Saturday, May 25

Book Blogger Hop May 25th

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week a question is asked and we bloggers answer.

This week's question  is asked by Elizabeth from Silver's Review blog.


Have you ever been to BEA, and if so, do you recommend attending? Any good advice for first-time attendees?

First of all, I am hoping that BEA stands for Books Expo America.  (I had to look it up!) 4 days at the end of May in New York City covering the publishing world.

Second, I don't want to sound like an uneducated hick, but damn, I didn't even recognize 3/4 of the authors on their author breakfast or panels.   I recognized maybe a handful of names on the 
autograph listing. I knew that my literary tastes were more junk food than vegetable, but damn!  I felt stupid not knowing the people on that list. Of course, I don't feel any compelling urge to run and figure out who they are either, so maybe I am an uneducated hick...  *sigh*

Finally, I just don't see myself paying almost $300 a night for a hotel to go stand in line for hours to go see a bunch of people I don't know and probably won't read if they gave me their book. So I guess the answer to the question is No.  

How do you feel about "Escapism" reads versus "Thought Provoking" reads?  Do you lean one way or another? 


  1. I hear ya about the cost of housing for the BEA. I am lucky because I will be staying with my son.

    ENJOY your week.

    Happy Hopping!!


    Silver's Reviews

    Blog Hop Answer

  2. I do hope you plan on letting us know how it went. Hope you have (had) a good time!

  3. son is home for the holiday weekend, and I am driving back with him tomorrow.

    I will let everyone know. I will "TRY" to write a post on my blog.

    Take care.



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