I originally found this meme here and thought it would be a fun one to do for a scheduled Saturday post! The Philosopher and I are currently out at a corn maze and looking at pumpkins! Later, we have big plans to go to a local winery, then to eat at a tasty Irish pub. YUM. Be jealous. 😉 So, while we’re out enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, enjoy this fun reading meme!

What have you just read?

>> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers — WOW. This was my second time reading this book and I have GOT to say…one of my all-time favorites. Rivers is such a talented, endearing, powerful author. This is such a heart-wrenching, beautiful story and it will change you, if you let it. Be warned, there are some seriously tough topics and images in this book, but if you’ll hang on with it, you’ll see a glorious depiction of True Love.

What are you reading now?

>> A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers — I’m on a certain tangent, can’t you tell? This is the first book in one of my favorite series of all-time: The Mark of the Lion. I’ve read it twice before, but it is time for another reading. There are three books in the series, but you devour them so quickly, it’s hard to remember how long they are. I like to read these as the holiday season is approaching. It helps me to get my head and heart in the right place.

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?

>> When I’ve finished The Mark of the Lion trilogy, I’ve plans to read Ice Cracker II and Dark Currents by Lindsay Buroker.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?

>> Wow…tough one. Okay…don’t throw rocks at me, but I HATED The Scarlet Letter and Death of a Salesman. I know they are completely unrelated books, but I had to read them both in American Literature in high school and I just never saw the appeal of them. I’m not saying they were poorly written or anything–I’m sure they’re fabulous gems of American writing, but I just didn’t enjoy them.

What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone?

>> Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier — This book changed my life when I read it at thirteen. It helped me become a woman at heart and to appreciate the transitions, hardships, and beauty in life. Go. Read. It. NOW. For reals. Go.

Admit it, sadly the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?

>> Yep. Even nerdier? I used to work there! I worked at the circulation desk and I even had my own key as a student! It was the best. College libraries make my heart go pitter patter.

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?

>> Hmm…I suppose Amy Tan books probably fall into that category. I LOVE Amy Tan and her writing style, but some people don’t care for her complicated character webs and POV systems. I think they’re brilliant, but most of my close friends could never “get into them”.

Do you read books while you eat?

>> Occasionally

While you bathe?

>> Oh, yes.

While you watch movies or TV?

>> Nope. My poor brain couldn’t handle it. Now, growing up, I’d be like Matilda and read while my parents watched TV. 😛

While you listen to music?

>> Not typically. I like to read in total silence or without extraneous noise. I find it difficult to read in crowded public places, but I can get by.

While you’re on the computer?

>> If I’m reading through a section on my Kindle for PC, then sure, but not usually.

When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?

>> I don’t know. I was so darn proud of reading and books in general, that I most likely didn’t notice it if they did tease me. I could read before starting school and actually thought I’d get into trouble with my teachers, because I already knew how to read and they were teaching the other children the basics. Silly me. 😉

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?

>> Anything by Francine Rivers, Juliet Marillier, or Lindsay Buroker.

Have any books made you cry?

>> Yep. I think my first book-crying incident was when (SPOILER ALERT) Frodo was attacked by Shelob. I thought he was dead and I sobbed. I then immediately went through the next book until I saw his name and that he was involved in dialogue. Only then did I calm down enough to continue on.

Any books you’d recommend for fall reading? 

>> To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

>> Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

>> Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

>> Night Bells by L.M. Sherwin (heehee…*cough* available here and here *cough*)

Tag your friends!

>> Kate of Revelrey!

>> Jenny of Pulchritude Fest!

Go out right now, grab a book, turn off the tube, and READ. Reading will change your life. 

Have a happy Saturday!


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