Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Literary Junkies

Yayyy it's the 3rd Tuesday of the month again! That means Literary Junkies day!

Once a month, Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck and I host this link-up for us and other bookworm bloggers to chat about our love of reading. We also have the Literary Junkies online book - just leave a message if you're like to join.

Here I go with this month's questions!

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.

I've got three books on the go right now which is quite an oddity. I usually only stick to one but I just couldn't decide that to read! I had to start American Heiress because it's the Literary Junkies Book Club book of the month but wasn't really attracted to it so I started Behind the Beautiful Forevers because it sounded like a story I'd really like. Maybe I thought I'd balance out a book that I didn't like with a book that I'd love haha. And then I bought Blog Inc. and just couldn't not start reading it immediately! So, I've been crawling along reading a chunk of each here and there.

2. Explain the recipe for a great book. 

One Freakin' Awesome Book

1 cup (but no more) description
2 cups + 1 dash historical context
2 cups research-based content
1/2 cup nail-biter
1 tbsp conclusion, tied up
1 tsp strong female
2 tbsp dialogue

In large bowl, mix together 1 cup of historical context with research. Slowly stir in the description until blended but do not over-mix.

In a second bowl, mix together 1 cup of historical context with strong female, dialogue and dash historical context. Mix well.

Slowly combine the two mixtures from steps 1 & 2 together. Add nail-biter and conclusion. Spread in 9 x 9 greased pan and bake.

Variations on this recipe:
1) Try adding two evil step sisters and 1 cup poverty.
2) In first step, mix in 2 cup WWII and 1 tbsp oppression.
3) During the fix stage, blend in sex, drugs, and rock & roll.

3. Tell us things you've learned from a book recently. Did you learn anything about history? Did you take away a deep & profound realization about the world around you? Or maybe even a beauty tip?

It sounds a bit peculiar but my favourite "kind" of books are those centered on WWII. I like those books because I'm fascinated by that period in history and these stories always offer a bit of insight. Whether or not their fictional, you gain a sense of the atmosphere of the time.

4. What was your favorite book as a child? 

Do you remember The Littles? I really liked them. And the Bernstein Bears! They were the shiz. My parents still have all my favourite children's storybooks at home. I don't know what I'm gonna do with them since I'm not having kids of my own, but I bet my nieces would like them!

Grab a button and link up! I can't wait to see your answers!

Pink Heels Pink Truck



Karen said...

I used to LOVE the littles too!

Rachel @ front row seat said...

Oh my gosh! I had honestly forgotten about the Littles! I used to love them! Thanks for the flashback! :)

Maria @ I Believe In Story said...

I would *love* to join the book club if you're accepting new members!

Andi said...

Wow! Your boo recipe is legit!

Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

Love your book recipe answer!! :) And of course I remember The Littles!! Loved them! And the Bernstein Bears! :) I need to get a copy of Blog, Inc. stat. ;) lol

Aimee said...

Girl! I don't know how you are keeping things straight reading THREE books. I'm struggling over here with two! Sometimes I can't even keep up with the characters in one haha!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

I loved Blog Inc. - read it :)

That's What She Read said...

o my gosh i had forgotten about the littles! I need to youtube them for the kiddos!

Lauren Michelle said...

I do love historical context in a book and when you can tell an author has done their research. It just makes the reading so much richer. I can't explain it...

Sarah said...

WWII fascinates me too. Pick up Lost in Shangri-la. It's got a super-strong female character, WWII, and it's definitely a nail-biter. I think you'd like it!

Brighton Harper said...

Oh I forgot all about the Littles! I used to go and watch them at my grandparents house. I love your recipe too :)

Lindsey @ Life on Countryside said...

How do you like Blog Inc? I have been wanting to read it.

I might be behind the curve - but I am reading Gone Girl!


SH said...

I have the Blog book too - haven't started! Gotta wait till I finish this semester, and then I can start :)

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