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06 January 2017 @ 03:50 pm
flist friday: booooooooks  
Hello Flist! Happy Friday!

The week is almost over, and I hope you all are going to have a splendid weekend off!

Before I start with the question of the week, I wanted to share a piece of news. Here, at the International Airport of Fort Lauderdale, today there was a shooting and people died! I am glad no one I knew was at the airport today, but the thing scared me more than expected! I live 10 minutes away from the airport, and I can still hear outside a lot of police cars, and ambulances and sirens in general outside! It is scary! And, even if I didn't know anybody there I feel a sense of connection with these people! And I'm taking it almost personally! They caught the guy but I need to know why he did it, and how was it possible that he made it to Gate 2 with a gun! I know none of you on my FList were traveling down in Florida or out of it, so I am pretty sure you're all right! <3

But let's move to a brighter topic. Here's your question(s) I have for you today:


What are you reading at the moment?
What is your favorite genre?
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016

I am now reading Somerset by Leila Meacham. This is a prequel of the book (I think) made her famous: Roses. It's a very long book and I am very proud of myself for picking it up! It's over 600 pages and I am already 200 pages into it. It's a very easy read... If you are a fan of movies like Gone With The Wind, this might be the book for you!

My favorite genre is probably Historical Fiction, followed by SciFi and Romance (but not the kind of romance books with a Fabio on the Cover... I need more in a book that just romance).

I have set a goodreads goal and I set it again to 30. Last year I ended up reading 40 books! This year I want to read more than that, but I want to start with 30 and see how I go before changing it!

The 3 books I've enjoyed the most this past 2016 were:
- The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman
- The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz
- The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- Man Walks Into a Room by Nicole Krauss

I can't wait to read your answers! Stay safe this weekend! Love you guys <3!
 
 
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~*Suzy Q*~: READ Books >People* {princessbloomy}blakmagjick on January 6th, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment? Currently reading the second novel in a fluffy chick lit series called Goons N Roses.
What is your favorite genre? Fantasy, sci-fi, chick lit.
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? I set it for 45...again. This is the third year with that number...first year I was close, last year I wasn't that close sadly, hopefully third time's a charm! :P
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
I unfortunately didn't read 5 books last year that I really enjoyed... >.>
I'm hoping to change that this year!
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 02:54 pm (UTC)
It is amazing, I am reading all the answers and all the book titles are different... Isn't it fantastic? I mean, we all watch kind of the same things on tv, but when it comes to book there are SO MANY... It's just brilliant! This makes me so happy!

45 is a very good number... secretly it's my number too! :D
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Nadine: [be] Margaret x Owendine7184 on January 6th, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment?
I don't read anything at the moment, I will probably start "miss peregrine's home for peculiar children" when I'm back at my place next week.
What is your favorite genre?
Everything but Crime, I guess.
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes. I sett it to 10 books since I never make my goal of 20 anyways... xD
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
1. L'instant présent by Guillaume Musso
2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
3. The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley
4. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
5. All You Need is Love (Green Mountain #1) by Marie Force
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 02:55 pm (UTC)
I am interested in the miss peregrine's home for peculiar children series too! I tend to say away from YA books but that seems like something I would enjoy! Keep me posted!
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Stormladypoe on January 7th, 2017 01:01 am (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment? heartless by marissa meyer
What is your favorite genre? fantasy/sci fi
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? no, no i have not. i used to do it but i just don't have time anymore Dx
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016:
-the maze runner series by James Dashner
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer
-The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison (rachel morgan hnnG!)
-Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
-A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton (forever my favorite author)
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 02:57 pm (UTC)
I really like Laurell K. Hamilton too! I read all the Anita Blake books! <3
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touchofgr3y: reading: snapetouchofgr3y on January 7th, 2017 01:29 am (UTC)
I just started a book about Julia Child - I think it's called The French Chef in America (written by a much younger relative). I enjoy reading non-fiction, memoir, and literary fiction best (but a good thriller is good by me too!). I set my goal at 50 again this year, though I'm honestly hoping to make it to where I was the past two years - at 69 (getting to 70 would be even better!).
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 02:58 pm (UTC)
Wow 70 books! Impressive!!! :)
Wine gums, envy, pieces of rainbow: Lokiqwentoozla on January 7th, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
What is your favorite genre?
Fantasy/sci fi.
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
I've also set my goal for 30 this year, and I read 40 last year! This year I'm planning to do some rereading so I didn't want to set my goal too high.
Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
-Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
-The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
-Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
-The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
-Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 03:00 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to set my goal too high.
Same here.. :)

I'm going to check these books out! Thanks!
Julie: Original ★ books > peopleragnarok_08 on January 7th, 2017 05:01 am (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment?
I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I recently read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows.

What is your favorite genre?
Creative nonfiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and historical.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes. I set it to 50 books usually, and I'm going to meet that goal!

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
1. Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee
2. One True Thing by Anna Quindlen
3. Beloved by Toni Morrison
4. Out by Natsuo Kirino
5. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 03:02 pm (UTC)
50 books is a great goal!:)

The books you mentioned sound interesting! I might snag some of them :) (I am very attracted by titles and covers)
Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on January 7th, 2017 05:36 am (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment?
I haven't started it yet, but the next thing on my list is Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Rampo Edogawa.

What is your favorite genre?
I tend to gravitate towards horror/crime thrillers/mysteries more than anything else. Horror is my favorite genre in all mediums, so this is definitely why.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
I mentioned this in my recent post, but I'm going for completing at least five books. If I do more, then that would be fantastic. But as a slow reader I need to not make a list of books too high otherwise I'll just say "fuck it" and crap out earlier. Set the bar low, for now.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
I (sadly) only completed two books last year, but I really enjoyed Revenge by Yoko Ogawa. Dark, twisted, chilling, and fantastic.
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
My hubby is a slow reader too, but he always say that he loves spending time with a book! He tends to read a few pages every day and really enjoys the stories... I need to know more so I finish a book in less than a week... But then I end up missing that book because i feel like I haven't spend enough time with it! So I think it's good to be a slow reader!!
Jesscrinkle on January 7th, 2017 08:03 am (UTC)
It's really sad, I don't understand why people feel the need to do that :(

Anyways, books...

What are you reading at the moment? A Game of Thrones
What is your favorite genre? Crime novels
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? Not this year
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
Haha, I only read half a book in 2016 :x
Miss Ashley: [books]imagine_peace on January 7th, 2017 08:13 am (UTC)
I heard about that, terrible. :(

What are you reading at the moment?
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan. I'm almost done, and it's very good.

What is your favorite genre?
Historical fiction, probably. And biographies.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes! It's 10 books I think, or 11.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
I don't think I enjoyed five....
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
Terrible indeed!

High five for historical fiction lovers!

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy at least 5 books this year!!! I read so many good historical fictions... The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo was very good, as well as The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin (the creator of the TV show Victoria and she now also wrote the book)
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verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on January 7th, 2017 12:51 pm (UTC)
I'm choosing to focus on the books. Terrible news make me :(

What are you reading at the moment?

I’m reading a few different books at the moment, the one I have the most focus on (because I am reading it for my upcoming exam) is a book about multiculturalism in schools and not knowing the language of the country you’re in. It’s very interesting and more so, well written and easily accessible for an academic book. I’m not that far into it yet, but I already know it will be wonderful read. I’m learning a lot too and it makes me think of and see things I haven’t before.

What is your favorite genre?

Fantasy, historic fiction and contemporary. Some poetry too, oh and in general history, mythology and social science stuff.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?

Perhaps my goal can be to make an account. I am not exactly sure if I need one, I already keep track of what I read here…I plan on reading more than 36 books though, as that was the amount of books I manage to read in 2016.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016:

All the books I read about the late Norwegian King Haakon VII – so much history, I loved the things I already knew and seeing that in a different light and I loved learning stuff I did not know.

On Fairy-stories and Unfinished tales – two Tolkien books I loved, about storytelling and fairy tales and the last one is full of stories set within his large mythology he never finished. I loved both.

Til Vestisen - like getting kicked in the stomach, but so worth reading. Never a word too much, intense and quite brutal without being explicit.
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes let's talk about the books! Mine was sort of un update to say it happened and I am fine! I don't want t think about it either to be honest :(

It sounds like a wonderful read!!!

We like the same kind of book (as I figured out by your book reviews) so I am very interested in your opinions!

You should make a goodreads account... It is very fun and organized! You should give it a try!
Moongirl: Stock Reading.moongirl24 on January 7th, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
When I heard about the shooting in Fort Lauderdale I immediately thought of you, but I was pretty sure you weren't traveling so I figured were okay. It's awful though ♥

What are you reading at the moment?
I'm actually reading an Italian book, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante! And I'm enjoying it a lot :)

What is your favorite genre?
Crime & mystery, fantasy, LGBT+ etc.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes! My goal for the year is 12 books.

Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
My favorites were Fangirl and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Frelseren by Jo Nesbø, Journal 64 by Jussi Adler-Olsen and Blodleie by Johan Theorin :)
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for thinking of me <3 Yes I wasn't traveling and no one I knew was... A former colleague was coming in but through Miami thankfully! I always go through Miami because of less connections and because I can take an uber ride home for 35$... But We always go to Ft Lauderdale Airport to rent cars! It's so awful! :(

Taking notes of the books you liked... I'm always looking for new books! Elena Ferrnate sounds familiar... Is she the author of the Neapolitan Novels... I think I saw her name at the book store and I was very pleased to see an italian author here!!!
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Chelsea: Winter → Snowflake Heart Pillowsictransits on January 7th, 2017 05:13 pm (UTC)
It's so scary and sad what happened at the airport. Those poor people, I can't even imagine.

What are you reading at the moment?
Landlines by Rainbow Rowell. I like it so far, but I don't think it will make my favorites list. It's cute and enjoyable enough, though.

What is your favorite genre?
Pretty much anything young adult.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Yes, 20 books. I didn't make that goal last year, but hopefully i can this year!

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
01. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
02. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
03. For The Record by Charlotte Huang
04. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
05. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 7th, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yes it's terrible! :( I can't believe it happened! Poor people! :(

I'm sure you're going to make it! :)

Me Before You is the only book that was read by someone else here and it was in the top 5 list... I might have to read it! I didn't see the movie so I should read the book! <3
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nila_renanila_rena on January 7th, 2017 09:25 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you and everyone you love is allright. *hugs* As soon as I heard about it I thought of you.

Bird-Girl: Booklovercielamara on January 7th, 2017 10:41 pm (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment? "A Thousand Nights" by E.K. Johnston.

What is your favorite genre? Magical realism, chick lit, romance, fantasy, historical fiction.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? So I initially said I hadn't done this, but when I went to pull up Goodreads to sort through the books I read last year to answer the bonus question, there it was, daring me to set a goal. So I set my goal--I read 86 or so new books in 2016 (and reread several old beloveds--probably to the tune of 110-125 total). Therefore, my goal for 2017 is 100 new ones.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
"The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
"Seven Miles of Steel Thistles" by Katherine Langrish.
"Princesses Behaving Badly" by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie.
"Menagerie" by Rachel Vincent.
"Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin.

I feel like this list really kinda encapsulates who I am as a person, tbh.