Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Literary Junkies v6


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It's Tuesday, as in Literary Junkies Link-Up Tuesday! Here's my monthly bookwormish update:

1. What are you reading? Tell us about it!
I picked up a bunch of new books at the library yesterday for my Summer Reading Challenge: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper and a couple others I've been trying to sporadically work through.

2. Library or bookstore?
Well, you probably guessed it, but I'm a cheapo. But aside from being stingy, some of my fondest childhood memories took place at my local library. I think our public library system is a completely under-utilized service and they will always have my patronage!

3. What book(s) have you read and re-read several times?
I very rarely read books more than once (which is another reason why I love the library), so the only ones I can think of off the top of my head are the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.

4. What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
Such a hard question to answer because I've been reading for as long as I can remember. Roald Dahl will always be one of my childhood favorites, though. I could read him over and over again.

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

Obviously, Roald Dahl and JK Rowling have to make this list. But I also love Elizabeth Gilbert, Rainbow Rowell and I don't know if he counts, but Jim Gaffigan. His second book is coming out in a few months and I can't wait!

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Do you have any summer read recommendations? I haven't been doing nearly as much reading as I'd like to so I need something good to get me back into the swing of things!

10 comments:

  1. Harry Potter, whoop whoop! Those are books that I will never get tired of reading over again! I just finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It's a great true story that has really stuck with me. I highly recommend it! I would love to know what you think of Gone Girl because I've been wanting to read it for a while. (By the way, I found your blog about a month ago and I'm really enjoying it!)

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  2. I love Roald Dahl! One of my favorite storytellers! And of course, JK Rowling is also amazing. I'm glad you're a fellow library fan. :-)

    --Brenda @Daily Mayo

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  3. Gone Girl was good...I had a hard time getting past the first part but after that it was smooth sailing and a great book (well I could've done with a different ending). I nearly bought that Steven King book today but decided against it. And the Jonathan Tropper book is on my list to pick up! Thanks for linking up with us!

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  4. Oooh, I've been wanting to try Gone Girl - let me know if you like it!

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  5. You recommended Roald Dahl to me ages ago and I still haven't picked him up. :/ I will for the summer reading challenge, though!

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  6. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. I would love to have a day to read it beginning to end! It is my treat when I get home from work. I don't want it to end!

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  7. I love reading about what other people are reading! Can't wait to see what you think of Gone Girl!

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  8. I LOVE going to the library. A library is a place of wonder to me. I used to spend hours and hours in them, getting lost in amazing stories. Sadly though, it seems as if they've become a thing of the past. I think you just inspired a future blog post in me!

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  9. I'm with you on loving the library! I grew up going there all the time and I loved it! When we moved overseas, I was always hungry for more English reading material (this was back before ebooks/Kindle) so I'd always ask for books for Christmas from my family in the States. :) So now that I'm back in the States I never take the library for granted. All those books! Just waiting for me to borrow them and read every word! :)

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  10. I have so many books on my shelf that I need to read and make into a have read and haven't read shelves.

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