August 10, 2015

Books in Real Life, Episode 6: Truthwitch

You know the drill - Rachel & I started this collaboration in order to challenge ourselves to do something in real life inspired by the books we've loved. Not too long ago, I read the entirety of Truthwitch in one sitting and fell head over heels in love with it! In case you didn’t know, Truthwitch is the upcoming fantasy novel from Susan Dennard, the beginning of what promises to be a richly illustrated, undeniably epic series. I fell in love with these vivid characters and the incredible world they reside in, and the plot had me racing through these pages until I reached the very last one.

I love Susan Dennard, and I loved Truthwitch, and so does Rachel! So we were both extremely excited when she came up with idea of visiting a lighthouse for this edition of Books in Real Life. Safi and Iseult, our two badass main characters, have marked a particular lighthouse as their emergency meeting spot and it is mentioned more than once! When Rachel started talking about the lighthouse, I immediately thought of the North Point Lighthouse, located on Roosevelt Island, and we decided to visit it a couple of week ago.

We started our trip to Roosevelt Island by taking the tram, which is an experience I enjoy every single time I do it. After we arrived, we made the long trek up to the park at the northern part of the island, admiring the mix of suburban and urban in the vibe of the island itself along the way. It was definitely a longer walk than we both expected, but with the breeze and the sunshine and the endless conversation, it was certainly a lot of fun! And it was so lovely to have the lighthouse slowly come into view, a field of green grass leading up to it and the river flowing to either side.

1. What was your favorite part or a memorable moment? I enjoyed the walk with Rachel the most! I do love a nice, long walk and often embark on walks, alone or with company. It’s a nice way to clear my head, relax a little and even spend quality time with someone.

2. Anything you wish you’d known beforehand? I wish we’d known that there was a free shuttle bus that we could have taken up to the lighthouse. It would have definitely been easier on our feet!

3. Would I do this again? It’s likely that I’ll return to visit Roosevelt Island. I want to see Freedom Park (which is on the southernmost point of the island), and I think it would also be lovely to have a picnic on the island. Macky hasn’t been there yet, and I’d love to take him too.


  1. OoOoh! I didn't realize there is a lighthouse so close by NYC!~ I think I might make my boyfriend trek out there with me for a day date soon!

  2. Y'all are so precious! And I really, really, really want to read Truthwitch! WHY is it so far away????

  3. Aw, this post is gooorgeous Alexa :D Thank you so much for sharing. <3 You look adorable. I also cannot wait to read Truthwitch :) Hope I will love it like you did. <3

  4. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that you guys took a trip to a lighthouse after reading Truthwitch. I love how books inspire us to do things like this, and it looks like the two of you had a fun time (though hurting feet is not so great). And this is such a cool feature, I just had to check out the rest of them!


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