NYC and the Giveaway Winner

Monday, June 27, 2011

(Me walking the glorious Brooklyn Bridge during my trip to NYC in 2009)

First things first, the GIVEAWAY WINNER is..Brenna at Literary Musings. Yay! I can't wait to send you some Sedaris love.

As some of you may have guessed from my bonus question on the giveaway, I'm going back to New York City for a long weekend in July. I'm staying with a wonderful friend who lives in Brooklyn and I can't wait. Thank you all so much for the tips on things to do and see.

I already have tickets to see the Harry Potter exhibit and to see War Horse. Most of the shows we looked at seeing that weekend were already sold out, but I'm crazy excited about this one. I'm also hoping to add a return trip to The Strand in there or at least one bookstore.

I'm reading through all of my favorite travel books and also a few NYC related books like, The Great Bridge and Forever. After reading Brenna's review of The Brooklyn Follies, I think I may try to fit that one in before I go.

If anyone has any additional suggestions of things to do while in NYC I'd love to hear them!

*Photo by my friend

13 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Nothing more fun than NYC! You should track down Nicole Bonia (Linuses Blanket)...she lives in Manhatten.

Alexandra said...

I was here about a month ago (right after the BEA) and also for Forever. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it. Haven't seen any reviews around.

Amanda said...

Have a great time! When you go to the HP tour, try to get near the front so you can volunteer to be sorted!! :D

Jeanne said...

My favorite part of the HP exhibit was sitting in Hagrid's chair and walking through the Great Hall.

Brenna said...

Yay! Thanks again Melissa :)

Kristi said...

Congrats to Brenna!

I hope you have a wonderful time in NYC! I'd love to see a post on your trip when you get back!

Jenny said...

Have fun! Go have a picnic on the High Line if you have enough time, it's a lovely walk, beautiful and breezy.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a great photo!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sandy - Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to ask her for tips.

Alexandra - Someone recommended Forever as a great look at the history of NYC. I hadn't heard of it before then either.

Amanda - Thanks for the tip. I would love to get sorted!

Jeanne - I can't wait to do that. I'm so excited about the exhibit!

Kristi - Absolutely, there will be a post.

Jenny - That sounds wonderful. I'll have to check it out.

Diane - It's that bridge, it's gorgeous!

Jillian said...

Yay! Enjoy :) And take lots of photos, especially from the exhibit!

BookQuoter said...

Another nice one! Enjoy NYC.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I will!

Amanda said...

I just. can't. wait.