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Lit Chat 4

I’ve been slacking on my Lit Chat posts. Apparently once a week is too much for me. So maybe the prompts will last two years instead of one! 🙂

What book would you love to see as a movie or TV series? Pick your dream cast.

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The Night Circus. I absolutely want The Night Circus to be a movie. Immediately. Or a TV series. I don’t care which. The movie rights were bought in 2011 by Summit Entertainment so it is possible, but it’s been over 7 years so… It is SO magical and there are so many scenes that are begging to be visualized on the screen. The tents alone could have their own episodes. I’m not so good with celebrities, I don’t watch many movies actually, so I can’t say who should be cast.

I could have also picked Discovery of Witches but that IS becoming a TV show. In fact, the wrapped this week I think. Here’s a quick 20 second trailer.

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Lit Chat 3

Do you have a favorite book from childhood? Have you read it as an adult? Was it just as good?

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I don’t know if this was my favorite book but it was so meaningful to me. I talked about it two years ago when I posted about why you should read aloud to kids at any and all ages. My dad read Johnny Tremain to me when I was little. I’m pretty sure I didn’t have a sibling at the time which means I was under 8 years old. I re-read it in college some time and then wrote about the experience for my grad school essay but haven’t since then. I meant to read it last year for a reading challenge prompt (a book you loved as a child) but I never got around to it. I should definitely pick it up again to see if it’s just as enthralling. Some part of me thinks it won’t be and that it was the experience of being read to that I enjoyed the most.

Do you have a favorite book from childhood?

These questions came from the Lit Chat deck of cards.

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Lit Chat 2

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Do you have a TBR pile? How do you keep track of your reading queue? Name 3 books on your list.

Of course I have a TBR pile. What a silly question. My whole house is a TBR pile. The picture above are books I checked out from the library to read and the top shelf is all my Book of the Month books, most of them unread. That picture is actually from November 2017 and I read none of those books. I often take out way more than I can handle and end up reading two good ones before they’re all due back. I still have Lilli De Jong at my house and I actually have my own copy of Invisible Furies now (I had lent my BOTM copy to a friend). I don’t really keep track of my reading queue. I rarely ever mark things as to-read in my Goodreads account. I just checked, the last time I added something was August 23, 2017. I feel like if I added everything I wanted to-read it would become overwhelming. There’s no need. There will always be something I want to read, I don’t need a list to remind me.

3 books on my list – other than the two I just listed up there

  1. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (I’ve heard it might win the Newbery)
  2. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (released Feb 6 – saw it in my Real Simple magazine and has been compared to Time Traveler’s Wife)
  3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman (recommended to me on Goodreads by a friend and was on the Audible sale this week)

These questions came from the Lit Chat deck of cards.

 

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Lit Chat 1

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I am so excited for this. Last year, my parents (hey dad!) bought me the Lit Chat deck of cards that Book Riot made. “Conversation starters about books and life.” What’s not to love?? There are 50 cards with 2 prompts on a card, equaling 100 conversations. I don’t often have people over who love books as much as I do so it’s not something I would whip out at a party BUT, I thought it would be a great place to chat about here. So in my planner (side note : I’ve resolved to use a planner this year – this is the one I chose and I got it at Michael’s because most of them are sold out online) I wrote the questions from one card for each week. I skipped last week, and I’ll skip another at some point, which will use all 50 cards throughout the year. Here is this week’s card.

What do you love most about books? What’s your preferred reading style. Paperbacks? Hardcovers? Ebooks? How do you choose?

I love books! I think the better question would be what don’t I love about books?? I guess the two things I love the most are that it takes you out of your life for a minute and you can experience a different life and I also love that you can learn new things. My answer to preferred reading style is easy. Paperbacks. Always. My best friend loves hardcovers. Always. And she’s a weirdo. Paperbacks are superior. They’re not heavy even at 800 pages, they fit in your purse, and I loooooove breaking the spine. I fold my pages back around the whole of the book and sometimes even dog ear them. I know, blasphemy. I’m one of those people. I’m not opposed to ebooks like some people are but I also don’t seek them out as my preferred reading style. I definitely get them if that’s the way I can get the book the fastest i.e. it’s so popular the hardcover has me on the hold list at #352 and I also get them when they’re an Amazon daily deal. Also, I get tons of pre-pub ebooks through Netgalley, which is mainly what I read in that format. I have a Kindle Paperwhite and I adore it. My husband goes to bed way earlier than I do so the Paperwhite was life changing for night time reading because it meant I could be in bed in the dark and not disturb him. Overall though, I’ll read in any format. The question didn’t even mention audiobooks, but I do those too. I’m in the car for about an hour a day so I can shoot through those pretty quickly. Lit Chat 1, complete! Tell me your answers!

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