Literary Junkies


I feel like I haven’t spoken to you all in an age! These last few weeks have been rather hectic – the kind of busy that makes you feel like you’re drowning in things to do, an ever growing list of jobs. In amongst it all, I’ve been planning a market for a charity I work with (more on that later!), my Nan has been teaching me to use a sewing machine (more on that too – I’m pretty excited to show off my finished quilt!), I’ve spent a day dealing with fake unconscious people as I renewed my First Aid certificate, and I attended the state premiere of ‘Monument Men’ (which sounds like a bigger deal than it really was, but I was excited!).

I’ve missed my bloggy, so hopefully by April I’ll be back on track! Unfortunately, I haven’t read this months Literary Junkies book… Usually this might fill me with guilt and stress at failing, but I’m honestly too tired to feel bad. I am determined to be on top of my April booklist though!

So, for tonight, I have no book review. But, I can offer you an insight into the mind of a bookworm (me), with my answers to this weeks Literary Junkies questions! I’ve linked up at A Plethora of Ponderings, alongside other voracious readers like myself.

Literary Junkies

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!

Right now, I’m about to pick up Expat Diaries: Single in the City by Michele Gorman. Notting Hill Press contacted me about reviewing it for them, and I must say it looks right up my alley. It’s the story of twenty-something American girl, Hannah, who moves to England in pursuit of a dream – naturally, it turns out to be much more difficult than she expected! I’ll be reviewing it next week, so we’ll see if it lives up to expectations!

2.  What was your favorite series to read when you were a kid?

As a book nerd from a young age, I devoured many a series as a kid. Picking favourites is hard! And at what stage of childhood?! There was The Babysitters Club series, by Ann M. Martin, of course, and the Sweet Valley series, created by Francine Pascal. I adored all of Enid Blyton’s mystery series’, and the Nancy Drew mysteries, by Carolyn Keene. As I got a little older, the likes of Harry Potter appeared and changed my world, obviously. Ahh, so many great books!

3. The world is ending:  What 3 books do you save from your collection in hopes to contribute to whatever new society forms?

I love a dramatic end-of-the-world movie as much as the next person, and just quietly think I’d be awesome at surviving (it’s all the knowledge I’ve gathered from hundreds of books). But I don’t know what I’d do without my books! I think I’d have to save my Harry Potter books, because what would the world be without them? Then I think you’d need either Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass OR the Narnia series… and for the Ultimate Survival Guide for the end of the world, John Marsden’s Tomorrow When the War Began series.

Oh, and did you see how I snuck a few extra books into my backpack by picking series’ and not individual books?! Tricky me!

4.  What is your favourite genre to read?  Why? 

At the moment, I’m loving books about ancient history, lost civilisations and knowledge, racing against time to save the world… It sounds so lame, but they’re awesome. Action, mystery, history, a bit of romance thrown in for good measure… they have it all!

5.  If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

For awhile, I though that a book about my life could be called Shades of Grey but now I’m not so sure… It could be more aptly titled I Have No Idea What I’m Doing With My Life!
6.  What is next on your “to-read” list?  Tell us about it! 
After I’ve read Expat Diaries, the next book in my (huge) ‘To Read’ pile is Limoncello Yellow by Traci Andrighetti. When Francesca leaves the police force for life as a private eye, her world becomes a mess of murder, handsome men, a meddling Sicilian grandma, Mardi Gras and a Voodoo priestess… I’m interested to see how Andrighetti turns that into a story! I’ll let you know how that one turns out next week too.
And that’s it for this round of Literary Junkies folks! I promise, I won’t be leaving you for long – I’ll be back soon!
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  • Lubka Christova

    It’s very nice to find out that you’re working for a charity. Good luck with the project I’ll be waiting for your future posts 🙂
    Do you want to follow each other on Bloglovin?


  • Sarah @CreatingContentment

    I LOVE ALL your book choices!! You have chosen so many of my favourites, so that I’m going to search out the titles I don’t know. Thanks for sharing!

  • Christine Rosko

    I love your book title. I feel like I could totally apply to it as well. Thanks for linking up!