Monday, June 1, 2015

Welcome to New York + Summer TBR

Guys. I'm so sorry for disappearing again. Things have been really crazy lately!

Two weeks ago, I was accepted for a summer internship at a publishing company in New York. Isn't that crazy?! I still can't believe it. My flight is TOMORROW night and I'll be there for the next 10 weeks. I hope to share more as the time comes (I'm not sure what I'm allowed to mention right now) but I'm really excited to live in a different city and share my adventures with you all :)

If you have any recommendations for places I should eat or visit, PLEASE let me know! I have already started a list but I'm always looking for personal favorites. I was only seven or eight the last time I was in New York, so this will be a completely different experience.

Since I'll be across the country and away from my bookshelf, I decided on choosing a handful of books to bring with me. It was a little tough to narrow it down, but here it is:

  • Peter Pan — Starting a new feature in July or August ... stay tuned!
  • Pride and Prejudice — After reading The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, this has been bumped up to the top of my reading list. I have a hard time starting classics, but I'm hoping to buddy read this with a friend :)
  • Living the Cross Centered Life — Book club book! I'll be missing the meetings for the rest of this year, but I'm hoping to finish it anyway.
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd — My boyfriend has been wanting me to read this for ages, yikes.
  • The Kiss of Deception — Hoping to get this baby signed next week!


I'll also be utilizing my library's ebook system and catching up with the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally. I finished the first book, Catching Jordan, back in January and loved it so I'll be continuing along.

Have you ever been to New York? What are your plans for this summer? Will you be working on any new projects? What are you hoping to read?

15 comments:

  1. Ah, that is such exciting news! And your copy of Pride and Prejudice is GORGEOUS. Good luck with your internship!

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  2. Good luck and have fun at your internship! NYC is such an exciting and vibrant city, so I'm sure you'll have plenty of fun adventures. I've been meaning to start the Hundred Oaks series at some point.

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  3. I LOVE those editions of Austen's books. I have, surprisingly, never read Pride and Prejudice, so I want to get to that in June as well! I might decide to pick up The Kiss of Deception as well!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

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  4. Agatha Christie!! I had to read one of her books for summer reading one year in high school. I thought I'd hate it, but it was actually pretty good. Congrats on your internship, gal! :)

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  5. New York City is fantastic!! You're going to love it! Another great Christie book is And Then There Were None. Have you read it?


    Some of my favorite places in the city are Alice's Tea Cup (specifically the one on 62nd St.), Up Thai, Eataly, Rose Bakery, Joe Coffee, and pretty much everything in Chelsea Market. Also, be sure to walk the High Line. It's gorgeous! We should totally meet up while you're in the city! I live 30 minutes outside, so it's easy for me to take a train into Grand Central. :)
    ~Sara

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  6. This is totally awesome news!!! Congrats on the internship - I hope it's fun and that you learn a lot! I live in NY so maybe I'll see you around! Are you planning on going to the event at Books of Wonder with Emery Lord next week?

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  7. Welcome to New York! And congratulations on the internship <3

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  8. Thank you, Carlisa! It's a vintage classic by Penguin, if you're interested ... :)

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  9. Thank you, Katherine! I read Catching Jordan earlier this year and it was good. Let me know what you think when you get the chance to start it!

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  10. Yes, aren't they so pretty! As much as I hate to admit it, I am more likely to read it if it has a nice cover.

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  11. Thank you, Kory! I actually haven't read anything by Agatha Christie *yet* but I'm glad you ended up liking it! Better than the other way around :p

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  12. I've heard tons of things about And Then There Were None, but I haven't picked it up yet! Thank you for the recommendations, I'll be sure to add these to my list :)

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  13. Thank you, Ashley! I'm glad we got to briefly see each other at the Books of Wonder event :)

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  14. Thanks, Alexa! It's been quite an adventure so far :p

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  15. Definitely just ordered Sense and Sensibility vintage classic version. No shame.

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