Friday, June 5, 2015

Book Expo America 2015!

Everyone who knows me knows the most anticipated event I look forward to is BookExpo America. Already can't wait for BEA 2016, too bad it's in Chicago next year.

Once again, huge thanks to my Aides *job description: snagging ARCs and heavy lifting; a.k.a book slaves*, who are also my big little brother, my mother and my guy I was able to snag nearly all of the books on my most wanted list plus awesome books I didn't even know I wanted. Not to mention, I was able to share my favorite event of the year with my favorite people =)

May 27th: Day 1 Highlights

Autographing Area

Amy Ewing signing THE WHITE ROSE

Lines near Penguin/Random House booth

In-Booth Signing

Jennifer Donnelly signing THESE SHALLOW GRAVES at the Random House booth!

Before the madness began in the Autographing Area!

Prepping for Day 2

Day 1 Loot:

Can't wait to crack open the covers of THE WHITE ROSE written byAmy Ewing and WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson and THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly.

May 28th: Day 2 Highlights

This year was lucky enough to be invited to Harlequin Teen Blogger Breakfast again. It was fantastic. We had speed dating with authors as well as Harlequin Teen personnel. AND we received a goodie bag with swag and ARCs (Advance Reader Copies).

*I received the ARCs of the following books:

Here is a closeup of the author panel from the breakfast:

Jennifer Amentrout, Katie McGarry, Eleanor Herman
& Adi Alsaid


Color-coded plan of attack for Day 2

Autograph Area

Blurry but that's Josephine Angelini signing FIREWALKER

In-Booth Signing

Marissa Meyer signing FAIREST

In-Booth Signing

Libba Bray signing LAIR OF DREAMS

Autograph Area

My guy waiting on a long line

Day 2 Loot:

Favorites some this epic pile include: LOIS LANE FALLOUT by Gwenda Bond, THE CAGE by Megan Shepherd, HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey.


May 30th: Day 3 Highlights

The final day of BEA is always sad but, alas, still wonderful as ever.

 Oh, that's just James Patterson I spotted while waiting to check in my bag at the luggage claim

Autograph Area

The wait.

Autograph Area


Autograph Area

Scott Westerfeld signing ZEROES


Autograph Area

Leigh Bardugo signing SIX OF CROWS

Autograph Area

Alexandra Bracken signing IN THE AFTERLIGHT

Autograph Area

Aaron Hartzler signing WHAT WE SAW

Autographing Area

Julie Murphy signing DUMPLIN'

Final Day Loot:

Usually, the last day of BEA usually accounts for the smallest book loot but not this year :)

The Tattered Page giveaway piles . . .

*Check out my posts for previous BEAs: BEA 2011 (Day 1Day 2 & Day 3), BEA 2012BEA 2013 & BEA 2014.

Happy Reading!


Grace Fonseca said...

Looks like you had a great time at BEA this year. I was at the Harlequin Teen Breakfast as well. It was great to talk to the authors. I hope you love all your new books.

Grace @ Books of Love

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