And you all know what was last month . . . BEA! I went, I saw, I killed my feet. It was actually really, really bad how much my feet hurt by the end of that day. I could barely stomach it. But it was totally worth it. I didn’t really take any photos within the exhibit hall, but I don’t normally. I took some of the Hillary Clinton and Al Franken events I went to but that was about it. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen those (if you don’t follow me on Instagram, why not? *side-eyes sidebar*)
I won’t keep you hanging. Here’s my haul.
This was my first BEA since moving to Arizona (last time I went was in 2012 just before the move) and I was extremely conservative with what I grabbed while there. Mainly because I had to ship everything back. No longer could I just stuff everything in a suitcase and drag it back to Connecticut with me. And with a $41 handling fee per box PLUS the actual cost to ship I figured one box was enough. And I filled it. Comfortably. None of this overstuffing.
One of the benefits of going on the last day is publishers are trying to purge the stock they brought with them so they don’t have to lug it back to the office. So I ended up with some totally random (but cute!) stuff.
I was thrilled by all the comics that were there and how it’s becoming such a mainstream and popular (and accepted) medium for reading. While I’m not the biggest Dark Crystal fan I will give the comic a try! And give me a moment while I pet The Wicked + The Divine. Ugh, love that one.
And who doesn’t love swag? Again, super conservative with it this year. Stuck mostly to bookmarks. I do wish I grabbed a few more pens. I can always do with more pens. But I’m sure I’ll survive.
I really hope they start switching coasts again with the show. It’s been a long time since they’ve done that. Granted last year was the first year out of New York City since 2008, I think. Still, some variety would be nice. It works for ALA! Maybe New York, Chicago, LA? Please?
And a couple of digitals that I downloaded earlier in the month. There always seems to be one or two of these a month, just sneaking them in there. Because my reading pile isn’t already unmanageable. It’s literally larger than the library itself. Such problems I have.