Posts Categorized: Book Expo America

May 25
So, You’re Going to BEA?  Ten Tips To Make the Most of Your Experience

So, You’re Going to BEA? Ten Tips To Make the Most of Your Experience

I made my first trip to BEA last year, and it was quite an incredible experience.  It can also be a bit overwhelming.  For you first-timers, especially, I hope I can pass along some tips to help you make the most of it.  I decided not to go this year, but I’m hoping I can make it next year! 1) PLAN, PLAN, PLAN: This is the only way to stay on top of all of the author signings and galley… Read more »


Jun 08
Stacking the Shelves # 16

Stacking the Shelves # 16

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme. I attended BEA last week (was it just last week???), and for my last Stacking the Shelves post, I just linked to my… Read more »


Jun 02
BEA Diary: Day 4

BEA Diary: Day 4

I’m home!  My first BEA was a whirlwind.  So many awesome books and awesome people.  As much fun as I had, it’s always good to be home.  I’ve already unpacked my books and stared at them for a while.  I’ve already ordered another bookshelf to hold them, and I can’t wait to get them all organized. My final day at BEA started out with a mission: Get to the Julie Kagawa signing!  Her signing was at 10 AM, and the… Read more »


Jun 01
BEA Diary: Day 3

BEA Diary: Day 3

This is the part where I make a few complaints regarding my BEA experience, and you shake your head in disbelief and disgust, and think, “What is WRONG with this woman???”  I know it, and I’m still going to say it.  First, BEA HURTS.  Most of it (OK, all of it) is my own fault for being woefully out of shape and unaccustomed to walking around all day hauling a huge pile of books.  (I know, guys, I know.  I… Read more »


May 31
BEA Diary: Day 2

BEA Diary: Day 2

I still need to finish recapping the Bloggers Conference, but I just had to tell you guys about the first “official” day of BEA.  In an earlier post, I promised that I would not go nuts snatching up too many books.  Did I keep my promise?  Ummm….  OK, I confess.  I went a little nuts. I cabbed it bright and early and arrived at BEA at 7 AM.  There was already perhaps 100 or so people on line, and I… Read more »


May 30
BEA Diary: Day 1 – Bloggers Conference

BEA Diary: Day 1 – Bloggers Conference

Well, this post almost should not have happened, because I committed an act of atrocious stupidity last night (even though it had a happy ending).  In an effort to save a few bucks on my flight, I booked a connecting flight from Charlotte to DC to LaGuardia.  We landed in DC on time, and when it 7 PM departure flight rolled around, the sky opened up.  We sat for about 30 minutes before the pilot told us all flights were… Read more »


May 26
BEA Preparations, A Huge Candle, and My Poor Big Toe: A Match Made In Hell

BEA Preparations, A Huge Candle, and My Poor Big Toe: A Match Made In Hell

This is a case of some terrible timing.  Last night, as I was getting ready to go to bed, I bumped into a tall wooden pedestal with one of those enormous candles on top.  The candle crashed to the ground…and landed right on my foot and broke in two.  (The candle, not my foot, fortunately.) I was in a lot of pain, so I popped some Advil and hobbled up to bed.  When I woke up this morning, my toe… Read more »


May 20
BEA Thrills and Chills

BEA Thrills and Chills

Just over a week until I head up to NYC for BEA!  It will be my first time, and I’m excited, nervous, and I feel totally unprepared.     I’m excited for… Authors!  There are so many I want to meet.  Julie Kagawa is one of the authors at the top of my must-meet list, so I’m thrilled she will be there.  And there are too many others to name whose books I’ve either read and loved or want to… Read more »