Blogging on a Phone is Way Harder than you would think.

So I have been trying to blog on my phone, but it just wasn’t happening. The Javits Center is a cell phone death trap that eats your battery and denies you service. However, I am now in the comfort of my sisters apartment in Brooklyn and everyone is thankfully still asleep, even my little niece Ruby.

The past two days have been insane. BEA always is. You walk into Javits and are assaulted by noise, booths and throngs of people. You never know who you are going to meet. I bumped into Flavor Flav and Jane Lynch and Rhymenoverous happen upon Tyra herself. Talk about three names I never expected to use in the same sentence. That is the beauty of this show. You’re just walking around, seeing the sights and then there is William Joyce or Katherine Paterson signing their new books and you geek out a little and possibly gush because you have all of their books and the binding is broken and pages are falling out because you have read them too many times and OH MY GOD WHY DID YOU KILL LESLIE INBRIDGE TO TERABITHIA?! DO YOU KNOW HOW THAT KILLED ME AS A CHILD?! Love the new book though! Big fan right here… Then you run away hoping that they will meet someone more insane than you. That is about the time you run into your sort of cousin, who has the same obscure last name as you, so you know you’re related, especially since she’s a librarian and you both blog, but you’ve only met on Twitter. (Yes, this happened. Hi, Maura!) Not only do you meet her, but you get to put all sorts of faces to Twitter names because there are book bloggers everywhere and it lets you know that there are people in the world outside of the books and blogs, which is nice to remember from time to time. That is why everyone should go to BEA at least once.

Moving on… I tend to get really excited about the books that I find that maybe I hadn’t heard of before. We’ll being doing a whole post on what I brought back from BEA and what we are most hyped about reading, but I do want to tell you about one that I am really excited about called Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Amulet, August 2011). Amulet is an imprint of Abrams, which is a publisher that I keep falling more and more in love with and hope to review many more of their upcoming books. Peter Nimble is a ten-year-old blind orphan who has taken to a life of thievery. One day he steals a mysterious box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. I am not sure what each pair does, but the copy on the back of the book says that the first pair he tries transports him to a hidden island where he is presented with a quest. Unforgettable swashbuckling adventures ensue. How is that not the most fabulous book EVER?! I can’t wait to dive into it.

We have many more books to tell you about and a few to give away… which brings me to Maggie Stiefvater‘s upcoming book Forever (Scholastic, July 12, 2011). I grabbed an ARC of this at the Scholastic booth and since I’m not really a Maggie Stiefvater fan, I thought that I would share it with you fine people. Leave a comment about why you want or should get the book. The most convincing argument wins… GO!

On that note, have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


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I am a pirate princess and Governor of Melee Island. I live a quiet life of looting and pillaging with my plunder bunny, Guybrush Threepwood. (I also enjoy reading. A lot. Any book will do.) View all posts by SwordMistressofMeleeIsland

14 responses to “Blogging on a Phone is Way Harder than you would think.

  • Me, My Shelf and I (Amber)

    Well, you see. Maggie’s books take place in Minnesota, where I live. I am bound to these books by a level no one can understand (even fellow Plus, IF I won – I wouldn’t even keep it but give it to my amazing friend who has an author like crush on her as a gift for her birthday – and I would even blog the transaction so you on I’m not just putting you on.

    It would be the FIRST ARC my friend would ever receive, and to have it be by the person she idolizes would be amazing.

    meandmyshelf at gmail dot come

    thank you for the contest!

  • SwordMistressofMeleeIsland

    That is quite a convincing argument. Let’s see if anyone can beat it! We’ll keep the contest open through the weekend!

  • Iffath

    Looks like you had a lot of fun at BEA! I’d SO love to go..if only I didn’t live in another country! XD

    Why I should win Forever..hmm..does telling you that I’m like, her BIGGEST fan and that I practically cried when I found out that she was at BEA and there were ARCs of both Forever AND The Scorpio Races count?! Because I am. And I DID. Lol.

    Thanks for being so generous and giving it away! (I’m int’l only enter me if you’re shipping in’tlly) šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin

    I feel you should give me this book, not only so that I can read it sooner, rather than later, thus satisfying my endless curiosity, but also because I have the pathological need to gloat.

    That’s right. I need to take pictures of myself with this book so that I can rub other people’s faces in it.

    I’m not proud of this need. But it exists none the less.

    So, you need to give the book to me. Otherwise who knows what lengths I will go to in order to fulfill my gloating tendencies.

  • welcome to our wonderland

    oh my gosh I’d love a copy of this book I loved Shiver and Linger and can’t wait to read this one (I think it is the last which makes me kinda sad).

    fingers crossed

  • Cindy(Cindy's Love Of Books)

    A good argument for why I should win, hmmm good one.

    I guess pulling out the card that we met last year at BEA and actually stayed in the same hotel wouldn’t really be a good enough argument right?

    How about I have read the previous books in the series and I absolutely love the seriest so far and I am absolutely dying to find out what happens next.

    When i heard that Maggie was going to be at BEA with not only this book but Scorpian Races I was almost ready to race to NYC and BEA to nab my copy and sleep in central part (since I didn’t have a place to stay) if need be.

    SAdly it seems like the bloggers I know who were going didn’t nab any for me or wouldn’t/couldn’t. So I guess the only thing I could say would be pretty pretty please with a cherry on top pick me šŸ™‚

    Also If you were to pick me, after I read it I would pass it on to another derserving person who would truly want to read and appreciate Maggie’s books.

  • Lauren

    Because I really really want to read it now and waiting is lame. That’s about as convincing as I can get šŸ™‚

  • Kathy M Burnette

    I should win forever because you are not giving away copies of Peter and I will not learn what makes his new eyes so fantastic. A copy of Forever would go a long toward easing my pain.

  • thereadingzone

    Because I really want to read it! Oh yeah, and my high school freshman are mad at me because I didn’t get an ARC at BEA for them. šŸ™‚


  • Pam

    Do you have the wordpress app? I want to read Forever badly. I will never skip another BEA.

  • Cristal

    Winning An ARC of Forever would be absolutely amazing!! Since the first day I discovered Shiver and Maggie Stiefvater almost a year ago I have been in LOVE <333 with the series!! It's seriously one I'd the most perfect *me* books I've ever read–it has so much of everything I love & Maggie's writing is so beautiful & the characters are amazing!!! & it's got me in love with poetry & since reading Shiver I've discovered the amazing world of book blogs & even though i dont have a blog I've still been able to talk with people who love books as much as I do!! & I've read all Maggie's books so far & follow her short story blog & I've had a song from the book called Summer Girl (the Sulaiman Azimi version) on constant replay!!! :)) it's amazing just like the series :D. Thanks for the giveaway :))))

  • Cristal

    Oh & I forgot the Shiver cover is my icon <<<<< thanks again!!! šŸ˜€

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