So, I went to New York City last week for Book Expo America. BEA is a huge GIANT book convention, and I love it.
There are authors, publishers, bloggers, librarians, booksellers, industry professionals, literary agents, and I'm sure I've missed at least one category. It's huge and there are books and bookish people everywhere.
I will be posting a BEA themed blog post very very VERY soon, but I thought I'd make this Love List BEA themed as well.
Also, I just really love Manhattan.
- Love List -
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz.
That I met John Green !!!
That I met Chris Colfer!
That I met John Green and Chris Colfer on the same day.
Fangirling. <-- What I'm doing right now.
The Empire State Building.
Those "I *heart* NY" t-shirts. (Yes, my mother bought me one).
The Hunger Games movie! (Yes, I just saw it yesterday for the first time!!!! No, I don't know why I waited so long!)
This probably goes without saying, but I love every single day of BEA.
Teen Author Carnival.
Talking to James Dashner.
That we needed to buy more luggage to fit all the books we brought home.
The people you meet at BEA.
Michelle Hodkin's hugs.
That I have friends I can talk to about fanfiction.
The STAIRS at BEA. If I can find you a picture of these stairs for the other BEA post I WILL. They had images from Cassandra Clare's book covers on them, and I love Cassie's books.
Veronica Roth (as a person as well as an author).
The view from the top of the Rockefeller Center.
That Lisa McMann has a new book coming out! (Crash is released February 5, 2013).
The High Line.
Sitting down after a long day at BEA.
How excited Chris Colfer was about his book.
Meeting Kaite McGarry in person.
Hannah Moskowitz speaking on panels.
Seeing Tom Pollock at Barnes & Noble.
The Children's Author Breakfast at BEA.
The Land of Stories tote bags!
HarperCollins Canada "Canadian BEA Scavenger Hunt". (LOVED it!)
My wonderful mother who went on this trip with me. She stood in lines and rarely slept. She was (and is) super amazing and I owe her a lot.
I'd love to find allergy medication that works ...
I'm sure there's more, because BEA is like Book Heaven and NYC is one of my favourite places. I was ridiculously happy and deliriously tired by the end of the trip.