Monday, May 5, 2008

For Your In-Flight Entertainment

So my weekend was simply fabulous. Women's Conference did not disappoint. Mom's talk was a highlight. She was wonderful (I knew she would be)! I loved hanging with the women in my family and meeting so many old/new friends at the 1st Annual Blogapalooza Party! (Click here and scroll down a few photos to see me and the ladies at my table....thanks, Jill!) It was such a fun night.

Besides all the learning, listening, talking, giggling, eating, shopping and primping, I did a lot of reading. Mostly on the plane trip. Heaven!

Here are my in-flight recommendations:
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell is a real life story about living in New York, cooking and blogging all about it. Of course, I loved it. Also, it's being made into a movie with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep playing the Julia Child role!
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos is another book that reads like a movie...set in my new hometown. This is one of those improbable fairy-tale type stories that require suspended reality, but make for great chick flicks! Very very cute.
And, last but not least, What Would Jackie Do? by Shelly Branch & Sue Callaway. Who isn't fascinated by Jackie O? This book uses historical research to dissect Jackie's style, diet, parenting and decorating strategies --then applies them to life in the 21st century. A little light, silly fun. Perfect for a cross-country flight. (Don't worry Mom, I already mailed it back to you!)

And, now my plane has landed. Time to face reality...

9 comments:

Annemarie said...

Gab, it was so fun to meet you. You and your mom are amazing women! I can't wait to read Julia & Julia...sounds right up my alley!

Christie said...

I'll add those to my list for next year. Did you read all those on your flights? Either you are the fastest reader alive, they are short books, or you had some very long flights.

It WAS an excellent party. Oma did great. Everyone was so fun! I can't wait to do it again next year.

Kenny and Linsey said...

Thank you for these. I can't wait to hit US soil so I can browse to my heart's content at Barnes and Noble. Browsing always leads to buying so I'll add these to the can't live without list!

Celia Fae said...

J & J looks great. I'll have to check it out. You know the sequel to Love Walked In is out, right? I hope I get to it soon.

Great to meet you and the family.

calibosmom said...

Thanks for the book must reads-I'm always looking for a good read! Glad you're back!

Bridget said...

Those books sound great. Thanks for the review. I just love you and your family. Your mom is amazing. I have hinted at having her adopted me but she hasn't followed through yet. I could have you and Christie as sisters. Hello jackpot!

Laurie said...

One of the reasons I really love to fly is for the reading time! Great recommendations!! Thanks.

Lauren said...

I am so happy you got to get some reading done. :)


I am glad you had a great time...and I think it is so neat that your mom spoke!

andrea said...

so how's reality treating you?! reentry can sometimes be a bummer.

i'm glad you came, and would've liked to spend a little more time talking with you! four hours was not enough to meet so many neat people.

i'm already looking forward to some more in-depth blogging, as well as next year's party.

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