Almost There || New York & Book Expo America

almost there new york

When you’re anticipating something, for awhile you think that time couldn’t move fast enough. Until it does. Until the days are suddenly flying by.

It’s hard to believe I’m off to New York the day after tomorrow. It felt so far away still when I found out I was going two months ago. That’s 8 weeks of constantly flailing in excitement of all the things- especially BEA things!

Attending BEA is the highlight of my trip and I think what I’m most excited about is the fact that I will be meeting so many fabulous people during the expo- fabulous bookish people, that is. And of course, I’m also thrilled about all the books and the signings! Really, I may be too excited about too many of them to the point that my BEA schedule is completely packed. (You can check out my BEA 2015 schedule on Google Docs.) Oh well. It’s going to be so much fun!!!!! (If you will be there too, or at the Teen Author Carnival or BookCon, please say hi!!!)

The next thing I’m totally psyched about is that I’m traveling to one of my bucket list destinations. The past week has been dedicated to planning my itinerary so that I can see all the places I’ve always dreamed of visiting in New York. I’m planning to do all the touristy things before BEA and I’m looking forward to photographing the whole adventure! I’ve decided that all personal travel posts will be shared on my other blog, Films and Reveries, but BEA recaps will definitely be shared here.

Anyway, I just thought I’d share an update to let y’all know I’m alive and very much eager for the awesome week that’s to come. If you’ve attended BEA before or traveled to NYC, I would so appreciate recommendations/tips!

PS: This isn’t a hiatus post! I’m going to try and schedule reviews during the week that I’m away. Or if any of you are interested in guest posting, just let me know!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Amalfi on May 21, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Congrats!!!!!!! You deserve it!

  2. Raffy Perez on May 21, 2015 at 11:31 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. I’m sooooooo excited for you and ate Louisse!! I’m so excited to see your recaps and photos!! Have a safe flight!!!! :)

  3. Kitty on May 21, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I hope you have a great time at BEA! I’m seeing so many posts about it and trying not to be jealous.

  4. Taylor @ Musical Bibliophile on May 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I’m so jealous! I couldn’t go to BEA this year because I moved from New York. Seriously, like
    I moved this week! There are so many good places to go while you are there. Go to The Strand, its a bookstore. They have so many cheap books. And you have to go to the Waffle truck and get a waffle, seriously the best waffle you will ever have!!!! Have fun!!

  5. Ashley on May 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I can’t wait to meet you in person Hazel! Our panel is going to be AMAAAZING!

    I took a look at your schedule—it certainly looks full. I hope you get all of your “must-haves”. :)

  6. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog on May 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    You will have such a great time! New York is such an amazing city too. I am going to BookCon since it’s on the weekend and am still trying to figure out exactly how to plan my day!

  7. Ashley M on May 22, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Hi, checked out you spreadsheet.
    was curious what booth #3319 was? I can`t seem to find who it belongs to and I have seen it everywhere.

    Ashley M
    Books Buying Beauty

  8. Inah @ The Bibliophile Confessions on May 22, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Paper Towns movie panel OH MY GOSH! Haha! Have loads of fun, Hazel!

  9. Shelumiel on May 22, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Aaaaaahhh – YOU HAVE ALL THE FUN, Hazel!

  10. Kristin on May 22, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you so much for posting your list of events for BEA! I made a list a few weeks ago but there were some things on yours that I was missing! Maybe I’ll get to meet you at BEA!

  11. Shannon on May 22, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Is this your first visit to NYC? If so, that’s awesome! Be careful though, once you visit once, you just have to keep coming back! ;)

  12. Brittersweet on May 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    So excited to meet you! Also very excited for you and Ashley’s panel!! That’s the one I’m looking forward to the most!! This is gonna be theeee beeesstttt! If you could feel my excitement I’m practically vibrating!! I am the worst with faces but I’ll prob be in a ton of the same lines so if I don’t find you please find me!
    Britt @ please feed the bookworm.
    I’ll be carrying Throne of Glass totes!

  13. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination on May 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    It’s so exciting that you’re going to NYC. I know you’ll have a blast on your trip to BEA and the city in general. You should definitely check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and specifically the Arms and Armor exhibit there. Really, the whole museum is fabulous. MoMath also looks pretty cool, although I’ve never been there before. I think it’s in NYC? Oh, and having ice cream in Central Park is just a must. China Town’s pretty cool, too. BUY LYCHEES THERE.

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