A little something different today– I definitely wanted to use this blog to talk about more than just TV, and the opportunity arose nicely this week. I’m a Boston resident, and this city offers many opportunities to support the arts. On Tuesday, a few friends and I went to an event celebrating the 5th anniversary of Love Letters, a column in The Boston Globe. This event featured author J. Courtney Sullivan and her newest novel, “The Engagements.”
My friend Chelsea is a huge “Love Letters” fan, so we went to see its author, Meredith Goldstein, who was moderating the conversation with Courtney. I love hearing authors speak, but I didn’t know anything about Courtney’s books before this week. To me, “The Engagements” was not a title that drew me in. I love weddings as much as the next girl, but I don’t particularly like romantic comedies, and I didn’t picture myself reading something with that title. When she talked about the book, however, I was instantly enthralled.
A lot of research on the diamond ring went into this novel– the advertising and marketing that made a diamond synonymous with engagements. The novel follows the story of several different couples in different periods of time, connected by one diamond engagement ring. I couldn’t wait to pick up a copy! Lucky me: we were given raffle tickets upon entering, and mine was drawn to win “The Engagements!” I snagged Courtney’s signature on the way out.
I’ve moved this novel up to the top of my reading list. I recently started a new goodreads accounts, abandoning the one attached to my old college email address. There’s not much on it yet but a few favorites and recent reads, but I’d love to connect there! And of course, I’m always open to new book recommendations. Find me, as always, nikkisee.
More arts/literature/Boston/real life posts to come!
And tomorrow, back to TV with a Top Chef recap!