I was so hoping to go to NYC's BEA this year. But a chronic illness that was diagnosed for my son about a months ago prevents me from going this year. I was so excited. But, I guess it was not meant to be. Hopefully some day I hope to join all the other book bloggers that are attending.
The reason I would some day like to go to BEA is the connection of other book lovers, book bloggers, bibliophiles, publicists, and authors. . It would be so wonderful to finally meet some of the publicists that I have connected with by email over the years. The hot buzz books this year, and meet the authors. The other to connect book blogs with the many faces of book bloggers. I am a shy person, so I don't usually reach out to other book bloggers. But, going to BEA I think would change that.
The only thing I have not been able to talk to the book bloggers that are mainly in my genre, which is historical fiction, and literary. What I see mainly are book bloggers in the YA, and dystopian genre.
I love BEA even when it is from cyberspace. The only thing I wish I knew how to do is twitter. Then I think it would make the experience even better from my chair. I do have a smart phone, I have tried everything from youtube to help on twitter but it does not explain things to me.
Each year while BEA is going on from afar I find out what books are hot at BEA from the other book bloggers. Then I do some research about the book. If it sounds interested then I contact the publicist while BEA is going on. In some ways this makes me feel connected.
Here are the questions that are hosted by Armchair BEA:
I just have to pick 5, but I think I may have already answered the questions from above.