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Super excited for one of my favorite linkups!  Here we go:

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
I’m currently reading The Aviator’s Wife: A Novel for a Meetup book club I’m participating in.  I love it! I’ve loved other books that take history and real people and then tries to delve in deeper to what these people were thinking. I’ve been surprised a number of times about the things I’m learning about Charles and Anne Lindburgh and I definitely recommend this book-in fact it was on my list before it was selected as a book for the month!

2. What was your favorite series to read when you were a kid?
Oh so many!  I was a huge reader forever.  Here are a few of them:
The Babysitters Club
Sweet Valley High
Boxcar Children

3. The world is ending: What 3 books do you save from your collection in hopes to contribute to whatever new society forms?
Such an awesome question!
Hmm, the first book I would take is Exodus by Leon Uris because it gives a great background on survival of a new country and what it takes to overcome adversity.
The second book would be As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg.  It tells about Judaism during the Rabbinic period which really shapes a lot of the way that we practice modern Judaism.
Finally, Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library) because you have to have some Shakespeare and it’s one of his funnier ones.

4. What is your favorite genre to read? Why?
I’m a pretty non-discriminate reader but really love fiction and chick lit.  I like that it takes me away from my current life but is still realistic and plausible-for the most part!

5. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
I actually had the name of my book picked out when I was in High School!  I was living in Israel and wanted to write about the experience.  The book is called: Through the Eyes of the Youth

6. What is next on your “to-read” list? Tell us about it!
The Perfume Collector: A Novel by Katherine Tessaro.  Here’s what Goodreads says:

“An inheritance from a mysterious stranger . . .
An abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank of Paris . . .
And three exquisite perfumes that hold a memory . . . and a secret

London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London’s most refined and ambitious social circles. However, playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn’t come easily to her—and perhaps never will.

Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There’s only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d’Orsey.

So begins a journey that takes Grace to Paris in search of Eva. There, in a long-abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank, she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising, complex love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d’Orsey’s story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London.

But these three perfumes hold secrets. And as Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.

Illuminating the lives and challenging times of two fascinating women,The Perfume Collector weaves a haunting, imaginative, and beautifully written tale filled with passion and possibility, heartbreak and hope”

It’s already downloaded in my nook, I just need to find time to read it!

Again, I love this linkup!  Take a look at what other people are reading!

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This Month’s Questions:
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.

I am reading Forever Faithful by Karen Kingsbury, so far it’s an easy and good read.

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’m going to go with Gone Girl.  Amazing book that I couldn’t put down!
3. What was the worst book you’ve ever read?

I’m not sure. . . . I try to find some good in everything or I forget right away!
4. What foods or beverages have you spilled on a book while reading? Anything good? Probably a lot of coffee!
5. Do you pictures characters as popular film or tv actors? Or do you create a whole new person in your head?

I create a whole new person in my head every time!
6. Out of all the authors you’ve read books by, who’s brain would you want to pick the most?

Oh man, this is a hard one.  I think any author would work for now.  I would love to write a novel or book at some point so I would love to talk to a real live published author!

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Being that I’m a huge reader, it seems silly for me NOT to do this!

This month’s questions:
1. If you could write a book, what would it be about?

I would write a love story for today, about what people like me in their early thirties are going through trying to find love in a crazy world.

2. If you had to read one book or trilogy for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Definitely Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set!  I am not a fantasy person but I loved the series and I get a ton out of it every time!

3. Who is your current favorite book character and why?

Oh so many but I loved reading Me Before You and I thought Louise was an amazingly written character with so much to say.

4. Is there a book you read every year during the holiday season? If so, what is it and why?

Nope, hasn’t been.
5. Do you have any books on your Christmas list? Name a few.

I don’t have a Christmas wish list but I do have a books wish list including:
Adé: A Love Story

The Secret Lives of Married Women (Hard Case Crime)

Just One Day

Just to name a few!
6. What is a book you read and loved that you didn’t expect to?

Definitely Collateral: A Novel by Ellen Hopkins.  I wasn’t sure that I was going to like that it was written in almost a poetic style but I could not put the darned book down!