Today is the third Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time for the July Literary Junkies Linkup. The way this linkup works is that Taylor, Christine, and the special co-host this month Brenda came up with six literary themed questions for everyone to answer. Also, make sure to check out Twitter tonight 8pm est for our chat about The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, just search Twitter for the #literaryjunkies hashtag.
What are you currently reading? Tell us about it
Right now I’m actually currently reading The Secret Keeper. I’m a little behind on this book because I’ve been sick lately. However, I’m still planning on attending the book chat tonight and I’ll be finishing up the book soon to have a review up on the blog next week. All I’m going to tell you about the book right now is that I’m really enjoying it and you should really pick up a copy of the book here.
Do you find yourself reading more of a particular genre during the heat of summer?
During the summertime I do find myself reading a particular genre over others, mysteries. Now that’s not to say that I won’t still read a historical or a romance, I just prefer books that have a little bit of a mystery behind the story. That might be why I’m loving The Secret Keeper so much right now.
Who are your favorite book villains (either to love or to hate?)
The villains that I love the most are the ones where you don’t know exactly why they’re doing what they’re doing. You KNOW who the bad guy is, you KNOW when the bad guy is going to strike, you just don’t know WHY they’re doing all of these things. Essentially the ones that keep you guessing.
If you could choose one author’s writing powers to harness, who would you choose and why?
If I could harness one author’s writing powers it would be Nicholas Sparks. That man knows how to tear at someones heart strings and writes a dang good story. If I could write like him I wouldn’t have to work an actual job for the rest of my life!
Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
It actually depends. Sometimes I get so into a book that I don’t want to open another one until I finish that one. However, more often than not I am reading multiple books at one time. Usually one for review purposes and one for personal consumption.
What are some of your favorite non-fiction books?
I have to say that non-fiction books aren’t usually books that I read but I do like cookbooks. I also read a really great non-fiction book recently, Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth