Monday, March 7, 2011

New on my New York list

This day finally had to come. A web ad got me. I clicked-through. I saw an ad for a book on the Time Out New York site with the tag line "...and other observations from a Southern Belle turned Brooklyn Hipster," and I thought, "Hey, this is my life," minus the stereotypical extremes of 'Belle' and 'Hipster' (neither of which I can completely call myself). But hey, the locations are the same. Therefore, I Totally Meant to Do That is on the list.

So Jane Borden, your Random House marketing team got me.

And because I am now a grad school student and officially on my way to becoming Super Librarian, I am intrigued by Algonquin's new When Tito Loved Clara, partly because it takes place in New York but MOSTLY because author Jon Michaud is the head librarian at The New Yorker and is a M.L.S. degree holder, as well. I mean, what a sweet gig. I can only expect the best from M.L.S. club members.

And still on my list is Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace. I briefly met him last year at a WORD bookstore event, and I still haven't gotten around to reading his book. But man, do I love New York historical fiction, and this one takes place in the Coney Island of the 1920s. On of my favorite reads from a couple years ago was Dreamland by Kevin Baker, which covered turn-of-the-century (last century) NYC with gangsters, tenements, factory strikers, and sideshow entertainers.


Jenny said...

Ooh thanks for the heads up on those books! They sound good!

Joe W said...

Hi Kari! When you do get to Diamond Ruby, please let me know what you think.

Kari said...

Of course! Always think of you with NYC-centered books. :)

manhattan movers said...

There are different bookstores around New York. It's about choosing the right location that serves your needs.