So finally, here is my mandatory BEA recap and haul post. Sorry for the delay; one of the great things I brought back with me from New York City was a terrible cold. I'm finally starting to feel better and so was able to write up this post! I hope everyone enjoys it.
This was my first time attending BEA. This was my first time going to New York and also my first time planning a trip for myself. All in all everything worked out great! I had an amazing time in NYC. I went to see Mary Poppins and Wicked on Broadway, did some shopping, went through Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Yes, I was exhausted!
Not knowing what to really expect from BEA, I found it to be really fun and also a lot of work. There's a lot of waiting in lines for books and navigating the exhibition floor. I thought the best parts about it were getting to meet authors, publishers and other bloggers while finding out about new and upcoming books. There was a large emphasis on young adult novels and I was hoping to find more adult speculative fiction, but I knew going into it that YA was more prevalent at this convention.
Without further ado, here is the major haul I took back home!
You can click the images for a larger view.
I wasn't able to go to the Book Blogger Convention but I hope to perhaps next year. Not convinced I should spend the money on it... but I definitely want to make it back to Book Expo in 2012.