I wish I was in New York right now.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably all know about the biggest publishing event that is Book Expo America. Last year, I just found out about this great event when I first joined book blogging so I didn't get to go. But I promised myself that I was going to attend in 2011. It would be perfect since it would be my birthday next week too.

So about two months ago, I registered as non-editorial press, and asked for days off from work. I was so set on going. Unfortunately, life happens. And so now, I can't go. This is so disappointing to me, but like all other disappointing times, we all just accept it and move on.

So I wish everyone who's going to BEA a very safe, fun, and fulfilling trip! I wish I could meet some of you personally, but maybe next year! ;)

And if you would like to join in BEA-related festivities but can't go to NYC like the rest of us, do join Armchair BEA.

Happy Sunday!!


  1. I am so with you. I wanted to go too, but I just knew that with my graduation happening around the same time I wouldn't have the time or money.

  2. I know it major sucks! Okay I'm sulking just a little LOL.

  3. This year was the first time I got to go to the Paris Book fair. And it was a bit disappointing actually! I prefer smaller ones where you can actually talk to writers and discover new books. But I hope you'll be able to go next year!

  4. I can't go either this year but I'm planning to go next year - I hope to see you there!

  5. I was planning to go as well but life happened here as well. We'll get there next year!

  6. Hopefully we'll all be able to go next year! Oh well - things happen. This will be my first time participating in Armchair BEA so we'll see how that goes :)

  7. BEA does sound like fun. I'm sorry you weren't able to go this year but hope it works out for next year. I hope I will be able to go sometime. I was hoping to go to ALA this July but that didn't work out either. I might try to participate in Armchair BEA though.

  8. I am going to BEA and BBC this year for the first time. I'm so sorry that you can't go. It would have been fun to meet up! Anyway, I hope you can go next year!

    Happy Birthday anyway!

  9. Laura Ashlee - Aw well your graduation is much more important of course! Congratulations!

    Aly - Haha I was sulking yesterday. I know on Monday I will be too! But we will get over it!

    Touloulou - Sorry you didn't enjoy the book fair :/ but I have heard from everybody that BEA is really great though and that you do get to talk to authors/bloggers/publishers.

    ComaCalm - Yes next year for us!

    Life After Jane - I would LOVE to meet you if we ever get to go next year!

    The Story Queen - Armchair BEA is fun because of the people you'll be interacting with!

    Christina T - I have never been to ALA since it's so far from me, but hopefully next year I can attend BEA for sure.

    The Literary Lioness - Aw have fun!! I am so excited for those who are going :) And hopefully next year!

  10. I was SO sure I'd go this year too. But alas life got in my way too. Now it doesn't look like next year will work either. Boooo. Hopefully 2013.

  11. I'm not going either. Maybe I will start saving up and possibility go next year.

  12. I know what you mean. Here's to Armchair BEA though! It rocks too!

  13. Juju - Aww I would love to meet you!

    Jenny - We should. 2012 BEA Babies. Haha.

    Natalie - Definitely! Maybe next year for us! 2012 BEA Babies!