Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Club Time


It's Literary Junkies day again!  Here are the questions for this month:
1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.  It's typical Gaiman - bizarre and fascinating and wonderful.  I've been so busy that I haven't had as much time to read as I want, and I'm struggling to stay awake to read a couple chapters each evening.  I was the weird girl at the gym yesterday reading while I rode the stationary bike.  I'm really hoping to finish it tonight.   I suspect it might be a 5-star rating! 

2. What book first made you fall in love with reading?
I have no idea!  I've loved reading as long as I can remember.  I remember my dad reading Little House on the Prairie to me and my brother when I was pretty young.  Once I learned how to read, it was ridiculous.  I read pretty much anything I could get my hands on.  High school and college kind of ruined "reading for fun" for me, but near the end of college, I read East of Eden and  The Chronicles of Narnia.  I really remember loving those and thinking I should start reading more! 
3. Summer is a great time for series. What are your series recommendations?
If you haven't read the Hunger Games trilogy, you really should!  Also, the Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings are must-reads.  This year, I'm working my way through Harry Potter for the first time.  Pretty standard recommendations, really! 

4. Does a song come to mind with the book you are currently reading? If so what it is?
No, not with this current book. 

5. Are you participating in any summer reading challenges?
Nope, I'm not a big fan of challenges.  I tend to rebel against requirements, even when I voluntarily participate.  I don't want to make reading a chore, so I just read what I want.  I usually end up reading less in the summer, because there is so much going on during the weekends and evenings, so adding a reading challenge just isn't the best idea for me. I just have my annual goal to make sure I remember to read, so I don't waste all my time watching TV and playing on my phone!

Have you read anything good lately? 

Top: Chaus
Pearls: China
Cardigan: Gap
Skirt: Limited
Shoes: Target


  1. SO first, I think this outfit is a new favorite, I absolutely love the colors and print together. Also, I am totally reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane right now too! It's an easy read but I haven't been making enough time to read lately, I'm probably about 3/4 of the way done. I'm a big Gaiman fan, I read Stardust earlier this summer.

  2. Gaiman is such an interesting author. I just started the 4th HP. Honestly, I feel like I'm reading it out of necessity now. It's ok, but not blowing my mind....fun color combo today too!

  3. I love Gaiman. I need to add that one to my to-read list! And those series are all solid recommendations! I've read all of them. :) It's been a couple years since I've read all the HP's, I'll need to do that again soon! But first... so many other books to read... My to-read list is a bit unmanageable right now haha.

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  5. Cute outfit! I agree, I read what I want to read- I hate having to follow reading requirements- that's why it's called reading for pleasure! Lol

  6. I loved all of these questions! I feel like we're so similar - even our reading habits are the same! I haven't quite gotten back to the "reading for pleasure" thing (although my nose was ALWAYS in a book until I got to college) because of the mass quantities I have to read for grad school, but I cannot wait until I'm "just" working and will be able to read for pleasure again!!! I'm always taking recommendations, so I've been adding the books from your reviews to my list :)