Here is a recap of my week.
Tell Me Tuesday is put on by La La in the Library. It is a weekly blog feature where we talk about our latest reads and why we are reading them. Be sure to check out La La’s latest books and tell us what you are reading and why.
What I Am Reading Now
I have been reading this book since last Tuesday and I am almost finished. It is just shy of 1000 pages. This is book 6 in the series. There are currently 8 books written, number nine may be out late this year, and there are going to be 10 total in the series. It has been great diving back into the late 1700’s and getting immersed into Claire and Jamie’s lives a few years before the Revolutionary War. I never thought I would like historical fiction but the author makes it so interesting! Since Claire was a doctor in the present time, it is fascinating to read how she manages to heal the sick with herbs and roots in 1774.
What I Am Reading Next
Last week, I participated in my first Book Blogger Hop post. There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question and last week’s question looked like a fun topic. Last week’s question was…
DO YOU HAVE ONLY BOOKS ON YOUR BOOKSHELVES, OR DO YOU HAVE OTHER BOOKISH ITEMS, TOO?
Here is the link to my post showing you all the things both bookish and non bookish on my shelves.
This week’s question is…
If you could have lunch with any living authors and/or book bloggers, who would you choose and why?
The obvious answer for an author is J.K. Rowling because I think she is a genius. Her writing is witty, amazing, and complex. But since you already probably guessed that one, I am going to choose instead, John Green.
The reason I would choose John Green to have lunch with is because I love ALL is books. He tells such great stories and they are brilliant and funny. I would love to ask him where he gets his inspiration and ideas and thank him for writing such great books for teenagers. I think his most famous book, The Fault In Our Stars, got many teens back into reading again. I would also ask when is his next book coming out? It was been a few years since his last book was released.
I went to a conference put on by John and his brother, Hank. John spoke a couple different times and I just loved everything he had to say. Here is a small clip from his presentation on the importance of reading and writing stories.
I have collected all of John Green’s books and even have some autographed copies.
The paperback on the left is signed and the book on the left is first printing, first edition. I found it at a used books store. I have never seen that cover before or since.
This is probably my second favorite book by John Green. It is co-authored by David Levithan. The amazing thing is the paperback on the right is signed by BOTH authors!
The middle book is signed. My librarian friend, Brianne, bought it and had it signed for me at a conference she was at. I literally cried when she gave it to me.
The book on the left is a signed first printing, first edition.
The book on the left is another first printing, first edition and was very hard to track down. It is the only book of John Green’s that I don’t have a signed copy of.
The question also asked…
If you could have lunch with any book bloggers, who would you choose and why?
My answer is absolutely, without a doubt LA LA from La La in the Library
Not only has she helped me immensely during my first year of blogging (and still does), she has a great blog, is hilarious, is passionate about many things, is not afraid to voice her opinion, and from what I read in her blog, has lead a very interesting life from working in the music industry. I would love to talk to her about so many of these things during lunch. However, the BIGGEST reason I would want to eat lunch with her is that I have no idea what she looks like and it drives me CRAZY!