Sunday, May 22, 2016

So, How Many Books Did I Bring Home from BEA?


So, how many books did I bring home from BEA?

158 books. 

(A pause to allow time to take this in.)

How in the world did I drag all those books home from Chicago to Houston, you ask?

Shipped home 88 pounds of books and crammed the rest into corners of our suitcases.

What are the fiction books from BEA I can't wait to read?


Faithful by Alice Hoffman; El Paso by Winston Groom; The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood; Invincible Summer by Alice Adams; and The Wonder by Emma Donaghue.

What about nonfiction books from BEA?


Pancakes in Paris; Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year; At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell; and Not My Mother's Kitchen

What graphic novels from BEA look promising?


Ghosts; The Best We Could Do; and Gemina

How about children's picture books? 




Let's Play by Herve Tullet; Duck on a Tractor by David Shannon; Good Morning Yoga; and Nanette's Baguette by Mo Willems (all autographed)


What do you think? Did I do well?


What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

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43 comments:

  1. That is a TON of books! How did you carry them all back to where you were staying. Better question, have did you carry them around the convention? You must be a wizard, that's got to be it...

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    1. We librarians build up our arm muscles pretty well with our day-to-day duties.

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  2. Wow! Lots of good finds it looks like. I didn't know there was a sequel to Illuminae. I'll have to be sure to order it for my library's teen collection.

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    1. It is always fun to run across the unexpected sequel.

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  3. Oh, that many books would stress me out Deb! I get worried when my TBR pile hits double digits - I start culling and prioritising!

    I haven't heard of a lot of the books on your list but I'm a pretty boring kind of reader... :-/

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    1. Nope, no stress for me....I've already started sharing these with others.

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  4. I am curious about them all, especially the new Alice Hoffman, Ann Hood, and Emma Donoghue. Thanks, and enjoy!

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  5. Oh. My. Goodness.
    I am practically drooling!!!

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    1. And somehow, ridiculously so, I know, that brings me great happiness.

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  6. Good grief! I thought we were doing well with our 48 book haul last year from Fantasycon... Best of luck getting them sorted and read:).

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    1. I'm really, really good at acquiring free books at conferences. Is there a career in that?

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  7. OMG! What a haul! I am also drooling! And I can't wait to hear more about them all! Ahhh... maybe I'll make sure I go to BEA next year!!! Enjoy them all and thanks for sharing!

    My Sunday Salon

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  8. Acquiring free books at conferences sounds like an excellent skill to me! One that I definitely need to develop :-) A bit of drooling going on here too - particularly over the fiction list.

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  9. What a haul! And some lovely titles too. I think I'd start with Pancakes in Paris and Nanette's Baguette. Sense a theme? ;-)

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  10. OMG i58 books! are you going to read them all?

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  11. 158? Wow... I love that Black Widow bag I see in the first pic. :)

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  12. Holy Moly! 158 books!!!! Every year I read about BEA and wonder what it would be like to go. It coincides with the busiest time of my school year, so I've never even considered going. But what a haul! And you an always share with colleagues and friends if its all too overwhelming. Yes, I think you did very well!

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    1. Lots of free books never feels overwhelming to me.

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  13. Wow. 158. This number of books would stress me out. Are they all ARC copies? Or can you actually put a few of them in your library?

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    1. There are a lot of finished books, too. I have several Little Libraries, too, and I can put ARCs or finished books in there.

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  14. I think you have done splendidly! I've wished for the Ann Hood book from Netgalley but have got the Hoffman one so am pleased. The Diary of my Sixty First Year sounds ideal for me as I am just going to be 61!!

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  15. That's so coool! OMG! I hoard books too but not like that! That's crazy LOL Tried following you but that don't work.. Happy Monday!

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  16. What a nice assortment of books from BEA. I hope you enjoy them all. Here's my week. Happy reading!

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  17. beautiful! I would love to see the smile on the children at the library discovering all these new books!

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  18. A pretty successful BEA experience eh :-P It sounds like you have some promising books within this stack (if it can even be called a stack haha!)

    Reading With Jade

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  19. You did fantastic! I'm excited to hear about the children's books!

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  20. Wow that's a lot of books - enjoy them all!

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  21. so jealous! I didn't know the book expo existed. Might have to check it out next year! :)

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  22. WOW, is all I can say. There must be an art in acquiring books at such a function. As a librarian, I am sure you will put them all to good use. I enjoyed seeing the children's books. I'm on the look out!

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  23. Holy smokes that must be a record from BEA. I brought home 16 books from there, which I thought was good. How many boxes of books did you ship? hmm

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  24. YOWZA! I can't believe you were able to get that many books! Were you able to get a lot of book swag?

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