Gaby's Book Club

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I love to read. It's the ideal hobby for subway commuting.
The fact that any size book can fit into my kindle fire is great.
My thought process when buying handbags now begins with, "Will my kindle fire fit in here"?

I think I'm going to do the unthinkable right now... I'm going to interview myself.
Since no one else is going to do it, Imma do it.


What was your favorite book of the ones above?
Hands down, Code Name Verity. It was an absolutely beautiful and inspiring book about love and friendship. It really struck a chord with me.

What's up with the World War 2 theme? 
I've always been obsessed with that era. I read War Brides on a whim (as it was already on my Mom's kindle) and got instantly hooked (as I often do).  That book led me down the reading path that I'm on now.

Do you feel self conscious reading teen novels over adult fiction?
Absolutely not. I'm not one to feel self conscious about anything so I certainly don't feel bad reading a teen book over an adult one. I find that they're more interesting sometimes!

What's up next? 
Well right now I'm in the middle of reading The Book Thief. Next up I'm leaning towards The Hour I First Believed.

How do you keep track of everything you're reading/wanting to read? 
There's this wonderful app, Goodreads, that's available for apple products. You can read other's reviews, follow what your friends are reading and keep track of what you've read, what you're reading and what you want to read! Also, if you review five books the app begins to recommend you things to read based on what you like.
It's pretty awesome and definitely helps when I'm looking for my next book. 


Norbyah said...

The Book Thief is one of my all time favorites. Hands down. Couldn't put it down. My son is in the middle of The Giver by Lois Lowry, so I may recommend this other one to him as well. Have you read The Hours by Michael Cunningham? I agree with you, read what you like....teen fiction is perfectly fine, too. One of my favorite classes when I did my undergrad was Young Adult Writers. Some great books in that class.

far and wild jewelry said...

i love jeffrey egenides and i've heard so many great things about the fountainhead that it's been on my to read list for ages. my kindle thanks you for these recommendations!


Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand is one author who made me think and see how different it all can be if only people like her protagonist.. After reading Fountainhead, i read atlas shrugged, and we the people.Waiting to get my hands on The Anthem... hope it lives up to expectation.

Unknown said...

Thank you for all of these uh-maze suggestions! I am such a picky reader - other than fashion mags it takes a lot to keep me entertained. I'll have to put some of these on my list! thanks lady!

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