Day 3: May 29, 2015Here comes the summertime sadness... and the official final day of BEA. Don't get me wrong, I still have two more posts having to do with this glorious time of my life, but you know—BEA is over after the 29th. And this, I say, is the day where I got the most books, had the most fun and enjoyed the event the most, even though I wasn't present for the whole 8-hour period. SIGHTSEEING, HERE I COME!
|I spent my time taking final photos! *sobs*|
|Everyone was getting James Patterson t-shirts!|
This day was also my sister's birthday, which made everything ten times better since she also tagged along with my mom and I. She actually had SO much fun, and is one of the reasons why we headed to BookCon on Saturday when I originally wasn't planning to. I'm pretty sure she brought back about 40 books for herself, although I'm the pure reader in the family.
I arrived at the Center after a yummy breakfast at the hotel around opening time, a little later though. Grabbing some coffee from the epic Starbucks overpriced line and checking in our luggage at the coat check, I headed inside, beelining straight to Penguin Random House's booth to grab a galley of Colleen Houck's (FAVOURITE AUTHOR) newest gorgeous pretty, Reawakened as well as another pretty, Stone Rider. We all got tickets, and the line was just pick up and go. AWESOME ORGANIZATION.
Right afterwards, I ran straight to Kenneth Oppel and Jon Klassen's signing of The Nest, a highly anticipated read of mine! They were so awesome! Their signing was from 9:30-10:00, but many people showed up and they took everything to another table just to meet fans! (I found out that they hang out really close to my house, drive around my city, WHICH IS MEGA-COOL.)
|WOOOO! Fangirl alert!|
Afterwards, around 11, I left the Center, leaving my frantic mom behind to head over to the signings that I was really looking forward to, so I can be a pure New Yorker tourist and head onto the big red buses with the outdoor roofs!
|Macy's, the biggest in the world!|
|Eyyyy! Hey fellow tourists!|
|Taxies are everywhere, I tell you.|
|Madison Square Garden!|
A few hours later, after seeing a ton but experiencing a lot of time in traffic (hell yeah, it's normal for everyone) I decided to head back to the Javits, so I can spend some quality time with the Center that honestly left me shedding tears. I met up with my mom, and began to look over the last of my schedule!
While I was in line for Lynn Weingarten's signing of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls, (which honestly is a signing and moment that I'll never forget, I'll show you photos of her signature later and explain the story), I met Dahlia Alder in line! My mom actually went to her signing earlier (WHICH I WAS DYING TO GO TO) and literally fangirled when I saw her!
AND THEN. AND THEN. AND THEN. I WENT TO SIMON AND SCHUSTER'S BOOTH AND SAW THE AMAZING ELLEN HOPKINS THERE, BESIDE A STACK OF HER NEWEST NOVEL, TRAFFICK. MY MOM ALREADY HAD IT SIGNED FOR ME, which made (and ruined) my day but I couldn't be there...
BEA was simply composed of moments that changed my life forever, really. Did I ever mention my luck of finding ARCs at random locations that people left behind? I found Eileen, an adult mystery that I AM SO EXCITED FOR beside the door, just sitting there, a random copy of Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski somewhere too, and grabbed endless amounts of LAST ARCs in a bunch. EEEE!
|You're so AMAZING AND AGHHHHHH ASDFGHIKL|
|Adi Alsaid! I wish I met you!|
|Kady Cross! (Used to live in my hometown!)|
|Another gorgeous sign!|
|57 gorgeous reads this time around!|