May 30

Come to the Party? Don’t Mind if I do.

Just wanted to give a big round of e-applause to Rebecca (@bookladysblog) at The Book Lady’s Blog for the fantastic #BEAtwittyparty she organised.

I hadn’t signed up to attend, since I hadn’t worked out what the time difference was and didn’t know what 8 – 10 pm Eastern time US translated to in Australia. Fortunately, I managed to get online for the final 45 minutes and had a fun time trying to keep up with the dizzying number of tweets.

Organised for those of us not fortunate enough to get to BEA (Book Expo America) in New York, #BEAtwittyparty gave book bloggers and book lovers on Twitter a chance to get together and share their recent favourite reads and general book chat.

The tweets came thick and fast and it was almost impossible to keep up. I’m sure it’s going to take me weeks to get time to check out all the new book blogs that I discovered while chatting with everyone.

There was talk of organising a Twitter bookclub for book bloggers as well, which sounds great. Heather (@highhiddenplace) of A High and Hidden Place seems to be taking on responsibility for co-ordinating that, so make sure you follow her at Twitter to keep up to date on what is happening with the Twitter book club.

For those who, like me, gatecrashed #BEAtwittyparty and want to follow up on some of the great bloggers who were there, Rebecca has a list of blog links and Twitter names for those who sent in their RSVP on time.

If you’ve written a post-#BEAtwittyparty post on your blog, make sure you add the link in the comments below.

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  1. Maree

    I came across it by chance last night on Twitter. It was fun, wasn’t it? I didn’t realise we were neighbours _ I’m in New Zealand 🙂

  2. Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog

    Thanks for the shout-out! I had a great time (and even got temporarily kicked off Twitter for exceeding the hourly limit), and I’m so glad to have seen such a fabulous response. Thanks for tweeting with us!

  3. Laura/BookingIt

    I had a great time at the party, and wrote up my comments at http://imbookingit.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/bea-twitty-party/

    It was nice talking to you there among the crowd.

  4. Susan Stephenson

    I just saw an Aussie name at MawBooks and came to say g’day. I wasn’t game to go to the tweetup because I knew for sure I’d get left behind.

    Love your blog!

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