Literary Junkies Link Party + Book Review

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Hello Fellow Book Lovers! It’s the 3rd Tuesday of the month…Literary Junkies Link Party Day!! And Literary Junkies Book Club Twitter party (tonight at 7pm CST). A time where all our fellow book lovers get together and share our love and joy of books!

Grab our button, grab the questions below, write your post and link up with us!!

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YOUR JANUARY CO-HOST: KATRINA FROM KAKERS IN WONDERLAND

This Month’s Questions:
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
2. Out of the 16 books that will be turned into a movie adaptation, which one are you most looking forward to seeing this year? (Article Link)
3. What was the worst book you’ve ever read?
4. What foods or beverages have you spilled on a book while reading? Anything good?
5. Do you pictures characters as popular film or tv actors? Or do you create a whole new person in your head?
6. Out of all the authors you’ve read books by, who’s brain would you want to pick the most?

Here are my answers…
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
The Undiscovered GoddessThe Undiscovered Goddess by Michelle Colston
Goodreads.com Synopsis: “An inspiring, funny tale about one woman’s journey to become a better person.” ~Kirkus Review

Who knew a Cosmo quiz and a bottle of wine could change a woman’s life?
Holly, housewife and frazzled mother of three, is determined to discredit the lackluster result of a Cosmopolitan magazine quiz. After buying a workbook geared toward helping her find her inner goddess, Holly sets off on a year of self-discovery, journaling through each exercise as she goes. Facing inner demons, yoga, an explosive colon cleanse and REALLY spicy curry, the lessons are hard on her emotions, not to mention her digestive system. But does she succeed in the end? Beyond the superficial, what important lesson does Holly’s inner goddess have the power to teach her…and what can Holly teach you?

My Review…so far so good. This girl cracks me up. Reminds me of Jen Lancaster.

2. Out of the 16 books that will be turned into a movie adaptation, which one are you most looking forward to seeing this year? (Article Link)
I want to see This Is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman. He just makes me laugh. I haven’t read the book but it just sounds like a great movie. I’ve read Gone Girl and loved the book (except hated the ending). But it’s not one that I will see in the theaters. And Serena looks intriguing…especially because Mr. Bradley Cooper is in it. ;)

3. What was the worst book you’ve ever read?
It’s a toss up between I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson (also turned into a movie with SJP) and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

4. What foods or beverages have you spilled on a book while reading? Anything good?
I don’t think I’ve ever spilled anything on a book. Well at least I don’t recall ever doing that.

5. Do you pictures characters as popular film or tv actors? Or do you create a whole new person in your head?
I honestly don’t even know what the characters look like when I’m reading. Even after the author describes them. They stay sort of silhouetted in my head as I move through the books.

6. Out of all the authors you’ve read books by, who’s brain would you want to pick the most?

Probably Mary Kay Andrews, Jennifer Crusie or Sue Grafton. I love each of their writing styles and their stories.

Now for a book review that I’ve been meaning to get published….

Rosemary and CrimeRosemary and Crime by Gail Oust
Goodreads.com Synopsis:
Murder comes well-seasoned in this charming mystery featuring a smart and spunky new amateur sleuth, small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott

Piper Prescott, a transplanted Yankee living in the South, has got her sass back. She might be down, but don’t count her out. “Change of life?” she asks. Bring it on. Recently divorced, Piper decides to pursue a dream she’s secretly harbored: owning her own business, Spice it Up!, a spice shop in her adopted hometown, Brandywine Creek, Georgia. But Piper’s grand opening goes awry when the local chef who’s agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed. Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon and doesn’t have a witness to her alibi, making the case look like a slam dunk to brand new police Chief Wyatt McBride. Desperate to uncover the truth—and prove her innocence—Piper enlists the help of her outspoken BFF Reba Mae Johnson to help track down the real culprit. The pair compile a lengthy list of suspects and work to eliminate them using their own creative brand of sleuthing techniques including stakeouts, breaking and entering, and one very unorthodox chocolate pie. When Piper narrowly avoids being a victim of a hit-and-run, she knows she’s getting closer to the truth, but can she catch the killer and clear her name before she becomes the next victim?

A captivating start to a new series featuring an unstoppably fabulous new crime-solving heroine, a colorful cast of small town characters, and more than a pinch of Georgia charm, Rosemary and Crime is sure to delight fans of Donna Andrews and Jessica Beck.

My Review: 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed this murder mystery. The characters were fun. It had a hunky new Chief of Police. The 2 main female leads (best friends of course) got into their share of adventurous troubles. There was plenty of comedy too. The only downfall to the book was there was a lot of catchy sayings/cliches in the book. And I felt like those cliches were coming off as trying too hard. If you can get past them, it’s a fun read.

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Comments

  1. The book you’re reading now sounds pretty good, I’ll have to look it up!

  2. Thanks for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Thanks for hosting the linkup! Just realised I don’t have the button on my post (it can always be found in my sidebar though!) – ill edit my post to include it as soon as I get home from interstate tomorrow. Oops! Don’t delete me :) and thanks for picking such an awesome book this month, I loved it!

  4. Apparently they are changing the ending of Gone Girl for the movie, and it’s actually Gillian Flynn who suggested it, so maybe you will like it!

  5. You have to read the Tropper book before you see the movie, Taylor – it was great! And I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who doesn’t picture characters in my head. Your description of silhouettes is perfect – that’s how I see them too.

  6. You’re right- I Don’t Know How She Does It was awful!

  7. I loved the Poisonwood Bible! I hated each and every single character in it, but I loved the story.

  8. I am going to have to join y’all next month. The book looks great!!

  9. I saw that article on buzzfeed about the books being made into movies. I haven’t read any of the books on the list but now I want to. I hate seein’ a movie before I read the book.

  10. Jason Bateman makes me happy when I see him on a screen. I haven’t read the book yet but I’m sure the movie will inspire me to do so. I’m also looking forward to Serena which another I haven’t read. I read Gone Girl but I don’t about Ben Affleck, I’m not a fan of his. I’m glad they changed the ending of it either way. TFIOS is going to be fantastic might be the only movie I pay to see this year if I don’t get a screener.

  11. This Is Where I Leave You is a great book! I highly recommend it!

  12. Wow! Poisonwood Bible as worst. I haven’t read it personally but it is on the list. I’m interested as to why you disliked it so much. I know it recieved a lot of hype for a long time, but I don’t really read the hype – were there lots of people who didn’t like it? Thanks so much for hosting. I always love joing in with this each month, even though I am so bad at joining in with book club, How do you do that twitter thing again?

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