Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a great weekend! I’m spending the weekend with Neely, so what better way to celebrate hanging out with her than to link up with her and Ashley (wish you were here girl!) for SUNDAY SOCIAL!
1. Favorite childhood book
I read a TON of books as a child. I had favorites like The Babysitters Club, The Boxcar Children, but one that I remember loving in the 4th grade was Number the Stars. It’s set during WW II with the Nazi occupation and is a great book. If you haven’t read it, read it. So good.
2 . Favorite Book lately
Being a full time student/manager at my job/student teacher, I don’t have a lot of time for books. Things are hectic enough as it is, but I can tell you one of my recent reads that I loved reading over the summer is One For the Money by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is a fun character, and I love that she’s a bounty hunter in Jersey. Janet is a great writer and you can totally picture Stephanie (btw, Katherine Heigl does great in portraying her in the movie adaptation).
3. Book you wish you could live in
I think I’d like to live in The Help. Neely and I are talking and Hunger Games sounds cool (since I’m 26 and all and it wouldn’t matter for me), but something about The Help draws me to it. I think I love how Skeeter sticks up for herself and the maids and really tries to do something about segregation. I would love to make some sort of difference in a town (or in the world) like Skeeter. Plus, this book is so empowering. You can’t help but be so happy at the end of it.
4. If you could be any character from a book who would it be and why?
If I could be any character from a book it would be Hermione from Harry Potter. It sounds cheesy, but I admire her bravery and smartness and her willingness to be such a go-getter and kick some Voldemort ass.
5. Favorite Book turned Movie?
If you’re reading this and you participated in Sunday Social, please don’t say Twilight. I like Twilight, but I don’t care for Stephanie Meyers’ writing, and Kristen Stewart can’t act. Fo’ real. I have to say my favorite book turned movie has to be Harry Potter. Sure, lots of details were left out, but that’s expected when you turn a book into a movie. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one heck of a book turned movie. The part where Dumbledore dies had me ugly crying throughout the entire scene. Y’all- I bawled LOUD. It was kinda embarrassing. But, hey, at least there were a ton of Baylor girls there sobbing too, so I didn’t feel TOO bad for crying.
6. Favorite Magazines
I don’t really subscribe to magazines, just because of the fact that I never have a chance to really read during the school year, but I love the Food Network magazine and In Style. There’s something so wonderful about those awesome photo shoots in In Style’s ads that just make me want to be a model. As for Food Network mag, I love how they inspire me to try out new recipes. Everything is always so yummy!