It's that time of year again where a vast majority of the bookish community begin to despair and wallow before their computers. Why? Book Expo America.
BEA is THE place to be if you are a book blogger. Why? One word: ARCs. So we have compiled a list of things you can do instead of sobbing into your laptop's keyboard.
Make a book fort. Why? Because it will take so long that you won't have time to think about not being at BEA! Plus you can curl up inside of your igloo of literature and enjoy a nap. Because who doesn't love naps or sleep in general? Just make sure not to bring hot chocolate inside your fort. We don't want any accidents!
Look up hot guys on the internet. Nuff' said here. The world is your oyster, ladies, so get searching on Pinterest or even Google. Embrace the screens filled with abs you could bounce a penny on.
Try a new hobby for a few days. Ever wanted to start up drawing, or watercolor? Or even knitting? This is your chance! Shun the internet in favor of a paintbrush instead for a few days. You never know; you might find a new favorite hobby while drowning out your BEA pain!
Go on an adventure. Take a leaf out of Bilbo's book and get out there! Whether it's just down to the local library, or a walk around your town or city! Go and discover a new cafe and try their specials. Explore places nearby that you have never been to. Go wild!
READ. Just because you're not going to BEA doesn't mean you have to throw your books aside and ignore them for a few days or so. Start a new book, a book you would never usually try. If you're a fantasy lover, try a contemporary! Always wanted to try a graphic novel? Go ahead and give it a shot!
So there is our short list of things to do instead of wallowing over BEA. But of course, wallowing IS allowed. We're doing it right now while looking up pictures of Chris Hemsworth. Grab a hot chocolate, find a comfortable booknook and read, guys. We've survived these past years of not going to BEA and we'll survive all the coming ones too.
One day, friends. One day we shall be at BEA.