In My Mailbox (BEA 2013 Edition)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I know it's been a while but I wanted to tell you about my time at BEA.  I've been busy these past two weeks; after BEA, I got the opportunity to attend ColossalCon, which is an anime convention.  I'll be telling you all about my first anime convention, sometime next week but let's talk books.


It was the Book Bloggers Con and it was so much fun!  I met two awesome people, Penelope from The Reading Fever and Sierra from Dear, Restless Reader.  Seriously, go check out their sites because they are fantastic!  We listened to a bunch of panels about book blogging and it was interesting to hear about where the publishing industry is going and how blogging is going to be a part of it.

Favorite Part of the Day:
I got to meet Mari Mancusi, author of Boys that Bite and her soon-to-be-released Scorched.  I've loved her books for years and it was such a dream come true to meet her.  She was lovely and I was even lucky enough to get some of my books signed by her.

It was the first official day of BEA and, this time around, I felt like I was ready.  I had gone last year and was so confused about how everything was going to work.  No matter how many things I read up on BEA, I felt I was never truly ready to attend.  This year, I knew what to expect and it was much less scary.  Also, unlike last year, I networked with a lot more people.  I got to meet people from different booths and handed my card out to anyone who was interested.  It was fantastic!

Favorite Part of the Day:
Ever since I've read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, I've wanted to read more from her.  I was able to get a copy of The Signature of All Things, which I can't wait to dive into.


Favorite Part of the Day:
I haven't read Code Name Verity yet but knowing that the companion novel is full of buzz right now, I can't wait to see what's in store for me.  I was able to get a copy of Rose Under Fire!

My mother joined me as a Power Reader and we braved the show floor together, while everyone scrambled around on the last day.  Since she had a blast at BEA, I am thinking of having her join me on The Bucket List.  What do you think, do you want another reviewer on The Bucket List?

Favorite Part of the Day:
Since this was a slow day, I was able to go back to the booths and talk with them about my website and the industry.  It was sad for BEA to end but there is always next year.

Now the part where I list the books I got:
Sorry that I don't have a video of my books this year.  My camera died shortly after my anime convention, and I haven't had time to hunt down someone else's.  Also, I'm missing my list of books that I received on Saturday but here's what I got the rest of the BEA week:

If You Could be Mine by Sara Farizan
The Darkest Path by Jeff Hirsch
Winds of Salem by Melissa de la Cruz
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
Marie Antoinette Serial Killer by Katie Alender
Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes
Here After by Kate Brian
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
The Love Dare for Parents by Steven and Alex Kendrick
Set Free by Stephen Owens and Ken Abraham
Ever After by Vicki Courtney
Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith
A Most Dangerous Deception by Sarah Zettel
Rush by Eve Silver
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
Extracted by Ficklin and Jolley
Relic by Heather Terrell
Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison
He Said She Said by Kwame Alexander
The Extra by Kathryn Lasky
The Returned by Jason Mott
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen 
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Scorched by Mari Mancusi
Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves
The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales
Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
This Song will Save your Life by Leila Sales
I’ll be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Returned by Jason Mott
Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Jonston
Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel
Starry Night by Daisey Whitney
Taken by Erin Bowman
Once we Were by Kat Zhang
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Hero by Alethae Kontis
Body and Blood by Amanda Havard
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri
Parasite by Mira Grant
Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller


Mystic by Alyson Noel
The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour
Vampire Knight vol. 4
Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 13-15
Starstruck by Cyn Balog

How was your BEA?  What books did you get this week?
Should another reviewer join The Bucket List team?

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  1. You got the 5th Wave, cool! Great haul! Wish I could have gone again this year.

  2. Was your mother pleased with Bookexpo as a power reader?

  3. I had a great time at BEA! It was crazy but so much fun. <3