Did you imagine singing that title in the tune of “All About That Bass”? I can’t claim complete credit for that—there’s already a pretty awesome video remake of the song that made the rounds of the university book publishing email list serve a couple of weeks ago.
Today I’m here linking up for The Circle with Kiki of In Its Time to talk all about books. Books, books, books. I don’t get make enough time to read for pleasure anymore, but the child who couldn’t keep her nose out of a book and felt her heart flutter when the Beast shows Belle his gigantic library of wall to wall books is still a huge part of me. And while I don’t read as many books as I’d like to at home, I’ve got to say I’m pretty happy reading them as part of my job.
What book did I just finish?
The book I most recently finished reading is My Salinger Year, which I actually wrote a full review on here. Let me just say that having not even known about it until my mom got it for me from the library, I was in for quite the treat with that one.
What book am I reading next (or reading now!)?
Right now I’m reading Catching Fire, after having finished The Hunger Games just before starting My Salinger Year. These are examples of the very few books I’m guilty of reading after having seen the movies. I know! I’m sorry! I just couldn’t get down with the concept until someone finally talked the movie up enough for me to watch it. And then Jennifer Lawrence did her thing and I was hooked. Don’t worry though, I’ll definitely be finishing Mockinjay before I go see that movie. :)
There are quite a few other books I hope to add to my list before the end of the year, too, including another UNM Press book Sophie’s House of Cards, along with, perhaps, The Year of Magical Thinking, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and The Happiness Project. We’ll see!
What are my favorite books of the year?
I’ve been reading a whole lot of great books this year, which makes me very happy to say. While I’m not reading as much as I’d ideally like to, I am reading a heck of a lot more than I did last year! Woot! Faves include Love Letters to the Dead (review here), Looking for Alaska, Leaving Tinkertown (by UNM Press!), and My Salinger Year. So, you know. Basically all of the books I’ve read this year.
What were my favorite books as a kid?
I was still am ALL ABOUT Harry Potter. I haven’t re-read them all the way through in a couple years. Maybe that needs to be my holiday reading :) Aside from the magical world of Harry Potter, though, I grew up loving the Eragon series and Watership Down.
What book would I take with me on a deserted island?
Do I have to choose just one? I’m pretty sure I’d be content with any one of the Harry Potter books, although books 3, 6, and 7 are my faves. If I could take them all, then I’d truly be 100% happy. Hmmm. The Great Gatsby would be another winner. I did my senior thesis on that book, so if I’m not tired of it after that, then I’m good for life, pretty sure. Perks of Being a Wallflower and Love Letters to the Dead are both future classics I could definitely live with reading over and over. I can’t decide. Please don’t make me!
What about you? What are some of your favorite books? What have you been reading, or hope to read soon?