Book Expo. Less than two weeks away!
Amidst recitals, concerts, softball tournaments, basketball games and all the other end-of-school-year craziness, I get to take a few days to be a writer, blogger and all-round book fan.
For anyone who hasn't heard of this wonderful event, it takes place in NYC, which is (luckily) only a semi-short commute away for me (i. e. Javits center is less than twenty miles away from my house, but it will take at least an hour and a half to get there).
It's a book lover's dream. So many books and ARCs, stacked in piles to take. And others to stand in line for an author's signature.
This year, thanks to my all my wonderful blog/blogger followers/friends, I get to go free as press.
Here's a taste of who's on my author signing agenda so far:
Zevin, Gabrielle - Because It Is My Blood
Cremer, Andrea - Rift
Wells, Dan - Partials
Hale, Shannon - Princess Academy: Palace of Stone
Oliver, Lauren - The Spindlers
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven Boys
Moulton, Courtney Allison - Wings of the Wicked
Green, John - The Fault in our Stars; The Abundance of Katherines
Johnson, Maureen - The Name of the Star
Peterfreund, Diana - For Darkness Shows the Stars
Cohn, Rachel - Beta
Dashner, James - Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time
Kagawa, Julie - The Immortal Rules
Carter, Aimee - Goddess Interrupted
Cashore, Kristin - Bitterblue
Amazing, right? And that's not even everyone. It's as close to the Oscars as the author world can get...at least for the sheer number of book celebrities attending.
And, depending on the length of lines, I'll be bringing most of these books, plus others, back here to my blog to give away. Yay!!!
What about you? Heard of BEA? Ever been? Any on this list you're particularly excited for me to get?