I just came home from a great week in New York, where I attended Book Expo America. I arrived in New York on Thursday May 31st, just to get some more days to do sightseeing and just experience New York. Here are some pictures from the actual event, I will do a post on books later.
Outside the Javits:
BEA Bloggers Conference (BBC). I had gotten a wrong message about when the registration opened, so I was there early:
I got to meet a lot of great authors at the show. Here are some of them:
I love her book Between Shades of Grey ( if you have not read it, you need to), and she was the author I was most excited to meet at the show. I also was one of the first 100 in the line and got an ARC of her upcoming book Out of the Easy, which is due out in January 2013. One of the books from BEA I am most excited for.
Innocent Darkness in August this year, and I went to her signing and got a signed ARC. So happy for that!
Carnival of Souls was big, and the line to attend her signing at the HarperCollins booth were insane. I did not get a signed book, but I stood in line for the galleydrop of the same book, and managed to get a copy.
Flash mob outside the floor, before BEA opened that same day:
Eve & Adam, is due out in October, and I can't wait to read it.I was happy to get a signed copy.
Prodigy. I also got to talk to Marie at the networking breakfast at the BBC.
Falling Kingdoms, and she was so sweet. I bought a copy of The Near Witch earlier this year, and now I am even more eager to read it.
the final installment in the Hush Hush series on Wednesday, and Becca signed paperback copies of Hush Hush.
Karen Thompson Walker:
the Age of Miracles was released in Norway this week, and will be released in English later this month. The book is for adults, but may also appeal to fans of YA. The protagonist is a young girl.
The debutnovel Origin by Jessica Khoury was another book that created a lot of buzz at the show. Here Jessica is signing her book.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I was first in line at one of the galleydrops of the book, and was so excited to get an ARC
Power Reader Breakfast at Random House:
There were a bunch of noteworthy books and classics in glassshelves on the wall:
The view was amazing:
I saw Jane Seymour on the showfloor, and got a little starstruck. She was so pretty in real life:
We could take a picture in the Reached - bubble, but sadly I forgot to do that:
For What It's Worth and Amber from the Musing of Almybnenr.
All in all I had a blast, and I loved being in New York for the Second time. I visited the Strand, Barnes & Nobles and managed to buy 10 books even before the show had started. I will tell you about those books later. Have a great day everyone!
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