Hey guys, today I am coming at you with a book tag to really kick off the new year. Today we’re doing the Goodreads Tag, which I think is fitting as I’ve been using the site since 2014. Somehow I’ve never done the tag but I’m sure I’ll be able to update the tag every year or two in the future!
1. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘READ’?
As I’m writing this the latest book I added to my 2018 challenge is Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire. So far 2018 has been a year of re-reads for me and I am really enjoying this way of reading.
2. WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I have had these books marked as ‘currently reading’ for ages (though I am actively reading something else):
As I’m writing this (10/01/2018) I am currently listening to Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire. I am trying to re-read the first two books before I get to Beneath The SUgar Sky (IF MY PREORDER EVER ARRIVES 😠 😠). So far this has been my favourite instalment of the series because of the style it’s written in and the social commentary but I haven’t read book 3 yet so hopefully I’ll love it just as much!
3. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘WANT TO READ’?
The last books I marked as TBR are Escaping From Houdini along with the fourth book in the same series. I love this series and recently I re-read the first two books in the Stalking Jack The Ripper series and now I finally understand what it means to just completely fall in love with a series. Honestly, I feel like this is my new Harry Potter, this is going to be the series that I read every other year and constantly recommend until you’re all sick of me.
4. WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN ON READING NEXT?
I definitely plan on reading Beneath The Sugar Sky next as I’m already rereading the series anyway. I love this series so I can’t wait to see what Seanan McGuire has added to the series this year.
5. DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?
I do, however, I really think that we should be able to use half stars because that just makes sense, doesn’t it? It shouldn’t be a big coding issue and haven’t we GR users been complaining about this for years on end?
6. ARE YOU DOING A 2018 READING CHALLENGE?
For 2018 I plan to read 52 books. I will, of course, include anything I read (comics, graphic novels, books) but I want to read 52 actual novels so I will be counting the books separately on a word document or in my bullet journal. If that makes any sense???
So far my reading challenge is going pretty well. I’ve read 6 books and one comic, so I’m pretty proud of my progress so far. Considering I didn’t read that many books in November and December combined in 2017. Hopefully, this means I’m finally starting to narrow down and understand what books I actually enjoy. Spoiler: Gothic scenery, gruesome murder mysteries.
7. DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?
I don’t exactly know what this means, but I’m assuming it means a wishlist shelf?? Generally, if I have a wishlist I will share it on my blog here. Or, I will have a wishlist on Bookdepository because that’s just easier.
8. WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO BUY NEXT?
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The next books I plan on buying are Stalking Jack The Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula mainly because I am officially in love with this series and I want to be able to mark all of these up with notes and tabs!
9. DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVOURITE QUOTES? SHARE A FEW.
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ― Steve Martin
“Every time I can’t tell where someone’s calling me from in a room and every time I accidentally start to put my earbuds in both ears I think about you.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King
“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”― Mark Twain
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.” ― Bill Watterson
10. WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS?
This isn’t totally accurate but these are some of the authors I have on my favourites list.
11. HAVE YOU JOINED ANY GROUPS?
I am part of a few groups but most of them I have turned notifications off because I am not actively joining in with the activities/readathons/ groups.
However, these are the groups I frequent most.
I used to do these every Wednesday but I stopped doing them for a while. However, I am still joined with the group because they have interesting topics.
I just joined this group today because of the discussion topics. I think it’s always interesting to hear everyone else’s povs on the series.
This group is basically T5W but just, on Tuesdays.