Morning Meanderings… BEA: Day 5 – Getting My Potter on (oh and the BOOKS!)
Good morning! Happy Saturday ya all! :D Today will be my final BEA recap post and I will be tying it in with the Saturday Snapshot post now being done by West Metro Mommy!
BEA: Day 5
Last Saturday was the last day of the book expo in New York and the day that for the last two years they have opened up the expo to Power Readers. What are power readers? They are basically book lovers like fellow bloggers, but without the blog (in most cases). When I got up Saturday morning and went down the elevator to breakfast there were two women in the elevator with me.
“She is going too!” I heard one say to the other. They had seen my BEA Badge I was wearing. I asked if they were at the expo as well and they said just today. Power Readers. I told them they were going to have an amazing time. We exited the elevator and picked up our breakfast. I had brought my lap top and was going to write until Cindy came to join me but the two Power Readers were asking questions and I got caught up in their excitement so I wound up sitting with them. I shared my experience with the expo and as they were both book lovers and twin sisters, I found out, I suggested maybe they start a blog together. They were excited and I gave them my info if they wanted to bounce questions off me.
Once at the expo I had to get my yearly pic behind the info desk. If you recall, two years ago Reagan and I set there to enjoy our coffee prior to the first days opening of the expo and we had about 50 questions. We had a blast answering the questions, we knew all the answers except one, and therefore it has become a yearly thing. That’s how I roll….
Sure enough, Cindy took the picture for me and while I was there I answered three questions.
Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
Simon & Schuster
(November 12, 2013)
Alfred A. Knopf
March (Book One)
Top Shelf Productions
(August 13, 2013)
Photo Credit: Eric Etheridge
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood
Delacorte Press Hardcover
(December 10, 2013)
Photo Credit: Elenna Loughlin
I had another Author Breakfast on Saturday. Again I sat with Jill and Candice, and Alison too. As you can see above, this is who was speaking. This was a great group to listen too and we were excited to learn almost first hand that Diana Gabaldon’s series is going to be a movie. She had just found out the night before. That is great news! For me, that means I have work to do as I have not yet read her series.
After the breakfast, I met Alison’s book club members who had come for the Power Reader day. She was going to show them around so I went my merry way thinking I would do more browsing today then picking up books. Uh yeah…. that is not true. The following are a few author signings I went to:
Around 1:00 the expo started to wind down. People were closing up their booths, books were no longer plentiful… it was pretty much over. I shipped the last of my books and Cindy and I walked over to where the Potted Potter play was showing to see if we could get tickets. We did, and we picked up the $99 tickets for $49 which was great seats. We went to that at 5 pm and it was a BLAST! We laughed so hard we cried and I HIGHLY recommend that if you love Hatty Potter, you have to see this show. It is 70 minutes of all 7 books. AMAZING!
After the show we walked over to Cake Boss (you just have to when you are in New York!) and picked up a couple of cookies to bring home for Al.
We (Cindy and I) ended the evening by meeting up with Jill, Candice, and Kathy at that Irish Pub I mentioned in my Day 1 post. We were all leaving at different times the next day and it was fun to wrap up the week together.
Ok and now, I hate to do this today but I am done with the BEA posts so please bear with me as I give you… the books I brought home from the expo:
Ok, that is a LONG post and I know… a lot of books. Be sure to come back tomorrow which is my official 4 year Blogiversary where some of these books will be offered in several giveaways in celebration! :D (that post will go up right after midnight – central time. )
Have a great Saturday – my day is full… I have a funeral this afternoon and a birthday celebration tonight. In between, I hope to get out in my garden a bit and work on my hostas as – it is NOT raining.
For the previous BEA recap posts…