Tuesday, February 19, 2013

{ literary junkies - february }

Pink Heels Pink Truck

It's time for another Literary Junkies with Taylor at Pink Heels Pink Truck and Lesley at By the Porchlight.  

This month's book is American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin and yet again I haven't finished it.  And I feel ba about that because the beginning of the book is extremely well written and brings the time period to life but it started to stall out and that's when I had to take a break.  It was kind of wearing me down a little.  You can join me and the rest of the Literary Junkies on Twitter today at 1pm (cst) and 7pm (cst) for a chat (#literaryjunkies) about this month's read.

 On to the questions...

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
Highlander Most Wanted
I am currently reading Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks and so far its been a really heavy book.

In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love.
Genevieve McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen’s rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress—something warm, wicked, and tempting. Bowen seizes his enemy’s keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He’s enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer’s skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her—even if it means losing her forever.

So far I'm about halfway though and I love it.  The author is doing a wonderful job of balancing the material and straying true to emotions.  I was a little hesitant to start it because usually stories of this kind really pull at my heart but it really is a wonderful story.  (I'll have a review coming next month!)

2. Give us the recipe for a great book. 
The recipe for a great book would a smart, handsome somewhat-alpha male.  He isn't a pushover but not arrogant either.  And none of this dominant stuff either, although a take charge attitude is appreciated. The heroine should be smart as well with a witty personality. There's a fine line between witty and bitchy and she will just straddle it.  Pretty is good but not intimidating.  

And I want a love story.  Mystery and suspense are good but what I really want is a love story.  Two characters would meet and not fall instantly in love but like.  They would get to know each other and not rush into things because of a crazy stalker.  Although a persistent ex is sometimes good for comic relief and a little tension.  There can be obstacles to overcome but stupid miscommunications would be out.  

Last but not least I don't need to see a wedding but the marriage proposal would be great. Yeah it sounds kinda boring but I'm in the mood for a fluffy story right now.  

3. Tell us things you've learned from a book recently. Did you learn anything about history? Did you take away a deep & profound realization about the world around you? Or maybe even a beauty tip?
I read Tell Your Time a few weeks ago and I've been working on applying a lot of her advice to my new routines.  I'm trying to work my schedule so I'm not always doing things "on time" because hiccups seem to happen to me a lot lately and I hate having to scramble to stay on track.  

4. What was your favorite book as a child?

I was absolutely obsessed with Dr. Seuss when I was a child.  I had practically the whole library and I was so impresses with my little self that I could read all the strange words that he made up.  They are my absolute favorite to read to my kiddos to.

I used to have an old copy of Green Eggs and Ham that I used to take everywhere and read to anyone that would be sitting still for five minutes.  But a strange fact about me- I don't like eggs.  At all.  Not even green ones.


  1. Ohhh...love your answers!! My dad once made me green eggs and ham for breakfast, read the story before we could eat and I absolutely would not touch the eggs. And I love eggs. lol But not green ones. ;) Thanks for partying with us!!

  2. Dr Seuss! Timeless classic! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Love Dr. Seuss! He was definitely a favorite of mine! Didn't even think to put him in my link up answers :)

  4. I read 50 shades because I know you did and it was definitely a life experience.. Haha I know this has nothing to do with this post but I just thought I'd let you know :)

  5. Dr. Suess' birthday is a big deal at my school! Like parade big :)


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