Ever since I joined the blogosphere a couple years ago I had heard sooo much about BEA and how wonderful it is. I briefly thought about going last year but didn't really understand how it worked. It just seemed so overwhelming I decided not to go. Which I ended up regretting for months to come. So this year when I heard a few other bloggers had registered, I decided I wasn't going to let the opportunity pass me by again. I signed up! I'm still a little confused and overwhelmed by it all but I know that it's going to be an AMAZING experience and I cannot wait!!!
I am now in the planning stages, wading through the ocean of information to try and make a rough plan of everything I want to do while I'm there. Unfortunately, I'm going to be arriving mid-day Thursday which means I miss the chance to meet three of the most awesome YA authors there; Ally Carter, Lauren Oliver, and Veronica Rossi! =''(
During my searching of authors attending BEA for autograph sessions I came across a lot of familiar names whose books have been on my TBR (some for a VERY long time). In the next few weeks I'm going to try and read as many of these books as possible so I don't pass up the opportunity to meet a great author and regret it later when I do read their book and fall in love with it! Without further ado here is my list:
- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (finished)
- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (finished)
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (started)
- Taken by Erin Bowman
- What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
- Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore (Children's)
Are YOU going to BEA? What author are you most excited to meet?
Gone to BEA in the past? Any helpful hints? I'd love to hear them!