Literary Junkies Link Party

I'm back this Tuesday with my all time favorite link up! I did a haul at the library this weekend so it's the prefect week to link up!

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What are your currently reading?
Tell us about it!

What’s a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model and her husband is a power workaholic? If she’s like the gutsy heroine of Holly Peterson’s astute new comedy of manners among the ill-mannered elite, she does what every other woman on the block does. She hires herself a “manny.”

A solid middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isn’t “one of them” but she lives in “the Grid,” the wealthiest acre of real estate in Manhattan, where big money and big media collide. And she has most everything they have–a big new apartment, full-time help with her three children, as well as her very own detached Master of the Universe attorney husband. What she doesn’t have, however, is a full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. But the rich haven’t yet encountered a problem they can’t hire someone else to solve.

Enter the manny.

At first the idea of paying a man to provide a role model for Dylan sounds too crazy to be true. But one look at Peter Bailey is enough to convince Jamie that the idea may not be quite so insane after all. Peter is calm, cool, competent, and so charmingly down-to-earth, he’s irresistible. And with the political sex scandal of the decade propelling her career as a news producer into overdrive, and her increasingly erratic husband locked in his study with suspicious files, Jamie is in serious need of some grounding.

Peter reminds her of everything she once was, still misses, and underneath all the high-society glitz, still is. But will the new manny in her life put the ground back beneath her feet, or sweep her off them?

What are your five most recent book purchases?
I just got a huge haul at the library... Prague by Arthur Phillips, When in Doubt Add Butter by Beth Haribson, Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfruend, Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult, and The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope.

Have you ever named/nicknamed anything (person, pet, or thing) after a character? Who and why?
I actually haven't! I look forward to reading others answers to this question.
If you could live in one book, in the town and with all of its characters, which would it be?
The Baby Sitters Club Series. I always wanted to live in Stoneybrook, CT, be a part of the club, and be best friends with the baby sitters - esp. Dawn. She was the coolest. I always wanted to start my own Baby Sitters Club in real life. It has to be my favorite book series of all time. I owned every single one and really wish I would have kept them (I'd probably still read them)!!!

Can you think of a book you read that taught you something concrete that you've never forgotten? Tell us about it.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. My grandfather encouraged me to read this at a young age. It taught me not only about World War II, but also genocide and how susceptible some people are to being brained washed. Overall I think my Papa wanted me to learn about the history, how I could be courageous, bold, and brave as a female, and the importance of thinking for myself (Love you, Papa. Remembering you today!).

What are you currently reading?
I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I hadn't thought about the Baby Sitters club in years! I use to love those books.

  2. I love the local library! Looks like you've got some great books there.

  3. I loved reading the Baby Sitters Club when I was younger, I too wanted to start my own club with my friends.. hahah.

    Hopping over from the link - up
    - Adri @ Adri's Thoughts

  4. I am looking for new books, so I am definitely going to have to look into the ones you just took out from the library. It is so nice to see that someone else still uses the library, too :)


  5. Oh my goodness, I LOVED the Babysitters Club! I wish I still had all my books. :)


  6. Oh my goodness-The Babysitters Club! I had totally forgotten about those books until you said that. I read a ton of those and Sweet Valley High growing up. Dawn was my favorite too! :)