BEA Blues {Weekly Wrap Up 109}

Weekly Wrap Up is a weekly post in which I recap posts, showcase new books and highlight what’s to come! Also, I share a pic of the week and share discussion posts that caught my eye*. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s reviewsThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Hey! How was your week!? Most of my week was busy with work and weeping with envy for the BEA goers. I think this year was harder for me because I have become SO CLOSE to so many that were there and I’m just sad I couldn’t go!

HOWEVER, on Mother’s Day I met up with Erica for the Fierce Reads event which was fun! I honestly felt like the signing was rushed and it was impersonal, which could have been either the staff of the bookstore or other people involved. Either way, I had a great time with Erica and hanging out talking about nothing and everything!

I’m nervous about how much time I will have dedicated to the blog these next few months. There have been some changes at work with a few people resigning, so my workload is doubling! Just know that I’m around, even though it might take me a few days to return comments and the like! Which reminds me, did you like the Not So Bookish Monday!? SO FUN!

Blog wise – I started the new weekly Not So Bookish Monday with my April Ipsy Glam Bag! Hope you enjoyed something different and hope you’re looking forward to more! 🙂

Until next week, hope you have a great weekend!

Posts last week

I also Guest Posted over @ Caffeinated Book Review for Caffeinated BEA Takeover week! Head over and check out Top Books That Affect Me On A Personal Level

Current Giveaways

♥ Copy of Extraordinary by Miriam Spitzer Franklin — Ends May 20th, 2016

♥ Any Middle Grade Book! INT — Ends Jun 10th, 2016

Twitter Giveaway —

Currently Reading*


I’ve been meaning to read ALL BROKE DOWN for forever. I really adore the narrators! Silas is such an ass but I adore him. As for Flawed, I’ve had it for MONTHS but after meeting Cecelia and hearing more about the book from her, I am super excited to read it!

All The Pretties!

Books received from authors and publishers are for review consideration

I borrowed ALL BROKE DOWN from the Libary, the lovely Mary sent me an ARC of MY LADY JANE and I purchased THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER at the Fierce Reads tour!

Posts that caught my eye!

Not much blog hopping this week!

♥ Julia @ Perfection Called Books asks, What Makes a Good Series?

♥ Lauren @ Bookmark Lit shares some titles she is excited for that don’t come out for a LONG TIME

♥ Ashley @ Nose Graze shares How to Edit Your Theme’s Functions.php File Without Killing Your Site 

♥ Lory @ Emerald City asks, How do you deal with comments?

♥ Nick @ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Book Lost shares Disappointing Series & Why They Might Be a Good Thing

 My week on Instagram

Until Next Week…


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23 thoughts on “BEA Blues {Weekly Wrap Up 109}

  1. Nick

    I was fine/not jealous about BEA until I saw Wendy’s drunk tweets and I was like I WANT TO SEE THAT IN PERSON. Haha! 😀
    That’s fun that you got to meet Erica and go to the Fierce Reads event even though it wasn’t well-organized.
    I’m looking forward to reading My Lady Jane. It sounds like a fun historical, which isn’t something you see a lot.
    Good luck with work. I hope it doesn’t kick your butt too much!
    Have a great weekend!
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    1. tonyalee

      LOL Wendy drunk is fun, for sure. It wasn’t about books at all, but all the people. I miss my people!

      It was well organized, just… rushed? IDK it was an odd feeling.

  2. Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

    Thanks for sharing my discussion post! And I also was sad i could not go to BEA this year — I’m seriously thinking about making the effort next time. Flying is not on the cards, but I could drive to New York. I’m glad you got to attend the Fierce Reads event anyway, even if it wasn’t perfect.

  3. Grace Fonseca

    Awesome haul. I honestly was glad that I didn’t go to BEA. I heard that at times there was fighting and arguing on some of the lines for certain books. I don’t like when I hear things like that. I like ALA more. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love
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    1. tonyalee

      REALLY? I didn’t hear that at all! I think there’s something that happens at each event, but I could be wrong. I wanted to do ALA this June but things changed. I will for sure do mid winter since it will be here in Atlanta!

      Have a great week!

    1. tonyalee

      It’s interesting so far! This is her debut YA from my understanding 🙂 I haven’t read her other adult books though, sadly!

  4. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    I was bummed I couldn’t got to BEA because it’s BEA but also I love Chicago. I am hopefully going to go to it next year since NYC is easy for me to get to. So cool you got to meet up with Erica at that event!! Hope you enjoy your new pretties 🙂 Have a great week!
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  5. Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads

    I, too, was bummed about missing BEA. I didn’t realize I’d miss it as much as I did. Though honestly, I think I missed the people more than the tradeshow floor madness and the books. I want to say I’ll go next year since it’s back in NYC, but I’m still not sure… especially with ApollyCon in Orlando just a couple months before. Ugh. Sorry to hear about people resigning from work. We’re down a designer right now so it’s been pretty crappy. My boss can’t get someone hired soon enough! Hope you have a great week ahead!
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    1. tonyalee

      That’s more of what I was saying – the people. I honestly only knew of like 5 books that were going to be there so. It’s back in NYC next year!? I thought it would be in CHicago for at least a few years.

  6. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    Ah, remember real life is more important than blogging, so take it easy and rest because it sounds pretty crazy at work at the moment! It definitely sounds like you had lots of fun at the Fierce Reads event. Happy reading!

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