Reader, Writer, Reviewer

Life According to Literature


I love this idea, so I’m stealing it from Rory who borrowed it from somewhere else:

The Rules:  Using only books you have read in 2013, answer the questions without repeating a book title.

Describe yourself: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

How do you feel: Z by Therese Anne Fowler (meaning tired from all this snow and cold, and just want to drink like Zelda)

Describe where you currently live: The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne (but without the death)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer (out of this atrocious weather)

Your favorite form of transportation: The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Your best friend is: The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen (seriously, because she has a butterfly tattoo and was my sorority sister)

You and your friends are: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

What the weather’s like: The Vast Unknown by Broughton Coburn

You fear: An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd (being buried alive is my ultimate terror, like that scene in Kill Bill II)

What is the best advice you have to give: Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd

Thought for the day: Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain

How I would like to die: Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo

My soul’s present condition: Waiting to be Heard by Amanda Knox

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

3 thoughts on “Life According to Literature

  1. This is brilliant! Very different way to look back on what you’ve read.

  2. I chose The Interestings for the friend one too- just too easy!

  3. Pingback: Life According to Literature – 2014 | JulzReads

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