Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 7 – #BEA13 Was, Like, Totally Awesome (with special guests: the girls from Fiction Fare)

Swoony Boys Podcast Episode Discussing Book Expo America

Sorry it’s been so long since our last episode! We’re back, and we’re discussing BEA (Book Expo America) with fellow book bloggers and travel companions, Jaime and Erin, from Fiction Fare. You’ll hear about the prep to get ready for BEA, some of the books we got at BEA 2013, some of the authors we got to meet, the parties we got to schmooze at, and the general epic awesomeness of it all. Have a listen and leave us comment to let us know what your favorite part of BEA was (if you went) or what you’re looking forward to doing next year with us at #BEA14!

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Podcast Notes

  • Welcome to the new episode of Swoony Boys Podcast! We start off introducing Jaime and Erin from Fiction Fare and then Kassiah sounds like a robotic commercial for BEA. Don’t miss that.
  • We talk about the must-haves we had going in to BEA and what our favorite books each of us picked up were.
  • Here’s a picture of Diana Peterfreund’s crazy boat hat that Erin talked about, which came from Shelvers Anon:
  • Diana Peterfreund's boat hat at BEA

  • Next, we talked about books we didn’t get at BEA.
  • Kassiah begs our listeners to try to get us Étienne buttons.
  • Then we talked about the authors we were especially excited to meet.
  • Jaime and Meg discuss the proper way to say Rainbow Rowell’s name, which she cleared up for us in a tweet:
  • Here’s a picture of Rainbow Rowell’s nails at BEA, which we got from Chick Loves Lit:
  • Rainbow Rowell's nails at BEA

  • We talked about the parties and events we attended.
  • rooftop view

  • We make a pact to go again next year and to be #roomatesforlife.
  • We share some tips for #BEA14.
  • We thank some of the peeps who made BEA so awesome for us this year.
  • Be sure to enter our epic #BEA13 giveaway.

Books We Mentioned:

Let us know what you think. Did you go to BEA? Did you have the best trip ever? Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who’s got you swooning here.


  1. Loved every minute of this podcast and thanks for the fantastic mention. 😀 Your suggestions were great, especially not having any time to eat anything during BEA – carrying food or starving – that’s the two choices. At the end, you asked people to share what they liked the best. For me, it was seeing and talking with authors and bloggers and getting books that I’ve been living to get my hands on. You all are the BEST! xo, Liza

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