I saw this posted on Adoptabooksaus and couldn’t resist joining in. This is a good tag! Without Goodreads, I’d buy a lot more duplicates of books than I already do, heheh.
What was the last book you marked as “read”? That would be Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. I’m not reviewing this book here unless I get a request to do so, but suffice it to say I only rated it as 2 stars on Goodreads and it took me three weeks to read it. I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book.
What are you currently reading? I just started Victoria by Daisy Goodwin yesterday and I’m loving it! If I didn’t have to take care of my daughter (was recently in a car accident), I could’ve had this book read in a day, I like it so much.
What was the latest book you marked as “tbr”? That would be Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. Someone recently posted an interview with this author on a blog I follow and it sounded like a book that’d be right up my alley, so I added it.
What book do you plan to read next? Good question. Nothing on my bookshelves has been catching my eye lately. What I really want to read are the graphic novels I have set aside for Dewey’s Readathon. It has taken all my self restraint to NOT read them. I suppose I’ll read The Pearl and the Carnelian by Annabel Fielding since it’s a NetGalley book.
Do you use the star rating system? I do. I’ve written about my feelings about ratings before.
Are you doing a 2016 Reading Challenge? I am! For a while, I was worried that I wouldn’t meet my goal for this year. I was something like seven books behind schedule at one point. As of this writing, I have read 55 of 65 books. That’s 85% of my goal and I’m four books ahead of schedule. Woohoo!!
Do you have a wishlist? On Goodreads, I mark books that I want to read as “to read” and if I don’t already own them, I add the shelf “need to buy”. That’s basically my wish list. My husband knows to peruse my “need to buy” shelf for gift ideas.
What book do you plan to buy next? This couldn’t be an easier question. I plan on buying Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. It’s the second book in the Illuminae series and I’m sad that I don’t already have it in my hands. 😦
Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (The only Austen novel I like)
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
― Oscar Wilde
Who are your favorite authors? In no particular order: Twain, Gaiman, Hemingway, Erik Larson, J.D. Robb, Michelle Moran, Jenny Lawson, Alison Weir, Margaret Atwood, Zora Neale Hurston. There are others that aren’t coming to mind right now.
Have you joined any groups? I’ve joined a few but I participate very little. So little, that I can’t really remember which groups I am in, lol.
I’m not tagging any particular person. If you want to participate, please do so! I’d love to read your responses, so leave me a comment if you decide to tag yourself. 😉