Literary Junkies

I've been such a bad Literary Junkie this month. I've hardly read at all, well hardly read for me.
Its this book that is causing the problems.


I love it, I do, the plot is something that would normally draw me, and it is written well, but something keeps holding me back from really delving in. Personally I think its the epicness of it. I'm not a big big book reader and at 500 pages, it's massive!
Anyway I'm preserving and I hope to finish it soon.

On to this month's questions:

What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
See above.
I'm reading 'The Map Of Time' by Felix J. Palma, and although I am enjoying it, I am also struggling with its epic status.
It about a man who wants use of a time machine so he can travel back in time and save the woman he loves. Sounds simple, but then you add in Jack the Ripper, H.G.Wells, prostitution, and a love that is attempting to span the classes things can get complicated.

Give us the recipe for a great book.
Interesting and emphatic characters.
Great storytelling.
A fantastic writing ability.

To be honest if you have all those things the overall plot is essentially secondary.

Tell us the things you've learned from a book recently.
After reading 'Tuesday's with Morrie' by Mitch Albom, I was once again stuck by the fact that life is short.
Like Morrie I'm not scared of death, it's going to happen no matter what I do to try and stop it. What I am scared of is being forgotten. In 200 years I want to be remembered, I don't want to be forgotten. If I'm forgotten then it's like I was never here. The fact that Morrie will be remembered for years and years to come as his story, told by Mitch, is passed down through generations brings me great comfort.

What was your favourite book as a child?
When I was really little it was 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr.


When I was old enough to read for myself I was obsessed with Jacqueline Wilson.

Have you linked up this month? I'd love to read your answers.

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Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

Loved your answers! The Tiger who came to tea look so cute! :) Thanks for partying with us!

Lesley said...

Thanks for linking up!!

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

The Map of Time sounds really interesting!

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