I just joined the Literary Junkies online book club, and I’m so excited! Each month we all read the same book, have a twitter party, answer reading questions in a blog post, and connect in the facebook group!
I liked this book. There was enough action to keep it intriguing, some romance to keep it interesting and just the right amount of suspense. I did feel that some of the descriptions could have been, well, more descriptive. The setting was New Orleans and I think that there could have been a little more detail added into some of the scenes that would have really made it come alive in my imagination.
This months questions…
1) What are you currently reading? Tell us a bit about it! I just started the White Queen. I’m only about 4 chapters in, but I’m hooked! I was lucky enough to win my copy at a twitter party a little bit ago and I am definitely enjoying my free hard copy 🙂
2) What are your five most recent book purchases? Oh goodness… I often pick up books at the thrift store, but recently I purchased “Let the Dead Sleep”, 2 new cook books, the first 3 books in the “Thoroughbred” series (reliving my childhood) and a bunch of free ebooks from amazon 🙂
3) Have you ever named/nicknamed anything (person, pet or thing) after a character? Who and why? I had to think about this one, surprisingly I have not…
4) If you could live in one book, all of its characters and in the town, which would it be? I’d probably want to live in a Nancy Drew book… but I’d want to be Nancy, or at the very least one of her best friends. Oh the adventures we would go on!
5) Can you think of a book you read that taught you something concrete that you’ve never forgotten? Tell us about it. When I was 16, my Mom gave me “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. I devoured it in a matter of hours. The theme of the book was forgiveness, forgiveness even when its the last thing you want to do. That is a lesson that has always stuck with me. 14 years later, I still have the copy my mom gave me and I read it at least once a year.
Tonight is the literary junkies twitter party! Feel free to join in using #LiteraryJunkies at 7pm cst if you’d like 🙂
Talya Tate Boerner says
Oooh never knew about Literary Junkies. I'm a junkie for sure. And yes! Nancy Drew was the coolest.
You should join! Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck is one of the leaders 🙂 Its lots of fun!
The White Queen was so good! Did you know there is a show on Starz based on the books?
I did! But I haven't had a chance to watch… I kind of forget about TV when my hubby is on the road. 🙂
This is my favorite link up!
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
What cookbooks did you pick up?
I love your tagline! What a neat link up. The author Heather Graham isn't the same as the actress Heather Graham is it?
Everyone is talking about The White Queen. I'm definitely going to have to look more into this.
I loved Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys & Encyclopedia Brown before that! Mysteries are my favorites.
Mandi Noel says
The White Queen is hands down my favorite Philippa Gregory book. I read three years ago while studying abroad and was completely hooked. I've been watching the miniseries on Starz, and it inspired me to pick up The Red Queen, which has been sitting sadly on my bookshelf for years. I just hated Margaret Beaufort so much in The White Queen that I totally didn't want to read a whole book of her. Surprisingly, though, I'm really enjoying it and wish I had started it sooner! Happy Reading!
Sounds like too much fun (the book club) and I LOVE free amazon ebooks!