Announcing Daily Winners: Day 5

Armchair BEA 2016 has now come to a close....

On a winner's list ?

All winners must be registered participants in order to claim their prize.

Please Note:  In order to help spread the love throughout the week, participants can only win a maximum of 2 prizes from the Armchair BEA sponsored giveaways.



The LAST daily winners!  Congratulations and thank you for playing!  
Please be sure to get your response in early!

DAILY TOPIC WINNERS
Rissi @ FinF2:F23ding Wonderland
Miranda @ A Real Writer's Life
 Gaele @ I am, Indeed
 Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
 Kelly @ Wandering Through Books
 Grace @ Books Without Any Pictures
Melanie @ Orange Juice Edits
 Monica @ Newbery and Beyond
 Meaghan @ mwgerard. com
 Chantal @ CK's Reading Corner
Akilah @ The Englishist
 Ashley @Inside My Minds


I've won - How do I claim my prize? 
Review the list of Sponsored Giveaways and Pick your top 3 choices

  1. Complete the Prize Claim Form
A confirmation email will be sent within approximately 24 hours,
confirming which prize you have won as well as your email/mailing address,
depending on your prize

All prizes must by claimed by Monday, May 16 at 12 Noon EST



Questions? Email armchairbea AT gmail DOT com.

Armchair BEA Comes to a Close!


It is time for Armchair BEA 2016 to come to a close.

However, as we are wrapping things up here, don't forget to keep checking back over the next couple of days to see our final LIVE FROM BEA coverage coming your way.

Let's take a quick look at Armchair BEA 2016 by the numbers . . .

Approximately 185 participants registered for the event this year.

Almost 325+ link-ups from participating bloggers and authors.

2 FEATURED giveaways.

Almost 250 daily giveaways thanks to our amazing 30+ sponsors.

7 topics that got us talking and 1 day of blogger designated giveaways.

4 hopping Twitter parties.

4 Instagram Challenges, bringing out creative and imaginative photos.

21 Armchair BEA team members working hard behind the scenes.

All of this combined to make one week full of INFINITE FUN!!

Thank you to EVERYONE involved in Armchair BEA 2016!  Each and every one of you helped to make this another great year!

At the end of every event, we also like to take the time to hear your thoughts and suggestions on future Armchair BEA events.  Please take a few minutes to complete our closing survey below.

Until next year, THANK YOU from the Armchair BEA 2016 Team!  
Keep on spreading the literary love!!



Armchair BEA 2017 is scheduled to take place Wednesday, May 31 – Friday, June 2.  Tentatively mark your calendars, and be sure to be following Armchair BEA in one of the following ways to stay up-to-date on the exact dates and any other important Armchair news coming your way.

LIVE FROM BEA: Good-bye BEA!


Deb from Readerbuzz closes her time in Chicago for Book Expo America!

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Goodbye, BEA


Goodbye, Chicago. Goodbye, BEA.

All good things must come to an end. Sigh.

I am headed home to Houston, Texas early Saturday morning. I'm so tired I don't even know how many books I have. I had to mail home eighty-eight pounds of books but that doesn't count the suitcase of books I collected yesterday. Maybe you can do the math, 'cause I'm too tired.

But it's a good tired, a happy tired. The kind of tired you feel when you've been to the Disneyworld of Books. And that's BEA.

I'll be back, BEA. I'll be back next year.

LIVE FROM BEA: The Stacks of Books


Welcome Heather from Based on a True Story and another one of our on-site correspondents as she shares her final thoughts LIVE FROM BEA!!  

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I went into BEA with a solid plan. I had a list of 34 books that I was interested in from the list of books that were going to be available. And then this happened.

Wednesday


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I was at Blogger Con most of the day and only spent about 2 hours in the exhibit hall. Of these only Truevine and Emperor of the Eight Islands were on my radar. Truevine sounds amazing. It is nonfiction by the author of Factory Man about African-American twins kidnapped and forced to join the circus and their mother's quest to find them.

Thursday


At the Adult Author's Breakfast these were on the seat.


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I'm most interested in Underground Railroad. Imagine that it was a literal underground railroad and every state is a station. Each state represents a different world - white supremacy world, black separatist world, etc. Then Thursday got insane. No one tells you how hard it is to avoid having books handed to you.

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I'm not even posting all the pictures. I ended up with 42 books on Thursday.

Friday


If I thought they were hard core on Thursday, they were really serious on Friday. I had been there 15 minutes when this picture was taken.

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The Other Einstein is historical fiction about Albert Einstein's first wife who helped develop his theories and who got no credit. Sounds amazing. I got an additional 49 books on Friday without trying. Even when I would try to refuse a book, the response would be, "You'll like this one and this one better then! Here, take these." I have books for me and books for my husband and my mother. I have prizes for blog events I run and gifts for my secret sister. So out of all of those books, what is my favorite?

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Shambhala Publishing for the win with vegan ice cream recipes!

GUEST ARTICLE: International Cover Showdown


Please welcome back our amazing International Committee for compiling yet another great guest article!  Read on and be sure to chime in with your own thoughts as they request at the end.

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International Cover Showdown

Today, we’re looking at those beauties sitting on our shelves and discussing which covers we prefer!

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Selected by Kelly (@kelly8434)


Here’s the original North American release cover vs. the UK cover.

I’m a fan of the original North American cover, and I kind of cringe every time I think of the UK one. Partly because I’m not a huge fan of photo covers, and also because it’s pretty misleading about what the story is about. They then changed the North American cover to something that’s kind of in between. It’s a photo cover, but doesn’t have the weird and kind of inaccurate PDA cover in the UK.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir

   
German edition, North American edition, Chinese edition. This one was originally in German and has been translated into multiple other languages. Complete with covers. I do quite like the North American cover, but I think the German cover suits the series better.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Selected by Dani (@dani_reviews)


I actually have both the UK and US hardcover editions, having bought the UK one first and then Jamie from Books and Ladders sending me a signed US just last week. I LOVE this book that much… I actually prefer the UK cover because it’s more striking to me. The middle almost glows. In second place, I would have to say the Polish one. My least favourite? That would be the Bulgarian edition. Something about the art style just doesn’t sit well with me…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Selected by Melissa (@MeliRobles)

US               UK HB           UK PB     German

Daughter of Smoke and Bone has many international covers, but my favorites are the US, UK hardback, UK paperback, and German editions. And from these four, I like the UK paperback cover the best. It looks so pretty in that red and it’s a lot more fitting to the story than all the others.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

       US                   UK                   Dutch

I’ve always liked the UK covers better in the Throne of Glass series because Celaena looks a lot more fierce with the white background instead of the colors used in the US editions, but after looking into more foreign editions, I have to say that I love this Dutch cover. The  green color is so pretty and the model looks so much like the Celaena in my mind.

What are your favourite international covers? Do you collect different editions of any books for the different cover styles?

TWITTER PARTY ROUNDUP: A "First Book That . . ." Conversation


Another Twitter chat took place yesterday afternoon, and this is the quick recap for those who were unable to attend.  Thanks to Melissa Robles of The Reader and the Chef for making this available!


Announcing Daily Winners: Day 4


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Day four, aside from being the next-to-last day of Armchair BEA, it also marks the end of the Instagram Challenge and the Twitter Parties... Are you feeling the giveaway love?



All winners must be registered participants in order to claim their prize.

Please Note:  In order to help spread the love throughout the week, participants can only win a maximum of 2 prizes from the Armchair BEA sponsored giveaways.



Daily winners - day four.  Congratulations!!   If your name is on the list, read on
to learn how to claim your prize

DAILY TOPIC WINNERS
Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
Tina @ Tina The Bookworm
Meaghan @ mwgerard. com
Valerie @ He Said Books or Me
Lexie @ For the Sake of Reading 
Julie & Lynn @ Chapter Break
Emily @ Emily Reads Everything
Candace@ literarydust
Katherine @ Kokoba
Heather @ Based on a True Story
Rhoda @ Strupag
Akilah @ The Englishist
Rissi @ Finding Wonderland
Brian @ Books Buying Beauty
Ariel @ The Librarian's Bookshelf
Monica @ Newbery and Beyond
Rayna @ Reader Rayna
Jamie @ Vailia's Page Turner
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts 
Chrissy/ Melissa @ Every Free Chance Books
Gaele @ I am, Indeed 
Natalie Patalie
Carrie @ The Lion is a Bookworm
Chantal @ CK's Reading Corner
Melanie @ Orange Juice Edits
Inside My Minds
Lindsey @ Lindsey Gray


INSTAGRAM WINNERS
Orange Juice Edits
Natalie Patalie
Books Buying Beauty




I've won - How do I claim my prize? 
Review the list of Sponsored Giveaways and Pick your top 3 choices

  1. Complete the Prize Claim Form
A confirmation email will be sent within approximately 24 hours,
confirming which prize you have won as well as your email/mailing address,
depending on your prize

All prizes must by claimed by Monday, May 16 at 12 Noon EST



Questions? Email armchairbea AT gmail DOT com.