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.by