Literary Junkies April 2014 Edition

April 17, 2014 | One comment


Literary Junkies is an online book club that once a month meet to chat about bookish things.

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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
I’m currently reading Borkmann’s Point by HÃ¥kan Nesser and Watership Down by Richard Adams. Borkmann’s Point is the second book in the Chief Inspector Van Veeteren series, and so far it has everything I want from a Nordic crime novel. Watership Down is a classic about a small group of rabbits looking for a new home. I’m only a few chapters in and haven’t yet decided if I like it or not. I am also rereading the entire Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. I’m still on the first book, but it is just as good as all the previous times I’ve read it.

2. Divergent, Hunger Games, or Twilight. Which do you prefer and why? (If you’ve never read them which do you think you’d prefer?)
I prefer Divergent, without a doubt. With Hunger Games, I was kind of divided about all the books (and I actually preferred the first two movies over the books). I liked the first Twilight book, but thought it went downhill after that. I still read them all because I have a problem with not finishing series I’ve started, and I did think that the fourth book redeemed the series a little (but we shouldn’t even mention how bad the movies were). With Divergent, I loved all three books and couldn’t put them down.

3. TV Series Based on Books they start out very close to the book to draw in the fans but then will start to separate themselves by changing things and adding characters. What are you thoughts on this?
It depends on what my opinions were about the books (and if I had read the books before watching the show). I don’t mind if the TV series goes a different direction, as long as they don’t do something super drastic to a character I’m obsessed with.

4. You’ve just been recruited to help a movie studio bring your favorite book to the big screen. What’s the movie and who are you choosing to play the main characters?
The movie would be based on Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and I’d cast maybe Bridget Regan as Claire and Chris Hemsworth as Jamie (But really, I have no idea who would be able to make these amazing characters justice). There is actually a TV series based on the Outlander novels premiering on the Starz network this summer. In the show, the leads are played by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heugan. I didn’t know who they ere, but based on the previews, Caitriona seems like a good choice for Claire. I’m not completely convinced about Sam yet.

5. Going back to the above question, do you keep it word for word the same or do you use this chance to change little things you thought would make the book better?
I’d keep it as close to the books as possible. (Also, the book is pretty much perfect.)

6. After you finish a physical copy of a book do you keep it for a reread, put it on a shelf to collect dust, donate it to Goodwill, or do you just not purchase physical copies of books?
If I really liked the books, I’ll keep it to collect dust until I want to read it again. Books I didn’t like, I donate to the local library, list on paperbackswap, or sell.

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