Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps

I'm backkkkkkkkkk! And I had an amazing time at BEA and BBC. Seriously the best part of the week was meeting all the bloggers I talked with on twitter and some new ones! It would take forever to start naming names, but you all know who you are =)

Just wanted to do a quick recap of what I did and share some pictures. I left my house Thursday at 4:30 AM and got to NY by 10:40, ran to a cab because I didn't want to miss the Kody Keplinger signing at 11:30. I get to BEA and I am pretty much running around like a mad fool, but I did make it and Kody was so sweet and remembered who I am! yay! Also, met some new bloggers while waiting in line and got the low down on which booths where blogger friendly. Then I  met up with Brit and Farrah from I Eat Words (love them!) and we chatted before I headed off in search of books. I talked to a lot of publishers at the booths and got some book I had really wanted, before heading out of BEA and downstairs to the book blogger reception.

The reception was Meh, but I found out about the VIP This is Teen event and was lucky enough to get a last minute invite. The This is Teen pre-event was amazing, we got to actually talk to the authors in groups and mingle. See pictures below! Though my picture with Meg Cabot says it can't be uploaded, will need to fix that! And the actual This is Teen event was fantastic too, these ladies are hilarious and so down to earth.

The next day was BBC and I got to meet Elizabeth Scott!!! YAY. Plus the panels were really informative and I learned so much about what publishers are looking for and what I can do with my blog. Overall, it was an awesome two days in the book world, but I was beat! I can't imagine all those that did the whole week of book events (which will be me next year I guess). Unlike almost everyone else, I didn't leave NY on Saturday. I actually stayed till yesterday (Monday). What did I do with all the time you ask? Why more bookish events of course! HAHA

On Satuday I went to a Books of Wonder signing and went to Strand. Ah-mazing! Wish we had a bookstore like this in FL. Then Sunday was Broadway day and because of those incredibly priced discount tickets I saw TWO shows. Daniel Radcliffe's How to Succeed at 3 and The Normal Heart at 7. They were fantastic. Also, see pictures below =)

I really enjoyed my NY Trip and meeting everyone and while I wish I could just sink myself into all these new books, real life has gotten in the way and I must start studying for CPA exam I am taking in July. So I won't be posting or twittering as much, but please don't forget me. I will still be here.

Also, (per IMM) got some books that just don't fit into my shelves, so look for a giveaway of a mix of BEA books and some older ones!


Sniffly Kitty said...

Yay for BEA and BBC ^.^ I didn't get to meet you while I was there, but I'm glad you had fun~~

Kaitlyn Lindsay said...

I LOVE these BEA recaps, they help me prep for when I go next year :)  I'm so glad you had a blast, we'll have to meet up next year  :)

-Kate the Book Buff
The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

The Lovely getaway said...

awesome post! i think its safe to say that BEA was a success :) love your pictures!

@ The Lovely Getaway

Yani said...

for sure! it was exhausting but great fun =)

Yani said...

yes it was a definite success! =)

Yani said...

I know, sad we couldn't meet... maybe next time =)

Ginger @ GReads! said...

Ah I'm so jealous!! Looks like you had a fab time in NYC :-) Definitely looking forward to next year & we can experience BEA together!!!

Farrah Penn said...

I'm so glad we got to meet at BEA/in NYC! I'm really hoping we can go next year, and Austin in October! Yay for awesome book/blogging friends! :D Love the pictures! 

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