Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Fashion Book Frenzy

I just started Empress of Fashion, a biography of Diana Vreeland that my roommate Christina gave me for Christmas. It’s one of three fashion memoirs/biographies I’m dying to read this year. So far, I… Continue reading

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Last February, some friends and I started a book club. So far it’s been quite a success–we have read some great books, had lots of interesting discussions, and consumed many pizzas and bottles… Continue reading

New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center

Tuesday night Mike surprised me with tickets to the New York City Ballet. It was a trio of shorts: Swan Lake, Allegro Brillante, and Tchaikovsky Suite no. 3. All three were beautiful, though… Continue reading

Happy long weekend!

Three-day weekends always make me itch to travel, but this MLK day, none of my getaway schemes came together in time. And by Friday I was so, so grateful. After a tough week,… Continue reading

Writers Who Inspire: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

I had never read “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” one of J.D. Salinger’s most famous short stories, and I definitely regret waiting so long to read this collection. I love writing short stories, and… Continue reading

Anxiety: Mounting Magazines

I read a lot of magazines. And by a lot I mean that if I’m not careful, my bedroom starts to look like the periodicals section of a bookstore (stray coffee cups included).… Continue reading

Local Girls by Alice Hoffman (or, on reading two books at once)

So, I wouldn’t say that starting my reading challenge with Winter’s Tale was a failure. I would say that it has presented challenges so far. It’s heavy, which means I’m not carrying it around… Continue reading

Buenos Aires Flashback

Tomorrow, my boyfriend Mike leaves for Argentina. I’m so glad he’s going; I went to Buenos Aires with my mom in 2011 and I remember thinking how much he would love it. I’m… Continue reading

Nighthawk Cinema in Brooklyn, NY

I spent New Years at home in NYC and took advantage of the extra-long weekend to cross a few local spots off of my to-do list. My boyfriend, Mike, and I have been talking… Continue reading

The Kickoff Book: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

I’m starting my reading challenge with Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale. The hefty tome has been sitting on my bookshelf for quite a while; my friend Jeremy recommended it to me a few years ago. He… Continue reading