Saturday, April 28, 2012

A great Saturday in the city

After my stellar shopping and service experience at Warby Parker...
...but before lunch with Alison at Alimentari & Vineria and tea and cookies with Ally at ABC Kitchen...
...I spontaneously bought five books:

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman
Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy
The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
Light Years by James Salter

I’m in the middle of three books right now, and have no more shelf space, but I couldn’t resist. I had the first two on my must-read list, the second two just looked fantastic and the last one was on the sale table. Besides, I was in one of my favorite bookstores, McNally Robinson and they were carrying Paris, My Sweet.
Has anyone heard of or read any of these books?? I'm ready to run away to the beach to plow through them...


  1. hello sweet lady. Just spent also 3 weeks in France, with 4 days in Paris. not sure yet how to integrate it in my blog.
    I read Everything Beautiful Began After last August and loved it very very much. see my review:

  2. I have not heard of the books but that is not unusual, considering Things ~
    Although I have heard of Paris My Sweet, a comment on my blog mentioned that she was reading it .. of course, I bragged that I knew the author <3

  3. I don't know these books but I'm going to look them up! Always looking for new stories. Also, looks like your book is popular, that pile is tout petit!