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...