BEA (Book Expo America) Recap #1

Just this afternoon I have returned from the Book Expo in New York.  What a whirlwind week of books, book events, author events, blogger friends and get together.  This is truly one of the highlights of my year and I highly recommend it to anyone who is debating if they should go.  YES.  GO.  😀

Over two or three posts I am going to share with you the BEA experience I had this year so hopefully you can see it through my eyes.  One of the cool things about BEA is that each person has such a unique experience.  As people start to post about the books and events there is no doubt in my mind that I will be shocked to see a book I covet that I did not know was there.  There will be bookish get together that I did not know about as well. 

I arrived on Sunday morning flying from Minneapolis to Chicago to New York.  The first time I have ever flown alone.  (True story!)  I shuttled to my hotel, dropped off my bags and walked around the Times Square area until I connected with my room-mate for the week, Gail from Ticket To Anywhere.  Together Sunday evening we went to the Simon Schuster YA event. 

These 5 books and authors were presented at this wonderful party that has delicious horduerves and drinks being served.  Oh course I was super excited to hear from Lenore Applehans, who blogs at Presenting Lenore and has her first book coming out – Level 2!!!!  (I am so excited!!!)


I even did a little video but thought I was recording and I wasn’t so tried again… and only captured a bit of what she was saying:

All the authors and their books sounded wonderful and as each person spoke I would nudge Gail and say “Oh I want to read that book!”  At the end of the night we were presented with a swag bag with a copy of each book!!!  SQQQUUUEEE!!!!!

Dont these books look wonderful?  You might think I am being bias by featuring only Lenore and that is a little true – but it is also due to the fact that I was finishing up some work business on the phone on Sunday evening and I had to keep popping out of the event so the only one I was able to hear talk in their entirety was Lenore. 

I am going to write more soon…. I wanted to write more tonight but honestly… I have been up since 3:30 am to catch my flights and I am a bit wiped out.  More tomorrow…. promise 😀

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Posted on June 8, 2012, in Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I got Burn for Burn in my Blogger Con swag bag and am super excited to read it!

  2. I’ve been seeing Let the Sky Fall around the blogosphere on Waiting on Wednesday posts.

    Glad you’re back…and that you had a great time!

  3. Those titles are all new to me, but I love the cover art. It seems like they have come so far with covers since i was reading YA as a YA doesn’t it?

  4. I can’t wait to hear more! I’m really hoping to do this again next year. And I can’t wait to get my hands on Lenore’s book!!!

  5. I’d so like to go one year!! Can’t wait to hear more!

  6. I like ‘to be continued” posts. LOL I hope your bike ride went well…. was it today? Or tomorrow?

    • The question is when Debbie? LOL… I think I will have to finish it tomorrow…. I have so many reviews to write and other posts I want to do too 😀
      I cancelled out of the bike ride… I was exhausted from New York and didnt feel like staying in a hotel another two days…. it is too bad they were so close together. 😦

  7. I love that video you posted of Lenore and the story she told! Too funny!

    What I wouldn’t give to have an ARC of Level 2 right now!

  8. Those books look amazing. I cannot wait to hear more about your experience.

  9. Hey Sheila! It was super cool to see you. Glad you were able to get a snippet of video from the event 🙂

  10. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Let the Sky Fall. I didn’t even realize it was at BEA! I just finished Shannon Messenger’s Middle Grade novel (Keeper of the Lost Cities) and it was SO GOOD!

  11. OOOH, you sooo make me want to go! I did the Arm chair thing!

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