Well, this actually happened.
A couple of my stick friends and I (That Cover Girl and GReads!) hitched a ride with Lindsi from Books, Sweets, and Other Treats from Texas to NYC for a week of bookish festivities. And by the way, we met some pretty awesome people, as evidenced below.
of course, caffeine is vital to any busy bea week
tara from fiction folio, who i HAVE been in real life and is hilarious and sweet and i love her to pieces
tara from hobbitsies
jamie from the perpetual page turner
melanie from reclusive bibliophile
And some author love. You guys, I can't even tell you the magnitude of my squees when I received mentions on Twitter and these photos were attached to them.
my name on a piece of paper and libba bray amidst a smooch. by the way, can i just explain how apparently libba called me from someone's phone and left a voicemail? BUT I DIDN'T GET IT BECAUSE MY PHONE SUCKS!? yeah. that happened. but the important thing is, libba bray called me.
jeri smith-ready and myself. i may or may not have teared up just a little bit when i saw this photo, because i love JSR something fierce (not to mention her books. i love those, too <3) and she was awesome enough to take this picture with "me."
So, even though I didn't get to go to BEA, I have a fabulous group of blogger friends who made it special, regardless. I even got a SUPER FABULOUS phone call from Jamie, Carla, April, Anna, Tara, and Kristi! It made the excruciating jealousy dwindle down quite a bit to know that I got to experience a little piece of BEA from hundreds of miles away.
Thank you, Lindsi, for cutting out my head, gluing it to a stick, and taking me everywhere you went!