Friday was a FULL day at BEA. The first item on the agenda was to pick up one of the Miss. Peregrine bags they were handing out Thursday morning. I saw a number of people walking around with them in the afternoon, but they were out by the time I arrived. I also grabbed a bag from Penguin and a Twin Peaks bag.
Then I was off to meet Emily Giffin. She is the author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I really enjoyed her other novels and was excited to receive a copy of First Comes Love. It is an adult contemporary scheduled to be released June 28th.
The next item on the agenda was to get a copy of Dog Man by Dav Pilkey. This is the ONLY book my 11 year-old son requested that I pick up for him at the convention. Preston loves his Captain Underpants series and was ecstatic to receive a signed copy. I also couldn't pass up the Slytherin stationary/journal/wax stamp set since it was half off and came with the Harry Potter sticker book. Preston is definitely a Slytherin, so this was a must have.
Next I was off to meet Mary Engelbreit. I love all of her cartoon drawings and even took one of my messenger bags my mother-in-law made for me out of her crown fabric. I asked her if she has a Scottish Terrier since they are in so many of her drawings. She said she used to, but now she just draws them because they are cute and fun to draw.
The rest of the day was devoted to waiting in line for signed copies of The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, Stealing Snow by Danielle Page, and The Amateurs by Sara Shepard. As you can see, I did pick up a few additional books along the way.