Literary Junkies – March

Good morning and welcome to the Literary Junkies Link Party! The best book club in the blogosphere!

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Here are this month’s questions:

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
Review of Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant
I’m currently reading Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant. It reads more like a blog than a book. I guess it’s an interesting story. I’m halfway through and waiting for something to happen. But since it’s a memoir, and the preface to the book let us know how the story ends…I’m not really anticipating anything spectacular.
Also the main character BOUGHT A CAT. Yes, I’m judging. #AdoptDontShop2. If you could visit any book setting, which would you choose and why?
Laurence Olivier Merle Oberon Wuthering Heights
I’d love to visit the Yorkshire moors from Wuthering Heights. Many years ago, I spent 6 weeks backpacking through the UK, but because it was off-season, I couldn’t get a bus out there. Some day I’ll return!

  3. If you could sit down with any book character, who would it by and what would you ask them?

I always wanted to know more about Neville Longbottom’s story – his family, his upbringing, his bravery…
Look, here he is, telling me his deepest darkest secrets…
Matthew Lewis was Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films

4. If you wrote a memoir and it was turned into a movie, what actor or actress would play you?
Heather Locklear circa 1990s. I love her quintessential California girl style. And Jack Wagner is all I need…

Heather Locklear Jack Wagner

5. What have you recently added to your to-be-read list that you are completely excited to pick up next??
I’m ready for some Scandinavian crime fiction! This blog has a lot of great reviews and I’m eager to delve in.

What are you reading?


Literary Junkies – December

Hello friends! It’s my favorite link up, with the Literary Junkies!

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Here are this month’s questions:

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.

career of evilCareer of Evil is the third and latest book in JKR’s murder mystery series. The entire series is quite gory, but I love a good British mystery.


2. What were your favorite reads of 2015?
the ship of brides
I just read The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes. I couldn’t put this book down! It’s about the Australian wives of British servicemen in WWII and their travels to the UK to meet their husbands after the war.
3. What was your book-read total for 2015? Did you make your goal for the year?
My goal was 55 books, and I only read 20. I hit a big slump in the beginning of the year and again in the summer.
 4. How many books would you like to read in 2016?
I’m going for 52 book for 2016. I don’t think a book a week is an outrageous goal and I think I can make it!
5. What is the number one book sitting on your Must Read list right now?
I just discovered that there are five more books by Jojo Moyes that I have yet to read. I binge-read all of her books at the library in 2013, and I can’t wait to get started on these.

What are you reading?


November Literary Junkies Link Party

The near-end of November and I finally got my reading momentum going again, just in time for the holidays! Today I’m linking up with the November Literary Junkies Link Party to see what other bloggers are reading, too.

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Here are this month’s questions:

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
dead water by ann cleeves
I’m reading Dead Water by Ann Cleeves, the fifth book in the Shetland Island mystery series. Yes, the mysteries are a bit formulaic, but I love the way the author describes the setting of the Shetland Islands, and the way she bounces from character to character in each chapter. I highly recommend this series if you’re a fan of murder mysteries!


2. Now that we’re coming up to the holidays, are there any books you like to return to or remind you of childhood?
Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos
I wouldn’t mind re-reading Mr. Ives’ Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos. Hijuelos was one of my favorite authors when I was in college.


3. Do you have any new books on your wishlist?
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
I’ve got a ton of books on the library hold list, including the new Man Booker Prize winner, A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. I know next to nothing about Jamaica or the attempted murder of Bob Marley (I don’t know much about him, either…), so I’m excited to learn something new with historical fiction.


4. Favorite book you’ve ever received as a gift?
 DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Spain
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Spain. It’s a beautiful travel guide, not really what you’d use while on the road, but perfect for reminiscing about a past trip.


5. Favorite book centered around the holidays?
Can you believe that nothing comes to mind? I’m looking forward to reading other Literary Junkies’ responses to this one. 
What are you reading? Come link up us!


Literary Junkies Link Party for October

It’s been a while since I was immersed in a book, but since I’m currently funemployed, I’m ready to get reading again!

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Here are this month’s questions:


1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
I’m reading Throwaway by Heather Huffman

I don’t yet know how I feel about this book. It’s about a prostitute that falls in love (at first sight!) with the undercover cop that was assigned to follow her pimp. I guess once I get over that, I can enjoy the story, because it does seem to be well-written.


2. What was your favorite book you had to read in school and which was your least favorite?
Favorite – Charlotte’s Web in the 2nd grade
Least Favorite – When I was in college, I was assigned The American by Henry JamesZZzzzzz


3. What is your favorite book that was turned into a movie? Were you happy with the movie?
As a small child, I was very confused by A Little Princess movie with Shirley Temple. It was so different from the book that it was years before I realized it was really the same story!


4. Which book do you wish would be turned into a movie?
I’d love to see the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith/JKR turned into movies or a mini-series. You just cannot beat British murder mysteries.
Also- Noah by Elizabeth Reyes. I’m here for Taylor Lautner in the title role.


5. Did you set any reading goals for 2015? How are you doing with them?
FAIL. I set a goal for 50 books, but I’ve only read 9. Only read 9! I don’t think I’ve read that few books since I was in law school and the mere thought of books filled me with dread. But I’ve reactivated my Kindle Unlimited subscription and I’m ready to go!


What are you reading? Did you join the link-up?


Literary Junkies August Link-up

Hi Everyone, long time no blog!
Today I’m linking up with Literary Junkies…but I haven’t had much time to blog or read…and I’m looking forward to everyone’s answers so I can add some new books to my list!

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Here are this month’s questions:

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
The Magician's Lie by Greer MacAllisterThe Magician’s Lie by Greer MacAllister is sort of a murder mystery…I’m having trouble getting into it, but I’ve been told it’s well worth the effort, so I’ll carry on.

2. What books do you have on request at the library? or What books have you just picked up lately?

 Landline by Rainbow RowellI really liked Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, so I’m excited to read her other books.

3. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

Just one at a time.

4. What makes you love a book?

I love great characters. I don’t even care about plot too much if the characters are interesting.

5. This one is totally random but Fall is just around the corner and we want to know…what’s your favorite cookbook?
Fixate cookbook, autumn calabrese, fixate, portion control, beachbodyI just bought Fixate at the Beachbody Summit – it’s a cookbook with portion control and even containers to measure out the food…I like to eat so this is perfect for me.

Post your answers on your blog and link up with us on Tuesday! Visit Taylor at Pink Heels Pink Truck or Christine at Life with a Side of Coffee