Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Armchair BEA: If I was in New York today

I am not sure why, but the first day of big events seem to have lots that I would want to do but then it slowly tapers down. But don't be deceived. Despite the fact that there are a lot less authors that I would be trying to see today, I would be doing a big-time fan-girl-dance-on-the-inside at least once!

So, the same rules apply as for yesterday. There would be no queues, no sore feet, all the booths would be right near each other so I could just wander leisurely from one place to the other - so not like real life at BEA at all.

Well maybe not all these behaviours!
My day would start with a visit to see Erin Morgenstern and talk to her about The Night Circus. This book made my list of excellent books for 2012 so I would love to talk about how she came up with the ideas for the book, all the excellent tents that were so magical and about the structure of the book!

After that, Sarah Maclean is signing 11 Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart. Interesting that this is the book that she is signing as she has had another book out since then!

Queue the fan girl dancing because I would next be on my way to see Robyn Carr! I credit this author for making me open to the possibility that I could actually enjoy reading contemporary romances after I read 12 or 13 books in the Virgin River series in the space of a month. We would be able to sit down, have a fantastic chat about the characters that populate the town of Virgin River, about what is coming next etc etc.

My final stop of the day would be to see Libba Bray. I am not sure why, but I actually didn't realise that this author even had a new book coming out, but I am definitely determined that I am going to get it now that I know about it!


  1. Marg -- Sound like you having a great and lovely times. I loves reading contemporary romance and always looking for more good one. Glad that Robyn Carr open that genre for you! I haven't yet read books by Robyn Carr but friends are recommendation me to read the Virgin River series. Eventually I will get to it :)

  2. Julie, I highly recommend the Virgin River series!

  3. You have BEA envy bad. I don't even want to look at what I'm missing

  4. More thumbs up for The Night Circus. I think I'll have to read it. I feel left out here all these positive remarks :)

  5. This was my first BEA day and you are so wrong to put that first sentence up there - the lines were long, my feet were sore at the end of the day - and I LOVED every minute of it!!!

  6. Fun! My mother wants me to try Carr now... We will see how that goes! And, yes, I am very excited about the Libba Bray book!

  7. Haven't read Sarah Maclean before, but I do love a good historical romance!! Is she anything like a Julia Quinn/Gaelen Foley etc?

    Dee, from e-Volving Books