Important BEA Info Right HERE. Sort of. Not really.

OMG YOU GUYS. Next week I will be at BEA (Book Expo of America) in which I will get to meet authors, hang out with my blogger friends, chat with publishing professionals and find out what books I should be DAMN excited about this Fall/Winter!! I’m super excited to be able to go again (my 3rd year though last year I had to leave early because of the wedding & no time off left).

If you are going to be at BEA leave me a comment telling me so and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE say hi if you see me. I will probably tackle hug you…you’ve been warned. But seriously in past BEAs I’ll always talk to people later and they’ll say “I saw you but I was too scared to say hi” to which I’m like NOW I’M SAD because I want to meeeeet you! So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE say hi to me if you see me. We can even have a code phrase if you see me or aren’t sure it’s me — something like “I want to roll around in piles of books and eat cupcakes all day”. Then BOOM ice is broken.

In order to ensure that you recognize me (and because apparently people say I am animated and have lots of faces) I created a handy guide of my many faces that you might see in the wild at BEA. Because I REALLY really want to meet you, friend!!

(All faces have been 100% husband approved. He says they are pretty spot on for each category and he has seen many of these faces in different situations.)




Are you going to BEA!?? Is this your first time? I’m happy to answer any questions you might have in the comments! And please SAY HI IF YOU SEE ME….or tweet me to tell me you think you see me!!

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she’s actually that old. When she’s not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.


  1. First of all: You’re hilarious.

    Second of all: I hope to see any and all of these faces at BEA. BECAUSE I WILL BE THERE. Likely making a lot of these faces too.

  2. OMG, I FREAKING LOVE YOU!! I seriously cannot wait to see ALL your crazy faces at BEA!!!! And prepare to see ours because we have plenty of them. I’m, like, the least shy person I know so I will tackle hug you ๐Ÿ˜‰ You, too, have been warned!!!

  3. I am not going to BEA however I love and adore this post so much and when we finally do meet (because sorry to say, dun dun dun it will happen!) I demand a tackle hug!

  4. I’ll be on the lookout for one of those many faces Jamie! My overwhelmed face is a scarily enormous smile and giant deer-in-headlight eyes. You’ll know it immediately if you see it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope to run into you!

  5. LOLOLOLOL!!!! I love all the faces! Hahha.. i feel like that overwhelmed at BEA face is what I’ll have for much of the first day at least.. that plus the waiting in line…. well, and the fangirl face for when I meet fellow bloggers! ๐Ÿ˜€

    See you next weeeeeeeek! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Right now I have my sobbing face (ok, not really). I’m not able to make it to BEA again this year and each post I see is like a stab in the heart! (Apparently I’m overly dramatic today.) Anyway, this was a really hilarious post and I hope you have a fabulous time!

  7. I’m going – first time! – and I will definitely look for you to say hello! I’m going to try to force myself to NOT be shy next week.

    One comment on your pics – this collection is lacking. Where is DUCK FACE??? Sure, you’ve got fish face, but it really can’t compare.

  8. This is the cutest thing ever! I will not feel bad in the slightest if I attack you at BEA then. I wonder which face I’ll get…

  9. This is awesome. I will be heading to BEA so I will be sure to be on the lookout for any of those faces.

  10. This post is awesome! So Jealous, that you will be at BEA!

  11. So excited for BEA! Hope to see you there! It’s my 3rd time going but the first time I went was many years ago, so I don’t really count it since I don’t remember much of it. Great post!!!

  12. Lol, you’re ridiculously cute. I’m so excited you’re going! And you’ll be at the BEA Blogger Picnic, right????? I hope so!!!

    Yay! BEA is almost here!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. You are beyond cute! <3 If I was going to BEA I'd tackle hug you.

  14. OMG, Jamie, you are too cute. I am prepared for tackle hugs and I will tackle hug back!!! Soooo excited to meet all the bloggers (psh, who cares about books. NO WAIT I TAKE THAT BACK, but seriously. BLOGGER FRIENDSSSS)
    Can’t wait to see you (and everyone else) there!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. OMG you are awesome! I love this post so much!

    I will be going to BEA this year for the FIRST time, and I’m super-excited. I cannot wait! And I’ll definitely be on the lookout for one of those faces when I’m there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. This is ADORABLE. I especially like all of Will’s interpretations! Haha

    I would totally say hi if I were going, but alas, I must Armchair it this year! Have fun!

  17. Aww, I wish that I could go and meet you in person!

  18. LOL, I really wish I was going.. I got to meet you already, but it would be fun to hang out again! :o) maybe next year. *crossing fingers*

  19. YAY WE HAVE A SLUMBER PARTY ALL WEEK! Cannot wait to room with you! xo

  20. You’re hate daggers are pretty tame compared to me. I think I scared a child once with mine. People who skip the line or are holding spots for like eight people really annoy me at BEA. But I’m still excited for next week. I’ll keep my eye out for you!!

    • Of course I meant to say “your” in that first part. Me and grammar don’t always mix, which is bad because I’m in grad school for book publishing. Shhhhh!! Don’t tell my professors!!

  21. I’ll be there! Look forward to seeing you!

  22. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book says:

    Hi Jamie!!

    I’m coming back to BEA as well and will hopefully see you in some of the many lines:-) I’m really looking forward to seeing you are super cute shoes though!!

    Can’t wait!
    Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book

  23. So excited to hear you make up songs about how long the lines are. ONE WEEEEEEEEK. Less than that even. AHHHHHH

  24. This was way too adorable for such a gray day. I am a book loving, non-book blogging NYCer and wish you an amazing BEA trip!

  25. Jamie. I love you. You’re amazing. I’d love to meet you one day!

  26. Not going to BEA (unfortunately), but may I say, I love your outfit in these pictures XD So cute!

  27. This is the best pre-BEA post ever. Hopefully I will meet you this year – never saw you last time!

  28. OMG I love you and I so can’t wait to meet you. And I will see every one of these faces if it kills me. Especially the fish face and the cutting in line face.

  29. OMG. This is too freaking hilarious. Love the faces. Seriously, I think I love you. I totally wish I was going to BEA, but I’m a big fat wuss. Maybe next year…

  30. I’m going!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I get the chance to meet you!

  31. I love this, you are so photogenic ! I’ll be on the lookout and wave if I see you

  32. I’m going to BEA! It’ll be my second time. Your “staring off into space” face is what I’ll probably look like most of the time, haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. This post is cute.. I will not be there but sure do wish I was meeting you there!

    Angela’s Anxious Life

  34. Gosh this is so damn cute!!!!!
    Can’t wait to see you next week! Squeals!

  35. Ha! This post was too cute. I’m heading to BEA for the first time, so I’ll say hi if I see you!

  36. I’m doing Armchair BEA this year. Hoping to go again next year! Thanks for the laugh this morning with your post!

  37. Tiffany says:

    Adorable, as always!! Fingers-crossed our paths cross next week!

  38. Haha great post!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m going to BEA for the first time! I’m SO excited! Hopefully I’ll see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. I really, really, really, want to go!! But I live too far away and can’t afford the time off work. I’m hoping to go next year, though! It sounds so awesome and I think it would be so much fun to meet other bloggers (and authors of course). Look forward to meeting everyone next year, I guess…

  40. Oh Jamie, you are so entertaining! I love it! I’m glad you provided these faces because I definitely hope to see you there. You may see me making the exact same “I win forever because Rose Under Fire” face because THAT BOOK OMG. So hopefully I’m not too shy to say hi and we can fangirl a bit together ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Wheee omg I HAVE to meet you there I’ll be the crazy Asian that runs up to you and is like, “OMG you’re Jamie right?!?!?!” And then tackle hug you like I’ve known you forever and I’m pretty sure everyone’s going to know me as That Crazy Asian Chick but that’s what makes it so fun!

    I love your pictures so much too you look so pretty! <33

  42. I wish I could go! Sometimes being allllll the way in Texas is a bummer. LOL at your face guide. You are too funny!

  43. I effing love you.

    I will be there next year. Hopefully. And I will see you. And we will hug. =)

  44. Love this post! I’ll be in BEA next week and if I see you, I will definitely come up and say hi. I love your blog! Have fun at BEA!

  45. lol this is hysterical. This is my second year but last year I was there with the company I work for. This year my publishing company isn’t going so I’m going to strictly run around and play. I’m super excited and will make a strange face at you.



  47. HAHAH, THESE ARE SO CUTE! ๐Ÿ˜€ I haven’t been to one before because I’m still in school and everything. Have loads of fun for us, Jamie! ๐Ÿ˜€

  48. Lucky! I wish I could go! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Jamie, you may be the CUTEST person EVER. I absolutely LOVE this post — and I expect to see your pretty face at BEA, no buts about it!


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