If you would have told me a year ago (heck, 8 months ago!) that I would be blogging and carrying on book related discussions with fellow book lovers on a daily basis, I would have thought you were a few fries short of a Happy Meal. If you would have added I would also sign up to attend an event in New York (where I have never been before) and room with 4 other girls (whom I have never met) I would have had some concern over your mental well-being.
Yet here I am – blogging daily…. and yes, with a huge deep breath, I am going to New York to attend BEA (Book Expo of America).
Pause for a cart wheel break…..
I wanted to write this post for a few reasons. One, it’s not often I get to do on-line cart wheels. Two, I really wanted to thank all the wonderful bloggers who took the time to write posts on what to expend at BEA (they have been most beneficial to me!) Here are some of the things I have taken away from those posts (check out the BEA Blog Tour here) that I would not have thought about going in to this:
Bring your own water and snacks for the expo. The food is pricey and this will cover me while I am exploring all the amazing things around me.
Comfy comfy shoes are VERY important! Also to dress neatly, I am representing my blog.
I appreciated learning about “must see” places, bringing business cards, ask before taking, don’t over book myself, and more! I read all the posts and I took notes. Thank you.
Mainly the BEA site itself. What should I be pre-signing up for now? Is there any thing that I am going to do a head smack when I get there because I didn’t pre register for something? What badge do I register under?
That’s about it – and oh, have you met my roommates?
Oh and don’t even get me started on BBC (Book Blogger Convention) … but that’s a post for another day… 😉