Books I read and enjoyed over vacation, in order.

  • The Art Forger, B.A. Shapiro (art books always and forever)
  • Astonish Me, Maggie Shipstead (officially one of my favorite writers writing today)
  • The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (hi book club)
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (weird and wonderful)
  • Sisterland, Curtis Sittenfeld (much better than expected)
  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., Adelle Waldman (perhaps I was too excited to read this given the hype? It was…fine)
  • New York: A Novel, Edwards Rutherfurd (the best thing about this was that it was really, reall long)
  • City of Thieves, David Benioff (fine)
  • The Paris Architect, Charles Belfoure (cool premise, eye-roll-y characters)
  • Nice, Jen Sacks (I had higher hopes for this)

Could not get through Burial Rites. Will try again later. 

Looks like spring sprang in Brooklyn Heights while we were gone.

Looks like spring sprang in Brooklyn Heights while we were gone.

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Traditional Easter meal of Mighty Quinn’s BBQ and wings.  (at Smorgasburg Pier 5 Brookly Bridge Park)

Traditional Easter meal of Mighty Quinn’s BBQ and wings. (at Smorgasburg Pier 5 Brookly Bridge Park)

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simonbooks:

From the lovely @ShaneSKuhn author of new #thriller INTERN’S HANDBOOK! Made our week!

simonbooks:

From the lovely @ShaneSKuhn author of new #thriller INTERN’S HANDBOOK! Made our week!

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"There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature."

P.G. Wodehouse (via quotes-shape-us)

(via overlookpress)

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

Benjamin Franklin 

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persephonesbox:

 

Continuing my love affair with mismatched dining chairs. 

persephonesbox:

 

Continuing my love affair with mismatched dining chairs. 

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"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

Maya Angelou

Federico de Vera’s upstate NY home in Elle Decor. Dream gallery wall.
Full tour here. 

Federico de Vera’s upstate NY home in Elle Decor. Dream gallery wall.

Full tour here

Tasting Table’s list of NYC’s best chocolate chip cookies. I’m partial to Jacques Torres (#1) and Bouchon Bakery (#9), personally, but they’re all worth a bite.
Pro tip: Jacques Torres will heat up your cookie for you if you ask. And yes, you should ask. 

Tasting Table’s list of NYC’s best chocolate chip cookies. I’m partial to Jacques Torres (#1) and Bouchon Bakery (#9), personally, but they’re all worth a bite.

Pro tip: Jacques Torres will heat up your cookie for you if you ask. And yes, you should ask. 

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Evening sky over the east river. (at Brooklyn Heights Promenade)

Evening sky over the east river. (at Brooklyn Heights Promenade)

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bthny:

god bless

The best. 

(Source: hysteria, via alanalevinson)

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Federico de Vera’s upstate NY home in Elle Decor. Loving the mismatched dining chairs and vintage/rustic mix.
Full tour here. 

Federico de Vera’s upstate NY home in Elle Decor. Loving the mismatched dining chairs and vintage/rustic mix.

Full tour here

vintageanchorbooks:

"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain." - T. S. Eliot

vintageanchorbooks:

"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain."

- T. S. Eliot

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Happy weekend.  (at Jack the Horse Tavern)

Happy weekend. (at Jack the Horse Tavern)

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