For What It's Worth

Saturday, June 16, 2012

BEA 2012 Wrap-up……part deux

You can read part one of my BEA wrap-up right here. That’s just an overview of the whole experience with a few author signing photos and a shout out to all the bloggers I got to meet while I was there.

Today I’m going to talk about a few more events/signings and the thing everyone ask me about the most. The books.

These are the stairs heading to the upper floor. They are decorated every year and this time around it was Cassandra Clare’s Shadow Hunter. It’s almost impossible to get a good picture of the stairs without someone walking on them but you get the idea.


This is the Reached (by Ally Condie) display. Once it was set up everyone climbed inside to have their picture taken to resemble the covers. Cute idea.


There was quite a bit of man candy at BEA this year. Below are two angels to represent Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush series. (sorry the pic is blurry)


Then the big unveiling of the new cover to the last book in the series “FINALE”  (before…..after)

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Here are a few more author signing pics.


Jeri Smith-Ready signing “Shine”! This was a secret ninja – last minute signing but I found her!


John Green signing “The Fault in Our Stars”. This is the second time I’ve met him at a signing and he’s SO incredibly nice to everyone in spite of the looooong lines! Everyone brought ALL their John Green books to sign. lol


Chris Colfer (from Glee) signing his new book “Land of Stories” I didn’t go to this signing but managed to snap a picture while I went by. Crazy long line for this one!


The “Carnival of Souls” signing with Melissa Marr was another popular one with the lines starting over an hour early. I did manage to snag a copy of this one.


This is the autographing area. I have a TMI story to tell about this. I was at my very last signing for BEA sitting on the floor in the back of one of these lines surrounded by other people. The signing wasn’t starting for another 1/2 hour. You are enclosed in these blue curtain thingies. Someone farted. I was trapped. Not cool. NOT COOL.

I know this is what you all really want to see. If you are one of those people who hates these things and thinks I’m bragging turn away now………

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I know it looks like I have a few duplicates there but I took multiple pictures before & after shipping so some of the piles got rearranged and books are in multiple pictures. I already unpacked and shelved everything so I can’t take the pictures again.

A few books that caught my eye were:

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (I’m reading this right now) Said to be for fans of Simone Elkeles.
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter – I didn’t have much interest in this one until I started skimming. It looks awesome!
Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michaek Grant – a dystopian novel that sounds pretty cool.
Breathe by Sarah Crossan – another dystopian. This could be bad – I get dystopian burn out but this sounds too good to pass up.

I’m going to be spotlighting a few of the lesser known titles in future posts. The frenzy at BEA usually focuses on a few MUST HAVE books like Carnival of Souls, Prodigy, Raven Boys etc but there were a lot of books that the publishers were quite excited about that sound amazing.

For my final BEA post coming up next week…..CUPCAKES! Food! The Daily Show! and The Colbert Report!


  1. Maybe I'll be your little puppy at BEA next year if you go- or one of the big events!!

  2. I object to you showing pictures of books you got, because we all know it's just an excuse to brag! You and your unethical boasting. I shake my righteous head at you, madam. :-D

    I'm sorry you were trapped in that, erm, uncomfortable situation in line. :-)

  3. Thanks for the recap! Squeeee Chris Colfer!! Thanks for the pic :) Can't wait to read his book!

    You got some awesome loot, looking forward to hearing what you think of eve and adam and pushing the limits. Totally jealous of the diviners too. Oh and I saw a couple of historical romances, yay!

  4. Awesome collection of books! So glad that you got a picture of Jeri Smith-Ready with blond hair, as I forgot to take one. Love your book pictures! It's like book porn! ;)

  5. Ohhhh, I feel like coming over and borrowing a few books :) great BEA haul

  6. I love your recaps from BEA and you can brag because you waited in all those lines for books. Let me know what you think of those books :) Raven boys and Eve and adam. awaits the food recap and Colbert

  7. LMFAO . poor you. talk about an unfortunate situation! hahahaha :D

  8. Because I couldn't hang out with you too much, I enjoy seeing what you did. I'm hoping to get my BEA posts up this week.

  9. Thank you for showing your haul. It is a good way for me to see what is hot and upcoming since I wasn't able to go as well as help me gauge if I want to go next year. Great posts. I must admit I do feel some envy for at least four books in your pile. Too bad we don't live close. Enjoy!

  10. You meet a new person, you go with him and suddenly you get a whole new go down new streets, you see houses you never saw before, pass places you didn't even know were there. Everything changes.
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  11. It's SO amazing you got Breathe and The Dark Unwinding...must have missed those :(

    1. There are so many books I missed now that I'm looking at other peoples BEA posts lol