Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Literary Junkies Link Up 5

Literary Junkies unite! I actually read the the book this month, and Abigail did too. And we both loved it. If you are a literary junkie too, answer the questions and link up!

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


I just finished reading Gone Girl. That book was a trip. It is about a woman who disappears on her fifth anniversary. Every chapter alternates between her husband, who is dealing with her having disappeared, and her diary entries from the past 7 years. Next on my list is The Paris Wife, after Abigail reads it, or I could go through the hundreds of ebooks I have, haha.


Life of Pi

Well currently I'm in between books, but I just finished Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It was a wonderfully descriptive book. It's about the spiritual and physical journey of a young Piscine Molitor Patel, otherwise known as Pi. The book takes you through his childhood and his religious and spiritual discoveries. Then takes you through his journey on a life boat with a Bengal Tiger. It is a great story and I recommend that everyone should read this book. Next up on my list is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

2. Recommend a book that has changed your perspective on life.


This is a difficult question, because all books make you rethink things in your life. I think The Five People You Meet in Heaven was a perspective changer for me. It made me realize that you make an impact on everyone you come into contact with in your life, not just the ones you mean to. So from then on, I try to be a nicer person. An honest person. Because you never know who I could be making an impact on.


It might be because it is so fresh in my mind, but Question 1 pretty much answers that. Read Life of Pi!!! You won't regret it.

3. What book do you recommend the most to people?


The Silence of the Lambs  (Hannibal Lecter, #2)

This is a very hard question. Usually I recommend the book I read most recently when I am asked. But I also recommend A Child Called It quite a bit. I think everyone should read it. And The Silence of the Lambs, because it is one of my favorite books. 


The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Hmmm. It really depends on what they are looking for. If its a lighthearted comedy they are looking for then Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. A mystery would definitely be Gone Girl or The Monster of Florence. Just an overall good trilogy would be Hunger Games or The Looking Glass Wars. There are too many great books out there to only recommend one.

4. What are the top 3 books on your "to-read" list?


The Paris Wife

The Paris Wife is our next book club book, so I will be reading that. But also, in looking at my kindle, I still want to read The Dead Zone by Stephen King. I may also read Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal to help me not crave fast food as much!


Les Misérables

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain is up first. Then it's a toss up between Pure by Julianna Baggott, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks.

5. What do you "do" while reading? (i.e. listen to music, eat) Any weird reading habits?


I personally can't really do much else while I'm reading. I shut the door to my bedroom to drown out the noise (my house is constantly full of people), cuddle up on my man's side of the bed (who else does this? or am I weird that I love laying on his side of the bed) and submerge myself into a great book. I think that is why it is hard for me every time I finish a book, because its like, "What do I do with my life now?" because I submerge myself very completely. Also, if I let my cat in the room, he will attack the pages of a real book. So I have to be careful about that.


I like it to be quiet while I'm reading. As I mentioned in a previous link up, I love to drive my truck somewhere quiet and sit and read for hours. However, when I get really into a book, I will read any chance I get. Even just on my 10 min breaks at work or on commercials during my shows. That is the sign that I'm reading a really intriguing book.



  1. i loved the movie life of pi and want to read the book for sure!!


  2. A Child Called It was phenomenal. Heartwrenching but so important to read.

    Also, I've noticed a lot of people putting Les Mis on their TBR list since the movie came out, so I'm going to tell you what I tell everyone: It is an amazing STORY, but a very slow BOOK. It's worth reading, but don't expect emotion on every page!

  3. I loved the Hunger Games. I've wanting to read Fast Food Nation and I keep hearing about The Paris Wife. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. So many are saying they want to read Les Mis...I would love to read that as well. I read Life of Pi a looooonnnngggg time ago and loved it! ;) Thanks for linking up girls!!


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