Wordless Wednesday: New York City Blue

These photos were taken in and around New York City during my visit for Book Expo America 2012. Our Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday prompt this week is “Blue/Purple”–I’m a bit blue because I’m not back there this week at BEA 2013. #NextYearInNYC
NYC June 2012 photo collage  www.3rsblog.com
Top: Lower Manhattan, seen from New York Harbor. Botton left: Times Square. Botton right: the Chrysler Building.

My photos, edited with Snapseed and collaged with PicFrame

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#BookExpo 2012: A Not-so-Bookish Highlight Reel

#BookExpo 2012: A Not-so-Bookish Highlight Reel

During my week in New York City for Book Expo America 2012, I developed a better understanding of the bloggers who go to events like BlogHer and don’t actually go to many of the functions at the event; they come to see the friends they only get to see off-line during these few days that bring them all together. When BEA 2013 comes around, I may be one of those bloggers myself; I felt myself on […]

#BEABloggerCon: Rights and Wrongs and Missed Opportunities

#BEABloggerCon: Rights and Wrongs and Missed Opportunities

I signed up for the bloggers-convention portion of Book Expo America 2012 insanely early–months in advance, even before it officially became the BEA Bloggers Conference–but I waffled for weeks over whether I’d actually attend. The Book Blogger Conventions in 2010 and 2011 were volunteer projects developed and planned by book bloggers. Purchase of the event by Reed Exhibitions/BEA early in 2012 held the potential for a more professionally-produced event, but the plans and programming announcements […]

#BEABloggerCon: A (Self-)Critical Review of the “Critical Reviews” Panel

#BEABloggerCon: A (Self-)Critical Review of the “Critical Reviews” Panel

When I was invited to be part of a panel at the 2012 BEA Bloggers Conference, I accepted in the interest of adding one more blogger to the program. Although I didn’t know any of the other panelists, the topic “Critical Reviews: Fine-Tuning Your Craft” sounded like one that belonged at a book-blogging conference–if I hadn’t been asked to participate in the session, I would have been interested in attending it. (I was asked to […]

Sunday Salon: Back From #BEA2012, with Books!

Sunday Salon: Back From #BEA2012, with Books!

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Armchair BEA: Best Books, BEA 2012 Edition

Armchair BEA: Best Books, BEA 2012 Edition

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Pleased to Meet Me: Armchair BEA & BEA Introductions!

Pleased to Meet Me: Armchair BEA & BEA Introductions!

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The Last-Minute BEA Packing & Planning Post

The Last-Minute BEA Packing & Planning Post

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Sunday Salon on Monday: BEA Might NOT Be All About Books…

Sunday Salon on Monday: BEA Might NOT Be All About Books…

(Yes, I know, it’s another “Sunday Salon on Monday,” but this is a long holiday weekend in the USA. It’s also the unofficial kick-off of summer. Why are you sitting there reading blog posts?) At this time next week, many of us will be in New York City carrying out our various agendas for Book Expo America week. For some of us, the biggest attraction is the abundance of galleys and backlist books that publishers […]

Sunday Salon on Monday: Various Updates Without a Clever Subtitle

Sunday Salon on Monday: Various Updates Without a Clever Subtitle

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Pros and Cons and Conferences and UnCons

Pros and Cons and Conferences and UnCons

(Warning: Dithering follows…) I signed up for the 2012 Book Blogger Convention so long ago it still was the “Book Blogger Convention.” According to the official records, I created my registration for Book Expo America and BBC on January 23. I’d registered earlier for 2011’s BBC and had been holding off this year in anticipation of news about BBC programming, but since I was at least 95% sure I was returning this year no matter […]

The one where I beg for your votes in the Independent Book Blogger Awards

The one where I beg for your votes in the Independent Book Blogger Awards

UPDATED to correct an error in my reading of the contest terms: you may vote for one blog in each category, one time–not per day! If you usually read these posts in a feed reader and don’t click through to the blog, you probably haven’t seen this widget in the sidebar yet: /**/ Vote for this blog for the Independent Book Blogger Awards! Vote I’ve entered The 3 R’s Blog in the Independent Book Blogger […]

BEA and WBN: Two book events to talk about!

BEA and WBN: Two book events to talk about!

I’ve just put one bookish event on my calendar…and will be taking another one off. Is it too soon to ask about your plans for Book Expo America 2012?  The annual trade show will take place June 5-7 in New York City, and registration is already open! Bloggers may apply for non-editorial media badges or obtain a pass by registering to attend the Book Blogger Convention on June 4. For the record, the BBC registration costs less than the three-day […]