TAG: Goodreads Books #2

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Thank you to Susan @ SusanLovesBooks for tagging me on the Goodreads Book Tag. Everyone should take a look at her site, as its full of great book reviews… current books, blasts from the past and a little bit of every genre. Good stuff! Here we go…

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

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It was a good read, full of horror and gore. But it should have been better. My review can be seen here.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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“Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” is a NetGalley award and I am 50% through. Good so far. “Dead with the Wind” is the second book in a cozy mystery series by a great author.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS TBR?

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I saw it on someone else’s Goodreads profile and it looked fantastic. What if we chose our partner based on DNA? Scary…

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO READ NEXT?

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It’s the next book to be published from the NetGalley awards I’ve won. Review due in 2 weeks!

DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?

Yes! I first rate the book on Goodreads using the 1 to 5 scale, and then I transfer them here to WordPress. The star definitions are:

5: Fantastic, a must check out for this genre. Changed how I think or made me incredibly happy to have known this work and I will tell everyone about it. Top-notch!

4: Extremely good and held my attention throughout. I connected with the story, want to experience more from the author/director/actor and will remember it well.

3: The all-around good work that had some strengths but also had some weaknesses. I’d recommend it to a friend but with a bit of caution.

2: Not of interest, missing major standards in either character, plot, theme, consistency, etc. Lost my interest way too many times.

1: Not even sure how this got published; how and why did I choose this work?

*My ratings scale considers the genre of the work meaning I could give a 5 to both a cozy and a famed traditional fiction novel or a cozy mystery. I interpret this to mean both are top notch in their genre, but it doesn’t imply that I think that a fun short mystery read is the same caliber as a Shakespearean play or classic coming of age work. Both can be incredibly good but are important for very different reasons.

ARE YOU DOING A 2017 READING CHALLENGE?

Yes! It’s on my Home Page… 104 book. 2 books for every week. I’m currently at 49 books, which is about 9 ahead of schedule. I hope I can keep it up! See it here.

DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?

Sort of. I have a few books I’ve added on Amazon. I have a few items I’ve submitted requests for on NetGalley. And I recently started my “Book Bucket List.” Check the post out by clicking here. It has 12 books (one per month for a year) that I hope to read… then add a new one as each month passes.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO BUY NEXT?

I just placed an order today for 4 books

  • Three in a few cozy mystery series that I enjoy by Jenn McKinlay

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  • Buddy Read book with Medhat, who you can see here.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE QUOTES? SHARE A FEW.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

“After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer – perhaps more.”
Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

“Persuasion is not about force; it’s about showing a person a door, and making him or her desperate to open it.”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

“A life well lived is a life full of decisions.”
Guess

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Oh no! I could go on forever… but right now, I have 4 primary favorites:

  • Agatha Christie
  • Kate Morton
  • Ken Follett
  • Henry James

HAVE YOU JOINED ANY GROUPS?

I have a few on Goodreads and Facebook, but I get so busy chatting with friends, I forget to check them or post in them. Do you have any good ones? I’d like to join a few new ones.

I TAG:

EVERYONE on my follower list. YES, that means YOU if you are reading this. I want to know all about your read habits and favorites.

I love fun little get-to-know-the-reader tags, where you find a bunch of new books, authors and tools. Happy Blogging!

About Me

I’m Jay and I live in NYC. By profession, I work in technology. By passion, I work in writing. Once you hit my site “ThisIsMyTruthNow” at https://thisismytruthnow.com, you can join the fun and see my blog and various site content. You’ll find book reviews, published and in-progress fiction, TV/Film reviews, favorite vacation spots and my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge.” Since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life… see how you compare! Each month, I will post a summary of a trip I’ve taken somewhere in the world. Feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Tell me what you think. Note: All content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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24 thoughts on “TAG: Goodreads Books #2

    susandyer1962 said:
    May 20, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Yay!! So happy you did this and we get to know more about you!

    I requested Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore from Netgalley……denied!😧😧

    Liked by 2 people

    Nel said:
    May 20, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Ooo another one of yours I’ll have to do! One day I’ll think about joining NetGalley. I think for now though my time is limited, haha

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 20, 2017 at 6:40 PM

      Ha! It’s a short one but a fun one. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

        Nel said:
        May 20, 2017 at 6:41 PM

        I nominated you for Awesome Blogger Award btw if you didn’t get the ping

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:04 PM

        Hmmm… Thank You! I don’t think I got that one unless I missed it accidentally…. going to look now. Why thank you!

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        Nel said:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:05 PM

        I tagged it to a 365 post hoping it would pop up in your comments

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:09 PM

        I just checked your site… and I didn’t even see your post in my feed. I saw others, but this one just disappeared for some reason. That’s why I never saw it, but I also didn’t get the ping. Very odd. I am going to actually read your post now… and if I can respond tonight before we start a movie, I will. If not, it will be tomorrow. So sorry, but thank you! WP went rogue today!

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        Nel said:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:11 PM

        Haha no rush! Maybe it sent my comment to spam. Sometimes that happens. Enjoy your movie!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:21 PM

        Will check that. And thanks. I am not sure what movie it’ll be, but I made dinner, so I don’t have to pick the entertainment for tonight! 🙂

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        susandyer1962 said:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:41 PM

        What did you make?

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        May 20, 2017 at 7:58 PM

        3 kinds of quiche: Tomato and onion, prosciutto and asparagus, and a combo one. As well as an avocado and corn salad. Then dessert was a peach cobbler. Vanilla ice cream. Good!!!

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    susandyer1962 said:
    May 20, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    OMG!! Can I adopt you? Haha

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 20, 2017 at 9:12 PM

      Sure. Ha! But I’ll cook even if you don’t. Holler if you are ever near NY! Quiche was also for brunch tomorrow. Going out to visit my parents to pick up flowers and then drive back to city. So I was cooking for them too since they are going along for the ride.

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    Books Teacup and Reviews said:
    May 20, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    Book tags are fun to read. I will do this next month. ☺

    Liked by 2 people

    mistysbookspace said:
    May 21, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    I did this post back in October. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. Although I think I might do an updated version eventually.

    https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/the-goodreads-book-tag/

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    Eleanor May said:
    May 21, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    This is a great tag post! Lovely to get to know more about you

    Eleanor | http://www.eleaanormay.com

    Liked by 1 person

    Books, Vertigo and Tea said:
    May 21, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    I really need to read more of Ken Follet! I adored the Pillars of Earth, but it was such a long and daunting read originally. I also admit that I have yet to read Agatha Christie 😦

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