BTT ~ Windfall

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Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.

Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?

(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)

I LOVE this question!  What to do with “an unexpected windfall?”  Shoes, books, purses, music.  That’s what I would buy without a care in the world.  Thanks to iTunes and the Kindle Store I can have instant gratification of buying music and books now, though I do love to paruse the shelves at bookstores.  Purses!  I LOVE them and call them “Pets.”  I have a lovely collection that I love to keep growing.  Coach, Banana Republic, Dooney & Burke, Japanese designers (purchased in Kyoto) and fabulous bags from trips to Hong Kong.  (I can’t wait to hit the designer outlets once we are back in the states and I am working again.)  Fun, fun, fun!!!  And shoes.  What woman doesn’t LOVE shoes?  I always say, “Purses and shoes always fit.” 

BTT ~ Best Bad Book

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The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”

 

The book that comes to mind first when I think of answering this question is The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.  I read and blogged about TMKD in October of 2007 and at the time there was a Lifetime Movie adaption of the book coming out and the reviews of the book weren’t great.  I agreed with the reviews to a point but over all, I really liked the book.  I usually agree with the book bloggers out there on books but this one was an edge of your seat read for me and I am glad I read it.

BTT ~ Movie Potential

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Tami inspired this week’s question:

What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?

Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?

Of the books I’ve read recently, I think that Sarah’s Keyby Tatiana de Rosnay would make a great film.  Recently there has been a slew of good WWII era movies and this story is one that I would want to see on the silver screen.  A sad story always makes for good movie watching when the acting is done well.  Spielberg has produced many WWII films including Flags of Our Fathers, Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List and of course the amazing Band of Brothers on HBO.  Steven Spielberg has an understanding of the Jewish community and history during the Nazi invasion of Europe that would make him an ideal choice for bringing the story of Sarah and her family to life.

Booking Through Thursday ~ Trends

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Have your book-tastes changed over the years?  More fiction?  Less?  Books that are darker and more serious?  Lighter and more frivolous?  Challenging?  Easy?  How-to books over novels?  Mysteries over Romance?

What an interesting question.  I think that my tastes are influenced by the last book I read.  I believe that books find you and though you might buy a book today, you might not read it for many years, months or whatever.  This is because somehow I know that I will read the book but when the time is right.  I may start something today, but find myself putting it back on the shelf and not revisiting it till later on in life when it is more meaningful to me.