BEA 2015 Kicked. My. Ass.
I haven’t blogged or read a thing since I got back. BEA also doubles as a vacation for me and my husband so it wasn’t just BEA that did me in. It was also the week of walking about a million miles in NYC and could possibly be the food bender I went on. (the food post will be coming soon – hopefully next week)
BEA 2015 made me realize a few things. I no longer have that all consuming drive to get ALL THE BOOKS. That actually made BEA fun for me this year. Instead of running around like a maniac from book drop to book drop I chilled out a bit and managed to spend time with my favorite bookish friends. (Jen - YA Romantics, Pam - Midnyte Reader, Alison - Alison Can Read, Melissa - Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf, Mary - The Books Swarm & made many new blogger friends!) Of course with all the running around it’s never enough time but I’m still really happy with how many people I managed to catch up with.
I think this is my last BEA. I’m going to ALA next year because it’s right near me in Orlando but I think that’s it for me. The lines – the blogger hate – I’m just done. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast and I think BEA did a great job overall this year but I like I said earlier – I don’t have that all consuming drive to push my way through the line frenzies to get books.
This sign at one of the publisher booths pretty much sums up my experience:
Here are a few sights from the convention:
Top pic – right entrance to exhibit hall. Bottom pic – the left side at 6:30 am with people already lined up. That’s the side that had all the big publishers.
The publisher booths & autographing area.
Books – Day 1
Books – Day 2
Go me! Only 4 books!
Books – Day 3
Friday was the craziest day. It seemed like everything was dropping within the same hour but I managed to get everything on my list.
I have to thank my husband, Kevin, for that. He’s a line ninja! While I’m running around like a chicken with it’s head cutoff – he calmly manages to get first in every line.He’s my secret BEA weapon! xoxo
So that’s the BEA 2015 wrap-up post. Kind of boring but I’m just happy I managed to post something in my lifetime. lol