Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jacque's Trip to BEA

Day 1

My alarm went off at 2:30 AM and I caught my 5:45 flight to D.C.  Unfortunately the 40 minute layover was not long enough given the fact that it took 20 minutes for the baggage crew to return my gate checked bag.  I had to take the tram clear to the other side of the airport and arrived just after they closed the gate.  I was able to catch a noon flight and made it to the expo center by 2:30.  The only book that I would have missed based on my original schedule was Guy in Real Life, but Flo was SUPER sweet and waited in line to get me a signed copy.  

Guy In Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle


This was the first time I was able to meet Rececca Serle, so I had to get a photo with her.  She had to stamp all of her books because, as you can see, she injured her shoulder.  

That evening Flo and I attended the Kensington party. 

Day 2

My top priorities of the day were to get a copy of Landline and to meet Cora Carmack.  I've read three of Cora's books in the past few weeks and was really excited to see that she was signing the final book in the series, Faking It, which is the only book in the Losing It series that I still need to read.  

After reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown I really wanted to meet Holly Black as well.  I then had to schedule the rest of my day around these events and did a remarkable job of getting most of the books on my list.  

To make up for Flo picking up a copy of Guy In Real Life yesterday, I waited in line for Since You've Been Gone and got the copy signed for her.  I really would have liked a copy of this book, but she had another commitment and I owed her one.

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Even In Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Sublime by Christina Lauren
Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot
Finding It by Cora Carmack
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
Unhinged by A.G. Howard
Wait For You by J. Lynn

With Cora Carmack
With A.G. Howard
Holly Black

Day 3

Day three was very chaotic with Book Con, but I was still able to get all of the books on my list.  Maggie Stiefvater was very sweet and I found out that she is only planning on releasing four books in the Raven Cycle series.  Book three will be released this fall, so we only have one more year to wait for the final installment!!

Flo is one of the admins for Down with the Capital, a Hunger Games fan site, so we had to participate in the Hunger Games trivia session.  Fortunately it was a team effort because I didn't know any of the answers.  I've read the books and seen both of the movies, but the questions were REALLY specific.  Flo and her other DWTC admin who was in attendance were all stars and won the competition.  They received Book Con t-shirts and a tote bag, but the victory was the real prize.

Be With Me by Jennifer Armentrout
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Cassandra Clare
Maggie Stiefvater

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