Definition of BEA: Pure insanity. An exhausting yet thrilling whirlwind that every book lover should experience. Event that requires patience and more importantly acceptance at not being able to be everywhere and accomplish everything.
I’ll admit that seeing everyone’s amazing BEA posts last year made the green eyed monster rear its ugly head but now that I’ve been there I definitely take back any jealousy I may have felt. Why? Because you really WORK for all of those pretty books! It’s exhausting…totally worth every second…but exhausting!
So I’ll apologize in advance if my post has that effect on you! That’s definitely not my intent; I only want to talk about what was a very exciting event in my life.
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If you missed my Day 1 post you can check it out here. There are also a few more days to enter to win an ARC of Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder!
Days 2 and 3 of BEA were as much of a whirlwind as Day 1! Here are some of the highlights...
Rick Riordan also had a cover reveal for his next book which was a special treat for all of his fans.
We also made sure to stalk…erm I mean track down Amie Kauffman and Meagan Spooner so we could say the magic word and get some pretty These Broken Stars necklaces!
Muahahaha, I outsmarted blogger!
It kept distorting this pic but I was the victor!
Later I stood in the very long Holly Black line, where I met the lovely Britt from Not So Teen Reads. I also have to add that I LOVE Holly Black’s very blue hair!
I also met some great people in the very long VE Schwab line!
Then by 1 or 2 pm Krista and I were exhausted so we had lunch and then decided to call it quits. As we were rearranging our checked suitcase we happened upon Hannah from The Girl in the Cafe and author Juliana Haygert, chatted for a quick minute, and then we then finished packing up and started our trek home.
It took a while to come out of the post BEA fog but I'm getting back into the swing of things now. Even though it was hard adjusting back to 'real life' I'm very glad Krista and I made the trip. We've met some amazing people and I hope to see them again in the future...maybe at next year's BEA??
Thanks so much for reading!