October 23, 2014

Books books books - monthly link up

I've talked a little about some of the books I've read this year in previous posts but today I am linking up with Kiki over at In It's Time and Anne from in Residence for this month's The Circle link up to chat everything books!! 

I've always been a reader but I stuck to a small genre and didn't really allow myself to try new things... that was until last year (and this year). I mean I didn't go crazy with it, but I added some different genres than I normally read and I added some classic books and I have thoroughly enjoyed expanding my reading experiences!

I actually wrote (and illustrated) a book once. When I was in 9th grade, everyone in my english class went over to the elementary school and had a 1st grader pick us (each 1st grader picked one their own 9th grader) to read to them once or twice a week for a little while (a few months) and over that time, we interviewed them and had to write and illustrate a book, that starred them, for them. I can't remember exactly what mine was about, but I think it involved a basketball player and some animals. I have the book scanned and saved somewhere, so maybe I'll share it here some day? Until then, here are my answers to this month's book questions!

1. What is your favorite book of the year?
Favorite? I hate picking favorites because I always feel bad for all the other things that I didn't pick as my favorite! haha Also I read a lot of books, to which most belonged to a series. The Stephanie Plum series which is currently 21 books long with some 'between the numbers' books and the Divergent trilogy. I loved both of the series, and I read other books, but I'd have to say as a whole the Stephanie Plum series is my favorite - there is action, romance (only a little bit though), and comedy all in one!

2. What are you reading right now?
Currently I am reading Little Women I never read it when I was younger but I really like it! I have tried to identify myself with the girls and see who I am most like. I have decided I am sort of a mix between two; Beth and Jo - quiet and trying to please people like beth, but also artistic and sometimes stubborn like Jo. Have you ever read the book? Who do you most identify with?

3. What book did you just finish?
The last book I finished before Little Women was Peter Pan - I've always been a fan of the movies (well to be honest I am really only familiar with two versions, Hook and Peter Pan, but I have always loved them) and I have always wanted to read it, so I finally did! It was quite different than I expected, but I enjoyed it!

4. What are you reading next?
Right now, I don't currently have a book planned, I have plenty that I need to read still, but I don't know what I will choose. There are a few that are on my want to read list; Mindy Kaling's book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and a classic Wuthering Heights, and The Fault in Our Stars

5. What was your favorite book as a kid?
The books that come to mind are not books that most will probably know... the first book I ever read in its entirety on my own was Norman the Doorman, Norman is a mouse and works as a doorman for a museum of art (a human museum) he lets in other mice and they have to keep hidden from the humans... I won't reveal too much incase you wanted to read it ;). After I read it the first time (with my dad) I begged him to let me read it with him every night! The other book is How a Book is Made y'all, I could not get enough of this book!! I had my mom read it to me EVERY single night, multiple times... She couldn't stand the book, but I LOVED it... I don't know what I loved about it so much, but boy I couldn't get enough of it!

6. What book would you take on a deserted island?
I don't feel like I could answer this accurately as far as books go - there are so many that I haven't read to know what the best choice would be. So my answer is going to be either a "How to Survive" book but probably the Bible, because basically that is a how to survive book in itself...

So how about you? What are your answers to these questions??


  1. Oooh, bookshelves organized by color are my favorite. I've never seen this How Books Are Made but I totally would have loved that as a kid too... maybe I can get mine into it :) And all three on your "to read" list are great in my opinion, though all quite different, which makes it hard to choose what to pick up next, I'm sure. Go Fault in Our Stars if you're looking for a good cry, and Mindy Kaling if you're looking for a good laugh.

    1. Yes! I had been pretty much hating my bookshelf for forever until I saw on pinterest the idea to organize it by color and it has changed everything!!! Thank you! I could probably use both (a good cry and laugh)!!

  2. Your bookshelf is styled beautifully! I have never read Little Women either. I should see if it's one of the freebies in the Kindle store, because I would be all over that. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Awe thank you! I know it is a freebie in iBooks (that's where I read it) but you should totally check the kindle store!!

  3. When I read Little Women, I found myself trying to identify with which sister I would be. I need to re-read that book because I can't remember all of them/their characters sadly! :)

    A survival book AND the Bible are pretty much the most popular answers yet for that question. I wish I had thought of including a survival guide! But like you said, the Bible really is a survival guide in and of itself! :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. I can't believe I had never read it before!! Such an awesome classic!!!

      Yes! It really is a good survival book!! :)

  4. I love Little Woman! It's one of my favorites. I'm glad you like it! The Bible really is a how-to-survive book :)

    1. I love it! I can't believe I had never read it before!! I can't wait to watch the movie... I'm sure the book is better, but I always love watching the movie after reading the book!!


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