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BEA Overview: Wednesday

I was lucky enough to attend BEA on Wednesday. First off I had a completely amazing time. My train left Albany at 5:10 and I arrived in NYC at 7:35, where Eleni from Lafemmereaders and Emily from Red House Books were waiting for me. We took a taxi to the Jatvis center and they showed me where to register. After getting my badge we met up with Taschima from Bloody Bookaholic, Jennifer from Reading with Tequila and Lexie( I have to look up her blog name, I don't want to get it wrong!).

We ate some breakfast, or candy lol, then hung out in the press area until we could officially go into the exhibit hall.

It was crazy. It was a madhouse. People were just everywhere and it was hectic. But it was fun.

I got to meet some great authors...

like Simone Elkeles ---->


   From left to right:

Me, Simone Elkeles, Kelsey(The Book Scout), and Eleni(Lafemmereaders)







And Heidi Kling(Sea, out June 10th!)



Not only did I meet a lot of other fabulous authors(Elizabeth Scott, Lauren Oliver, Melissa Marr, Lauren Kate, Steve Brezenoff, Bree Despain and many more!) I also got a ton of great books.


Here is a picture of the books that I got signed:



And here is a picture of all of the other books I got:



I also managed to grab a couple of extra books so I will be giving those away when I hit 500 followers on the blog.


After BEA, Eleni, Emily, Lexie, Taschima and I tried to hail a taxi for an insane amount of time before we just gave up and took a car service to Penn Station. We decided on dinner at TGIFridays, and then I hung out in the station until my train left(my first time there and it was delayed over an hour). I didn't get home until around 2:00am.

So overall it was a lonnnnnng day, but it was so worth it. My shoulders hurt from the bags that I carried around throughout the day, even though I dropped off at the baggage check in place sporadically. And my feet and legs are killing me. I couldn't imagine standing up again all day today for those bloggers that attended today as well.

It was a great experience and I loved meeting so many new people and finally meeting the bloggers that I've grown to love since I first began blogging back in August.

For those of you that couldn't go, I'm sorry and I hope next year you will be able to. I will be planning ahead next year so I can go the whole week.

Did you go to BEA, how was your time there?!


Sherry <3

17 comments:

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Very cool!! Thanks for sharing your BEA trip. I really want to go one year!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I have to wait 5. Whole. Years. I am going to be so depressed until then.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Want to be my book fairy? I will let you borrow my first born? LOL

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

So jealous! Hmmmm maybe I should start planning for next year... :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Oh, wow, now I really wish I hadn't chosen the day job over going to BEA.

I had no idea.

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm so jealous! Not only did you get to attend - but you met some truly fabulous people AND you got tons of amazing books :) Lucky you!

Sara said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! I have my fingers crossed that my piggy bank will be hefty enough to go next year... and we must get together! :D

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

Isn't Bree Awesome? I am also VERY Jealous you got to meet Melissa! I've been dying to meet her. Also:
AHHH!!! You got Beautiful Darkness & Shadow Hills!!! *ahem*
Enjoy every one of them!

Ky said...

Omg. Sherry. You just made me so depressed/jealous/insane/self-loathing that I have ever felt. I feel like crying and screaming at the same time. Why oh why did no one tell me about BEA sooner?! I would have prodded my mother into letting me go because she loves NYC just as much as I do! *weeps*

On a positive note (sorry about that... I had a long day) I'm happy you got so many EPIC books! And it's great that you got to hang with everyone from the blogging world and some awesome authors! Glad you had such a wonderful time!

ally said...

Awww I know you must've had fun *I read/wept your tweets today* =)!

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

Oh my Gosh, you got Nighsthade, and Shadowhills, and Halo, and the duff and oh my goodness I think I'm wailing out loud here :D LOL!

Nah, I didn't go...I sat at home in a far away land of Australia wishing like hell that I could get on a plane and fly to America just for this event. It sounds like the holy grail of book events! *cries* I am going next time!! America - here I come!!!! :D

Congrats on such fabulous books, it looks like a blast! And you got to meet Simone Elkeles - COOL AS :D

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

So glad you had such an amazing time there =) It definitely looks fantastic and I love the pictures of all your books. So worth the pain, huh? lmao. Great pics! Thanks for the overview of how it all went. Hope to see you there next year!

Donna said...

Awesome haul! I'm glad you had a great time! I'm jealous of some of the books you got and I'm with you. I'll be going the whole week next week. Yay for BEA!

Christinabean said...

I'm so jealous! Can't wait to hear your reviews on Delirium, Torrent, Beautiful Darkness, and Halo. Did I mention how jealous I am?

Jacquelyn Wheeler said...

It was great meeting you! I'm glad you got so much great stuff at BEA. What a madhouse! Can't wait for next year.

thekams said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I'm determined to hit up BEA 2012 (or next year if I can manage it). I'm so jealous about Nightshade, I Am Number Four and Halo - you got a great selection =D

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

I'm a little late in saying hi, but - "Hi!"
It was great hanging out with you! I'm so sorry your train was delayed...I know I jinxed you!

p.s. I think I just became your 500th follow - congrats!!

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