Literary Junkies: May

It's the third Tuesday of the month and that means it's time for Literary Junkies!

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For those of you that are new, the third Tuesday of every month is a post dedicated to talking about books.  I link up with several other like-minded bloggers and we all geek out over each others posts for a few days and then we all go back to our regularly scheduled blogging programs.  

If you are a reader and a blogger, you should totally join us! 

Anyway, on to this months questions: 

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1.  What are you currently reading?  Tell us about it?

I am about halfway through The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.  I started the book last month when I was too exhausted to even hold my head up, but I have made progress!  It's been a really good book so far and it will be the first book to knock off my list for the summer reading challenge 

2.  Do you judge a book by its cover? What cover elements make you not want to pick up a book?

I am turned off by half-naked men and/or women on the front of a book.  This is why I don't read most romance novels.

3.  Do you participate in any other book-ish link ups? Tell us about them so we can join next time.

Literary Junkies is the only one I participate in, but I am excited to find more to link up with!

4.  Have you ever watched a movie that was better than the book version?  Explain yourself. 

This has never happened to me.  Every book that I have read that has a movie attached to it has always been better than the movie.  Here's why:  Usually, the movie leaves out things that I think are important to the story or they change something crucial and I am left feeling betrayed.  Dramatic?  Maybe.  

5.  Summer is here! Do you read more often during any particular season?

I actually read more in the Spring and Summer than I do any other time.  This is actually strange to me because I tend to hibernate in the Fall and Winter and you would think that I read more.  I don't.  I don't know how to even explain that. 

6.  What is the worst book you have read this year?  Why?

I am going to get clobbered for this.....The Book Thief.  I just couldn't get into it!  I tried really hard for about three weeks, reading a little every day, and I finally decided that I couldn't read the book.  I think the way it is written has a lot to do with it.  


That's it for this months Literary Junkies!


Psst!  Have you entered my giveaway yet? 

9 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the Book Thief. I liked that it was different, and I enjoy almost everything set in that era.

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    1. I knoooow! And I feel so bad that I just couldn't get into it! :(( I heard awesome things about this book, but I just can't make myself do it. Ugh. I'm actually pretty bummed about it. Lol!

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  2. I am with you on the cover issue!!!! These are great answers.

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    1. Lol! I can't even stand to be in that section of the bookstore! Ugh!

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  3. Hi, I am just stopping by from the link up!!! I am totally picturing Fabio on the cover and it's grossing me out! Hahah

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    1. LOL!!! Ewwwww! Thanks for stopping by Kelle! I apologize for the Fabio image! Lol!

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  4. Jodi Picoult is one of my absolute favorite authors! I've been wanting to read The Storyteller since it came out. I am turned-off by half-naked people on book covers too. I can't say that I've ever read one.

    I found your blog through the Literary Junkies link-up, and I wanted to reach out to you because I love connecting with fellow book lovers! I've created a unique opportunity for people who love books as me called the Summer Book Swap. It's a fun way to connect with bookworms and discover new books. To join in on the fun, visit my post! -- http://www.endlessblissblog.com/2014/05/summerbookswap.html

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    1. I adore Jodi Picoult! I have read so many of her books and I have loved every one I have read! Thank you so much for stopping by and I am definitely heading over to check out your swap! That sounds like it could be right up my alley!

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  5. I haven't tried The Book Thief. I've seen mixed reviews. Thanks for linking up!!

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