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text 2014-06-19 21:05
The BookLikes Tag

This seems fun! 

Thank you Book lovers never go to bed alone for tagging me. ;-)

1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?

Behind His Eyes - Truth by Aleatha Romig.


2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?

 

REVEALED: The Missing Years by Aleatha Romig.


3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?

Dirty Angel by Karina Halle.


4. What book do you plan to read next?

 

I have no idea. Lately it's been hard to choose what to read next - I have a huge to-read list and every book looks boring.

 

5. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes! However, my rating system is not very fair. Whenever I'm feeling generous I give a book more stars than it deserves and vice verse.


6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?

 

Yes! And I'm 36 books behind schedule! I blame my busy real life (and my laziness, to be fair).


7. Do you have a wishlist?

 

No. I buy whatever I want to read next. 

8. What book do you want to buy next?

Probably, Dirty Angel by Karina Halle. I look forward to read this book since The Artist Trilogy. But, who knows.... my preferences are unstable.

 

9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?
 

I love collecting book quotes! Some of my all time favorites are:

 

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”  Jane Austen

 

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” Charles Dickens

 

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

"After all this time?"

"Always," said Snape.” J. K. Rowling


10. Who are your favorite authors?

Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Diana Gabaldon, Emile Bronte, George R. R. Martin, Jane Austen, J.  K. Rowling, Kristen Ashley, Karina Halle, Oscar Wilde, and the list go on...

 

11. Have you joined any groups?


No. I wish I had more time to pay attention to them.

 

12. Are there any questions you'd like to add to this tag?

Not really.

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text 2014-06-18 08:31
The Goodreads/Booklikes Tag...Yeah!
Thank you BrokenTune for the tag!
OK, here we go...
 
1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?

Design for Murder, the second book in the Death on Demand mystery series. Those things are as addictive as Oreos!

 

2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?

My main book is Dawn of the Belle Epoque, but it's slow going as I'm basically taking a class on French history!

 

I'm also listening to Consider the Fork, Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's Shadow, and the radio show Eats, Shoots and Leaves is based on.

 

I'm slowly reading entry by entry Doctor Who: History of the Universe in 100 Objects and trying to beat back several other books that insist on being read.

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text 2014-06-17 16:07
The Tag...
Thanks to Kate (The Realist) for the tag.
OK, here we go...
 
1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?
A Short Walk from Harrods by Dirk Bogarde.
 
I hadn't read any of his books before so it was quite fascinating - especially since I had the audiobook read by the author.

 

2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?
Several books - a total hodge-podge in fact:
 
Stamboul Train - Graham Greene
Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro

Erinnerungen - Willy Brandt 

Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports - Susan Ware

Love, Break, Service, Victory: A Tale from the Titanic - Lindsay Gibbs

Macbeth: Man & Myth - Nick Aitchison

Offbeat - A collection of 10 Quirky Short Stories - David Heaton

Dracula - Bram Stoker

Plötzlich Shakespeare - David Safier

 

 

3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson - Lyndsay Faye 

 

4. What book do you plan to read next?

From my currently reading pile: probably Willy Brandt's Erinnerungen (Memoirs) simply because the next time I have time to read will be on a long-haul flight to Houston.

 

And this book deserves my uninterrupted attention - it is that brilliant.

 

From my TBR shelf, probably nothing in a while - at least until I have finished a few more from my currently reading stack.

 

5. Do you use the star rating system?
Yes, but I am a conservative rater. So, my ratings may be slightly off kilter with other readers. I reserve my 5 stars for books which truly have a lasting impact on me.

 

6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?
Yes. My goal is to read at least 100 books this year.
 
7. Do you have a wishlist?
Yes and no. I don;t really see a difference between a wishlist and my TBR.
 
8. What book do you want to buy next?
I'm not planning on buying anything anytime soon. My kindle is fully loaded and there are still stacks of unread books on my physical shelves.

 

9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?

 

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."
Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

 

"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." 

Ralph Waldo Emerson


10. Who are your favorite authors?

John Steinbeck, J.K. Rowling, Hermann Hesse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rolf Huchhuth, James Clavell, Kazuo Ishiguro, Graham Greene, Renate Holland-Moritz and probably quite a few others that I am too lazy to type out ... What sort of question is this anyway?! 


11. Have you joined any groups?

Yes, but I'm not a very active group participant. 


12. Are there any questions you'd like to add to this tag?

Can't think of any right now...

 

The people I tag are: (unless you've done it already)
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text 2014-06-16 04:39
Booklikes Tag - borrowed from Peace Love Books
I saw this on Peace Love Books' page on my dashboard and decided to post it myself! The one minor change I'm making is instead of filling this according to goodreads, as the tag is originally meant to be, I'm applying it to my booklikes account. I hardly use goodreads anymore since their shenanigans last fall (and I simply like booklikes better :P). Anyway, here it is! 

1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?
 
Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

 

2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?

Emma by Jane Austen

 

3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?


Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood. It's the 10th book in the Phrynie Fisher mystery series and I added the series to my to-read shelf after watching the pilot of the show on Netflix, which was actually a recommendation to me from a booklikes user (forget who though - sorry!). I have yet to actually start the book series, but I love what little I've seen of the tv show and definitely plan to continue watching after the wedding :) 

 

4. What book do you plan to read next?


I need to re-read Anna Karenina - I'm hosting it for my book club next month. I also need to re-read Treasure Island, and I'll probably start that this week, if I have time. It was the pick for the Classics discussion group last month and I missed it because I was so busy! 

 

5. Do you use the star rating system?


I do, but I also make every effort to write an actual review for every book that I read. I don't feel that the stars fully reflect my reading experience, though they're great for simply giving readers a quick insight to my thoughts. 

 

6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?

Yep! I want to read 100 books this year and I'm currently at 52, so I'm a little ahead of schedule. I don't think that my goal will be difficult to reach since I'm starting grad school for library science in the fall and I'm going to be doing TONS of reading for that! 

 

7. Do you have a wishlist?

No, actually, I don't! I should probably start one, but I'm afraid that if I did, it would basically be a copy of my to-read shelf and if I were to have one, I'd ideally want it to be a bit more picky than my to-read list. 

 

8. What book do you want to buy next?

Ha, honestly? Probably a text book for my classes in the fall. My book budget these days is extremely slim, sadly.  

 

9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?


I have a few, but I'm HORRIBLE at remembering quotes. Here are some that I used for my Top 5 Wednesday quotes post: 

"After all, tomorrow is another day!" from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
"We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is the same, and worth saving." - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
“And so, with laughter and love, we lived happily ever after.” Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine


10. Who are your favorite authors?


Philippa Gregory, J.K. Rowling, Sara Dessen, Margaret Mitchell... those are the ones who immediately come to mind. 

 

11. Have you joined any groups?


Yep - the one that I'm most active in is the Classics discussion group

 

12. Are there any questions you'd like to add to this tag?


Nope. 

 

I tag: 
 

Anyone who has not filled this out yet and would like to! :) 

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