Literary Junkies: January Edition


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It's that time again for Literary Junkies!  Basically, we are going to talk books today, so, if you like books, stick around!  If you don't, come back tomorrow for a new recipe! Haha!

As per the norm, we've got questions that need answering, so lets get to it!

1.  What are you reading right now?  Tell us about it.
Well, I just started reading The Book Thief and.....it's not going so well.  I don't want to give up on it just yet, but I'm not really sure if this book is my cup of tea.  I'm going to give it another chapter or two and then make my decision.  However, if you are interested in what The Book Thief is about, here is the Goodreads synopsis:

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. 

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Sounds great, right?  I know!  I think it may be the writing that I am having a problem with....I don't know...I'll keep you all posted on this.

2.  Out of the 16 books that will be turned into a movie adaptation, which one are you most looking forward to seeing this year? (Article Link)
Okay, so, I'm really not a book to movie girl.  They tend to leave out (I think) crucial pieces of information when they turn pages into movies.  However, with that being said, I am curious about The Fault in Our Stars and Gone Girl.  Those were two books that I really enjoyed and would like to see what they have done with them for the big screen.  I also got some new books to read off that list, so that's cool! 

3.  What was the worst book you ever read?  
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway....OMG...I had to keep pinching myself to stay awake.  Ugh. I don't mind some Hemingway, but that one....Oh, that was difficult. Ha!

4.  What foods or beverages have you spilled on a book while reading?  Anything good?
Chocolate.  I tend to eat chocolate and read.  I'm always smudging chocolate on the pages.  Haha!  I try to clean it off, but, ya know....Oh well...adds character...

5.  Do you picture characters as popular film or tv actors? Or do you create a whole new person in your head?
I create a whole new person in my head unless I have seen the character already portrayed in the movie, then I see that actor as that character.  

6.  . Out of all the authors you've read books by, who's brain would you want to pick the most?
Ohh geez....Umm....Joyce Carol Oates....Her characters are so amazing and....raw.  I want to know how to do that.  Her characters are the ones I relate to the most.  

And there ya have it folks!  Come back next month for more book talk! 
What are you currently reading? 

8 comments:

  1. I enjoyed The Book Thief but didn't love it as much as other people did. Have you seen the movie?

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    1. I have not seen the movie. I wanted to read the book first before I did. This may be one that I need to watch the movie first.....Haha! Thanks for stopping by Jen!

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  2. I liked The Book Thief, but the first couple of chapters were just awful. Having Death narrate was a terrible gimmick for what would otherwise be a really good story.

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    1. That is actually where I am at now and I am happy to find out it isn't written like the first couple of chapters! Haha! I will hang in there!

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  3. Keep plugging away with The Book Thief- it is one of my favorites!

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    1. That's what everyone keeps telling me-I am going to hang in there and keep going! Thanks for stopping by Kate!

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  4. I header good things about The Book Thief but I can't bring myself to read about Nazi Germany or slavery. I have major issues.

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    1. Nah! That's like I don't like to read Sci-Fi-it's a taste thing, really. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a newer follower to your blog and can't wait to read your posts! Have a great weekend!

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