Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Green Week - Top (and Literary Junkies Day)

Day 2 of Green Week coincides with the March Literary Junkies linkup.  The green week linkup is at the bottom!  Here are my questions and answers for this month:  

What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
I'm reading Sarah's Key.  It was recommended by several friends, and I really like it so far.  It jumps between 1942 and 2002, focused around the Vel' d'Hiv in Paris.  I'm definitely more interested in the 1942 storyline.  When it jumps back to 2002, everything just seems trivial.  I guess compared to the Holocaust, I just can't feel too bad for the wealthy American in Paris who has a kind of mean husband.  I'm expecting a connection at some point, so I'll just have to see what happens!  

What was your favorite series to read when you were a kid?
 Easy - Boxcar Children.  I pretty much read anything I could get my hands on, but this series was my favorite, by far.  I had read all of them, and then I was SO EXCITED when they started publishing more in the early 90s.  And there were so many released each year!  It was really awesome!  (Just looking at Wikipedia, I learned that the newer books were written by other authors.  I had no idea about that when I was a kid!) 

What is your favorite genre to read?  Why?
I struggle a little bit with defining genres.  Can I just say "fiction" and be done with it?  I think I read all the basic genres except romance novels.  I can't stand romance novels. 

If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

Hmm, this is a tough one.  Maybe "Just Another Smith" and it could be the super interesting story of how I met John and became a Smith!  (at least, I think it's interesting, but who knows!)

What is next on your "to-read" list?  Tell us about it! 
Orange is the New Black - which I assume everyone has heard of by now!  It's a memoir of the author's time in prison.  I've heard it is pretty good, and I am excited to watch the show and compare!  

Have you read anything good lately?  Make sure to check out the other Literary Junkies!  AND remember to link up your green posts below!   

Jacket: J.Crew Factory
Tank & Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Gap

Linky info is after the jump!  


  1. I am really loving this Outfit. Another way for me to wear my B+W Striped Skirt. I need to get it out and wear it btw. =)

  2. I like how your green top looks with this! I think I will have to recreate this soon!

  3. SOOOO CUTE!!! Every girl needs a striped skirt and denim jacket in her arsenal. The green pop is perfect!

    Currently I am reading along with my daughter book called Among the Hidden. She is in 3rd grade and it's definitely geared more towards older kids. The topic is really interesting about a futuristic world. It's a series of books. I was a little concerned about the more mature content because she is only 8, but I gotta admit I have been looking forward to what's going to happen next each night when she reads to me, ha ha!

  4. I loved Orange is the New Black... book and show! Enjoy!


  5. i loved sarah's key! and honestly, the boxcar children books were by far my favorites as a kid. i am trying to get my kids interested, but i think they are a bit young yet!

  6. Love this combo. I need a green shirt so I can recreate this look.

  7. I'm pretty much like you with genres. I will ready anything except romance. Thanks for linking up with us at Literary Junkies! Love your outfit, btw! :)


  8. The Boxcar Children was one of my favorite series to read as a child too! I could spend hours reading this series, the Babysitter's Club, and Nancy Drew. I can't wait to introduce these series to my future children one day.

    p.s. loving the color and pattern combination!

  9. Oh my gosh I LOVED the Boxcar Children books! I also love this outfit, the stripes and the polka dot shoes are a cute combination.

  10. I just put Sarah's Key on my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  11. thanks for hosting this link up! i managed to wear green yesterday and today, so now i think i need to keep it going the rest of the week! and thanks for sharing your impressions of the book sarah's key so far, that's a book i have on my bookshelf and hope to read one of these days!

  12. Oh Sarah's Key is so good! I really liked it. I meant to watch the movie, but I haven't made it happen yet. And the Boxcar Children are the best! I have three younger siblings so I used to make them pretend that we were the boxcar children and we would go exploring. I was Jessie :)

  13. I loved the Boxcar Children. Thanks for linking up!

  14. Oh my gosh, I LOVED the Boxcar Children! I felt so connected to Violet, but always wanted to be adventurous like Jessie! :) I wish I had the time to read for pleasure right now. I had gotten about 75 pages into the second book in the Divergent series over winter break, and then school started again. As soon as I graduate, I'm so eager to get going on my read-for-pleasure list again!