Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! The BEA Edition

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Extra! Extra! The BEA Edition

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! is my weekend post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as a summary of what's new on the blog.

This weekend I'm linking to Stacking the Shelves @ Tynga's Reviews or to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 

This week, not surprisingly, all the books I got were from BEA.  Here's the pile:

Here is a link to the full list on Goodreads. This year, one of my goals was to get more adult books, and I was really excited to get the new Tana French - love her!  I'm also trying an Ilona Andrews book - never read of anything of hers, but I'm excited.

I did manage to get the books I was most excited about -- The Mortal Heart, I'll Give You the Sun, Heir of Fire, The Walled City, and The Darkest Part of the Forest -- as well as a bunch of other great stuff.

I also got so see some of my favorite bloggers: Karen from For What It's Worth, my BEA guru and mentor; Steph from The Fake Steph; my wacky partner in crime; Kate from Midnight Book Girl; Kim from On the Wings of Books;  and Lauren from Love is Not a Triangle, my favorite book drop buddy. I also got to meet some great new bloggers: Danielle from Love at First Page, Hannah from So Obsessed Blog, Betty from Book Rock Betty, and Jenni from Live to Read Love to Read, among others. 

On Friday, I helped host the second annual Book Bloggers Picnic in Central Park, along with Andrea of The Overstuffed Bookcase,  Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, and Katelyn of Kate's Tales of Books and Bands.

The picnic is a low-key, fun event but not without its challenges. First, we have to make sure everyone can find us. Last year, the temperature was about 100 degrees. This year, the weather started out beautiful, but toward the end of the picnic, it started to rain. Fortunately, those who read my tweet:

... were among those who had this towel bag to dry themselves off:

It was still a lot of fun. I ordered t-shirts designed by Alexa, Katelyn brought lots of crunchy snacks, and Andrea ordered an amazing cake. (I thought I had a picture of it, but I can't seem to find it.) Also, I wasn't feeling great at the picnic and didn't get to meet everyone, so I'm sorry about that. I missed the last day of BEA because I was home in bed! Next year, I am going to load up on vitamins and wear a mask in the days leading up to BEA, so I am 100% healthy.

Hope your week was great and that you got some amazing books too. Say hi in the comments and I'll visit you back. Because I was sick all week, I'm a bit behind in returning comments, but I spent a lot of time catching up yesterday, and I will get caught up soon!


  1. Awesome haul of books. I see that you got a lot of great books in your haul. I hope you love all your new finds.

    Books of Love

  2. Wow, that's such a nice haul! I wish I were there in BEA, too, not just to be able to see and get these amazing books but to meet you guys as well. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun in that picnic, too. I wish I were there to spend time with you guys! The Social Potato Reviews

  3. So bummed I never got to go to the picnic! Oh well. It looks like y'all had fun. :)

  4. I LOVE that Deep Blue tote bag! So pretty! Between the totes (Deep Blue & Throne of Glass) and the Blogger picnic, I really wish I would have been able to go to BEA myself. Plus awesome books. Sounds like you had a lot of fun and got a lot of wonderful books! Happy Reading!

  5. you got Burn for Me?!! so lucky though part of me think you should start by the first in the kate daniels series which i know for sure how excellent it is^^

    burn for me will be a new series so it temps me greatly but i prefer recommending what i know ( still since you got a copy^^ i don't think ilona ( and her husband) can write sometjhing bad)


  6. So fun! I didn't make it to the picnic last year, but I remember how hot it was that week in NYC, ugh! Hooray for I'll Give You the Sun and & Mortal Heart - enjoy them, Jen!!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

  7. I followed the pictures on Instagram so kind of got to be with you all, lol. I did see the cake you guys got and it looks awesome! I'm always jealous of everyone who gets to go but I'm happy to live vicariously through you. Thanks for sharing some of your experiences. Sorry about getting sick though!

  8. Great haul Jen, I'm going to check out your links on Goodreads which makes it so much easier! Looks like you had fun meeting some of the other bloggers too, and awesome stack of ARCs.

    Here's my STS.

  9. Congrats on the awesomeness of BEA! (And picnics? Delicious. YUM. I'm jealous. XD) Looks like you scored some incredible reads and meeting up with bloggers? Eee! Epic dream of mine! Also: Heir of Fire, omg, yaaaaaaay!!!

  10. I would just love to be able to meet awesome bloggers from all over the world! I wish I had the funds to get a plain ticket there. :P And whoaaa look at all those books! So jealous. Glad you had a blast (aside from getting sick)!

  11. Looks like you guys had a great time! I love that towel bag, too! Can't wait to see what you think about all your new reads!

  12. Glad it was so much fun! Enjoy the books!

  13. I'm so glad I got to see you too, though obviously my observation skills need some work lol (thank goodness for twitter)! I hope you enjoy all your books :)

  14. Great BEA haul! Looks like lots of fun

  15. you are one busy woman! :) hope you're feeling better.


  16. Yay! It's so fun to see these posts. I'm glad you came back with so many great books and memories, Jen--can't wait to hear what you think of MORTAL HEART! Also envious that you got to spend time with Lauren and Karen, two of my favorite ladies around the blogosphere.

    Tabitha! I'm so glad you had such an awesome time. I love that you saw Thea and Mary and Anya in particular...and Cassie from Disney! How lovely to see her face after so many emails.

    Loved your photos, and the FANTASTIC breakdown of the number of books, chicken strip meals, and so on. I don't blame you one bit for maximizing your experience and very much look forward to hearing what you thought of all the books you brought back. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  17. Fun! I love all the book conventions. The Deep Blue bag is gorge. Enjoy your massive pile!
    -Flirting with Fiction

  18. That is a fantastic haul of books! I am glad that you had fun at BEA. I have heard how awesome it is and well, anything really to do with books usually is, haha. Thanks for sharing :)

  19. I hope I didn't get you sick! I powered through the whole thing. :) The Darkest Part of the Forrest is the only book I really wanted that I didn't pick up, but I can't complain, I got so many amazing books that I am beyond excited to read!

  20. That picnic looks like so much fun! I am really going to try to make it next year!

  21. Yay-- I love looking at these recaps! Looks like another fun year for you all-- and between you and Lauren's book stack photos I've got a ton of books to add to my TBR! Love that you made a GR list for yours-- so organized AND clever! So, let me know after you read The Mime Order because I'm muy curious:) and btw: I'll Give You the Sun? AMAZING. Just like you for sending it! xo

  22. Gorgeous book haul and yay for Book Blogger Picnic pics :D And ditto for being excited for Heir of Fire, The Walled City,Darkest Part of the Forest and Mortal Heart!!! I look forward to reading your reviews for all of those and more! Wasn't it fun adding all these pretties to GR XD LOL Thanks for sharing and happy reading!!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews


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