The Goodreads Book Tag

Today’s word, adrift, is synonymous with yesterday’s word unmoored. So, see yesterday’s post for today’s word. I’m going to do this Goodreads Book Tag, courtesy of James, which may or may not contain the daily word somehow.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘READ’?
Seduction Game (I-Team, #7)A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)Technically it was two books because sometimes I have moments where I start a book and then another book comes out so I read that one and then come back and finish the one I was reading.

Seduction Game is ninth and final book of the I-Team series which is a contemporary romance involving investigative reporters. The author was an actual investigative reporter so most of her material in the stories regarding senators, US Marshals, land laws, CIA etc were legitimate because she knew people in these fields. I learned a lot even though it is fiction and the romance is quite hot!

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. I won’t say too much about this one if you haven’t read the first book yet but its high fantasy with High Lords and elemental magic and different Courts that rival each other.

Stolen Legacy (Sky Full of Stars, #3)WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
Stolen Legacy is the third book in the Sky Full of Stars series which is a spin off from Buroker’s Fallen Empire Series. These are science fiction, space opera type of stories; think Firefly. The spin off series takes place 10 years after the Fallen Empire series and involves Jelena Marchenko getting assigned her own ship from her mother to begin to take over the family freighter business and the shenanigans her crew encounters while doing their job. I guess I should say that I’m on the review team so I’m sort of required to read this book but I love this author so even if I didn’t receive ARCs I’d read her books.

WHAT Borrowed Souls (Soul Charmer #1)WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS TBR?
Chelsea Mueller is a new author. I believe she normally writes for the heroes and heartbreakers blog and then decided to write her own book. She’s been endorsed heavily by one of my favorite authors, Darynda Jones, so I figure I should probably check out her book at some point.

 

 

WHAT Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1)BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO READ NEXT?
I’ve been on a science fiction kick lately so I plan to continue reading that genre for a while, assuming I don’t receive any ARCs in between. Shards of Honour is the first book of the Vorkosigan Saga and has been highly rated on Goodreads as well as from Lindsay Buroker and a few others. There was actually an article the other day about fantastic fictional mothers and apparently one in this series is a good one.

 

DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?

Yes, I do. If you don’t use it you don’t get awesome recommendations that lead you in what I like to call a “Goodreads spiral” because once you start looking, you can’t stop. I’ve only recently began to leave detailed reviews because I guess my opinion matters to some people sometimes :P.

ARE YOU DOING A 2017 READING CHALLENGE?
Yes, I am. My goal is to read 100 books by the end of this year and they cannot be rereads. This is my attempt to discover new authors.

DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?
I have a forever long wishlist and not enough money.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO BUY NEXT?

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)

The Bonds of Blood (The Final Formula Series, #4.6)

The Fifth Essence (The Final Formula Series, #5)

 

 

 

 

 

I just bought these four books last Thursday. The first two are the 8th and 9th books of the Kate Daniels series. I let M borrow the books to read and she’s plowing through them faster than I anticipated so I bought the two I was missing so she’ll have them when she gets there. The second two are books 4.6 and 5 of the Final Formula series. My mom bought me the other part of the series on my birthday earlier this  month and the paperback for The Fifth Essence didn’t hit until last week. Soon as they arrive both my series will be complete. I’ll probably buy books from other series that I’m still missing.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE QUOTES? SHARE A FEW.

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he or she really is.”

“A no and a no and a nothing equals something”

“I’m not weird. I’m gifted” -Keychain

I don’t know who quoted the first two. They’ve been on my Facebook page since it’s inception.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Oh lord. I’m going to go based off the books I own because I have a ton of favorites:

Lindsay Buroker
Becca Andre
Phillip Pullman
Alexandre Dumas
Darynda Jones
Ilona Andrews
Nalini Singh
Judith McNaught
Sandra Brown
J.K. Rowling
Richelle Mead

Just to name a few…

HAVE YOU JOINED ANY GROUPS?

I have on Goodreads but I never look at them. However I follow a lot of groups on Twitter, as well as my favorite authors if that counts. I like having direct communication.

 

This is me. Happily “adrift” in a sea of stories. 🙂

Nel

Happily married, bookaholic, Netflix-a-holic sharing random experiences and interpretations of my world which is brutally honest most of the time.

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