I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Friday, June 8, 2012

This Week: BEA!


Hi! Everyone! How are you guys? What have you been up to? 

What did I do this week? Well I’m so glad you asked. Lol. I attended BEA for the first time ever. If you are unsure what that is according to their website, BEA “the leading North American publishing event that brings you what’s new and what’s next in book publishing.”



Wow! It was amazing and honestly a little overwhelming. The first day the only thing in my head was “wow, this is so cool. What do I want to do now?” What I did was stand on line to meet amazing authors and get some books signed. I walked around taking everything in, and I met so many wonderful people. While I was doing that I forgot to take pictures, I got a few but my phone was being a boob, so sorry. What I really loved about BEA was that it was in my city so I didn’t have to worry about traveling too much. I was a fabulous time, if you can go next you totally should. Though one downside was the pain, my arms, shoulders, feet and legs hate me and I understand why but it was totally worth it.

This is what I came home with on day one.

What’s Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles) by Kat Zhang
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr (signed)
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa (signed)

Angelina’s Secret by Lisa Rogers
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul
Betrayed (The Guardian Legacy #1) by Ednah Walters
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhoades
A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels) by Sylvia Day (signed)
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) by Shannon Hale

Feed by M.T. Anderson
Love a Younger Man by Shelby Reed and Madison Hayes
Skinny by Donna Cooper
False Memory by Dan Krokos
Beta by Rachel Cohn (signed)

Mountain of Bones (Gravediggers #1) by Christopher Krovatin
Amber House by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, & Larkin Reed
Inside by Maria V. Snyder
The Future We Left Behind (Point 4 #2) by Mike A. Lancaster

First Descent by Pam Wither
Fury of Fire (Dragonfury #1) by Coreene Callahan
Fury of Ice (Dragonfury #2) by Coreene Callahan
Undead by Kristy McKay
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
In A Glass Grimmy (A Tale Dark & Grimm #2) by Adam Gidwitz
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Tattooed Duke (The Writing Girls #3) by Maya Rodale
Soul Screamers: Volume One by Rachel Vincent (signed)
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) by Fiona Paul
The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards

Day 2. While I was standing online waiting to meet Becca Fitzpatrick these guys were there promoting her books and can I just say, Nice!


This was what some of the lines looked like.

This Far away picture is of Rachel Eddey. She was signing copies of her book Running of the Bride.

And this is what I came home with.

Justice at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub (signed)
Hellhole by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (signed)
In Her Sights by Robin Perini
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Carmon
Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) by Jessica Shirvington

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (signed)
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (signed)
The Lost Code (Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson (signed)
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti (signed)
The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson (signed)
Deity (Covenant Novel #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Daimon (Covenant Novel #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout (signed)
Bootlicker by Steve Piacente (signed)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass (signed)
The Hollow City by Dan Wells (signed)
A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels #1) by Sarah MacLean (signed)
Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2) by Shannon Hale
Running of the Bride by Rachel Eddey (signed)
The Wood Queen (The Iron Witch #2) by Karen Mahoney
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Carmon
Beta by Rachel Cohn (signed)
Amber House by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, & Larkin Reed
Undead by Kristy McKay

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (signed)
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa (signed)
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout (signed)
Deity (Covenant Novel #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Betrayed (The Guardian Legacy #1) by Ednah Walters
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass (signed)



Day 3. The first thing I did when I got there was went the signing of Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready, and here is she.

I honestly can’t remember what line this was for but this was how it looked from where I was standing.

This was the end of BEA. I was sitting on a bench with my suitcase and homemade PB&J sandwich waiting to be picked up. I took this lonely empty sad looking picture to express how felt having to go home.

This is what I took home at the end of the day.

This is picture of all of the books that I got. Right now they’re all stacked and homeless looking because honestly I have no place for them.

In Too Deep by Amanda Grace & Mandy Hubbard (signed)
Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
How To Worship A Goddess (Forgotten Goddesses #2) by Stephanie Julian
Street Chic by Anthony Whyte (signed)
Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #2) by Cate Tiernan
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Ship of Soul by Zetta Elliott

A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark #2) by Jocelyn Davis (signed)
The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond
Send by Patty Blount
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Skylark by Meagan Spooner (signed)
BZRK by Michael Grant
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Minder (Ganzfield #1) by Kate Kaynak (signed)
The Guardian by Connie Hall (signed)

More Than One Night by Sarah Mayberry
Justice at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian (signed)
Poison Princess (Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost (signed)

Bared to You (Crossfire #1) by Sylvia Day
Both singed one for me and one for my best friend.
Shine (Shades #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready (signed)
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Find Your Happetite by Sue Zbornik

How about you? Did you go to BEA this year? Or any other year? Are you planning on going next year?

Click here for a list of all of the books that I got.






2 comments:

  1. Looks like so much fun, especially with those two hot guys!

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  2. I see some great books in those stacks. Guess you're going to need another bookshelf. BEA was so much fun, can't wait 'til next year and do it all over again. It was nice meeting you there :)

    Enjoy your books!

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