Monday, June 2, 2014

Mailbox Monday - 6/2/14

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do).    

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.

Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.

Here’s a shout out to the new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Vicki of I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit 

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive. 


I hope you had a good mailbox.  


I am featuring the haul from BEA for my mailbox.


Giveaway here for 
until June 5.


I attended the BEA Conference in New York City last week.  

It was fantastic as always.  Even though you are exhausted at the end of the day, it is so worth it.
I got to see blogging friends I met last year, and I met up with Laura of Library of Clean Reads for the first time this year.

The books pictured below are from the Book Blogger Conference on Wednesday, publishers' booths that were either giveaways or author signings, and the Speed Dating Session on Friday.  The Speed Dating Session is ALWAYS so much fun. they are.  I don't know which one to read first.  :)

This is what the tables looked like when we walked into the Speed Dating Session.  

Is that a book lover's feast or what?

And here is what I brought home.  THANK YOU to EVERY publisher.


  1. WOW! I'm glad you had an awesome BEA. I'm practically drooling over my keyboard :) One year maybe I'll get there...better start saving for the excess baggage now!

  2. Luckily my son lives in New York so I leave the books at his house, and he brings the books home when he visits. :)

    It also saves on lodging.

    Thanks for stopping, samstillreafing.

  3. I'd have a tough time deciding which to read first! Sounds like you had a great time at BEA!

  4. It will be difficult.

    I had a very nice time. Exhausted, but very nice.

    The best was seeing bloggers in person.

    THANKS for stopping, Mary.

  5. I love seeing the books everyone got at BEA. Mine aren't here yet but I don't think we got many in common. It was great seeing you again!

  6. Nice pics! I have some pics of the speed dating event to post this week.. that was fun. My books will hopefully be here by the end of the week, I shipped everything. AWESOME to see you as always!

  7. Wow! Nice haul. I've avoided BEA because I know I'll come home with way more than I can read. Perhaps that will motivate me to polish off the older books in my TBR pile so I can go in a few years. Hope you enjoy your books.

  8. That is a nice pile of books.

  9. Lovely photos and obviously lovely books!

  10. It was great to see you again this year, Elizabeth. I punked out on Saturday - just too tired. You really got a lot of books, I can't imagaine how you got them all home. Happy Reading!

  11. I only attended BEA 2008 when it was in LA. And I was totally unprepared for how to deal with the haul.

    Next time I'm taking rolling suitcases, like I do to book signings! LOL

    You got a nice haul...and how great that you can leave them at your son's house...and that you can stay there during the event.


  12. Hi Elizabeth,

    What fun we had! So glad you joined up with me and showed me the ropes. My suitcases were so heavy I was puffing and huffing getting on and off the train, and I still have a box shipped that should arrive soon. How crazy!

    And next year I will definitely do the Speed Dating.

  13. Quite a haul; should keep you reading for a couple of weeks anyway.

  14. Nice haul, I was there on Saturday for the first time.

  15. Glad you had fun at BEA! The speed dating event sounds awesome. Enjoy all your new books!

  16. Your BEA haul? All I gotta say is WOW! What are your priorities out of that stack of beauties?

  17. Sounds like you had a great week! I love peeking at your new books, how fun! I've got so many books now, I know BEA will be overwhelming, but in a good way.

  18. You got an impressive amount if books, should keep you busy for a while.
    Have a good week.

  19. THANKS for stopping, Samantha.

    They will definitely keep me busy.

  20. Great to hear we have some books in common, Kathy.

    It was very nice seeing you again too.

  21. Awesome seeing you to, Sheila.

    I love Speed Dating. Will look forward to your photos.

    My books won't be here until my son visits the on the weekend of June 20, but that's ok. I have to figure out where to put them.

  22. HAVE to go. You will figure out what to do with all the books. :)

    It is an amazing experience.

    THANKS for stopping.

  23. Thanks for stopping, Nise.

    Yes...a nice stack of some great books I want.

  24. Alex...I left all the books at my son's house. :)

    He took a few so I will come home with about ten missing. :)

    Great seeing you again too.

  25. They had a suitcase check where you can leave an empty suitcase and fill it up once your bag got too heavy.

    Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

    Glad to hear you were able to attend the BEA at least once.

  26. We did have fun, Laura.

    It was lovely "hanging out" with you.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  27. RAnn...I agree. Books for years and years. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

  28. Tribute Books Mama...I hope you weren't disappointed in the Saturday event with all the BookCon folks there.

    It was VERY crowded. It looks like they were having a great time just like everyone.

    Glad you were able to attend.

    Too bad I didn't know you were there. We could have said hello.

  29. readingdate...thanks for stopping by.

    I did have fun at the BEA. I loved meeting other bloggers and of course seeing publishers and authors.

  30. littleredreviewer...thanks so much for stopping.

    Going to check out your blog.

    I can't decide which one to read first, but I am leaning toward An Italian Wife. :)

  31. It is a lot of fun Anita. Just meeting the authors and publishers is AMAZING.

    Thanks for stopping, Anita.

  32. wow, amazing pile! enjoy. Can't wait for BEA to come to Chicago in 2016!

  33. Hi Elizabeth,

    Which one of us wouldn't have had the best time, surrounded by all those lovely books! I am SOoooo! jealous, but pleased that you had such a good time.

    I would really love to meet up with some of the bloggers I have become virtual friends with over the years and the chance to catch up with your son is always good, isn't it?

    Enjoy whichever book you decide to start with and have a good weekend,


  34. THANKS, Yvonne.

    It was so much fun, and YES...meeting other bloggers in person is awesome.

    My son loves my being there too...home-cooked MOM meals. :)

    THANKS for stopping.

  35. You will love the BEA, Emma of wordsandpeace.

    I won't be going to Chicago, though. :)