Monday, February 18, 2013

Literary Junkies Unite!

First, I've got to do some bragging. 
 Pork Chops with Apples & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Would you have guessed that my husband made this? Because I would have told you it wasn't possible. He's in trouble now because his chef abilities have been discovered. I was not very happy about him getting to stay home for President's Day while I got to work over ten hours. Even though he rubbed it in my face a few times, he has now made it up with the delicious dinner. Yum!
Now for the monthly Literary Junkies linkup!

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
Well, I hate to be a fun sucker, but I'm not reading anything right now. I've been going to bed at 9:15 every night, so my bedtime reading has turned into watch Scandal on Netflix. There's less thought required to watch tv compared to reading a book. I just lay there watching it until I pass out which is usually pretty fast. Have you watched Scandal yet? I'm pretty addicted (but not enough to keep from falling asleep.)

2. Give us the recipe for a great book.
This is a serious toughie! I can't really answer this because it just depends on what I'm in the mood for. There are certain ingredients that made a wonderful book, but you would never want them in the same book. Like how I love chocolate, but I would never put it on okra.

3. Tell us things you've learned from a book recently. Did you learn anything about history? Did you take away a deep & profound realization about the world around you? Or maybe even a beauty tip?
I have a tendency to forget what I read soon after I read it. The most recent books I read was the Matched series. Even though I wasn't super impressed with them (I guess I had built them up too much), the author really stresses how knowledge is power. The government had suppressed knowledge so that no one person knew too much. It really made me think about how it only hurts yourself if you choose not to be aware of the world around you whether it be music, art, literature, etc.

4. What was your favorite book as a child?
 The Giver by Louis Lowry
I read this as a kid, but if you've never read this book, you should read it asap! It's sooo good! It has left such an impression on me that I would still say it's one of my favorite books ever.
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Lauren said...

Girl! Scandal is my guilty pleasure!! Love that show!

Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

Love Scandal!! :) And I'm re-watching Season 1 on Netflix too! :) lol

Thanks for partying with us!

Susan Bergman said...

I will have to look at The Giver. I have limited time with books these days, but I always like to have ones that I COULD read if a moment alone was presented :)

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so good! He needs to share the recipe of how he cooked the porkchop and the apples. I was not happy about working yesterday either! = ( Can't wait to "meet" you on Saturday!

Ashley said...

I also loved The Giver. I hear only amazing things about Scandal. I know I would be sucked in if I start watching it!

Lesley said...

Ohhh I've never heard of Scandal! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

I loved the Giver also! And I've heard great things about scandal! I'll have to check it out!

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

I have heard Scandal is good; I need to watch it! I read the Matched series too... It was OK, but I think there are better YA dystopian books out there. I need to read The Giver soon! I think I read it as a kid but can't remember.

That's What She Read said...

the giver was a huge favorite of mine as a kid, i need to reread it one of these days!

Parties & Cardis said...

I'll be making that recipe next week - looks delicious :)

I just finished reading "Testimony" and it was a quick read that I couldn't put down!

Sarah said...

Ah, I'd forgotten about The Giver - might have to pull that one back out again. Thanks for the reminder :)

Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest said...

I LOVED Scandal!! But don't even get me started on Miss Olivia in Season 2.

Did you ever read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry? I never read The Giver but I enjoyed Number the Stars so much that I've read it numerous times.

Daliene said...

The Giver finale book is out now! There are four books in all I think and it is supposed to wrap it all up. I freaked out because I read that when I was in elementary school and here I am 30!!!! :)