Monday, May 22, 2006

BEA Continued... Oh, the Books I Will Read (One of these Days...)

So, people continue to accuse me of having a bit of an obsession with books. I say, what? Madness.

What books did I get at BEA? Please, not enough, in my personal opinion. Especially after looking through last week's issue of Publisher's Weekly and seeing how many things I missed. (Maybe I should take a page from Linda and rename this blog Book Whore.) I need to work out harder so I can carry more next year. A couple of days of tenderness and severe bruising? But I get free books for my pains? Bring it, baby.

Aside from John, Paul, George & Ben by the awesome Lane Smith, there were books a-plenty to be had. I've got most of them at home right now, but let's see how what I can remember.

I got to meet chick-lit writers Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs and get a signed copy of See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit to feed my inner Helen Fielding. Quirk Books, the publisher, has such a fun title list and their booth reflected that fun. I'm such a sucker for fun books, which is why I love Workman, Chronicle and MQ and haunted their booths at BEA.

Speaking of MQ, I got a copy of Fearless Gourmet from their booth which looks like an Anthony Bourdain meets Zagats type of book. I also picked up a copy of The United States of Arugula: How America Became a Gourmet Nation from the Broadway/Random booth, further illustrating how obsessed my Food Network viewing has become. (Ham on the Street cookbook - anyone hear me out there?!)

That's about all for now - I should start working on following up some of the contacts I made... more to come later, when I have the rest of the books around me. Children's books and more to come!


Stacey said...

You went nuts!

Roe said...

That's not even the half of it. It was insane. I want to find a picture of the inside so you can see how cool it was. I showed BookTV to Will over the weekend and he said, "You were in there somewhere?" It was awesome.