This was my third year at BEA and I think that this was actually my favorite year yet and that is mostly because of the bloggers.
My favorite part of attending BEA each year is getting to see some bloggers again and meeting new ones. It was great to see Teresa from Readers Live a Thousand Lives, Nicole from Paperback Princess, and Kassiah from Divergent Lexicon again. (I especially owe a huge thank you to Nicole for being so amazing and always knowing where everything is!) It was also so great to meet Asma from A Reading Kabocha, Vania from Por Essas Paginas, Susan from Read This Eat That, Tonya from Lilybloombooks, Shanese from The Bo0ki3, and Emily from Oktopus Ink. (I'm sorry I know I'm forgetting a lot of people still).
I also loved meeting the teachers, librarians, authors, and publishers. It was so great meeting Julie Kagawa, Robin Talley, Alexandra Adorenetto, Christina Lauren, Adi Alsaid, Morgan Matson, Jennifer Donnelly, Rebecca Serle, Martina Boone, E. Lockhart, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Michelle Madow, and Leslie Connor. I especially want to say thank you to all of the publishers and authors who attended.
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Overall I thought that the whole conference went really well. Book Con was just really chaotic though. I'm so thrilled to see so many people excited about books, but I don't think it was organized very well. There were just too many people all squeezed into one small space. However, this was the first Book Con ever so I hope that they took note and that next year is organized into a larger space. I loved getting to see so many people again and meeting so many new faces as well. Everyone was so nice and it reminded me why I love to be a part of the blogging community. I'm really excited to share reviews on the few exciting books that I did pick up in the next upcoming months. (If you were curious as to what those books are then you can find a link to the pictures on my instagram account on twitter). Again a huge thank you to the publishers and authors who attended!