The GoodReads Tag

I was tagged by Url Phantomhive. :) Thank you! I left GR a long time ago, but oh, well, I'm bored at the moment, so here we go.
1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?
No. 6 Volume 2, by Atsuko Asano. It was awesome. :D


2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?
Ehh, lots, it looks like. Wow. I really should finish some of it.
1) Reimei no Arcana Volume 3, by Toma Rei
2) Barajou no Kiss Volume 1, by Shouoto Aya
3) The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson


3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?
The Garden of Stones, by Mark T. Barnes. (I didn't remember that, I had to look it up.)


4. What book do you plan to read next?


1) Book 2 of No. 6 (the novel, not the manga), or

2) Death Bringer, by Derek Landy. (I miss Skulduggery so badly.)


5. Do you use the star rating system?
Um, I make full use of BookLikes' stars-and-half-stars setup. There are exceptions, like with books I disliked but had to admit were still good books, but in general my 5-star system goes something like this:
-1 Star: It was horrible, I hated it with a passion
-2 Stars: It was pretty bad, but had one or two redeeming features (or just wasn't bad enough to merit 1 star)
-3 Stars: It was okay, I might've liked it or just really not cared enough to give it fewer stars
-4 Stars: It was really good, I seriously enjoyed it
-5 Stars: It was completely awesome and I loved it to pieces, possibly it had almost no problems at all or it had lots of problems and I loved it so much I didn't even care.
Half stars are, of course, everything in between those. :)


6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?
Yep. I'm not very ambitious though, especially since it's taking me so long to plow through Hero of Ages. I'm only doing a measly 25-book challenge this year.
7. Do you have a wishlist?
Nope. Everything in my to-reads basically counts as my wishlist.
8. What book do you want to buy next?
Pandora Hearts, Volume 21. Hopefully it'll be on the shelves next time I go to BNN. Yen Press has been pretty good about that stuff lately. :)


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

Honestly, in real life half my daily dialogue is quotes. I quote Lord of the Rings (books and movies), Hellboy, the Queen's Thief books, and Harry Potter (books only) more than anything else, I think. At the moment, my favorite quote is: "I love stupid plans". Eugenides said it in the first Queen's Thief book. :D

10. Who are your favorite authors?

Hah. I have too many. I'll just name a few, in no particular order.

Mochizuki Jun (Whoops, I was wrong. She's actually my #1 favorite, but the others can go in any order.)

Carol Berg

Megan Whalen Turner

James Herriot

Touya Mikanagi

Derek Landy

Arakawa Hiromu

Maud Hart Lovelace

Louisa May Alcott

Arthur Conan Doyle

J.R.R. Tolkien


11. Have you joined any groups?

Not on BookLikes, no. :) I was in a ton of them on GoodReads, but I just haven't gotten around to it on BL yet.


12. Are there any questions you'd like to add to this tag?
Nope, not really. It seems like a pretty good interrogation already. :D


The people I tag are:

I don't who's already been tagged, and feel free to add yourself!

Eccentricities, Frequent Absurdities, and All-Around Silliness

Hunger for Knowledge

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