My Children’s BEA Broadast



Along with reading adult and YA books, I enjoy sharing my love of reading with my granddaughter.  While at BEA, these are a  couple of titles that grabbed my attention.

emma and me

Bad Dog Flash  by Ruth Paul
The Night Parade  by Lily Roscoe

Emma ( my granddaughter ) has a little sister on the way, so I chose a couple of books to share with her too.
child books
Nutley by Stephanie Sorkin
What’s So Yummy?  by Robbie H. Harris
Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli
Pioneer Girl  by Pamela Smith Hill


I also picked up these books to share with both granddaughters when they get older.

middle grade


Ava and Pip by Carol Weston
The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando
Secret of the Silver Key by Jane O’Connor
Pink & Green is the New Black by Lisa Greenwald


My BEA Broadcast

Wednesday was Book Blogger Conference.

The best session was Software 101: Best Blogging Tools

Thea James was the moderator.
She was : Amazing
Asked questions I wanted the answers to
Kept the dialogue moving right along
Made us laugh a few times too!

Photo from BEA

The speakers were: Sarah Wendell
Stephanie Sinclair
Becca Brennan

They all had interesting information to share.
They kept my attention and taught me a few things.

The other sessions left me disappointed.
I did not come out with much information to use.

Let me know how the conference was for you.
I would like to hear about the other sessions.

BEA – Blogger Expectations Abound

BEA – we are here!!
I wish you could hear my excitement!!

Today is the blogging conference.
There is so much I want to learn and people I want to meet.

There are sessions to choose from, with bloggers experience to learn from.  I am hoping you will see some changes on my website after I absorb all this information.

Because It Is My Blood

Author:  Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Straus and Giroux
Pages:  368
Genre: Young Adult / Dystopia
Source: BEA
Goodreads:   Since her release from Liberty Children’s Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve–and her heart–will be tested as never before.

Ope’s Opinion:   I was given this book at BEA.  I am not a dystopia reader, but thought I would try it.  Then I realized it was the second book in a series.  So I decided not to read it, but I thought the author deserved the exposure of her book.  

                                          If you would like to read this, I suggest you get All These Things I’ve Done first.  It is the first of  the series.

Rating:  I have given no rating here because I have not read this book.

In My Mailbox BEA 2012

I made a  video blog with my daughter Kristin of Kritters Ramblings.   She took me to BEA and we were able to collect a pile of books to share with each other! Now I want to share those books with all of you book lovers. I love to read picture books to my granddaughter, YA, Christian Fiction and more. 

Margie at Ope’s Opinions Picks:

Kristin at Kritters Ramblings Picks:

A portion of the books that came home with us, some were gifted to friends and family.  I still can’t believe what we were able to bring home.  Sorry no pictures to share.

A Fatal Debt by John Gapper
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Kiss and Make Up by Katie D. Anderson
If You Have To Cry Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
Porch Lights by Dorthea Benton Frank
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
The Innocents by Francesca Segal

Tiger in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Please Forgive Me by Anne Bird Joseph Beatty
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
Paris in Love by Eloisa James – Random
The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane
Dare Me by Megan Abbott
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Home by Morning by Alexis Harrington
Skinny by Donna Cooner
After Hello by Lisa Mangum

Everyone She Loved by Sheila Curran
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
Courting Justice by Brenda Jackson
Private Arrangements by Brenda Jackson
Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts
34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues
A Novel Panorama City by Antoine Wilson
Monster Hunter by Larry Correia
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman

White Truffles in Winter by N.M. Kelby
The Lost Prince by Seldon Edwards
Heading Out to Wonderland by Robert Goolrick
Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen
The Absolutist by John Boyne
Rues of Civility by Amor Towles
BEA Buzz Books 
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Viking
The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
A Million Heavens by John Brandon
Matched by Ally Condie
A Deeper Darkness by J.T. Ellison 
Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
And She Was by Alison Gaylin
Vanishing Girls by Katia Lief

The Cupcake Diaries by Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne
Hotels, Hospitals and Jails by Anthony Swofford
The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper
The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels
Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell – Harper
Legend by Marie Lu
Love Slave by Jennifer Spiel