What? Another post, the second in a week? Indeed! Because my writing friend Krystal Jane Ruin did a fun Goodreads Tag video on her BookTube this week:
My Goodreads page is here.
1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
The last book I marked as read is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.
2. What are you currently reading?
Right now, I have two books going: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. They’re very different books, different genres, different tones, so I’m kind of switching between them at will.
3. What was the last book you marked as TBR?
The last book I marked as to-be-read was And Aleksey Lived: An Alternate History by Ursula Hartlein. I got into the tragic story of the Romanovs as a pre-teen and I did wonder what would’ve happened if someone in the family survived, so it’ll be interesting to read the author’s take on that.
4. What book do you plan to read next?
Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath, based on the website, which has stories of mythic and real-life women–and pictures!–who are far too badass to ever be made into Disney princesses.
5. Do you use the star rating system?
YES! The Goodreads star system goes from 1 “I fucking hated it” to 5 “I fucking loved it.” I don’t rate books one star, so two stars for me means that I really did not like the book. 3 stars is where my personal rating range can vary, because 3 stars can mean I was a bit “meh” about the book or that I liked it well enough but it has some problems. 4 stars means I liked a lot, 5 stars means I REALLY liked it.
6. Are you doing a 2018 Reading Challenge?
Yep! 35 books is the goal. I’m at 24 right now.
7. Do you have a wishlist?
I have a to be read list which never gets below 60 books no matter how much I read, but not a wish list per se.
8. What book do you plan to buy next?
Also not something I really plan. I read mostly on my Kindle and I have a bit of a backlog on it this year because Goodreads now sends me a daily “this is what’s on sale” email which is fantastic but dangerous.
But I’ve been able to grab a lot of books on TBR list this year because of those emails, so I can’t complain too much.
9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.
How much time you got?
10. Who are your favorite authors?
This is an utterly unfair question.
Jane Austen, Elizabeth Chadwick, Courtney Milan, JRR Tolkien, Alyssa Cole… I tend not to read based on authors but on books I’m interested in for whatever reason, so.
11. Have you joined any groups?
I’m in three Goodreads groups, but I don’t post in them and I don’t read the threads very much. There is Blogger Lift, Support for Indie Authors, and Goodreads Authors/Readers.
12. How many shelves do you have?
Other than the basic shelves, I have shelves for each year I’ve done a reading challenge–so four now–and one for research books.