Well this is my first month participating in the Literary Junkies event but I saw a post about it by Megan on Semi Charmed Kind of Life which seemed perfect for me as I work my way through my ever growing list of books on my iPad.
They also have suggested reading and you can join the discussion on Twitter each month to discuss the books if you join in. I probably won’t do that for now as I am trying to complete the Summer Reading challenge but it’s a perfect way to meet other bloggers and discover new books.
Here are my answers for May! I’m hoping I manage to remember to join in next month as well as it was fun answering the questions.
1. What are you currently reading? Tell us about it!
I literally finished reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby this evening between cooking dinner. The book starts on the roof of a building in London which has been nicknamed “Toppers” because people have jumped from the roof before. We meet the four characters of the book here on New Years Eve, Maureen, Martin, Jess and JJ and all have gone with the intention of jumping. The book then tells their stories and why they have reached that point and also how this odd ball bunch of strangers become connected.
I have started a book called The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson and quite looking forward to seeing what this story has in store for me.
2. Do you judge a book by its cover? What cover elements make you not want to pick up a book?
I think so, if the cover grabs your attention and the title is really interesting sounding I definitely want to know more. I think a dull cover or one that doesn’t really work with the title would put me off a book, although I would probably still read the back just in case!
3. Do you participate in any other bookish link-ups? Tell us about them so we can join next time!
I am trying to participate in the Summer 2014 Reading Challenge that Megan of Semi-Charmed Kind of Life is running. I’m up to 35 points so far and book 3 from my list so I’m pretty hopeful to get through them all.
I am also doing the Goodreads reading challenge for 2014 which isn’t a link up but you set yourself a challenge of how many books you’ll read this year and then use the website/app to keep track. I’ve challenged myself to 45 and am upto 15 so it’s not looking hopeful!
4. Have you ever watched a movie that was better than its book version? Explain yourself!
Aaaah I am notorious for thinking that the book is better than the film! I hate when things get changed so it’s not like the book at all (Beautiful Creatures is an example and I was so so disappointed as I loved the book). I think maybe the Monuments Men might be better than the book as I loved the film but cannot get in to the book!
5. Summer is here! Do you read more often during any particular season?
I think I probably read the same amount all year around because I work full time so enjoy reading in my down time. If I’m on holiday though I would read more than normal and plan of having a stack of books to get through on my flights to and from the UK later this year.
6. What is the worst book you’ve read this year? Why?
Well I read all 3 books in the series, mainly because I wanted to know what the heck was going on but The Game trilogy by Anders de la Motte is probably my least favourite book(s) so far this year. It’s all very conspiracy theory which I don’t mind but it was very very far fetched and also seemed to be an attempt at mimicking the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which I loved so was disappointing.