Literary Junkies

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Its Literary Junkies time again, and the first one of 2013!

I need to once again thank Lesley and Taylor for coming up with the idea, although I am a little jealous that it wasn't me who thought of it.

On to this months questions.....

1. Which book could you read over and over? Why?


'The End of Mr Y' by Scarlett Thomas. This is one of those books that you have to read over and over again. If you only read it once you could have missed out on a whole plot line. 
In the book there are a least four pages that try to explain to the reader complicated elements of quantum physics in great detail. I must have read those pages at least 6 times!
Don't let the quantum physics put you off though, it really is a fantastically written book and such a good read. There is nothing worse than reading a book for a second time and being bored with it, this wouldn't happen with 'The End of Mr Y'. There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader happy for many revisits.

2. If you could be any character from any book you've read, who would you be?

I have completely no idea about this one. One minute its Cathy from 'Wuthering Heights' and the next its Celia from 'The Night Circus'. It all depends on my mood. Sometimes, when I'm reading a book I feel like I'm morphing slightly into a character; does that happen to you?

3. Do you ever put a book down because you just can't get into it? Or do you stick it out to the bitter end? Any examples?

You're wasting time reading a book you don't like when you could be devouring an amazing one.
I'm awful, I totally judge books by their cover. I go on that and the reviews. If a review says its beautifully written I usually buy it whether I like the plot or not.
Unfortunately, and maybe not so surprisingly  book covers lie. There have been many a time when I just couldn't carry on with a book. The whole Harry Potter saga for instance, sorry people but I just can't stomach it.

4. Show us your book shelves! Do you have one designated spot in your house for all your books? Do you scatter them around?

My room is my haven and the place I read. 
I have a single book shelf for books. It happens to be the top shelf which I can't reach so have to get my little brother or Dad to get me a book down. Its only small so when it gets too full I take out the books I am happy to part with, they go to the charity shop and I buy more books to fill the gaps :)
I also have the book I'm currently reading right by my bed.

Once again great questions Ladies!

If you want to read more about my book choices, I'm on Goodreads.


Sarah E. said...

I'm going to have to check this out :)

*gasp* Harry Potter??? I started reading them when I was 11. I think it's one of those series you grow up with and love. It's hard to jump in late in the game (assuming you didn't read them until you were an adult)

Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

Thanks for linking up with us! :) Hope to see you next month!! PS..I would love to be Celia for at least 1 day...haha ;)

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