Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Literary Junkies

Pink Heels Pink Truck
It's that time of the month again!  Time for Literary Junkies!  I have been pretty happy with myself and the amount of reading that I have done this summer.  Although I could read more, I always have a book going.  After so many years in University where I always felt like I couldn't take the time to read, it's so nice to get into a good book again.

1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it! 
I just finished Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night.  It's a chick lit book about a girl who goes through a break up and then decides to get married to her boyfriend from 15 years ago, which her sister thinks is a terrible idea.  It was an okay book, not the best I have read by any means, but I got through it.

Wedding Night

 2. What is one book you think every person should read at least once in their life? Why?
 
I'm going to be kind of typical and say that everyone should read Harry Potter.  It's kind of a big deal and I think that everyone should experience it or at least test it out to see what they think.

WHAT IF THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC PAID JK ROWLING  TO WRITE HARRY POTTER SO THAT WE MUGGLES WOULD THINK MAGIC IS FICTION?
 3. Do you think you could ever write a book? If so what genre would it be?I would love to write a book.  Ideally I would like to write a thriller/suspense/mystery like Mary Higgins Clark.  But realistically I think that I would have an easier time writing Chick Lit because it's more something that I can relate to more. 



4. Do you listen to audiobooks?  Do you look for the same things in an audiobook that you do in one you'll read?
I have never listened to an audio book.  I have heard good things about them, but I just haven't taken the leap.  I kind of feel that listening to an audio book is like watching a movie though.  It's good and entertaining, but it's not the same experience as sitting down and reading a book.


5. Can you suggest a book of each type for others to try:
Fantasy -
Harry Potter
Nonfiction - Columbine by Dave Cullen
Fiction - Room by Emma Donahue

Romance - The Notebook or Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook
I'm not even sure that this line is in the book...
Classics - Anne of Green Gables, or The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (not sure if that's a classic, but it's pretty old).
Young Adult - The Divergent Series
 
I would like to take a moment to thank Blogger for the spacing issues that cannot be corrected.  Why, just why?
Photobucket

8 comments:

  1. So glad I found you through the link up! I haven't been overly impressed with Sofia Kinsella. LOVE Mary Higgins Clark!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I suggested Colombine too! That book is so sad but so eye-opening and honestly I couldn't put it down. I'm also a fellow Harry Potter fan! My husband and I both LOVE those books. And Anne of Green Gables is on my "to read" list. Hoping to look around your site a bit more when I get some time later.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I had the same thoughts on Wedding Night. It was okay, but I wasn't hooked. I did love Room though- crazy, sad story.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes! Harry Freaking Potter, is it sad that I'm almost 30 years old and I love those books so much?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hahaha that Harry Potter gif is too good! And I read Room last year; what a sad but great book.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can't wait to read Divergent!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVED Divergent and Columbine (I suggested them too!). Believe it or not, I have never read Harry Potter, but I may have to give it a try. Room is on my "to read" list as well.

    Erika

    ReplyDelete
  8. I loved The Notebook, and I'm agreeing with you...I do not remember that line. ;) I remember being so depressed in college because I didn't have a chance to read for me. I was always reading to study. :/ I think I've made up time since then though. ;) Thanks so much for linking up!!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin