Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Literary Junkies {October}

Another month of Literary Junkies!! :) 
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1) What are you currently reading? Tell us a bit about it!
I just started reading this book yesterday. "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout is a book on Blogger Book Club hosted by Kay at The Best of Intentions and this month's pick.

"At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. 
As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires." - Summary from Goodreads
2) What are your five most recent book purchases?
This year I have only bought 3 books, with my tutoring job I have been spending more time at the library, so I have fallen in love with checking out books all over again. But here are the 3 books I've recently bought and the last 2 books I've checked out.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Divergent by Veronica Roth - Review
Ines del Alma Mia by Isabel Allende - Book Thoughts

Checked out from the Library:
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - Review

3) Have you ever named/nicknamed anything (person, pet or thing) after a character? Who and why?
This is a great question. And I don't remember ever naming anything after a character. But the name that I'm really stuck on right now is Daenerys from the A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series!!

4) If you could live in one book, all of its characters and in the town, which would it be?
oooooh.. This one is hard. If I could live in one book.... although I love dystopian novels I don't think I would be strong enough to survive in them. Hmmm. I think I would choose The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Goodreads). Yes I would like to live in the world where The Night Circus exists. How amazing would that be, looking forward for this magical, incredible and unbelievable circus to come to your hometown, and be able to follow it around, like a rêveur. 

5) Can you think of a book you read that taught you something concrete that you've never forgotten? Tell us about it.
I think one of my favorite lessons lies in the book "Oh the places you'll go" by Dr. Seuss. I remember reading it when I was younger, but it wasn't until recently how much I relate to the words in that book. It talks about how amazing life can be and all the places you get to see with your "brain on your head... and feet your shoes." Going anywhere is possible. But it also talks about that sometimes people get stuck, or make a wrong turn, or life just sucks, but at the end we must pull through and we will succeed. I think when I was in college remembering this would've helped me realize that sometimes we take wrong turns, but somehow we come back on track. And as for right now, these words still ring true, feeling stuck and alone will happen in life, but we must always remember to believe in ourselves and everything will work out. 
Check out the full poem here.

What are you currently reading? Or how would you answer these questions?
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  1. I read Oh the Places You Can Go to my daughter, I didn't realize Dr. Suess was so deep until I reread all his books now.

  2. I know right, when we were younger they were just fun books that rhymed and had funny words. But as adults I think we are able to pick up on deep thoughts.. heheh.

    thanks for visiting, Kelli


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