It's taken me so long to get to this that I was tagged by multiple people... thanks to each of you: Kate (The Realist), Peaceā˜®Love♥BooksRachel the Book Harlot and It's a mad mad world.


I don't really use GoodReads as much as I used to. I usually only visit to find reviews on books that haven't yet been reviewed here on BookLikes.


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

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill


2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?

Angelfall by Susan Ee 


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

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler 


4. What book do you plan to read next?

Bay's End by Edward Lorn 


5. Do you use the star rating system?

I use this specific star rating system here at BookLikes—it's based on the components I think are necessary for a fabulous book. My star rating at GoodReads is usually accurate to what they say the stars mean (3 stars is I liked it) and almost always 1/2 star higher than here on BookLikes.


6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?

Yes. My challenge is for 30 books. I read at the pace of a snail covered in salt! I'm at 14/30 so far. :D


7. Do you have a wishlist?

Not at the moment. If I ever add a book to my wishlist it is usually to remind me that it will soon be published. I very rarely read newly published books, thus the rare wishlist books.


8. What book do you want to buy next?

The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin for the next hard cover book I'm looking forward to. Might be a long wait.

As for ebooks, it's almost always a book I already own that shows up as a $1.99 book for Kindle. If it isn't an already owned book, it is one that is on my TBR list... I buy several of these per month. I use BookGorilla to keep me in the know for the deals Amazon doesn't announce.


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

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. — Ernest Hemingway


I'll have to hunt some more down later... most of my favourite quotes are inspirational for writers. (2:30AM and I need to get to bed!)


10. Who are your favorite authors?

Too many to count. I have the same problem when asked which are my favourite books. Genre is an easier one and for the most part, if I read a book in a favourite genre I have at least a higher chance that I will like it. Speculative fiction is where it's at. :)


11. Have you joined any groups?

I'm a member of the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout over at GoodReads but I haven't participated with the community—I'm a terrible lurker. I lurk the groups here on BookLikes when it's a slow day on the dashboard.


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

Nope, but Degrees of Affection... added this question, which I will answer.


12.1. Are you more of a personal book reader or a library reader?

Personal book reader, but I support my local libraries by buying from the book sales they have. I was a major library reader when I was younger, I visited the library at least 3-4 times per week, sometimes just for the atmosphere. :D


I tag... everyone! I'd love to see this list from all my followers, especially the quotes. I love great book quotes. ♥