1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
“Un Éclat de Givre” by Estelle Faye. It is a book in french that I borrowed from the library! I love the cover, the story was creepy and a little bit sad but I liked the ending.
2. What book are you currently reading?
I started reading Breath of Earth last night!🍃🍂 . . It was one of the books I was most waiting for this year. I preordered it and got it in September but I couldn't find time to read it:( so glad I finally started it!💫 . . I loved Beth Cato's Clockwork Dagger duology so I'm 99% I'll love that one too! Such a gorgeous cover 💙💛✨and it's about geomancers, who use the power of the Earth, of earthquakes! I'm only like 60 pages but it's already really cool! . . #Breathofearth #bethcato #harpervoyager #harpercollins #instabook #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booktography #bookphotography #bookaddict #booklover #bookdragon #bookworm #booklr #bookhoarder #bookaholic #bookish #igreads #igbooks #sff #bookblogger #bookblog #currentread #currentlyreading #amreading
I’m currently reading Breath of Earth by Beth Cato! I talked about it a little bit on my previous post!
3. What was the last book you marked as ‘to-read’?
I marked that one as ‘to-read’ a few days ago after I saw someone retweeted a news about it! The cover is so beautiful and there are so many authors I like listed here!
Brandon Sanderson is one of my favourite author and I know his Firstborn story is available somewhere online but I just have to own everything he wrote you know? I also really liked Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice, Naomi Novik’s Uprooted (I even bought Temeraire but haven’t read it yet). I also got Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit this week and I am looking forward to read Aliette de Bodard’s House of Shattered Wings one of these days!
4. What do you plan to read next?
I think I’ll read Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman next! I really loved her SciFi novel Planetfall and the cover for this one is really nice. I also bought Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee and I’m very excited to read it so I’ll have to decide between these two! (Since I started writing this post I also received Consider by Kristy Acevedo and the Warrior Women anthology! Hard choices ahead!)
5. Do you use the star rating system?
I use it on goodreads but I don’t really talk about it when I write my reviews on the blog. Sometimes I didn’t loved a book just because it wasn’t for me so I will rate it 3/5 but I know it’s still kinda good and could be a 4 or 5/5 for someone else. I don’t know if I’m being clear… And I wish goodreads would allow us to put half stars!! Mostly so I could put 2,5 which would be neither bad or good but right in the middle. I always feel so bad for putting a 2 to a book.
Here’s what I wrote on goodreads to explain my rating system:
5 stars : can’t find any flaw, really good, had an amazing time, often become a favourite
4 stars : really good, had an awesome time, maybe some flaws but it happens, would read it again with pleasure
3 stars : not awesome but still had a nice time, didn’t hated it, good and bad elements were balanced, a 2 would be too harsh
2 stars : not good, didn’t have a great time, mostly I DNF before having to give a bad rating but might have been somethings I had to read or because of something that happened near the end.
1 star : bad bad bad
6. Are you doing a 2016 reading challenge?
I’ll have completed it when I finish two more books!!
I kinda “cheated” because I knew I could read 125+ books in a year but I just didn’t want to be stressed out by the number and the “x books behind of schedule” !
7. Do you have a wishlist?
I have multiple wishlists in so many retail sites! Wordery, Amazon, Bookdepository… I even keep a wishlist on a notebook. And my goodreads TBR is just one giant wishlist. But I try to buy most of my books in bookstores, except if they’re way more expensive in store. Living in France doesn’t help! I actually created a Christmas wishlist on bookdepository if someone is curious and want to take a look: my christmas wishlist that I will update quite a lot until December
8. What book do you plan to buy next?
I already bought a lot of books this month but I think that if I go to my local English bookstore and they have the new Penguin Orange Collection I’ll buy one! So beautiful!
9. Who are your favourite authors?
Some authors I love and already own a lot of their books: Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Pratchett, Pierre Bottero…
Authors whose books I plan to always buy in the future (also apply to those above, even if Pratchett and Bottero are deceased…): Patrick Rothfuss, Becky Chambers, Christelle Dabos, Rachel Aaron/Bach, Beth Cato, Brian Staveley, Jasper Fforde, Nnedi Okorafor, Alice Oseman, Maggie Stiefvater… This is a never-ending list x’)
10. Do you have any favourite quotes? Would you like to share a few?
Mostly I really like quotes about books. Surprising, I know!
“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
“The consequence of this is that I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty, and I wonder how the same thing can be both.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
“I think you should know that I make up a lot of stuff up in my head and then get sad about it. I like to sleep and I like to blog. I am going to die someday.”
― Alice Oseman, Solitaire
11. Have you joined any groups?
I have but I don’t talk much, I usually only look at what people recommend or I look at the discussions. I have never been a big fan of forums so…
12. How many shelves do you have on Goodreads?
19! They are mostly shelves for my own use, to remember things! Like the books I read for uni and for which degree. For instance “llce-anglais” was my three years degree in english and american history/ literature/ translation/… and “lettres modernes” is the one I’m actually in right now, about french literature and literature from around the world, linguistics and art history. There are also shelves for the ones I stopped reading but intend on starting again one day, single issues of comics and books from tvseries or movies where I know there will be quite a few.
I tag the following people to participate in this challenge (if they want to!):
Looking forward to see your answers to the challenge! 🙂
If you like to do tags do not hesitate to tell me so that I know who to tag next times!