These are a few of my favourite things!

Favourite thing #1?  BOOKS!

Hello?  That’s what the blog is (mostly) all about!

Favourite thing #2?  NEW YORK CITY

It’s expensive as all get out.  Unless you live under a rock in Zimbabwe, you already know this.  They’re probably planning a new tax just for breathing air.  But at the same time?  This is an exciting city to be in.  You don’t even have to come to visit with a plan, although so many tourists do (amateurs).  When you put books together with New York City, sweetheart, you’ve got something spectacular.

Not just for the fact that we have the Wonka Chocolate Factory of bookstores here, The Strand (found on 12th and Broadway), but a lot of famous authors call this city “home”.

Dylan Thomas (Under Milk Wood), Patti Smith (Just Kids), Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank), Paul Auster (Winter Journal), Nick Tosches (King of the Jews), Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five or the Childrens Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death), and a myriad of others.  This city has electricity, it has excitement and adventure, it has pretty much anything and everything you could ever want or need in the creative field.  It is, for all intents and purposes, the mecca of creative wonderment.  It has the New York Public Library, which has been my Camelot for the entire time I’ve lived here.

This month, NYPL is featuring a podcast:

Helen Mirren on Women’s Roles and Taking on Shakespeare

And this is just one of over a hundred podcasts for this year alone that NYPL brings to the general public.

This summer, you’re going to be out and about, roaming all over.  When your legs get too tired to take another step, get settled in with a book.


And now, for some ramblings on YouTube.

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