Hello lovelies. It’s currently 3-ish pm on a Sunday and I am writing my Suntag post. I was sure the tag of the week had been prepared, written, formatted and scheduled. Turns out I only hallucinated or dreamed doing all of this (probably both). I was tagged by the adorable Michelle @ Book Adventures to do the Goodreads Tag, thank you dear 🙂
My love story with Goodreads started slow. No love at first sight. Rather a “what the hell is this and how do I keep it organized” kind of first date. It took us some time but we’re doing good now. My shelves are not perfect and I keep forgetting to add books to read, but my Read shelf is up to date and my reviews feel at home on the website.
What is the last book you marked as read?
It’s official, I cannot say I don’t enjoy sci-fi any more. Well, light sci-fi with the right characters. Can I like sci-fi without aliens? The only aliens I tolerate are from Doctor Who.
What are you currently reading?
I’m feeling a little down so I changed my planning reads and will start The Cursed Child as soon as I’m done with this post. I believe returning to the magical world can only make me feel good. Also, that cover looks gorgeous on my shelf and screams “take me with you” every time I walk by.
What was the last book you marked as to read?
I noticed this book on a blogger’s post and thought it had to be mine too. Sometimes you have to go with your gut.
Do you use the star rating system?
Yes I do, and it makes me crazy that the site does not allow us to use half stars. A half can mean so much. A half can save your life! Like when you are famished and there’s only half a breadstick on the table, or when you still have two lectures and your battery is half full. We need a petition so that the world can understand how important half are (and if someone could make me half stars to add to my reviews, I’d be eternally grateful.)
What book do you plan on reading next?
In my eternal struggle to catch up with ARC’s, I will pick My Grandfather’s Eyes. I like the idea of an unlikable main character.
Are you doing the 2016 reading challenge?
Yes, I am, and I’m thrilled to have read 48 books out of the 30 I had promised myself! I aimed low to avoid any disappointment or pressure. I’m still jealous about every blogger who can read the double but I’ll live.
What book do you plan on buying next?
This is a hard one. I am going to slow down on the buying thing, but I’d love to get the rest of The Raven Boys series and Ready Player One.
Do you have a wishlist?
I have too many wish lists! My Amazon is divided into 11 wishlists, from mandatory university reads to my “wanna read”, “really wanna read” and “need now” lists. Currently, they contain a total of 357 books.
What is your favourite quote?
There is a quote stuck in my mind since early July.
“God is suffering’s biggest spectator.”
Who are your favourite authors?
I hate that question. How am I supposed to answer with only a few names? Here are some of the authors I keep on auto-buy. Jenny Lawson (I told you I would not shut up about her book), Maggie Stiefvater, Tiffany McDaniel, Chris Brookmyre, S K. Tremayne.
Helen @ Helspec
Alex @ Young At Heart
Nicole @ Away In Neverland
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
I hope everyone has had a great weekend!