Literary Junkies # 5

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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1. What are you reading? Tell us about it!
Right now I'm reading Scarlet, which is the second book in the Lunar Chronicle series by Marissa Meyer. I hate to say that I'm just not that interested in this one as the first one.

This one seems to be slower but I know that as soon as I get past the hump I'll speed through it.

2. Do you find yourself reading more of a particular genre during the heat of summer?
I tend to read YA all the time. My genre of choice does not change with the weather.

3. Who are your favorite book villains (either to love or to hate?)
In all of the books I've ever read I don't think I've ever hated anyone more than Percy Wetmore from The Green Mile. I know that there always has to be villain and that usually they are corrupt, crazy people that are meant to be scary, but the thing about Percy was how he completely lacked any sort of empathy for his fellow man. And on top of his lack of it, his need to see them suffer. There is nothing scarier than a person who chooses to do harm to other people for the sake of satisfying their fancy.

4. If you could choose one author’s writing powers to harness, who would you choose and why?
This is such a hard question! I think that all authors have their strengths and weaknesses. Some do a certain type of genre better than others, for instance. I love Megan McCafferty's use of sarcasm and wit in her Jessica Darling series. I love Stephen King's understanding of the human condition and what makes people afraid of the dark. I love Sarah Dessen's ability to write about those awkward teen years. I greatly envy J.K.'s research and all the time, effort, and symbolism she puts into the seemingly most mundane things. There are many more.

5. Do you read one book at a time, or read multiple books at once?
I read one book at a time. I can read more than one at a time but don't find the need to do it.

6. What are some of your favorite non-fiction books? 
I'm not a big non-fiction reader. These are the hardest books to get me to read. Though I am going to try my hand at a memoir/biography/autobiography soon. I think I'm going to start with one by a comedian so that it will at least be more entertaining. 

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  1. Biographies can be hard to read. I love learning about people and their pasts, but for some reason, sitting down to read a biography is just tough.

    1. Same here! I love watching programs about historical events or certain people and I love documentaries! But...reading them is just....hard.