For Spring Break this year, my husband and I took a trip to New York and Connecticut, and had tons of fun. I definitely neglected my blog all week, but I was doing bookish things. Sometime this week, I will have up a YA roundup and also a review of Joyce Carol Oates' fantastic new memoir, which was the first book I read on my new IPad while I was in NY.
Like I said, we did do some book shopping on our vacation. I had been on a new book buying ban for a couple of months, and so I was excited to pick up these titles on the trip. Here is the loot:
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
Beautiful Children by Charles Bock
You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
Antwerp by Roberto Bolano
The Girl With the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac
Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin
I got most of these at The Strand. I got My Booky Wook from one of the friends we stayed with and The Cookbook Collector from a Borders in Connecticut. I got the Bolano and the Balzac from a small shop in Williamsburg.
I got some other fun bookish things, like some cool Out of Print t-shirts (Great Gatsby and Moby Dick), a Strand book bag, a cool handmade wooden bookmark and Hemingway and Freud finger puppets.
We had a great time, and I'm a little sad to be heading back to work tomorrow. I think I caught a good ol' airplane cold, but I'm sure I be back on track soon.
I hope you all had a fabulous week as well.