Are you ready to find out what happened on Day 3 of BEA? This was the last day of BEA, so after this, you only have one more recap (Bookcon).
I started my day by catching the Harper drop, then ran to get Nicola Yoon’s newest book. After that, I had virtually nothing on my schedule, so I decided to head to the Heartless signing 1.5 hours early. I was second in line- it was great! But wait- don’t be too jealous. You see, there’s this thing called the Front of the Line pass which allows you to do exactly that- and so, every person with that pass ended up going ahead of me in line. It turned into a standing joke- I was the first person in the normal line, but ended up getting book #25 or something like that.
Yeah, it was a bit frustrating to have everyone skip ahead of me, but hey- I could have had it worse. There was a line next to us for Maggie Stiefvater, and there were so many people who wanted to use the Front of the Line pass that they had to make a completely separate line. I felt horrible for the people in the regular signing line, because they probably had to wait for 50+ people to use their Front of the Line pass. Yeah, it was insane.
Plus, I was lucky enough to have some awesome people surrounding me in line, including the lovely Lori M Lee. Oh my gosh, her hair is GORGEOUS and she’s super sweet in person! I’m so excited to read her book.
Once I met Marissa Meyer, I wandered over to Hachette and grabbed a couple of ARCs during their drop. I then ran to Penguin, because an unofficial line for A Torch Against the Night was starting…over two hours ahead of schedule. Again, I got lucky with people surrounding me, and I ended up next to Hannah from The Irish Banana! While in line for Sabaa, I also had a chance to meet Hafsah for a brief moment and get one of her SUPER CUTE JOURNALS!
I also got lucky because CJ, being the amazing friend and roommate she is, was able to grab me a copy of Thieving Weasels and Spontaneous for me! I’ve already read Thieving Weasels and it’s hilarious (review to come).
After meeting Sabaa and gushing over An Ember in the Ashes, I wandered around with Mishma for awhile. We ran into Jay Kristoff and Mishma got a picture taken with him. You might not think that this is something recap worthy, but…
Actually, let me show you. A picture is worth 1000 words after all!
Oh my gosh, we were all laughing, because Jay was almost as tall as Mishma when he knelt down! Then, right after Jay got up, Laini Taylor noticed what was happening, and asked him to kneel down again so she could take a picture. It was incredible- absolutely incredible.
After that, I got The Amateurs signed plus had a quick meetup with some of the Witchlanders! I wandered around for a bit, and then decided to head back to the room, because I was exhausted and there wasn’t anything else happening.
That night was the blogger’s dinner, hosted by Octavia & Shelly @ Read Sleep Repeat! I had an amazing time. I had a chance to talk to Katie, Nikki, Angie, Marissa Nicole, and Pili. Actually, it was really funny because Angie found out that I was at the dinner and ran around trying to find me. It was hilarious and I’m so happy that I decided to go!
(This was the name tag I made for myself)
When I returned to the hotel room, I was exhausted, but you know the expression- there is no rest for the weary! I had to pack up everything…which believe me, was much harder than you’d think. Shoutout to Mishma for being there when I was freaking out because my luggage was too heavy and I didn’t know when we were being kicked out of the hotel on Saturday morning. I don’t know how she managed to survive while I was freaking out haha. Let’s just say it probably took me 4+ hours to rearrange everything in order for my luggage to not be overweight.
Now, to top it off, when I went to get a Coca-Cola in the middle of the night, because I desperately needed caffeine, guess what? The soda was warmer than room temperature… But that’s not all. IT WAS ALSO EXPIRED. At that point, I was ready to throw something. Yeah…definitely not my best night.
In the end, I got under three hours of sleep that night.
Curious to know what happened at Bookcon? Stay tuned- that’s coming up next!