Friday, May 27, 2011
The Most Important Choice At BEA
I had to make some tough choices this week at BEA...like getting a second Maureen Johnson book or the only Ellen Hopkins book offered (I picked Ellen Hopkins). The YA editor Buzz session or the new Richelle Mead (I picked Richelle Mead). Some choices were easy...like, I would have probably waited in line for two hours instead of just one for CROSSED, the next book in Ally Condie's MATCHED series. Same for Kody Keplinger's SHUT OUT and Marissa Marr's books (I waited in two lines for three of hers).
There were some that slipped through my fingers, like FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater, but I did get her new series THE SCORPIO RACES. Others I lucked out on like the new Heist Society novel by Ally Carter...they capped the line, saying they'd run out of books, but when I came by later they'd found some more. I also snagged the new Sara Zarr, HOW TO SAVE A LIFE.
Even with all these important choices, I've decided the most important choice you make at BEA is:
Comfort is the name of the game. You may not be able to do much about your aching shoulders from hauling all those books (I carried over fifty onto the ferry Wednesday), but you should at least baby your feet during the haul.
Come back next week for a How Many Have You Read Contest/Giveaway of some BEA goodies. I'm going to list all of the audiobooks I listened to in May, and you get an entry for every one you've read.
What about you? Which of these books would you have sat in an hour-long line for a free copy of? More than an hour?