Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Literary Junkies and a Maxi Dress


It's time for the Literary Junkies link up again. I'm so bad at answering these questions each month!  

What are you currently reading? Tell us about it.
Some of My Best Friends are Black by Tanner Colby - this was a recommendation from one of my friends.  The subtitle is "The Strange Story of Integration in America."  He is basically looking at four areas of American life (work, school, church, neighborhoods) and how we are still pretty separated based on race.  I'm only a few chapters in, but so far it is very interesting. 

Who is your favorite book character and why?
I hate picking favorites!  I tend to like books where the characters aren't super likeable, so this is tricky.  Thinking about the past year or so, my favorites are probably Hazel and Gus from The Fault in Our Stars.  I just liked them and how they interacted with each other.

What would the title of your memoir be?
Probably "Just Another Smith" or something equally un-clever.  Although after reading a few really boring memoirs in the past few years, I've actually thought maybe people would like reading about my life.  I mean, if people liked Eat, Pray, Love, they would pretty much like anything, right?! 
What book or series do you remember reading as an elementary/middle school age?
As a kid, I READ ALL THE BOOKS!  I was very into the Boxcar Children series, and then I started reading the Babysitters Club and a lot of the different series by Christian authors.  One of my favorites from the church library was the Sadie Rose Adventures.  I remember walking out of the library on a regular basis with a stack of books so high I couldn't see over them.  

Go check out the other book nerds here!

About my outfit...  
Usually when Marion announces the Trend of the Month, I have to plan an outfit for it.  This time, I was actually wearing my only maxi dress on the day she posted the theme.  I mean, I can pretty much read minds.  Her link-up goes live tomorrow, so you still have time to join in on the fun! 

Dress & Belt: Old Navy
Cardigan: Gap
Sandals: Carlos Santana    



  1. I've just recently fallen in love with maxi dresses!

  2. I just heard about the Fault in our Stars and can't wait to read it. I have to finish the H.P. series first though. Book two is almost done! Fun maxi! I don't have one; I'm convinced I'm too short to pull it off!

  3. The Fault in Our Stars is on my "to-read" list, and I LOVED the Boxcar Children when I was growing up! I love your maxi, great pattern. I've been thinking about getting one, but basically just thinking. I've tried on 2 maxi skirts and they looked terrible. I'm still considering them, just not looking too hard for one.

  4. hazel and max were great :) i hated eat, pray, love!


  5. Hi Andi, great dress and I'm in love with your cardigan :)

    <3 Kali
    Kali Now Living

  6. I've heard Fault in the Stars is great! Thanks so much for linking up!

  7. I own Fault in the Stars but haven't read it yet. And love learning that so many of us read the Babysitters Club books. I think kids these days are missing out!

  8. AH! That Tanner Colby book sounds awesome and right up my alley :) I also LOVED the Boxcar Children and BSC when I was little. I wish I could find my old books so I could reread them for fun :)