Last night, I treated myself. I booked a ticket for a talk in the Live at the NYPL series (which has some a** kicking talks on, check it out if you’re in New York and you’re into this sort of thing), which featured Alberto Manguel, speaking at the New York Public Library. For book-lovers, this is a treat (I think you could sort of compare it to going to a World Cup match for football lovers), and I loved every single minute of it. He talked about libraries, the future of books, Canada, Borges, why books are so wonderful, and how he doesn’t use the Internet. And we were allowed to sit in the trustees room, which is normally closed to the public, and is a dark panelled room, with beautiful tapestries, and a very hallowed atmoshpere. It sent my book-heart racing again (after all, I am a bookhistorian), and I can’t wait to unpack my boxes with books!
On a completely different note, the academics here have started to pick up a little. I’m taking 3 full credit courses (Advertising Management, my favourite, New Product Marketing and Entrepreneurial Finance), and this week my two half credit courses are starting: Negotiation, Conflict and Bargaining, and then Entrepreneurial Selling.
To top that off, it’s that time of season again. The leaves are falling, the storms are raging, and the job applications are due. Here’s my strategy for navigating through the forest that is called ‘full time job hunt’. I am only applying for jobs that I could really see myself doing, nothing else. And I try and do my very best on every single application, since all of these are jobs I really want. I spent last Sunday writing two applications, so keep fingers crossed!
There’s also a little more travel on the horizon: on Thursday I leave for Seattle and San Francisco, and I’m very much looking forward to it. I’ve been to SF before, but never to Seattle, and for a foodie and booklover like me, both of these are dream destinations. If anyone has any good ideas food/art/book-wise what I should do (KV?), I welcome any tips.