I live in New York City and I'm surrounded by books all day and when I go home I have more books waiting for me. Read my "About" page on top to see what I mean. I just want to share my book experiences and my love of all-things-books, with hopefully the occasional review thrown in. If you wish to contact me, the address is polishoutlanderATgmailDOTcom

Author Event: John Irving

Last Thursday, Josh and I went to see John Irving speak at the Union Square Barnes and Noble.  I’ve only read three of his novels: A Widow for One Year, The World According to Garp, and A Prayer for Own Meany. I basically have enjoyed them in that order.  Sadly, Mr. Irving didn’t do a signing. [...]

Author Signing: Audrey Niffenegger

Last Monday, Josh and I, and my two friends from work eagerly went over to the Union Square Barnes and Noble to see Ms. Niffenegger speak and to get books signed. We all had our copies of Her Fearful Symmetry, as well as our beloved Time Traveler’s Wife copies with us and we plopped ourselves [...]

Author Signing: Craig Ferguson

Last week was another book signing event: Craig Ferguson, for his memoir, American on Purpose. Knowing this was going to be a packed event, I headed out soon after 5pm to the Union Square Barnes and Noble, to get seats for my friend and husband. Not surprisingly enough, the seats were starting to fill up [...]

Author Signing: Libba Bray & Frank Portman

This past Tuesday, my friend and I dashed away to the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble to see Libba Bray. I had been debating whether to go and see Libba up until the night before, mostly because it was so “early” in the day for me: 5pm! I’m still at work at that time. Luckily, [...]

Author Signing: Kate DiCamillo

Yesterday, my mom and I were able to escape the mess which was the demolition/construction job of my kitchen right now. We went over to the Borders at Columbus Circle to see Kate DiCamillo. We were both a bit excited to go see her because we really like her work. My mom liked Winn-Dixie so [...]

Jeffrey Eugenides

Last night, my two coworkers and I went over to the Union Square Barnes and Noble to hear Mr. Jeffrey Eugenides speak. We were very eager to see him, because this event has been on our calendar for weeks. We had read Middlesex last year for our book club at work, and in anticipation for [...]

Author, Author, Author!

Living and working in New York City definitely has its perks. For instance: free author events!
Last week, Josh and I went to see Mr. Tom Robbins. His new book had just come out, and it was a children’s book about beer. The Union Square Barnes and Noble held the event and I left work with [...]