The Sunday Salon (June 5): BEA Books

The Sunday I think I’ve now got all my BEA books listed at my LibraryThing account. Except for two, because apparently they’re so far from the pub date that they’re only listed at Goodreads.

Here’s a picture of them crammed onto my shelf (minus the Urban Farming book as my mom’s borrowed it). I’m kind of surprised I got them all in there, but they fit! Sort of. Anyway:

BEA 2011 Books

So: I brought back 44 books from BEA, not including two samplers. I had a double of one book that I’m sending off to Vasilly some time this week (and if you know what book it is DON’T TELL HER. It’s a surprise!), so I’ve actually got 43. So far I’ve read six! Yay!

The review aspect of these books are driving me insane, because while some of them have been published already some others won’t be published until 2012. That’s a really long time to wait for a scheduled post to go through! But I’m going to do that– I’m going to schedule things so far in advance the numbering will be way the fuck off. It’ll be February 2012 and I’ll have a review of book no. 60 or something and you’ll be like “wtf how did she already read 60 books,” and then I’ll have to say “no, this is a review I wrote LAST YEAR for LAST YEAR’S book no. 60 because I couldn’t put off reading it for six months. Sorry.” And that’s how it’s going to go down.

Just fyi.

Anyway, I’m gonna highlight some of the BEA books I’m most excited to read (or have read):

Some other books that were at BEA but I didn’t get a copy of that look really good: The Night Circus (Sept. 2011), Wonderstruck (Sept. 2011), Liesl & Po (Oct. 2011), Witch Eyes (Sept. 2011), Wildwood (Aug. 2011).

What BEA books are you most excited to read?

Books read this week:
48. Sparrow Road – Sheila O’Connor [rating: TBD] R
49. This Thing Called the Future – J.L. Powers [rating: TBD] B
50. Jack’s New Power – Jack Gantos [rating: TBD]
51. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh [rating: 5]
52. Tuesdays at the Castle – Jessica Day George [rating: TBD] B

Books reviewed this week:
36. Love Among the Chickens – P.G. Wodehouse [rating: Borrow it] e
40. The Explosionist – Jenny Davidson [rating: Borrow it]
41. The Warrior Heir – Cinda Williams Chima [rating: Borrow it] e

Currently reading:
I took a break from my BEA books to read some other review books hat’ve been hanging around for a while. Right now I’m a bit into The Wizard of Dark Street (July 2011), which so far has a secret magical part of NYC (yay!), a female protagonist who wants to be a detective (yay!) and hints of some very interesting and, hopefully, exciting plot developments ahead (yay again!).


From now until the end of July Revolutionary Party will be up there looking vaguely dangerous and exciting. Woohoo!

Also, I’ve got books and movies for sale at, some auctions going on at eBay, and a lot of cheap-o Kindle books listed at Free (& Cheap) Reads.

10 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon (June 5): BEA Books”

  1. I’ve been slaving away at getting my BEA books added to LibraryThing, too, not to mention trying to make myself a handy dandy little spreadsheet so I can keep the release dates straight. I think I’m only about halfway there.

    I stood in the crazy long line to get a signed copy of the The Night Circus, and I’m pretty sure that’s the BEA book I’m most looking forward to reading at the moment. Opinion subject to change as I go through my box and rediscover what I have there. 😉

    1. Ooo, a spreadsheet is a good idea! Or at least putting them in order of release date. I’ve just been reading them by whichever catches my fancy (hence my review problems).

    1. Haha, thanks! I actually had to switch to reading some other books because I was worried I’d finish my BEA books too quickly. 😛

  2. You’ve read six of your BEA books already?! That’s amazing! Your stack looks so good! The Night Circus is on NetGalley, just in case you still want to read it! 😉

    1. Thanks! And yeah, I requested it at NetGalley but I was rejected. 🙁 Oh well, I can wait until it comes out.

    1. It does! And it IS quite a pile, but I’m just happy I stayed under 50. If I had been willing to stand in more lines I might have come away with more– and then I’d REALLY have had a hard time fitting them onto a shelf.

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