Sunday, 2 March 2014

Goodreads Tag.

This is not one of those blog posts you get tagged in or tag other people in but just something you can do if you fancy it.
As I love reading and love books and am on Goodreads I thought yes I'll do this. So without further ado:
1. What was the last book you marked as 'read'?
That would be 'Rock and Roll High School'
2.What are you currently reading?
Tea - A History of the Drink that Changed the World.
3. What was the last book you marked as 'to be read'?
 None I don't tend to mark books as 'to be read' my teetering bedside book mountain is my 'to be read'.

4. What book do you plan to read next?
The two books that are side by side on the top of my two book deep bedside book mountain are 
so it will be one of those. I'm trying to read the mountain in chronological order so those that have been there the longest first, however every now and then I get something new I just cannot wait to read and break my own rule!

5. Do you use the star rating system?
I do but it's really hard not having half points!Do you mark up or mark down??

6. Are you doing a 2014 Reading Challenge?
No but I have set myself the task of reading more this year. I never seem to get round to it these days and I miss it badly.Not working in a library any more has had a direct result on how much I'm no longer reading that is for sure.

7. Do you have a wish list?
Not on Goodreads but yes on Amazon!

8. What book do you plan to buy next?
I have no plans, there isn't anything I am champing at the bit for right now. If I read a review of something I like the sound of I'll file it away or make a note to look out for it, but I really am trying not to buy anything new when I have so much already waiting to be read.

9. Do you have any favourite quotes? Would you share a few?
The only one that I can think of off the top of my head is by PG Wodehouse, to set the scene some lord so and so had gone big game hunting and was posing for a photo with a lion
'Unfortunately no one had told the lion it was dead, a small battle ensued which the lion won'.

I do have a million and one Sherlock Holmes quotes but I won't get going on those!

10. Who are your favourite authors?
Oh gosh I have a wide range. I love Jane Austen, Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Daphne Du Maurier. I also love Marian Keyes, Kate Morton, Kathy Reichs, Lisa Jewel, Rosamund Pilcher, Maeve Binchey, Bill Bryson I could go on  and on.

11. Have you joined any groups.
Yes just a couple but I always find after the initial flurry of posting it dies away.

12. Are there any questions you would like to add?
What is your favourite ever book?
Mine is The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle.

What books do you go back to again and again?
The books I go back to like old friends are The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchey, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons and The Empty House by Rosamund Pilcher.

Guilty secret? I always revert to reading Enid Blyton, either The Famous Five or Malory Towers books when I am ill. 




  1. We have a similar taste in books/authors. I'm going to look out for Milliions Like Us, I like a good war time read.

  2. I love the Baskervilles too and my guilty secret is anything Agatha Christie. xoxo

  3. I love Goodreads. As all my books are second-hand it helps me keep a track of what I've already read. I always mark up 'cos I'm an optimist! x

  4. Ooh, I think I'll get Millions Like Us for my mum, she'll like that! My reading is random, whatever the chazzas have to offer with a bit of "I ought to read this to see what the fuss is about/because I haven't and should have" thrown in. Don't do Goodreads, and have steadfastly refused all invitations to join a book group; reading's a solitary pleasure for me! xxx

  5. I love Goodreads! I'm here on it:

    P x

  6. Rebecca is one of my faves too! It's so interesting seeing what books people like. Thank you for the browse through your book pile.

  7. Oooh, I haven't seen this tag before. I might have a go, it's right up my street. Totally agree about Goodreads not having half points - I give all my books a mark out of 10 on my blog, and still need half marks, and I find it so hard with only full stars on Goodreads. Maybe they'll change it one day? Here's hoping!