Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Taking a Break.. Officially..

Hey guys. I know it feels like forever since I have posted here and it's true! My school work load is just enormous and I am trying to read as much as I can on the weekends. PLEASE PLEASE follow me on Goodreads as that is the only site I am currently updating on a regular basis and my twitter where I am sharing about book news daily @JaclynPsyD

I am also still reviewing titles that I receive on NetGalley and they gave me this handy badge to let publishers know that I am at an 80% or above feedback rate so please continue to reach out to me via my GR and Twitter accounts. Thanks guys and I'll hopefully be back to blogging full time again sometime soon...


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BEA & the PsyD Blues..

Man when I decided to go back to school for my doctorate in psychology it was something that I wanted forever. I mean seriously forever. However, I did not realize how much it would cut into my personal reading time. I haven't been able to read many books lately and am looking forward to summer! However, what better way to celebrate my first year of doc school done then going to BEA!! I absolutely cannot wait to go to Book Expo America. It is the highlight of my year and I am really looking forward to going all 3 days when it is the last year it will be in NYC.. Not sure if I will be attending Book Con though because I did not have  a great experience last year. Anyways let me know if you are going and when.. Tweet me @JaclynPsyD

Surviving Book Con..

If this is your first year attending Book Con well I have some pointers for you, Sure! Well I usually go to BEA and last year was the first year of BookCon and it was really scary. They over sold it by thousands of people and the Fire Marshall almost had to shut it down. So I would be prepared for large crowds and to make sure you have a meet up point with friends. I'm not kidding. Lol. Um this year BEA is not sharing the floor with BookCon, it is finishing the day before so they are saying the over crowding will not be a problem but I will still play it really safe. It was so crowded last year people couldn't get into panels. 

What I do every year is make an extremely detailed schedule and then highlight who is a must see. Some people spent all day in panels and couldn't even get to the autographing area. Make sure you plan out who you want to see and check early if they are lining people up for that person because they had lines forming 2 hours before a person was scheduled to sign. Wear sneakers. Bring food and water and a phone charger and your schedule. but I honestly can't stress how important it is to plan a head make a schedule get their early and map out the floor..