Hello everyone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I thought I would do a quick update since I haven't been around much! Well, other than posting giveaway winners and pre-scheduled Waiting on Wednesdays!

I am back from my wonderful trip to NYC! I had an absolutely amazing time and loved it there!! We have decided to go back again very soon (and again and again) lol! I will randomly post some pictures here from my trip.

Today I am catching up on school work so I really need to focus on that. I have class tonight and then have a client afterward. And tomorrow I'm back to work. =(

While in NYC I stopped at the Strand bookstore... 18 miles of books when laid down together. They have a bunch of rare books but had a great collection of new books too. This is a picture of me perusing the books.

While there I picked up:

  • A one book collection of E.B. White's books, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and Trumpet of the Swan. I think I still have all three of these that came together in a set from when I was young, but the pages are all mixed up in Trumpet of the Swan (was printed like that I guess) and Stuart Little is super wavy from being left outside in the rain when I was a kid, lol. Still in good shape other than that though. Anyway, cannot wait to re-read these stories!
  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby... my husband loves this author. I have yet to read anything by him but really want to!
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter -- have heard great things about this series and show. Saw the book there half off and decided to try it.
  • The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler -- I featured this on a recent throwback thursday and it takes place in nyc in the met!
And that's actually it... had to limit myself since we had to fly back... one of our suitcases was 51 lbs on the way there and they let it go. We did some rearranging on the way back with all the stuff we bought and that suitcase was 50 lbs and our other 43! We cut it really close to that extra $50 fee, lol!

Hope everyone has a great day and I will get back to posting (and hopefully reading) more regularly very soon!


Lezlie said...

Oh! You *must* read Hornby. He's wonderful!


Amanda said...

When I was in NYC two years ago, I ended up in a Strand Annex store down by Wall Street. At the time, I didn't realize it was just an annex. I was sad to find out later. :(

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Welcome Back. I love NYC. The Strand is Awesome! I;'ve been many many times.

I just picked up Juliet, Naked by Hornby as well. He really is an amazing author.

Take care.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I'm envious of the bookstore visit!

Flying certainly puts a crimp in one's purchases, doesn't it?

Al said...

Looks like a fantastic bookstore.
I hate over luggage limit fees.

Jenny said...

Lezlie -- I definitely will!

Amanda -- You'll have to go back! =)

Michelle -- I can't wait to go back!!

Laurel -- yes it sure does, lol!

Al -- we were very close both times!

passionatebooklover said...

I am glad you enjoyed NYC. Happy reading!

SocrMom78 said...

If you're looking for a good Nick Hornby, "High Fidelity" is my favorite.

Trish said...

Isn't New York City great? I've been itching to go back, especially since my husband has never been.

I second the vote for High Fidelity--wonderful book (and movie). I've been seeing Juliet, Naked everywhere and really want to pick it up, too.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

So glad you had such fun! What a treat!

Jenny said...

Andreea -- thanks!

SocrMom -- thanks for the suggestion! Do you recommend the movie too?

Trish -- yes, it was absolutely wonderful!! Thanks for the suggestion too... I'll definitely have to pick up that book. I think we own it. The first book I picked up by him was How to be Good but then I never got around to reading it. I think that was my husband's first book by him.

Alyssa -- thanks!

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

So glad you got to go to Strand while you were here! I received a gift certificate to there last Christmas, and it was one of my fave presents. You can really catch some amazing book deals there.

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