Unfortunately here is another year that I couldn't make it to BEA :( Living in Texas and going to NYC is a bit too far for me. Especially going by myself. I just couldn't make the leap to do it. Next year tho I am MAKING my mom go. She'll be retired by then so it'll be ok lol But ANYWAYS, since I can't go, I will be bringing BEA to me.... And my armchair lol
This is my second ABEA and although it was fun, nothing beats wishing I was at the Javits Center with everyone that was able to go. But you know what, I will NOT complain. I met some amazing people this week just from blogging alone and for that I am grateful. The fact that I met so many Texas people astounds me. Where are you bloggers usually? lol I hardly ever come across bloggers and their blogs when they live close to me.
I know I had some funny posts and some kind of serious so I hope you don't think I'm crazy. (I promise my mind is not always that all over the place.) But that's what I loved most about ABEA, it brought up some really great topics, but it also allowed me to be myself and bring whatever I wanted to the table. I like that it didn't constrict my creativity.
Here are my posts:
Intros & Literature: Where I show you a little about me and then show you some of my favorite books!
Author Interactions and More than Just Words: Where I gloat that I met Marissa Meyer and Jennifer L. Armentrout and had a super weird conversation with Katie McGarry on Twitter! My more than just words is all over the place lol I only read comic books and have only very recenly started listening to audiobooks.
Expanding Blogging Horizons and Novellas/Short Stories: Where I talk about my original feature Beyond the Book and then tell you all about some of my favorite read novellas and the ones I want to read now!
Giveaways Galore and Beyond the Barriers: My giveaway for ABEA is there as well as me talking about diversity in YA!
Topic of Choice and Young Adult and Middle Grade: My topic of choice was some of my bad bookish habits and since I review YA/MG, I chose to talk about why I read YA at 25!
Well that's it for ABEA 2014! Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I appreciate all the love!