I still have a ton of blogger tags/awards to get through, and I can’t even claim to be doing them in order. Today this is the one I’m awake/aware enough to go through, so…
First, I found this on The Writing Hufflepuff’s blog so you should check her out. She does book reviews mostly and her blog is just set up really neatly. I use Goodreads a ton, so this is the perfect tag for me. Please feel free to friend me there if you use it, too!
What was the last book you marked as read?
The Quantum Ghost by Jonathan Ballagh. I just finished reading it this morning. Such an excellent mid-grade novel. I’ve also read and reviewedThe Quantum Door, which was good, too, but Ghost was even better.
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading six books, but that number will probably jump back up to seven before I post my State of the Reader update this Wednesday:
- Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Patrick Thorpe
- The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
- The Poetic Edda by Anonymous
What was the last book you marked as ‘to read’?
Primitive Mythology by Joseph Cambell, the fist book in his Masks of God series. I initially had The Power of Myth on there in its stead, but a friend told me that I could just watch the interviews with Bill Moyers, so I threw that on my Amazon wish list.
Do you use the star rating system?
I sure do, but I generally use it in conjunction with a written review especially if it’s a lower rating.
Are you doing the 2017 reading challenge?
I am and I accomplished it a few weeks ago according to the site, but Goodreads counts any book you’ve started and shelved even if it’s not completed, so it used Prospero Lost and Vassa in the Night in that tally. I’m still one behind my 15 book target. I set it low because I didn’t quite make my 20 goal last year, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to surpass even that before 2017’s end.
Do you have a wish list?
I used to have books on my Amazon wish list, but I mostly keep a specific one in my head, plan what I’m going to buy next, and ask for Amazon gift cards so I can get what I want.
Who are your favorite authors?
George R. R. Martin, Anne Rice, Maggie Stiefvater, J. R. R. Tolkien, Joseph Campbell, Patrick Rothfuss. I’m sure I have more, but I can never remember them when I want to.
Have you joined any groups?
I was in a group connected to a blog I used to write for, but since that blog is now defunct, I’d have to say no.
How many Goodreads shelves do you have?
30. I have a ton of shelves because I’m an organization freak hehe. I could probably consolidate some of them, but it’s useful for me to have them so I can keep track of what samples I’ve read, what I’ve passed on, what I really want to read, what I want to borrow from the library, etc.
I’m going to take a page from The Writing Hufflepuff’s book and tag any bookworm who’d like to participate!