Sunday, May 30, 2010

Post BEA In My Mailbox

I'm back from the craziness of BEA - so many authors, so many books, so many bloggers, so much fun - and it's hard to know where to start. Yes, my shoulders hurt from carrying so many books, my voice is croaky from talking too much, and I'm in need of a lot of sleep. Only at BEA will you find that you are sitting next to someone more famous (Cornelia Funke) than the person you are listening to on stage (Mitali Perkins). Only at BEA will you find that the person you are chatting to in line (for Laurie Halse Anderson's Forge) is someone whose book you loved (Diana Peterfreund) and who gives you a completely different book (thank you!). Where the lines for some books are just so long that you are told they will run out somewhere in the middle (Zombies vs Unicorns). Where you casually run into Rick Riordan, Cory Doctorow, Wendy Maas, Heidi Kling, and Courtney Scheinmel all within the space of an hour.

For my In My Mailbox I'm going to only list the books I stuffed into my case - the others will all arrive in the mail next week. ((Yes, the case was very very heavy...)

Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Revolution by Jennifer Connely
Matched by Allie Condie
Firelight by Sophie Jordan (thank you The Page Flipper!)
For the Win by Cory Doctorow

and many more coming in the mail...!
Don't they look fabulous? I've already finished Reckless (loved it) and am in the middle of Matched.

2 comments:

Mitali Perkins said...

It was SO intimidating knowing that authors like Cornelia were listening to little old me. I can't wait to read her next book.

Bookgeek said...

Her next book is fabulous and Mitali, you sounded fantastic. I'm looking forward to starting Bamboo People!