Literary Junkies - June

How do you tell I've had a rough month? Head over to Goodreads and see the amount of books I've been reading. Who else reads more when they are upset, stressed, etc?

I challenged myself to read 24 books this years. Honestly, I didn't think I'd make it. I love reading, but I'm one of those people who has to be in the mood for it, do you know what I mean?

1.  What are you currently reading? Tell us about it.

At the moment I'm reading The Salem Witch Society by K.N.Shields.
I am completely fascinated by the whole witch hunt era. Mix that with a Sherlock Holmes like main character and there you have the perfect beginnings of a fantastic book. 
You know I'm one for the macabre:

The Salem Witch Society

"Salem, New England, many dark nights ago. The most famous witch hunt in history is about to begin....
Years later, a young woman is found savagely murdered, her body arranged in the death pose of a witch. Someone - or something - is reviving the terror of the notorious Salem witch hunts. And only one man - a brilliant, eccentric loner with a dazzling mind and a fascination with witchcraft - can keep the evil of the past at bay."

2. Who is your favourite book character and why?

It has to be Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre. Although something's were attempted to be explained in the Wide Sargasso Sea (I really don't like that book!), I think there is so much mystery surrounding him. I really wish that Charlotte Bronte had written a sequel and its just hidden in some private library somewhere. 

3. What would the title of your memoir be?

'Well....I made it this far.....what's next?'

4. You be the director! Cast your favourite book characters for the movie version that has not yet been made.

OK so I don't watch enough movies to be qualified to answer this, but here goes.
I do realise that most of these people are dead, and are all from different books. I at least had to give myself a shot at this!
Mr Rochester (Jane Eyre) - Heath Ledger.
Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights) - Johnny Depp.
Sugar (Crimson Petal and the White) - Laura Carmichael.
Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) - Audrey Hepburn.

5. What book or series do you remember reading as an elementary/middle school age?

It isn't strictly a series, but I used to devour anything my Jacqueline Wilson

My favourites being;
The Illustrated Mum
The Lottie Project

Double Act

Pink Heels Pink Truck

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Sara Strauss said...

The Salem Witch Society sounds intriguing!

kakers88 said...

I agree, looks like I'll be adding that to my list lol.

Lesley said...

Ohh this book you're reading about Salem sounds enticing! I've always been so interested in its history!

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