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!