Well, my original plan for the direction of my blog in 2020 will have to be put on pause for now. Social distancing is in full effect in New York City, so I’ll have to adapt. I have been reading A Booklover’s Guide to New York City by Cleo Le-Tan and pre-Coronavirus mayhem, I visited a few literary sites in NYC that I read about in the book. My plan was to immerse myself in the literary culture of New York City and share it with all of you. I will continue on that literary journey throughout the city when we come out on the other side of this. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
My current read is a historical fiction book set in New York City- Dear George, Dear Mary by Mary Calvi. I plan to post a book review and when things get normal again, I will do my New York City tour inspired by this book. Cannot. Wait. I planned on this one to most likely be at least a two-day tour. I believe it might bring me to Lower Manhattan, Upper Manhattan, and even Yonkers. Lots of ground to cover!
Dear George, Dear Mary is about George Washington’s supposed first love, Mary Philipse. This book is compiled from letters, witness accounts, and journal entries. I’m 36% through this book and so far so good. I put it down when all the stuff with the virus started and I began to read every single news update that posted on Google. Yes, definitely too much. I don’t advise that. I think I’m finally ready to get back to the books, my blog, and your blogs. This will definitely be a time for cozying up and reading.
Books Books Books
So my blog going forward for the foreseeable(everyone’s favorite word now) future will be book lists and book reviews…hopefully can work New York City life in somehow. New York City has always been the heart of my blog, so we shall see!
Some of you may know that I work as a child life specialist in a Manhattan hospital and I have no idea what the coming week(s)will bring. I work on the Radiology unit which includes many elective procedures and I believe those may be canceled soon. So who knows what my job will bring? I know we all are facing this uncertainty. What a time we are living in.
How are you all doing with all of this? I’ve chatted with a few of you about how grateful we are to be a part of this blogging community especially at a time like this when we need to practice social distancing. I hope you all will continue blogging. I want to hear from you. Whatever your niche is I want to hear from you. Travel bloggers especially will be affected by this but I still want to hear from you. Somehow, some way! This post has been written without a care in the world about SEO. Nope, social distancing is not my keyword. I don’t have a keyword and I don’t care. I just want to stay connected.
Here are a few pics from when I was out and about visiting literary sites in the city:
Oh my beautiful city! I can’t wait to explore you again!
I ❤️ NY