All About Those Books

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.

In Its Time

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?

love always, Delia

  • jennifer prod

    my book club is full of kindred spirits, and the other night i was thinking how obvious it was through comments. when we were picking the next book, one girl asked if “we should read more than one a month since most of us read one a week” and another said “we could pick 1, and then make the other 3 optional since we’ll probably end up reading them’ and then we all made a list of books-that-were-turning-into-movies that we wanted to see together. excellent company. ANYWAY! your comment about loving the scene where beast shows belle all the books makes me think you’d fit into our group very well <3

    • Delia

      Oh, you have no idea how much I’d love to be a part of your book club! Silly distance! It sounds like such a wonderful group you get to be a part of :)

  • Anne

    The Happiness Project is great! I thought it was entertaining and it also really makes you think.

    • Delia

      I keep hearing that! Sounds like I really need to get on reading it stat! :)

  • Leelee

    I am glad I am not the only one who wants more than one book on a deserted island.

    • Delia

      Right?! Why do I have to choose just one?

  • Amanda

    The Happiness Project is a good one. You should definitely read it. My Salinger Year is on my to-read list. I don’t think my library has it, though, so I need to find it somewhere! People keep recommending it.

    • Delia

      I hope you can track a copy down! I really think you’ll like it :) People keep recommending The Happiness Project, too! Looks like that’s one I’ll be needing to track down.

  • Victoria

    So…I live under a rock and haven’t heard “All About That Bass” yet, but I did watch “All About the Books” and get a good laugh out of it! That lady on the far left was the best. :)

    My sister was reading over my shoulder and when she got to your bio she said, “Wow! That could ALMOST describe you perfectly.” She’s not wrong!

    I’m adding My Salinger Year to my goodreads list, it sounds like perfection!

    • Delia

      Honestly, the “Books” version is way better anyway ;)

      That is awesome–I’m so glad you found me! I will commence snooping in on your blog now :) and I definitely think you’ll enjoy My Salinger Year!

  • Leah Mancl

    I LOVE Looking for Alaska. It’s one of my favorites. I think it’s a really great portrayal of what teenage love/friendships are really like.

    • Delia

      Yes, I definitely agree! It feels so real, like the characters are actually my friends.

  • Kiki

    So glad you’re reading The Hunger Games! I love the series AND Jennifer Lawrence, so well, you can’t go wrong with them. :)

    And I also I hope to read Mindy’s book as well as The Happiness Project, too. I’ve seen so many great things about both of those books all over the blogworld!

    Thanks for linking up!

    • Delia

      You are so right! :) Thank YOU for hosting this awesome link up!

  • twgoodman

    Hi Delia, Thanks for including “Leaving Tinkertown” in your list of favorite books!

    • Delia

      Tania, my pleasure! I truly love your book! Thanks for stopping by my blog post :)