Hey fellow book-lovers! It’s time again for Literary Junkies Book Chat hosted by the lovely Taylor of Pink Heels Pink Truck and Life with a Side of Coffee! I love this book club and if you like books and have a blog, you should link up, too! Each month we discuss a really cool book. This month, it was Beautiful Ruins. I really enjoy this club because it covers so many different types of books that I would probably not read otherwise.
1. What are you reading? Tell us about it!
Right now, I am reading two books. I am trying to finish Suddenly Last Summer for a book review I have coming up here pretty soon, and then I am frantically trying to finish Beautiful Ruins (seriously, where did June go?)! Things are a little complicated right now because I have a really bad cold, so it’s harder to read without falling asleep right now!
2. Library or bookstore?
I don’t think it is possible to choose between these two. Libraries are amazing for browsing and maybe finding a new hidden secret book that becomes your favorite. Our library also lets you check out any books from any library in the state, which means we have access to so many cool books (like ones that are out of print). However, I haven’t visited the library as much lately because of my little toddler, Bo, who has no concept of how to be quiet or still.
3. What book(s) have you read and re-read several times?
Well, I always go back to The Princess Bride. How can you not love a classic tale of true love and high adventure? I’ve also read The Lord of the Rings many, many times; Anne of Green Gables (and the rest of the series); and the Ender’s Game series. I’ve been meaning to read The Night Circus again, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
4. What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
Hmmm, well, it was either the Ramona series or The Boxcar Children. They were so exciting to me back as an 8-year-old. At the time, we lived within walking distance of the library, so we would walk there about once a week and pick up as many books as we could hold. Usually, within 2 days I had read my entire stack. Those were the good old days.
5. Who’s your favorite author? Tell us so we can binge-read!
I think my favorite author changes with my mood. When I’m feeling scientific and intelligent, I like to read something by Orson Scott Card. If I want to laugh, I usually read Terry Pratchett. If Iwant to feel all nostalgic, I’ll probably read Louisa May Alcott. I have yet to find a solid romance author that I love (if only Audrey Niffenegger had more books!) And right now, my favorite YA author is not John Green (although you think it would be), but Lauren Nicolle Taylor.
But as far as binge-reading goes, I’d have to say I’ve had the most fun reading Sophia Kinsella and the Shopaholic series. It’s just really easy to read and engaging enough to keep you wanting to read them all. I think I read all of the published books so far in about 3 days.
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