Literary Junkies August Link Up
Happy Tuesday!! It's time for our monthly Literary Junkies link up. Tonight we're having our Twitter chat at 7pm CST to discuss Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult. This was an incredibly emotional book that is sure to result in a great discussion. We'd love for you to join us whether you read the book or not. It will be a great discussion for everyone to participate in. Our September read is The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon. We'd love for you to read with us and join us for our September Twitter Chat on September 17th at 7:30pm CST because Ariel will be joining us for the discussion!! We're really excited to have this opportunity and can't wait to hear what you guys think of the book.
YOUR AUGUST CO-HOST: JULIE FROM GIRL ON THE MOVE
And now for this week's questions!
1. What are you reading? Tell us about it!
Right now, I'm reading The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton. Here's the Goodreads description:
Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast, this electric debut chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her sensitive and bookish young daughter, Bettina. Babs plays by no one’s rules: naked Christmas cards, lavish theme parties with lewd installations at her Lake Shore Drive penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who “admires her centerfold” while his wife sleeps at their nearby home.
Bettina wants nothing more than to win her mother’s affection and approval, both of which prove elusive. When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school, Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it difficult to fit in with her peers, one of whom happens to be the son of Babs’s lover. As she struggles to forge an identity apart from her mother, Bettina walks a fine line between self-preservation and self-destruction.
As funny as it is scandalous, The Chocolate Money is Mommie Dearest, Prep and 50 Shades of Gray all rolled into one compulsively readable book.
2. Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
I can only handle one book at a time. I used to read a few at a time when I was in high school but I'm much more productive in my reading if I just do one at a time. It also lets me get completely involved in a book. When you're reading a few at a time, I feel like it's hard to really feel the story rather than just read the words.
3. What is the first book that made you fall in love with reading?
This is a tough question. I think I've been asked this is a few link ups before and my answer is never the same. I loved the Boxcar Children when I was a kid and Dr. Seuss books. I have The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh that I absolutely loved when I was a kid. It was one of my favorites. That might have been the one for me.
4. Do you prefer a physical copy of the book or an electronic version?
I'm all about hard copies. I rarely read books electronically. Only if there's a review I'm doing for someone and it's my only option. I also get terrible headaches when I'm reading a screen for too long so that's a huge negative when it comes to electronic versions.
5. What are three books currently on your To Be Read list?
Only three!!! I have way more than three but the next few I'd like to read not including the upcoming books for Literary Junkies are A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire, The Forgotton Garden by Kate Morton and Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down by Rosencrans Baldwin. I'm also working on the Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs that the TV show Bones was based off of.