Thursday, June 7, 2012

All About BEA

I know I don't have to say it but I will - BEA was awesome! I went on Tuesday and Wednesday and I came away with a total of 27 books. I'm so happy I bought a rolling suitcase to help me haul the books home. I also chatted with a lot of bookish people and what can be better than conversations about books? And of course I got to see and meet a lot of authors and score a few signed books.

And FYI, at the end of this post I will list a few books that I scored at BEA that I will be giving away, a couple of them are even signed.

One of the most interesting things I did was sit in on a panel with Ya authors Melissa Marr, Bethany Griffin, Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian, Elizabeth Norris, and Tonya Hurley where they discussed the ongoing evolution of YA:

It was awesome going around to all the publisher booths and checking out (and grabbing) their books, here's a visual of my haul:

I also took a pics with some awesome authors: Melissa Marr, Becca Fitzpatrik, Kady Cross, Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant, and Julie Kagawa.

BEA was a blast and so tiring! But I will definitely be going back next year and now I have to figure out how to rearrange my bookcase to make all my new books fit. But that's a problem I don't mind having.

So in the spirit of sharing the wealth, here's what I have to give away. This is not a contest, I am not drawing winners, if you are interested in any of the books simply leave a comment and let me know which book you want and I will send it to you (please leave your email address as well). If you would like more than one book that's fine. I will give the books to whoever asks for them first.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green (SIGNED)
Raven Boys - Maggie Stievater (ARC)
Pushing the Limits - Katie McGary (ARC)
Magisterium - Jeff Hirsch (ARC)
Origin - Jessica Khoury (ARC)
The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken (ARC)
False Memory - Dan Krokos (ARC)
Speechless - Hannah Harrington (ARC)


  1. Hi, May I have The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? My email is disneydeb1130 [at] gmail [dot] com


  2. May I have the Raven Boys? Please? I was so disappointed when they were out yesterday!
    Leighcaroline1 at

  3. Looks like you had a terrific time and brought home lots of wonderful read! Thanks for being so generous and sharing! I'd love the copy of Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch. I was hoping to pick it up at BEA but didn't have the chance!

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com