NYC was awesome, my roommates were awesome, BEA was awesome, spending time with my family was awesome -- so much awesomeness in fact, that I'm falling asleep while I type this :)
I got home yesterday and to say I'm tired would be an understatement. But it's a good kind of tired and even as I'm falling asleep I'm itching to get all my books unpacked and
And speaking of petting...that did actually happen...but that's a story for another time....
So! To recap
Not sure if the BBC was worth the money or the time...I'm still thinking things over actually. Some of the panels were interesting but I'm not sure I learned much. I wish the breakfast and lunch author meet and greets were organized a little better and I wish bloggers were able to pair off more by genre. If it's held again next year? Unless some changes are made, I don't see myself going.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the exhibit floor were filled with TONS of fantastic people. The publicists were wonderful, the bloggers (both new to me and old friends) were wonderful and the authors were amazing.
I can honestly say that my experience was pretty perfect. Aside from some cranky moments on my part (mostly due to a fall I took that messed up my knee more then I realized) I didn't let things bother me much so it was easy to go with the flow. Even when that flow was crushing me (to death! ;)
My favorite moment? Meeting this guy!
This was my 3rd BEA but it was the first year I was invited to a few publisher events. No pics of those (I am sooooo bad at taking pictures). Not gonna lie, it felt pretty amazing being invited and I had a great time!
I was also invited to an awesome rooftop party. Me and rooftops? Not so much! This is as close as I would get:
The views were pretty spectacular though and the food was decorated with book cover toothpicks! I wanted to steal them all!
All in all, my BEA was pretty amazing.. I told myself I wasn't going to come home with as many books as I did last year and I'm pretty sure I didn't. I did pick up a few that I don't think I'll be reading but those are going straight to my local teen librarian.
And speaking of the books, that post will be up soon!
It's good to be back - hope you guys had a great week :)