Last week-end, I went to New Jersey and New York City with my sister and two of my friends, V and W :) We stayed at Hils' daughter's house again - thank you so much! I know Hils and her daughter are well located, but really, this was the first time I really realized how well! We went shopping at Woodbury outlet, explored New York City, went to Carlos' Bakery and spent some time with Hils :) I was lucky that Christine and Mariana did no have any plans on Saturday evening and were able to join us at Coach House Diner - my sister's favorite place and also mine to eat when we're in New Jersey. And seriously, I am not kidding when I say it's our favorite place... we ended up there 3 times!! LOL. Here are some pictures...
Christine in the background of the first picture, but the true purpose for our trip to Coach House: milkshake! My friends W and V.
Hilcia, Mariana and Christine talking... about books, of course!
We had a huge debate about how to go in NYC, in the end, we chose driving. It was really close!! Lincoln tunnel.
The four of us in Times Square.
On our way to Carlos' Bakery. Yep, W and V are fans of the show :)
Looks like we have a new passenger in the car! Waiting at the border - 1.5hour ^_^;
It was W's b-day dinner the next day, so we brought back a cake from Carlos' Bakery. And yes, it made it :)
To new friendships!!
Hmmm, I'm a bit bummed I didn't get more pictures. I know though that Christine has a great group shot of the "readers" at Coach House and V has a lot more pics :) I'll still it from her and post more later. All in all, I had a blast, it was a fun roadtrip. Although my feet was killing me at the end of it. LOL. I think V is still not completely back on her feet LOL. What I enjoyed the most though is seeing my real life blending with my blogger life :) V and W have actually met Ames during her short visit in Montreal and they really got along well. And now, they've met my friends from New Jersey :) It's just awesome LOL.
Me going to the States mean that I'd finally buy books! Yay! I was lucky because there was a 15% off coupon for Barnes & Noble during the Labor Day long week-end, so I made use of it :) Here is what I got:
Ruined by Moonlight by Emma Wildes - I was so thrilled to find this in store because the release date was September 4. Anyway, I'm a fan of Ms Wildes, I love her books, so there was never a doubt I'd get this one :)
Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi - This book looks so interesting! The cover and the blurb :) I have to say though, I dislike the format: it's a bit longer than most paperback. I don't see why publishing houses still released books in that format since they are more expensive. I would have understood if the book was thicker, but it wasn't the case here.
Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep - I'm a huge fan of the series :) Love Gin and Owen... and that's why I haven't rushed to the bookstore to get it yet, because apparently Gin and Owen are having some issues at the end of this book. I might wait till the next book, Deadly Sting, is released in March 2013 to read Widow's Web. That way, I won't be torturing myself for months LOL.
Another great place to buy books wen I'm in the States is Walmart:
Mysterious by Nora Roberts - I was in the mood for contemporary romance and Ms Roberts is always a great choice. Only, I just realized yesterday that I already have Mysterious in trade-size. Ah well, luckily, I bought it for cheap :)
Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros - Love the cover and the story sounds interesting :) Although now that I look at the cover and title, perhaps it would have fit better if it was a night scene? Anyway, this book just looks fun :)
When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford - Got this one because I know Ames has enjoyed it a lot :)
There is always good books coming out at the beginning of the month and September was no exception. I just couldn't wait to get my hand on this one...
Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh - The Guild Hunter series is not my favorite of Ms Singh; I think we all know which is my favorite LOL. However, she's a solid author and delivers with almost all of her books :) I've read good reviews about Archangel's Storm and wanted to see how much I would enjoy it :)
So this is it for me :) What about you? What good books did you get?