Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I Am a Literary Junkie

Our book club had our first twitter party last night, and it was seriously so much fun! I'm not used to having anyone to discuss my reads with. I usually try to explain them to my husband, and I'm pretty sure he just pretends to listen. So last night's party was a welcome change! :) 

Here are the linkup questions for the week. 

 1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it.

Here's the synopsis from goodreads:

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

For those that don't know, this is the same author that wrote Gone Girl. This is the first book she wrote, and I think you can definitely tell it's her first book. The second and third are much better, but I would certainly still suggest reading this one as well. I actually just finished it yesterday, and it has some definite jaw dropping moments. Great book!

2. If you could choose any author in the world to write a story based on your life, who would you choose to be the author? Why?

Hmm...this is a really difficult question. Maybe Cecelia Ahern? She has a way of writing so eloquently even when it's not the easiest of topics. I obviously haven't lived the perfect life, so maybe she could use her eloquence to make the bad times not seem as bad.

3. Tell us about your favorite place to read.

Anyplace there's not a lot of movement! I'm easily distracted, so there can't be a lot going on while I'm reading. I do fine with noise, but when people start moving around the room, my eyes dart to wherever the movement is. If we could lock the doors at Starbucks and not allow anyone to come in the door, that would be perfection. The smell of coffee and a book. Love!
4. What books would you buy for lovers of

(A) suspense/mystery

Any Greg Iles book

or any Jo Nesbo book--love them both!!

(B) chicklit

Any Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham book
(she writes under both names--same author)
Her books require no thought whatsoever, but it's a nice break after you've read a super intense Nesbo or Iles book!

 (C) literary fiction

The Passage by Justin Cronin

(D) nonfiction

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

or The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

(E) Comedy

Any Janet Evonovich - Stephanie Plum book
I always end up shaking my head at the hilariousness in each book!

Come see me tomorrow to hear my thoughts on my first Ipsy makeup bag!

Linking up with the lovely ladies with Literary Junkies & Shanna!

By the Porchlight


That's What She Read said...

I LOVE Cecelia Ahern great pick!!

Lesley said...

Thanks so much for linking up!

smk053078 said...

I read Gone Girl and I really liked her writing style, but the ending was horrible. Maybe I need to give Sharp Objects a whirl. Thanks for sharing and linking up!!!

The Cantrell's said...

I've never read Cecelia Ahem. I may need to try her out!


Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries said...

Twitter party Book Club meeting? Thanks for posting about this! Me husband has been teasing me about needing to join a book club. I just received a color Nook and expect to be doing a LOT more reading!

Anonymous said...

I'll need to read that book. It sounds good. And Gone GIrl is already on my to read list!!

Anonymous said...

I'll need to read that book. It sounds good. And Gone GIrl is already on my to read list!!

Sarah Kil said...

I love Sophie Kinsella and loved The Glass Castle, couldn't put it down :D

Taylor @ Goings on in Texas said...

I agree about Cecelia's writing. She's got some great books floating in the world. :)
And I think I've read everything Sophie/Madeleine has put on the shelf. I remember finding out that she penned under another name (after reading all her Sophie books) and got so excited!! :) Thanks so much for linking up!!

Daliene said...

I've heard lots of good things about Wild. Though I'm afraid reading it will make me want to quit my job and hike somewhere! lol

Chelsie said...

I've heard such great things about Gone Girl. Now I'm thinking I should definitely read it!

Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

Gone Girl and the Glass Castle are on my list to read!! Yeah for another Southerner. I'm from bama.

jennie p. said...

i definitely wanna read gillian flynn and wild. and i love jo nesbo and the glass castle!