Birdie’s Goodreads Book Tag

I actually really love survey’s.  Maybe it’s this weird thing about answering specific questions about myself… wait, that sounds narcissistic.  That’s not what I mean.  I mean, it’s reflective, right?

Anyway, I saw this survey on The Immortal Readers, and they didn’t tag any specific blogs.  Instead, they left it open for us to tag ourselves.  It was like, the red button that says ‘Do Not Push’, but the pushing was allowed and inviting which was so much nicer!  There was no way for me to resist.

So, here it is, my Goodreads Book Tag!  (I also don’t plan to tag anyone.  I’m not sure who’s already done this and who hasn’t, plus I just think it’s more fun to choose these on our own.  If you do join in, leave a comment so I can come read yours!)

1. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘READ’?

The Art of Breathing – TJ Klune.  I love his books.

The Art of Breathing

2. WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Magic Binds – Ilona Andrews.  Kate Daniels is a long time favorite!

GhosTV – Jordan Castillo Price.  Reread on audio, I love listening to rereads.

magic-bindsghostv

3. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘TO READ’?

The Novice – Taran Matharu.  I read a review on this book, I can’t remember where but it looked good.

the-novice

4. WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO READ NEXT?

Power Bottom – Rowan McAllister.  I love Dreamspinner Press books.
(and then)

I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios.  B&N Impulse buy

power-bottomill-meet-you-there

5. DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?

Yep!  I love the feeling of rating a book when you finish it.  It’s like, adding the finishing touch to a read.  I want to say I’d love half stars, but I find that when I have them I want quarter stars.  I’ve gotten pretty good at rounding one way or the other.

6. ARE YOU DOING A 2016 READING CHALLENGE?

Those evil things… of course I’m doing the 2016 challenge.  If you don’t sign up, the home page harasses you.  You’ll never be able to forget it.

I signed up for 100 books, my usual, and for the first time I smoked it!  I’m actually 13 books over my goal already.  Whoop Whoop!

7. DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?

Nah.  I did once, when we were doing a Secret Santa online in a Goodreads group.  I haven’t updated it since.

8. WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO BUY NEXT?

Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo.  I hypothetically marked my calendar.

Crooked Kingdom

9. DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE QUOTES, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE A FEW?

This is certainly opening a can of worms.  Buckle up.

“When the day shall come that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I love you’-ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.” – The Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon

“I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower’s stem.” – Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon

“My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.
I counted.
It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, ‘What’s the difference between a trip and a journey?’ and my father said, ‘Narnie, my love, when we get there, you’ll understand,’ and that was the last thing he ever said.” – Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta

“I told Augustus the broad outline of my miracle: diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer when I was thirteen. (I didn’t tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You’re a woman. Now die.)” – The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.” – Markus Hertz

“Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.” – John Green

Sorry you asked?

10. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Diana Gabladon (Outlander)

Melina Marchetta (Jellicoe Road)

John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)

Josh Lanyon (Holmes & Moriarity)

Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking)

Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park)

Pierce Brown (Red Rising)
…and on and on and on…

11. HAVE YOU JOINED ANY GROUPS?

Before blogging, Groups were my thing.  I am part of groups, but only a select few that I spent a lot of time in.  I don’t stick around in groups that I don’t want to be active in.

The Powder Room

Outlander Series

Rated YA-MA

True Love 101

THIRDS Nerd

J.R. Ward (this is the exception, I like getting the Warden Updates!)

12. HOW MANY SHELVES DO YOU HAVE ON GOODREADS?

I may be a little shelf crazy.  Not as bad as others, but I do like my shelves.  I currently have 69 shelves.  I might occasionally edit, delete, and add as the mood hits me.

I’m such an honest person that it is killing me to not disclose the fact that I’m completing this survey on Sunday, and it won’t be published until Thursday.  (I’m a scheduler.)  The ‘currently reading’ and ‘to read’ portions may have changed.  Forgive me.  🙂

Again, if my list inspired you please comment and let me so I can come read yours!  That’s what makes these fun.

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About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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