So yesterday I wrapped up my Part One recap post with a photo of suitcase row. Wasn’t that something? Today, I am continuing Day One of BEA with some more photos and then you can all cry with me for like the third time over the fact that I missed the entire second day due to my fucked up feet. I already talked about that though, and you don’t really need any more details. Just know I sat in the hotel room all day in bed, healing up for the following day.
One of the HUGE highlights of Day One was meeting Mandee from VeganYANerds. She came all the way from Australia and she is one of the sweetest bloggers I know. She’s exactly like she is in her videos and we discussed going Vegan, Vegan blogs, and took a trip to the ladies’ together.
|Me and Mandee. If you don’t know her, you should. She’s AMAZING.|
One of the things i did that was absolutely insane was go the the YA Book Buzz panel. I’m gonna be honest here and say it was pretty boring. I loved hearing the editor talk about Fangirl, but she SPOILED the plot! By the time the rest of them started talking, I had pretty much tuned out. Everyone knew that the books were stacked outside the conference room and we were planning a mad rush to grab them before they disappeared. We ducked out a few minutes early, and there was a nice line. As soon as the rest of the room left, the line disappeared and it turned into a fucking mob for the books. But…
Then most of us sat in line waiting for Maria V. Snyder and I had a ton of fun there as well as some much needed time resting my feet. Can we say fangirl? Maria is one of my favorite authors and I knew if I went bananas over anyone, it would be her. And I did. I was like 4th in line to meet her and I ran up waving my arms like a lunatic and dancing up the queue. I’m not sure if she noticed (THANK GOD) but I was over the moon.
|Maria V. Snyder. It really happened. O_O|
|The Cuddlebuggery ladies read this early and loved it. I wish I could read it now.
READ FASTER, KARA!
Then there is a big stupid lull wherein I miss all of day two and hang out in bed reading When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney, which I loved by the way. I pigged out on carryout and waited for everyone to get back to the hotel and then heard about their day. It was a bit depressing, yeah, but I was super happy for them. This was the day that Grumpy Cat was at BEA, and I’m kind of glad I missed that. Cat looked seriously unhappy in the photos that I saw. They need to just let her be a cat for chrissakes. And now I hear she has a MOVIE? When will it end?
Giselle grabbed me a copy of Parasite by Mira Grant, and Steph let me pick through her books that she didn’t want and I found a couple that I DID want. They were all very generous to me. I would have done the same for them if I could have. I rested up pretty well for Day Three and I was ready to go in the morning, even though I had little sleep.