This is my BEA Recap. Or more like my BEA highlights. I don't remember when I did what so I'll just post pics and tell you about them.
I have to say that going to BEA for three days in a row was exhausting. Mentally and physically. But so damn worth it. Being surrounded by book lovers, authors and just awesome people made me feel at home. There's no such thing as being too fangirly. Everybody there fangirls over awesome authors, even boys fangirl!!
Like the picture below! I met freaking Tahereh Mafi! I was shaking after taking this pic. There was a girl behind me that took a picture with her and after Tahereh left the girl started crying! She was so embarrassed but I told her that if it wasn't for my makeup I would be crying too.
Here I am with the author of Entangled, Amy Rose Capetta. She was sooo nice!!
Then I got to meet Lemony Snicket! He was hilarious! Here he is posing.
Like everybody that goes to BEA there are certain books that you MUST get before leaving the expo. One of these books was Fractured by Sarah Fine. I went to Amazon booth Thursday afternoon and the lovely Amazon girl told me that they ran out of copies! But she told me to come early the next day and ask her again. So I did. And she delivered! I almost french kissed her! I was so so excited!
|What you see behind the book is my BEA schedule. That thing was a lifesaver ;)|
Then today I was admiring the beauty that is this book and I came across this:
Sarah Fine mention me in the acknowledgements of Fractured and I'm so freaking honored! Sarah Fine you rock my socks! Thank you for being so awesome and writing wonderful books. Thank you!
And I got to meet the lovely Vida! She was fantastic!
I also met some amazing bloggers! I met Giselle from Xpresso Reads. She was as nice as she is online! I wish I've taken a picture with her. But I was so nervous!! Hopefully I'll see her again next year :)
Saturday was the last day of the convention. It was also the Power Readers day. So we decided to get to the Javits center early. Thank goodness we did! This was the line to get into the exhibit floor:
Here are the books I took home:
This is a bracelet Kami Garcia was giving away at her signing:
Overall Book Expo America was crazy, amazing and just plain unforgettable! I'm looking forward to next year's BEA!
Annnnnddd here are the books I'm giving away!!!
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The Hunger Games (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Suzanne Collins
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry
Ink by Amanda Sun (signed)
Awaken by Meg Cabot
Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves
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