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Saturday, May 28, 2011

IN MY MAILBOX + BEA EXPERIENCE!

Credit goes to: Kristi from The Story Siren for 'In My Mailbox' / Inspired by Alea from Pop Culture Junkie

For Review:
-Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess
-Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Many Thanks To: MTV Books + Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Books Bought:
-None

:: BEA EXPERIENCE ::

This year for some reason I didn't take a lot of pictures. But, I've included a few below with a look into the books I grabbed at BEA. For my second experience, I decided to take a relaxed approach, instead of running around like a mad woman. By doing this, I soaked in the atmosphere and had so much fun meeting bloggers, authors and publishers.

I always love hanging out with these girls, and I can't wait to do it every year: Sherry from Flipping Pages for All Ages, Emily from Red House Books, Lexie from Poisoned Rationality + her sister, Taschima from The Bloody Bookaholic, Jennifer from Reading with Tequila, Tori from Book Faery, Amelia from Imagination in Focus and Nikki from Wicked Awesome Books.

It was such a cool feeling actually seeing all new blogging faces! Everyone was adorable and super sweet. Plus, all the authors and publicists that I've been working with are a bonus treat at BEA. I was also amazed at all the celebrities this year! I'm a big fan of The Office, so when I saw that Mindy (Michelle on the show) was there, I had a fan girl moment hehe.

For those of you who couldn't attend this year, I really hope you can make it in 2012! It's an event that every bookworm should experience once in their lives.

I actually took this pic from Laini Taylor's blog -- it's the entrance to BEA and the banner of her novel Daughter of Smoke & Bone was gorgeously placed in the front.

Lauren Oliver and I... I absolutely adore this woman!

Simon & Schuster revealed the cover to the next installment of Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series. Can we say HOT!? I absolutely love how gorgeous Clockwork Prince turned out. And not just the model, everything about it! Since my camera phone has crappy quality, here is the actual cover...

Last but not least, I also snagged a quick pic during James Dashner's signing. I love that girl's expression in the background, an adoring look for an awesome writer!

Now for the books...

Cool bags...


I'd love to hear what you got in your IMM, so leave a comment! :)

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29 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool pics. LOVING your shorter hair!

Orchid said...

That's a lot of books! Loved the pics from BEA. :)

Happy reading. My IMM will be up later...if you want to check it out.

Orchid
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

-k said...

BEA was so amazing this year and it looks like you got some of the best books!
Great post and happy reading!

Tenshi said...
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Tenshi said...

you really got some cool books ^^
have fun with them :k:
and the bags are cool

Laura (The Zealous Reader) said...

Awesome recap! I`m glad you had so much fun. I can`t wait to go next year!

Alyssa said...

O M G! I see Bloodlines! Sooo jealous!

Cait said...

Oh you got such amazing books from BEA!! I hope you enjoy them all and I'm looking forward to your reviews =]

Lexie said...

Tegs was excited to meet you too! And I was of course happy to see you :) Its funny I came home to a couple of packages and I was like 'but...I swear I got pretty much everything there is!'

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Ah, so much awesomeness!! I'm so glad you had a great time. =)

Book Chick City said...

Sounds like you had a fab time - I am seriously thinking of going next year. I may have to drag the hubster to make it part of a holiday but at least I can experience it. Thanks for the great post :D

Amelia said...

Eleni! I'm so glad I got to meet you. Thank you so much for everything you did to get me ready for BEA! Can't wait to see you again next year!

Chrystal said...

Holy books Batman! Great score at BEA. I'm a little jealous. *sigh*

Rebecca Herman said...

I got a lot of the same books at BEA! Enjoy all your books.

Kelsey said...

It was awesome to see you again this year at BEA! Enjoy your books :)

Alexia561 said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Isn't Lauren Oliver the best? She stayed until everyone in line received a book, despite having to move tables and going waaaaaay over her alloted time. Love her!

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

All I can say is - WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Riv Re said...

I saw the title of this post and my first thought was "the BEA posts are starting..." and I braced myself to squee. :)
You got some awesome ones. Forever!! I was at Maggie's signing on Thursday, and was depressed to find out there were welcome packages in the beginning, with ARCs of it. Enjoy it for me!
I'm soooo jealous of some of those! Enjoy!

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

So many awesome books. So bummed I couldn't go this year. Next year for sure though! Hope you enjoy all of those awesome new books! :D

Here's my IMM!

StephTheBookworm said...

Cool! I got some of those too, like The Lying Game which I can't wait to read. I saw you a couple of times, but am not one for approaching people (very shy). Hope you had fun!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

What an amazing pile of books!! Looks like you had a great time---I have my fingers crossed for next year! Forgotten sounds like a good one---kind of like Fifty First Dates for YA. :)

Enjoy all of these!

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

Holy book! I see so many good looking ones. So jealous of your BEA experience. I see The Lying Game in there--I hope you like it!

Here is my mailbox for the week!

T.B. said...

I've heard good things about Forgotten and I can't wait to hear what you think of it! Lucky, I'm so jealous you got to go to BEA! Look at all those books! I see so many in there I want to read! Haha, and is that James Dashner? Nice :)

Amelia said...

ohh, I also forgot to say that I like that picture of the girl who looks like she's kind of crushing on James Dashner. Haha!
You took some good pics!

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

Miss you!! Your book pile looks like mine...probably because we spend most of our time together :) hehehe

And in case you forgot - you promised to comment more on my blog! I know you love me...don't worry :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Ooh, I cannot wait for Ordinary Beauty and Forgotten. Enjoy them both, as well as all your BEA books. It was great meeting you as well! If I go next year, I am definitely going with your approach and taking it easy. The times I relaxed, were the best times I had there. Including that lovely day when I ate lunch :)

I had no clue that Shatter Me had a trailer. Love it <3

Kira said...

Glad that you enjoyed your time at BEA. I'm hoping I can make it next year. A lot of great books!

My IMM

Miss Lauren said...

Do you even know how much book envy I have for your bea books right now?? If only I could have went! :( I soooo love your bea pics!! They are so cute!!

Bere said...

Laura Wiess is one of my favorite authors! I'm so excited for Ordinary Beauty. I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful time at BEA. I love all the pictures! Oh, you got some amazing books! How so very exciting. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on all of these. Happy reading, Eleni! =D

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