For my final BEA post, I'd like to take a moment to give a public shout-out to all the wonderful people who took the time to talk to me about the upcoming and backlist books that they were reading or looking forward to. (You all know who you are!)
I was pleased to see that almost every press was quite positive about working with bloggers, and each took the time to chat. I can't tell you how big my wish list is now; I was exposed to tons of great titles. In addition, I'm thrilled to have connected with some wonderful people with whom I can help spread the word about fantastic books in a range of genres.
I stopped by booths to talk to salespeople, publicists, and authors; I visited publicists and editors at their offices; I had a lovely tea and chat with another author; and I met all kinds of bookish people on the exhibit floor, at receptions, and at the author meals.
I was stunned that several authors mentioned the Pennsylvania edition of the Literary Road Trip, and I don't think I'm going to have to scramble for authors to spotlight for that feature. Thanks to everyone for your amazing enthusiasm.
And I haven't even touched on all the wonderful bloggers I was reunited with or met for the first time.
BEA is all about the books, but book buzz is all about the people.In the coming weeks I'll share some of the titles that caught my eye as well as the review copies that now grace my to-be-read stack. I can't wait to talk about the books that interest me, and I hope at least some will make it to your wish list.