It got me thinking about AFTER BEA.
I'm going to have books. I'm going to have a lot of books. Can you attend BEA (as a blogger especially) and not leave with books? Very very unlikely.
As in years past I don't plan on going over board.
As in years past I'm sure my pile at the end will be on the rather large side.
I'm not going to wait in line for signed copies of books I don't want. I'm not going to hover around the publisher booths waiting for 'drops' of books I also do not want.
I will however, in the heat of the moment, bring home books that after careful consideration, I will decide just aren't for me.
Can I carefully consider every book, on the exhibit floor BEFORE it goes into my bag and makes it way home with me?
I sure as hell will try.
The thing is, BEA is long, hot, crowded, exciting, exhilarating noisy, overwhelming and wonderful. With everything happening will I be allowed that careful consideration? No, not with every book.
What I want to know from you. Those of you going to BEA this year, those of you not going --
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE?
Do you want to see my pile when I get back or would you considering it gloating or bragging?
Are you green with envy over not being able to go to BEA this year (I would be if I were staying home!) and will you avoid ALL BEA before during and after posts, tweets and the like?
I'm not just asking to avoid drama - although I'm sure the drama lama will rear it's ugly head at least once during the upcoming weeks.
I'm asking because I really want to know how you feel.
I've created a survey - totally anonymous - and I hope to get some very honest answers.
No judging here.
I'll compile results and share them before I leave for BEA in a few weeks.
Please share this with others!