Well when the lovely Taylor and Lesley said they were starting a book themed link up I was instantly in.
Its called Literary Junkies and we link up once a month, starting today.
Each month there are some questions to answer on what you've been reading. I think this is such an awesome way to find new books to read.
This months questions are:
1) What book are you currently reading? Give us a little synopsis and your review.
2) What are your 3 favourite books of all time?
3) What is your "approach" upon entering a bookstore? Where do you immediately head after entering through the front door?
1) I'm currently reading 'The Mould of Time' by Robin Dermond Horspool (what an awesome name right!?) Unfortunately you won't find this on the shelves of your normal book store. During my last weekend at the caravan Mum and I went to a cute little vintage shop. In this shop they had this book, by Robin, who is a local author. *Just discovered they have it on Amazon!*
I'm definitely not the happy romantic kind of reader. Dark and Gothic is on my list. My favourite book of all time is Great Expectations. When I read the blurb of the book and realised it was about Miss Havisham's early life I was sold.
A Synopsis? Robin (the author's ) uncle takes the reader back to the 1700's and paints a picture of how Miss Havisham came to be the Havisham Dickens gives us. The book basically says that all Dickens characters are based on real people. Dickens even makes an appearance in 'The Mould of Time'
Review: I can't really give a full review at the moment as I'm only 100 pages in. I want to say its fantastic, don't get my wrong it is extremely well written, but there is something holding me back from fully enjoying it.
I want to believe that there was actually a Miss Havisham, but it all just seems to good to be true. As for Robin's uncle knowing Dickens.....I'm not convinced.
Saying all this it still doesn't stop me from devouring pages every night. I've always been a hard judge of books.
2) I hate this question! It changes every single time I answer it. Currently my top three are:
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
3) I'm very methodical when entering a book-store I don't really have a 'type'. I can spend hours in there, depending on how big it is.
I start off right by the door and walk through the entire book-store, scanning every single book.
That is why my family hates going with me, or they go for a coffee whilst I get lost in a wonderful magical world.
My local book-store has just purchased some nice comfy leather chairs, and you'll often find me sat there, reading an entire book over the course of a week. Anything to avoid buying it!
What are you waiting for? Come and join in!