Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Literary Junkies

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Since becoming a parent I've been much less of a "Literary Junkie" than I used to be, but since I recently have had the opportunity to read something, I thought I'd join in and answer the questions at the Literary Junkies link-up

1. What are you reading right now? 
I just finished The Hunger Games.  I keep going back and re-reading parts of it so it totally counts as something I'm "reading now."   Wow.  What a powerful, gut-wrenching, book. Do not pass this off as just "youth fiction."   Though, my 10 year old did love it.  (10 is a little young, though he's mature for his age.  I had bought the book for me, and not intended to pass it on to him until later because of the subject matter, but then I wake up one morning and find him sitting on the couch a third of way through it.  You can not let your child read a book, but not letting him FINISH a book is another matter.  I know how crazy that would drive him.  So I decided to catch up and read it myself so I could talk about it with him.  It does have a lot of violence, but the IMPLICATIONS of that violence is right on target.  It really challenges the cavalier treatment we often have towards it.  

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)
I have not read any of these books, but the Maze Runner, The Giver, and The Hundred Foot Journey all sound like books I'd love to read and films I'd love to see.  

3. What was the worst book you’ve ever read?
Last of the Mohicans...really, watch the movie, it's better.  And I don't say that often.  Think I'm just uncultured? Well, Mark Twain Hated it too.  

4. What foods or beverages have you spilled on a book while reading? Anything good?
Ha ha.  I can't remember, but I'm sure I've spilled a few.  Actually, probably breast milk, cause I attempted to read while nursing.  

5. Do you picture characters as popular film or tv actors? Or do you create a whole new person in your head?
My imagination creates their own characters.

6. Out of all the authors you’ve read books by, who’s brain would you want to pick the most?  
Definately one of the Biblical writers.  Though there's also quite a few poets I'd like to ask questions of.  And right now, having just read the Hunger Games, I'd love to ask Suzanne Collins whether her book was at all inspired by the Roman idea of "bread and circuses."


  1. I loved the Hunger Games too, I've read the trilogy twice in less than 3 years.

    1. I can see why. Come the first of the month I'm ordering book 2 and 3.

  2. Suzanne Collins is a good choice I would love to hear how she came up with it.

  3. I have read so many books in my life, I am a real bookworm. Impossible to say what I preferred. For the moment I am reading "Sherlock Holmes"

    1. AFter watching Sherlock (BBC version) I am really thinking I need to read those books. :-)