Literary Junkies Link Up: November

It's that time of the month again where I get all nerdy on you.  Okay, wait, this is probably not the only time I get nerdy on you, but you get the idea.

The drill is that I answer five book-related questions provided by Lesley from By the Porchlightt and Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck and then I head on over and link up with them!  You can totally do this yourself, too!  In fact, you should because it's totally worth it to browse the other blogs and get book ideas! :)

November Questions

1.  What are you currently reading?  Tell us about it!  I am currently reading (and I am not lying about this title) Thin Rich Bitches by Janet Eve Josselyn.  It's not my "normal" book choice, but it's not bad so far.  I got it for free from BookGorilla.com.  If you aren't subscribed to them, you should be.  It's free! (They did not pay me to say that.  I just love the website!) 

Anyway...the synopsis:

Leaving her cheating husband in Boston with the paralegal he impregnated, Pippin Snowe and her son move to a ramshackle farmhouse that she inherited in the exclusive community of Dover, Massachusetts. Pippin finds employment with a local architect, designing kitchen renovations for wealthy Dover women who treat her as they treat the rest of the hired help. Concluding that social climbing is just another sport that she is no good at, Pippin opens a country club for dogs that offers services that the Dover women didn’t know they wanted until they found out that admission was required and spaces were limited.

With irreverent wit, Thin Rich Bitches is a humorous chronicle of one woman’s quest to find her place within a community of people who are more blessed physically and financially, while learning valuable lessons about life, love, competition, and canine couture.


Like I said, it isn't my "normal" book choice, but it's a nice change.  The writing is pretty good and she has humor in all the right spots. 

2.  How many books have you read this year? Do you set reading goals for yourself? I track my books on Goodreads and I have read 12 books this year.  My goal is 15.  I used to read way more than 15 books year, but since becoming a mom, I don't really have all that much time any more.  However, I still make time and thought that 15 books was a good goal.  Next year, I will move it up to 20.


3.  What do you think are the best and worst book-to-movie/TV show adaptations? Oh wow, um.....the first one that comes to mind is The Twilight Saga.  I adored those books.  I was in my mid-twenties when I read them.  My mom got me hooked on those books.  The movies were good, but not as good as the books.  I faithfully went and saw every movie in the theater (the first one with my mom and some of her friends from work), but they just weren't as good as what I had pictured in my mind.  I don't really care for them to adapt books into movies/shows.  I think you lose a lot of the essence when you take a book and try to portray it on a screen.  


4.  What is the first line of your favorite book? Daaaaaaaannnggg!  Oh this is so hard!  I have many books I adore, but there are a few that have impacted me deeply and I classify those as my favorites.  The first line of one of my favorite books is this:  



"When I was twelve, a fortune-teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone." -God-Shaped Hole by Tiffani DeBartolo


I'm telling you, if you have not read this book, you need to.  Don't let the title scare you.  Trust me.

5.  What's your favorite quote from a book?  Oh I wish you would not have asked me this.  I love quotes.  I collect them.  In my brain.  Seriously.  Most of my head is filled with Disney Junior cartoons, memorized children stories, and every single trait of Lynzi's.  Despite this, there is a portion reserved for written word. That's where I go when I need a reprieve. Yup.  In my head.  They like me there. :) 

Anyway, so, a quote....one.... .... ....

(It took me ten minutes to find one.) 

I'm just going to stick with the God-Shaped Hole theme, because this is really a quote that spoke to me when I was reading the book.  There is a lot of truth to this statement: 

We’re all searching for something to fill up what I like to call that big, God-shaped hole in our souls. Some people use alcohol, or sex, or their children, or food, or money, or music, or heroin. A lot of people even use the concept of God itself. I could go on and on. I used to know a girl who used shoes. She had over two-hundred pairs. But it’s all the same thing, really. People, for some stupid reason, think they can escape their sorrows.” 






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10 comments:

  1. OK, you really inspired me to read "God-Shaped Hole". The reviews on Goodreads are really good too! I just filled out a request form for it and the library where I work :)

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    1. Awesome! It really is a great book! Thanks for stopping by Jen!

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  2. I could not pick a quote from a book- there are just too many to list!

    And you're doing great on your goal! I set mine at 45 & i'm failing miserably. I need to read like 2 books per week for the rest of the year & I've barely been finishing one per month lately.

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    1. I really just took off here lately! I didn't even think I was going to make my goal of 15 this summer, but it got colder and things got slower, and then I found myself just constantly reading! Just keep trying! Don't give up! :)

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  3. I actually really like the sound of the book you're reading right now...thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I just finished it the other night! It's good! The humor is what kept me going. A little slow and I think there are some holes, but overall a decent read!

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  4. I have BookGorilla too!
    My goal is 35 books and I'm almost there. This will be the first time ever I've reached my goal, lol :)

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    1. Yay! I need to sit down and decide what I really want to read next year-that's the only thing I have left to do!

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  5. I think I'm going to have to add Thin Rich Bitches to my reading list. The synopsis sounds like a good one. :) Thanks so much for linking up! Hope to see you next month!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Taylor! It really was a good book! See you next month!

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