Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Books!



It's time for the Literary Junkies Link-up again.  Before I get to the questions, just a quick comment about my outfit.  I've determined that this blazer makes every outfit my favorite outfit.  I'm excited to unroll the sleeves when it gets cooler, and then I can wear it with even more colors!

Anyway, books! Here are this month's questions and my answers: 
1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it!
I just finished The White Princess by Philippa Gregory.  It is the final book in her Cousins' War series, which I really enjoyed.  I'll probably end up posting a review about the series soon.  Up next is Delirium by Lauren Oliver.  I've heard it is really good, so I hope that is true! 

2. What is one book you think every person should read at least once in their life? Why?
I'm sticking to fiction here.  I think everyone should read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  It's just such a beautiful story.  Also, the Chronicles of Narnia books are at the top of my list.     
3. Do you think you could ever write a book? If so what genre would it be?
I don't know.  In theory, I think it would be fun to be an author, but I don't think I have the creativity for it.  If I wrote a book, it would probably need to be a memoir (which I don't know if I'm quite interesting enough for anyone to read), or some kind of non-fiction. 
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 really like Audiobooks for long car rides.  Generally I am in the car with someone else (usually my husband), so I try to find books that we will both be interested in.  I also try to find a book that is a reasonable length for the amount of time that we will be in the car, so we will be able to finish it, but still have time for listening to music and talking to each other.   

5. Can you suggest a book of each type for others to try:
Fantasy - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Nonfiction - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Fiction - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Romance - eh, I can't really get into romance novels.  I guess I liked Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Classics -
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Young Adult - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Have you read anything good lately? 

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outfit details:
Blazer: Gap
Top: H&M
Skirt: Bass
Shoes: BCBGeneration

10 comments:

  1. The Pillars of the Earth has been sitting on my nightstand for over a year. It's just one of those books that I know I want to read, but it's so big. I am afraid it will take me forever!

    This blazer is pretty awesome. It will be great to take you into fall!

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  2. oh ma gawd, I love the blazer! It's fantastic and now I want it in my closet.

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  3. Love the blazer! And your book recommendations. Just finished The Zookeeper's Wife and started Water for Elephants but I'm always looking for the next book I'm going to read! Chronicles of Narnia is definitely at the top of my favorite books list, too.

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  4. I'm still on the 4th HP. Urg. Fun print mixing today!
    Ginny

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  5. I don't read much of Philippa's writing but I see why she's a big hit. A lot of her books have been turned into movies or TV shows. Like currently The White Queen has been turned into one.

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  6. Look at you, you are a pattern mixing queen today! That blazer is amazing, you should just wear it, um, everyday probably haha. Neverwhere was the first Neil Gaiman book I ever read, and I loved it. I've never listened to an audio book, ever.

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  7. Loved The Fault in Our Stars! I can't wait to see the movie!

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  8. Audiobooks are definitely the best for car rides! And I finally finished TFioS; SOOOO good!!

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  9. I can see why your blazer makes every outfit your favorite! It's gorgeous and I LOVE the lining! I liked The Pillars of the Earth and its sequel, too. I've only read one Neil Gaiman book, but I loved it so Neverwhere is now on my list! I really like the Outlander series and Carol Goodman's books!

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  10. I really enjoyed The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro. Finished it up recently. I've got The Fault in our Stars but haven't picked it up to read just yet.

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