. I created that blog to be able to share pictures and stories with the world about my life, and the travels I make together with my owner.
In June of that year I started my review blog Pearls Cast Before A McPig, to keep reviews of books and movies apart from my regular blog.

At first I posted very little on my review blog, but in April 2010 I became more active in reviewing, and I’ve been keeping a steady pace ever since. The movie reviews almost disappeared, my focus is now mainly on books. I love sharing my thoughts about the books I read.

My best friend Voodoo Bride sometimes reviews books on my blog as well.

My social media details:
Twitter - @SullivanMcPig
Face book -
Instagram - Sullivan_mcpig


On to some questions:

What genre do you read the most?
I love to read about zombies, because in my opinion they make for cool, action-packed stories. Just throw a few zombies in somewhere and there’s mayhem.

Seriously: although zombies are indeed my weakness, I love Urban Fantasy, post apocalyptic stories and Dystopian stories the most. I also love SciFi and Fantasy. My friend Voodoo Bride loves Paranormal Romance and well written BDSM.

What was your favorite book read last year?
The Outside by Laura Bickle

What’s your favorite book so far this year?
The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy

Spread the love by naming your favorite blogs/bloggers:
Agh, there are so many, so I will name the first 5 that come to mind:
Book Punks -
Shredded Cheddar -
Word-Whores -
Boeklogboek -
Between Dreams & Reality -

What book would you love to see as a movie?
Enclave by Ann Aguirre


That's it as far as my introduction.

Stay tuned for more Armchair BEA posts :-)


Allison Bruning said...

It's nice to meet you, Sullivan McPig. I'm coming to you via the ArmchairBEA event.

Brenda D Priddy said...

I love your book genre favorites- those are some of my favorite genres as well! Happy to see you at Armchair BEA!

Brenda @DailyMayo

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

So pleased to meet you Sullivan! Thanks so much for your visit! My husband's ancestry is Scottish so we are fans of all things that are! ;) Your reading likes sound much like my own, although I just haven't gotten into zombies yet, I agree that it definitely excites things a little by tossing a few in now and then! Never underestimate the value of a well placed zombie!

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for dropping by everyone.
@Brenda: I will have to stalk your blog to see if I can find some new titles for my wishlist.
@Shaunesay: my post for Friday will be about zombie books. Maybe you can find something to add to your tbr pile ;-)

Enbrethiliel said...


Thanks a lot for the link, Sully! I'm so honoured! =D

Jessica Haluska said...

I feel like I should know you already b/c I follow BOTH Aurian and Melliane. And I totally agree, I think Enclave would make an amazing movie ;)

Jessica @ Rabid Reads

Sullivan McPig said...

@Enbrethiliel: I might not comment much, but i'm always lurking ;-)
@Jessica: Aurian and Melliane are both really cool bloggers.

Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

Hi, hope Armchair BEA's treating you well. Have to agree, ENCLAVE would make an awesome movie. :)

Holly Schindler said...

Visiting your blog via ABEA; my YA mystery / thriller, FERAL, will release in August with HarperTeen.

Amber Lovell Boone said...

Pigs can read? S'cute! ☺

Sullivan McPig said...

@Amber: this one can ;-)

Aurian said...

Thanks for mentioning me Sullivan! I love coming to your blog, even if we don't share the same reading taste.

fredamans said...

I would love to see Enclave as a film too... it would be awesome if done right.