Literary Junkies: June Edition

It's time for me to talk about books again which is a Godsend for me (and all of you) because I just can't produce anything good here lately.  I get on a roll with writing and then life happens and I have to pay attention to that for awhile.  By the time I come back to the writing, I've lost the momentum I had.  We are going out of town this weekend, so I am hoping to take the chance to really unplug and clear my head.

So, anyway, BOOKS!

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

I am actually reading a book this time!  I am currently reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and it has been pretty good so far.  I am on page 91 of  352 and have just hit the second part of the book.  I am loving it so far and can't wait to do a review on it!  (Ooo, which reminds me...I need to review The Storyteller...)

Here's the Goodreads synopsis:
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

2.  Library or bookstore?

I'm going to have to go with a bookstore on this one.  I, personally, like roaming the shelves and seeing what gems they have.  When I go to a bookstore, I usually have a title in mind to purchase, but I always have to grab two or three more.  I'm a book hoarder and I'm proud of it.

3.  What book(s) have you read and re-read several times?   

I am not thinking of any right now.  I don't know if that is because there really hasn't been, or because I can't remember.

4.  What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?

Oh man....I don't know how to answer this because I feel like I have always been reading.  I guess I probably really started reading in the 4th grade.  That's when I started reading stuff like The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High.  Eventually I read some of the Nancy Drew series and all of the The Little House on the Prairie series.  By the time I was in middle school, I was reading the Fear Street series.  I discovered I loved to write at thirteen and that just fueled my love for reading even more.

5.  Who's your favorite author?  Tell us so we can binge-read!

Edgar Allan Poe, Joyce Carol Oates, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Janet Fitch, and Marian Keyes.  Take your pick!  Disclaimer:  Don't read Poe when you are happy or sad.  If you're happy, you won't get it.  If you're sad, he will make you want to be a recluse.  Read him in the "in-between."

That's it for today!  If you love books and want to participate, link up with us!


  1. I love your tips on when to read Poe. I think everyone in the Literary Junkies group has to be a book-hoarder, right? :-)

    --Brenda @Daily Mayo

    1. Haha! I figured I better give some a "heads up" before they decided to delve into Poe. And yes, we probably all are book hoarders. Thanks for stopping by Brenda!

  2. I just added The Language of Flowers to my reading list - thanks for the recommendation!

    1. I've gotten further along since writing this post-it's gooood! I can't stop reading it!


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