03 June, 2010

My BEA Experience: Part Two

The Books That I Picked Up

So, without further ado, (I would actually never say these words, but I thought the occasion warranted them!) I show my readers the books that I brought back.

These were some of the hottest, most talked about titles, before and during BEA. I did miss out on a few that I wanted SO SO MUCH (read: Shadow Hills, Clockwork Angel, and Grace). However, I think that I have plenty of material for review.

I did want all of these titles, not just for myself and my blog, but also to pass on. Reading and talking about books are my passion, and I want to share that with others. Which is to say, that almost all of these books I will giveaway on the blog after I read/review them.

There were also many books and authors that were slightly under my radar at BEA. I'd tried to make a list of all of the books that I wanted to get, and all of the publishing booths that I wanted to visit. But the truth is, that once I got inside the expo, it was really hard to stay on task. There was just so much, and I didn't want to miss out on any opportunities.

I'm actually a little glad that I didn't stick so close to my pre-planned schedule. Otherwise, I might have missed out on these books, and they look extremely interesting!

Some of the authors were signing recently released books, or books that are coming out quite soon, so I was lucky enough to get a few finished books. My prized one is Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready.

I have been reading this book piecemeal on my Nook, whenever I go to Barnes and Noble, because of a lack of book funds. It was great to finally get a physical copy that I can read whenever I want. Bonus: Jeri remembered me from a chat that I participated in a few weeks ago!

And, Lauren Oliver was signing both Before I Fall, and an ARC of her next release, Delirium.

I had requested an ARC of Low Red Moon from the author Ivy Devlin, before I went to BEA. Because I knew that some releases would be limited, I chose to take that one with me, even though she was giving out more during the expo.

Ivy Devlin (also known as Elizabeth Scott), was another author that remembered me from my blog and Twitter!

I was amazed every single time that an author expressed recognition in my blog or my Twitter username. I love books so much, and admire the people that write them. (I want to be one!) I think that I left BEA starstruck. My experience reminded me of that Intel commercial. My rockstars probably are different from other people's rockstars. But, I'm ok with that.

Until next read,


  1. I'm reading Incarceron now, nice grab with Sapphique!

  2. Bummer to have missed out on some great titles (I don't know how I'll make it untl August waiting for Clockwork Angel!), but how great that you were able to get ahold of so many great titles! Torment, Beautiful Darkness, Halo, Matched and Radiance especially! Can't wait to hear how you like them!

  3. Authors are my rock stars, too. I get starstruck meeting them and receiving emails, blog comments, and tweets from them.

  4. Totally jealous! Really wish I could've gone to BEA. These books look amazing! I can't wait to read them i.e. Torrment, Shade, and Raised by wolves.
    So glad you had enough of a good time for both of us. Can't wait for the reviews!

  5. You might want to keep a watchful eye on Delirium, Matched, Nightshade, and Torment. I may just take them. Some how. Haha.
    I read and LOVED Beautiful Darkness. I also liked Low Red Moon.


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