Monday, September 2, 2013

Book Haul #2

It's been forever since I've done a post like this but I've been feeling very bookish lately and let my impulse to buy stuff take over, hehe. I recently ventured into New York City to see First Date the Musical with a close friend. The two leading actors in this are Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez and they were both great! I also have to applaud the rest of the cast because they were SO funny and played multiple characters while doing multiple wardrobe changes on stage! Here's a preview of the show if you're curious: 

So, so great. What was nice was that the actors came out after the show was over to sign playbills and to take pictures with the fans! They were really sweet :) I even lucked out by getting a blurry picture with Zachary Levi but IT EXISTS muwhahaha. If you're in New York or near the city, I really recommend going to see it while you have the chance.

But now, back to the books--- before going to see the musical I went with my same lovely friend (who indulges my book obsession all the time) to see this book store Janicu recommended and OMG IT IS HEAVEN. I thought The Strand was a cool place but Book Off just beats the pants off Strand. I found the selection to be really good for all genres and if you're an anime junkie, this is the store for you. I pretended that I knew Japanese for five seconds when I was in the manga section but still, it was so overwhelmingly awesome. Also the prices are incredible and cannot be beat. Seriously. I only spent $18 and I bought everything you see in the picture (except the two books for Spanish--those I bought through Amazon).

I also bought myself a DVD of The Rise of the Guardians from Book Off because the child in me demanded it. ;) As for the Spanish books, the teacher and Spanish nerd in me demanded it because these books are amazing and I plan on using them to develop some individual lessons for teaching Spanish. It's a fun activity and it's also practice for the future so... yeah :)

How have you guys been? Have you had any fun adventures recently? Book-related or not?

P.S. I will be posting a giveaway this week. Be on the lookout for it!


  1. I love him. I had no idea. Sounds so fun. I want to see it!

    1. I only know him as Flynn Ryder from TANGLED, lol. But now I'm definitely planning on watching/seeing more of his stuff! Oh you should!!!

  2. Sandy-belle!!
    Rise of the Guardians is AWESOME!!
    I LUVS The movie

    I must visit The Book Off, or at least send my sister there next time she goes to NYC (I got her to lug a HP complete set last time she went, from the Strand) .

    And, I know you speak Spanish an all, but if you ever need help, let me know :)