Literary Junkies

Today is the link up with the Literary Junkies at By the Porchlight and Goings On in Texas.

They have some great questions lined up today! 
Here they are...

I'm currently reading A Visit from the Good Squad.  IF I even finish this book, I don't expect to give it a good rating.  It's just not my kind of book at all.  It feels like "empty words".  I don't know how else to describe it, but you've probably read a book like that before.  The words just feel hollow.

I LOVE this question.  There are days when I feel like my life is a Jodi Picoult book, but I'm not a huge Picoult fan, so I'd want someone like John Green or David Levithan to write it to make it more fun and interesting.  

There is nothing better than a glass of wine, a book, and a big bubble bath.  That is an ideal Saturday night if you ask me.

Suspense/mystery: favorite in this category is Angels & Demons, but I think most people have already read it or heard of it, so I think I would give them The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  It's not as popular and a great mystery.

Chicklit: Can't say I read a lot of chicklit, but I think I would give them Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  It's a little romance, a little history, a hunky hero and would please any chicklit lover.

Comedy:  Oh so many choices.  Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling.  I would probably get them the audiobook if I could.  

Literary fiction:  Hmmm...either The Shadow of the Wind or The Night Circus.  Those are both book-lover's books.

Classics: I would buy them something with their favorite classic on it.  Or an antique copy of their favorite.

Great questions ladies!!  

By the Porchlight

Reminder: The Book Chat is tomorrow!  We are sharing our favorite books of 2012!


  1. I love your favorite place to read! That definitely make for a perfect Saturday evening!
    Andrea @ Mostly Happenstance

  2. I read A Visit from the Goon Squad for a book club I was in last year. I remember it taking me a while to get into it, but I ended up liking it. But now I remember NOTHING about it. So your "empty words" description is great description.

    And I love that you chose John Green or David Leviathan! John Green was one of my top picks too. And I have a David Leviathan book on my desk that I can't WAIT to get started on. :)

  3. I'm so glad you shared your thoughts on the Jennifer Egan book. I had seen it and wondered if I should read it or not. Now I have an answer! :)

  4. Love the Outlander Series! And I loved Angels & Demons so I must add The Shadow of the Wind to my list! :) Thanks for linking up with us!!

  5. Bubble baths! Yes! Is it bad if I admit I take only at least 5-6 times a week? It's my favorite place to read, too!

  6. I really need to make reading a priority next year. It has really fallen to the wayside recently.

  7. Unfortunately both wine and bubble baths make me sleepy, so I wouldn't make it past a chapter that way! lol How is The Paris Wife? I used to hate listening to books til I moved to San Antonio and it is an 8 hr drive to visit my parents. You can finish an entire audio book in one trip. sheesh!

  8. I have heard so many great things about The Night Circus... I'll definitely have to check that out. :)

    Excited to link up with you tomorrow! Have a great night!


  9. So many people have recommended Outlander, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet! I'll have to bump it up on the list!

  10. Thats totally an ideal Sat night! Thx for linking up!

  11. i haven't had a bath tub for 3.5 years. so sad!

  12. O yes! Love, love, love the Outlander series. It's like one of my top favorite series I've ever read.

    I've got to read the Night Circus. I keep hearing good things about it.

  13. I just joined the Literary Book Junkies and was browsing the different link-ups and came across yours. Love your book selections and am really glad I came across your blog :)

  14. Is that a picture of your bookshelf at the top of this post? Love it! I recognize (and love) almost all those books!


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