Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Haul #95: The #BEA15 Edition


Hello fellow bookworms!!!

Hello friends!!! 
How has your week been???

I was able to get into NYC for a few hours to visit BEA last Wednesday!!! 
All the aches and pains are SO worth the trip!!!

My morning started with a mad dash to the train station! If it wasn't for my sister's mad driving skills, I would have missed my ride, lol! 
I forgot how Penn Stations knows how to smack reality right into your face!
Catching a cab is SO much fun!!! I'm being serious, it's such a thrilling challenge :)
My first stop was to Hatchette's offices to visit THE NOVL for brunch!!!
Got to meet all the lovely ladies that work there and a few authors...
they talked about up and coming books, bookcovers and more!
Another cab ride... to the Javits!!!
Saw all the bookish things! Got a few bookish things too ;) 
I was only there for 2 1/2 hours 0_O
Another cab ride... and, oh my, can I tell you a few stories about Penn Station again, lol!
Train ride was SO crowded and blech... but, again, SO worth it! 


I don't think I'll make it to another BEA again, so I am really happy that I was able to go even if it was for just a short amount of time :) 


I am participating in Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews!!!

*What I received from BEA...
HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Jennifer E. Smith (signed ARC) 
- ILLUMINAE (The Illuminae Files #1) by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (ARC)
- ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL by Jesse Andrews (PB)
- PLAY ON (LEWIS CREEK #1) by Michelle Smith (ARC)
- KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky (ARC)
- UNTWINE by Edwidge Danticat (ARC)
- THE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO BULLYING by Aija Mayrock (ARC)
- A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher (ARC)
- THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick (ARC)
- ZEROS by Scott Westerfeld (ARC) 
- DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney (MG/Latin PB)
- JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE by Floyd Cooper (C/HB)
- MAX THE BRAVE by Ed Vere (C/ARC)
- VIP: I'M WITH THE BAND by Jen Calonita (MG/ARC)
- BEN FOX: SQUIRREL ZOMBIE SPECIALIST AT YOUR SERVICE by Daisy Whitney (ARC) 
- THE BOOK OF KINDLY DEATHS by Eldritch Black (MG/ARC) 

*From Book Trades/Swaps...



- TAKE ME ON (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry (HB)  
- THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales (HB)  
- ROGUE WAVE (Waterfire Saga#2) by Jennifer Donnelly (HB)  
- MAGONIA by Headley (ARC) from Maria Dahvana Headley  


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A few pics from BEA... 

BEFORE BEA... a quick brunch with the ladies at THE NOVL!!! 

Listening to the bookcover process for HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN!

And then we got to meet Jennifer E. Smith and hear more about HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, plus about her favorite characters and writing techniques!

Hearing about NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST!!!

WELCOME TO BEA!!! 

The posters are so HUGE!!!
It's so hard for me to wrap my mind around the process it goes into making them, delivering them, and then hanging them up! I'm not exaggerating when I say that they are HUUUGE!!! The whole Javits is bigger than huge, lol! This was my third time, and it still catches me by surprise!




It was SO wonderful to meet Meredith (blogger @ Pandora's Books, works for Spencer Hill Press and YA Interrobang) and Liza (blogger @ WhoRuBlog and author to HELLO?)!!!
We met at The Novl brunch; and then took a very speedy cab ride over to BEA :)
They are truly the sweetest girls to hang out with! I miss them and can't wait to see their lovely faces in person again!!!

My YA book haul :)

My swag!!!

And some great middle grade and picture books too!!!

AH! And two of my most wanted books of all :)

I couldn't have asked for a better day!!!
Thanks to everyone who made it extra special :) xo

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Thank you SOOO much for stopping by!!!

Don't forget to leave a comment with your link so I can visit your hauls too!!!
xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Glad you were able to make it for a little while!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  2. You brave soul! I'm terrified to catch a cab in the city so I always walk to wherever I need to go. I'm going to walk to Javits tomorrow and Sunday for book con hehe.

    I'm so glad you have a great time and YAY for all the bookish goodies! ;D

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  3. Ahh it sounds like you had such a lovely time! I live in South Africa and it's one of my dreams to go to BEA - it looks amazing. I really want to read Take Me On as I just read Katie McGarry's latest book and now I want to read more of hers. Enjoy all your new books! <3

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  4. BEA was an amazing time. I'm glad that you got to go to that brunch. What an exciting time this week. I hope you love all your new books this week. They look fabulous.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  5. Awesome haul! Thanks for sharing your BEA experience! Love the pics.

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  6. I'm loving all the BEA posts this week! I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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  7. I'm glad to see that you had such a good time at BEA! I can't wait for Illuminae and Zeroes. That copy of Illuminae is so gorgeous. I hope you treasure it!! Have a good week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  8. I am so happy you were able to make it out last Wednesday and I can't believe you found me even if it was for only a few seconds! You did pretty well for 2.5 hours of floor time :D.

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