Category: Book Events

Fierce Reads Tour Recap & Giveaway – With Marissa Meyer, Nikki Kelly, Gennifer Albin & Jessica Brody

Fierce Reads Tour Recap & Giveaway – With Marissa Meyer, Nikki Kelly, Gennifer Albin & Jessica Brody

On October 10th, I headed out to the Arlington Heights Public Library to the Fierce Reads tour. This tour was incredible because the authors were obviously just having SO much fun!  I thought I’d share a few highlights and pictures: Just look at that awesome cake (the picture up at the top). Isn’t it fun?! Gennifer Albin is bloodthirsty. And hilarious. She had me laughing the whole time. One example: apparently, she is constantly thinking about […]

Posted October 20, 2014 in Book Events, Giveaways (Ended) / 25 Comments
YA Fandom Frenzy

YA Fandom Frenzy

On Sunday, my mom (whose birthday we were celebrating!!) and I went to the YA Fandom Frenzy (hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop). There were 40 YA authors there, and probably about 200 attendees. It was all a bit crazy, but also really fun!! Here are some of the highlights: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black were up first (both with very colorful hair!), and they talked about their process for writing The Iron Trial. They said that basically, […]

Posted October 1, 2014 in Book Events / 12 Comments
10 Mistakes I Made at BEA (and One BIG Mistake that They Made!)

10 Mistakes I Made at BEA (and One BIG Mistake that They Made!)

So, I learned a lot being a first-timer to BEA this year!  Now that I’ve been through the experience, there are a few things I’d do differently.  I thought I’d share for those of you who might make it there in future years!10 Mistakes I Made at BEA  Me and my roommate, Jenni 1. Left my Roomie Hanging – If you read my recap of Day 1 of BEA, you know that my poor roommate […]

Posted June 22, 2014 in BEA, Book Events / 0 Comments
BEA Book Haul & Days 3 & 4 Recap

BEA Book Haul & Days 3 & 4 Recap

Okay, I think I finally have myself organized enough to post about my last two days of BEA.  If you missed them, check out my posts about days one and two as well.  I met LOTS of new blogger friends and awesome authors!! First off, here’s my book haul.  I already showed you the books that I got on day one from the Bloggers conference.  Here’s everything else I got!! I ended up with a total of […]

Posted June 5, 2014 in BEA, Book Events / 0 Comments
BEA Recap Day 2

BEA Recap Day 2

I’m too tired to do a long post about today, but I thought I’d come do a little update.  Today the mad rush truly began.  But, surprisingly, it wasn’t as crazy as I thought it would be.  Maybe it’s because I went in with a pretty low-key attitude, but I didn’t feel terribly overwhelmed.  I think it helped a lot that I met up with some really awesome bloggers who made the day incredibly fun. […]

Posted May 30, 2014 in BEA, Book Events / 0 Comments
BEA Recap Day 1

BEA Recap Day 1

Travel Woes So, I made it through Day #1 of my very first BEA!!!  It was looking a little touch and go there for a while, since my flight was delayed by about 2 hours (and some flights from Chicago to NYC were cancelled).  I was just praying that I would make it here at all!  My poor roommate (Jennifer from Live to Read, Read to Live) flew all the way in from Ireland and […]

Posted May 29, 2014 in BEA, Book Events / 21 Comments
Barbara Vey Readers Luncheon

Barbara Vey Readers Luncheon

Me and Mary Buckham with her book (which she signed for me) and the “shapeshifter” that she gifted me with. Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Barbara Vey Readers Luncheon in Milwaukee.  I was surprised at what a big event this was – there were 60 authors in attendance including some big names like Debbie Macomber (who was the keynote speaker and was quite funny) and Gena Showalter.  There […]

Posted May 1, 2014 in Book Events / 2 Comments
BEA, here I come!!  Need tips?  Check here!!

BEA, here I come!! Need tips? Check here!!

It’s official!  My flight is booked, my tickets are purchased – I’m heading to BEA this year!  (Including the BEA Bloggers Conference!).   So, are you going too?  Let me know because I REALLY want to meet all of you! I cannot wait!! Being a newbie BEA attender, I’ve been desperate to find all the advice I can get.  So, for my own knowledge, I decided to put together a list of links to people’s […]

Posted April 24, 2014 in BEA, Book Events / 0 Comments