I collected some of the social media highlights of my Book Expo 2016 experience on Storify and thought I’d share them here as well. If you’re not seeing the embedded story in your feed reader, please click on through to the blog!
But first, shout-outs to some of the people who made BEA 2016 Chicago such a great time:
My roommate and blogging BFF Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) and our hotel neighbors Candace (Beth Fish Reads) and Sheila (Book Journey): It was the BEST to share breakfasts, dinners, walkabouts, and book talk with three of my closest, oldest (in blog years, that is) friends!
Michelle (That’s What She Read): I was SO excited to meet my fellow Armchair BEA co-founder and book-blogging accountant face-to-face for the first time.
It’s always a highlight re-connect with BEA regulars like Michelle’s roommate Jenn (Jenn’s Bookshelves), Gayle (Everyday I Write the Book), and Kerry (Entomology of a Bookworm).
And thanks to BEA’s change of venue this year, I met Melissa (Scuffed Slippers and Wormy Books) and the “Commuter Crew” – Katie (Words for Worms), Julie (JulzReads), Marisa (The Daily Dosage) and Stacey (Unruly Reader), attending for the first (or second) time ever.
I know I must be forgetting some people, so here’s a big virtual wave to everyone!
And now…The BEA 2016 Highlight Reel, via Storify
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