The Book Expo…. Yes I Went. And I Survived To Tell You About It.
Greetings fellow book lovers. I just returned yesterday late afternoon from the Book Expo in New York. My 6th time attending…. and I feel….
And just as in love with books, audio, publishers, authors, narrators, bloggers as I have always been. ♥
The heart wants…. what the heart wants….
I am certain I will be chatting about Books, The Expo, The meet Ups etc…for days here.
I flew into New York on Wednesday… my flight was amazing. I met a lady on the plane that was nervous to fly (her 2nd time)…. so I was talking her through it by distracting her with details of the Book Expo which she had never heard of. She was going to New York to visit her son and go to a baby shower. She was very interested in the books, a reader herself, and we quite literally talked about our kids, life, books writing, seriously…. we talked the entire three-hour plane ride. The plane was half empty and I had a middle seat but I had no desire to move. We laughed and we both cried… I can’t make this stuff up. The plane landed, we exchanged info so we could be in contact and hugged good-bye.
Then…. fast forward to the hotel and my amazing roommates Candace, Beth Fish Reads and Kim, Sophisticated Dorkiness. Book Expo staples. Hanging with those two for a few days is a great way to spend time in New York. We were missing our partner in “all things Expo” Florinda The 3 R’s Blog who had escaped to Italy. Sigh. We can’t fault her for that. 😉
The Expo is also exciting, stimulates all the book senses…. the visual covers, the smells of books, and food (yeah I was usually hungry..), to touch that coveted read after you waited in a long line, to hear the excited chatter of the attendees as well as tune into the voice of an author you know…. Bliss really.
I have more to come. Just wanted to touch base today and start a conversation….