Sunday Salon: New York Book Loot

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:

Sorry about the lousy pic quality.  The stack includes (from bottom to top):

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.


  1. Book shopping in New York - sounds absolutely delicious! And what a great way to break a two month hiatus. I'm a new follower, just found your blog and love it :) From a look around it seems that you and I like very similar books so I'm looking forward to reading more.

  2. I am very envious of a book shopping event in New York. I see from your list you have picked The Cookbook Collector. This on my wish list and I especially like the book with the cover you have chosen. Sometimes we get the same book with a totally different cover, that looks boring when compared to the US version!

    You can see them here via

    I am sure I wrote last week on someone's blog that there is a hotel in New York whose rooms are decorated in accordance with the Dewey Decimal System - sounds wonderful!

  3. Nice set of books. Wish there were more small bookstores around here!

  4. Moby Dick is now my favorite Tshirt


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