|Took this photo from the 28th floor of an apartment building on Upper East Side|
The other night I was walking down the street, talking on the phone when I rean across this. I was pretty excited about it.
|Donna Karan's step on the fashion walk of fame|
For some reason since i've moved to New York I have become somewhat of a bookworm. I don't ever watch TV anymore and have already read five books since i've been here. This is has been unintentional and I hope that it doesn't make me sound conceited. The point in mentioning it though is that books are expensive! iBooks are about $10 a pop and buying a physical copy is just as bad, if not worse. I decided that this was a good time to get my first ever library card. And what better place than the New York Public Library?! If you're a fan of Sex & The City you know that the New York Public Library is where Carrie and Big were supposed to get married before he chickened out and "couldn't just get out of the car". Well let me tell you I found a HUGE discrepancy with that movie. In the film, Carrie decided to have her wedding in the building that "houses all of the great love stories" when she is returning some books and sees how beautiful the library is. Turns out you can't rent library books from there!!! This sounds ridiculous, I know, and I was as shocked as you are. Believe me. I signed up for my library card, looked up the book I wanted, and waited while they found it and "checked it out" for me. Well apparently at the NYPL when you "check out" a book it means you can sit there and read it. That's it. I imagine if I had tried to take the book out of the building I would have been pummeled to the ground by a few minimum wage security guards. I had to go across the street to a "branch library" to actually take some home. Oh and here's the list of books i've read in case you're interested. I highly recommend all of them.
- When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
- Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (i'm a fan, can you tell?)
- Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Soon to read/currently reading:
- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert