Tuesday, August 20, 2013

{ literary junkies - august }

It's time for the August questions and book selection for Literary Junkies. Literary Junkies is the wonderful idea of Taylor at Pink Heels, Pink Truck and Lesley at By The Porchlight. Each month we dish our literary favorites and discuss the month's book choice, see below how you can join up.

This month's questions

1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it!

I have a ton on my tbr list but right now I'm reading The Newcomer by Robyn Carr and All of You by Christina Lee

2. What is one book you think every person should read at least once in their life? Why?

Everyone should read a Harry Potter book at least once, preferably the first one.  There are hundreds of serious and mature books out there that you'll read in your life either for school or because you want/feel the need to but read Harry Potter to discover a world on to it's own and oh, so magical.

3. Do you think you could ever write a book? If so what genre would it be?

I've never wrote a whole book but I've written several short stories and novellas over the years. As I've gotten older the characters have aged with me but romance is always the common theme. Big surprise, huh?

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've just started to listen to audiobooks recently. All of them have been books that I've already read though. I'm still a little skeptical if it'll work for me, mostly because I have tended to zone out in the past when I tried to listen to a book and never retained anything.

5. Can you suggest a book of each type for others to try:

Fantasy - A Game of Thrones
Nonfiction - Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Fiction - The Hunger Games
Romance - The Notebook
Classics - Pride and Prejudice
Young Adult - The Fault in Our Stars

This Month's book

This month's book was The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I had just finished reading it for a Summer Reading Challenge so it was great timing.  I can understand why it's a book that's been loved for years and is honestly one of the only books-to-screen where I've ever thought that the movie lived up to the book.

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  1. I still haven't listened to an audio book! I want to though =)

    I haven't seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet because I want to read the book first BUT I also haven't gotten around to doing that lol.

  2. I haven't managed to read or see The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet, but it was one of my best friend's favorite book in high school, so I've been meaning to give it a shot. Thanks for reminding me, and it's good to know that the film lives up to the novel!

  3. I really want to see the movie for Perks. I'm glad to hear you thought it was good.

  4. I love how were all adults recommending Harry Potter. I knew Games of Thrones was a book but because I'm lazy I wanted to try the show. I can't get into the show at all. So I'm going to try the first book and hope for the best.

  5. I've read and loved all your recommendation in #5 except I haven't read the Game of Thrones books- just watched the show. I think I need to though!

  6. Harry Potter - yeeeeeeah! Looking forward to discussing Perks with you tonight. :) It's been way too long since I've participated in one of the Twitter chats. And I would definitely read your romance book. :)

  7. Ahhh! I picked Diary of a Young Girl for my nonfiction too. Very cool!~

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  8. I will definitely check the books (the ones I haven't read, of course) you've listed on #5!

    xo Kisty
    The Style Mermaid

  9. My problem with Audiobooks is the speaker. If they can't hook me with how they create the characters, I'll zone out and miss out on so much before I realize what I've done. The last 2 I've attempted were like that. I'm not giving up though! I commute on Mondays to work and back home on Fridays for over a 3 hour drive. So I have plenty of time to "read" on my journey. :)


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