I was going to include this in my daily recap post but I thought about it and decided to do these separate because I really wanted to send out a huge thank you to the people who invited me to these events.
When I went to BEA in 2010, I was a little bummed that I didn’t get any invites but I put that to the fact that I was a fairly new blogger (going into my second year of blogging) and that my name really wasn’t out there. This year was fantastic because I got invited to some amazing parties and I had a blast at each and every one of them.
I have worked with Pr by the Book and they are an amazing team. With some great books.
They had their very intimate party (reservation was for 20) at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill. This was a super cute place and some where I would go back to and eat at. The menu looked yummy filled with food and drinks.
I got to meet the awesome publicists Megan, Stephanie and Marika (owner of Pr by the Book). I am sure I am forgetting someone and if I am I am so sorry.
I also got to meet some new to me bloggers and ones I am really excited to check out and
stalk follow. They are: Maria and Inga from Me and Reading (from Germany and Estonia) and Amanda from Stains on the Page (from Austin). It was so much fun chatting with them.
They had their party at the K Lounge. Thankfully our trusty tour guide Amanda helped us get to this event successfully. It was nice to hang out with Amanda a little longer although once at Harper Collins we seemed to have lost track of each other.
The above pictures were taken behind out seats. The display was gorgeous and my pictures don’t do it justice.
As we entered we got a choice of awesome swag bags and after seeing them all I wanted to grab this because I love the bag.
Inside was a cute little bottle of Cool Mint Foot Lotion (which smells yummy and felt so good on my tired achy feet) and I got:
- A Night Like this by Julia Quinn
- The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harmon
- Porch Lights by Dorthea Benton Frank
- The Flight of Gemma Hardy
We also got to meet author Alex Stone who was doing some amazing card tricks. Actually after coming home and reading the blurb of his upcoming book Fooling Houdini it sounds like an awesome book that I am excited to read.
I got to see a few bloggers that I knew there such as Gail from Ticket to Anywhere , Swapna from S.Krishna’s Books , Nicole from Linus’s Blanket and Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves . It was nice to talk to everyone again.
Feeling pretty tired Tina and I decided to head out early and walk back to our hotels. We stopped at Rockefeller Center to look around and on the way back we saw the NY Public Library and of course you can’t stop and not take pictures in front of the lions.
Thank You once again to Pr by the Book and Harper Collins USA for the inviting me to your amazing events I had a blast.
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