This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.
#11. All My Friends Are At BEA 🙁
While more casual readers may not be able to relate to this and it’s more a book blogger problem.. Let’s face it, if you’re following my blog so closely that you’re reading this post, you probably know the magic that is BEA and how awful it is for any interested YA reader to not be there.
So let me take you through my week and show you what I’ve been up to (read: how I’ve coped) while everyone in New York was having oodles of fun. GIF adventure – START!
WARNING: This post contains irony and sarcasm. Don’t take my words at face value.
Studied, studied, studied for my Wednesday exam…
every other second every so often.
Saw bloggers tweet about meeting each other.
Studied at the last minute, like a boss.
Had a twitter GIF battle with Amber.
Was declared Queen of GIFs by Judith.
Concluded further last minute studying held no value.
Took my LAST UNI EXAM EVER.
PWNed the exam anyway, like the queen that I am.
Celebrated with the #bookishparty!
1 . 2 wine bottles later…
Realized my drunken, overzealous tweeting actually GAINED me followers.
Submitted to exhaustion
Woke up just a TEENSY bit hungover.
Went to the Efteling (Dutch amusement park) because I HAVE RL FRIENDS TOO.
Saw tweets of bloggers meeting awesome authors and getting some highly anticipated 2013 releases signed.
Decided it was time for more wine.
Just decided to write up blog posts and stay off of Twitter.
Dragged my sleep-deprived butt to bed.
Saw tweets about meeting Rick Riordan and seeing the House of Hades cover.
Saw the House of Hades cover online.
Saw pictures of stacks of ARCs of books I want.
More tweets about bloggers meeting amazing authors.
Started stress-eating chocolate.
Decided to stay off Twitter.
Slept, napped, lazed.
Created an “I’m not at BEA” playlist.
Went and bought books, so I could have new shinies too.
You know, I think I did pretty well. It was definitely painful and saddening to see so many awesome things happening via Twitter and not being there myself, but I actually managed to set it aside. Closing Twitter helps, haha.
In all seriousness, I think it’s so awesome that so many of you got to go to BEA and met up with awesome authors and bloggers. I’m majorly jealous, but not resentful. It is my number one goal to go to BEA next year. Considering I have accommodation for free and am due for a trip to New York anyway, I should be able to make this work.
BEA-goers: How was it? You’re writing up posts about it, right? Link me to them please! Was it just completely epic? Will you go next year too, so hopefully I can meet you?
Non-BEA-goers: How did you spend your week? Was it painful watching the tweets? Did you cry? Did you participate in Armchair BEA? Are you going to try to go to BEA next year?