5/30/15

Books that came home with me from BEA

So after Book Expo America I came down to my mother's house in DC for a few days, with a pretty large number of books.  And one of the things I was most looking forward to was unpacking all the books, and arranging them nicely, and showing them to my book blogging friend Anamaria (of Books Together) and telling her about each one and why I brought it home with me....so basically I turned my mother's living room into a BEA mini boutique for my pleasure and hers. I think the piano looks especially nice.



And then Anamaria came over and we had lots of lovely book talk, and we agreed on what I should read first so as to pass on to her before I leave...

But before that decision, I had to pick one to read on the train trip yesterday, which was actually very easy--the new Wings of Fire book, by Tui T. Sutherland--Winter Turning-- which passed the time very nicely indeed.  (And my young one at home was tremendously chuffed that she remembered meeting him at a signing back in New England, and will be very happy with the book too).

And happily I am coming back to my mother's in July, so I can leave about half of them (the ones that aren't out for months) here to take back home next time....

14 comments:

  1. Is that Lord Fenton's Folly I spy on the piano? Exciting! I really enjoyed the companion novel A Heart Revealed and have been looking forward to Fenton's story ever since. Hope you enjoy all your BEA books!

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    1. yes it is! Well spotted! I hadn't heard of this one before...

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  2. What a lovely display! It was great to see you again, and I really enjoyed our drinks night, suit-fish and all.

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  3. Gorgeous! I'm coveting quite a few of these.

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    1. It was painful at times, but worth it!

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  4. *sigh* have to balance lots of books against NYC and people. Hmmm. Rough estimate- about how many books? Some have E ARCs, methinks! You will be well stocked for th 48 HBC!

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    1. truly viz NY and people and 48 HBC! it is 63 books, I think...but I'm not sure what I might not have counted when I got that number.....

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  5. Seriously, it was better than BEA would have been for me! Like a personal BEA. Thank you for the display (much appreciated) and especially, the book talk! Still mulling over what I would read first...probably the Alice Hoffman, So pretty!

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    1. Thank you for coming over so that I could share!

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  6. I see several books I want to read in your prettily arranged piles! Glad you had fun.

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    1. thanks! Will you make it to Kidlitcon this year?

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  7. Goodbye Stranger!!! I love her books.

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    1. I am looking forward to that one lots!

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