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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!
Current Location: Fort Lauderdale
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: Aphex Twin - It Happened

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wildfeathers on January 8th, 2017 02:08 am (UTC)
Its sickening me with all the terror lately. Im honestly too scared to think about how the future looks *HUGS* <3
Meredith: Mal - shirtlessxfirefly9x on January 8th, 2017 04:17 am (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment? A few graphic novels I got from the library. Two of them are about Spike (Angel), another is Illyria (Angel), and there are two Hawkeye ones.
What is your favorite genre? Sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be? 25 books
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on January 8th, 2017 04:18 am (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment?
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. I figured Koontz was a good author to ease back into recreational reading with

What is your favorite genre?
I have more of an appreciation for British classics than anything. Fun-wise, I liked the detective style urban fantasies. I also like scifi, fantasy, & horror. Romance on occasion.

Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
Haven't done the goodreads goals. I actually need to remember my goodreads password...
I've set a personal goal of 12. I got way out of the habit of books & 1 a month should be doable.

BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
Yeah, failed at reading.
Naomifrelling_tralk on January 10th, 2017 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm currently reading Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong, and my book goal is 30 for this year, but we'll see how it goes lol. I might be being a bit optimistic, I usually read around 20-25 books in a year

Oh and my fav books from last year were probably A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey, Follow You Home By Mark Edwards, and The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson

Edited at 2017-01-10 05:12 pm (UTC)
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 11th, 2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
I read two books by KA, both from the "Women of the Otherworld" series... I read Bitten and Stolen! I really like the author!

Going checking out the books you listed! Thanks for sharing!!!
Naomi: Chlark Vessal super kissfrelling_tralk on January 11th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
That's actually the series that Forsaken is based on as well, it's a novella with Elena, Clay, and the pack :) I'm a big fan of those characters!
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 11th, 2017 11:55 pm (UTC)
I really like them too! :D
Melissa: Luna Lovegoodtigtogiba34 on January 24th, 2017 04:17 pm (UTC)
What are you reading at the moment?
I just started "The Lincoln Myth" by Steve Berry
What is your favorite genre?
Historical Fiction
Do you have set your goodreads goal for the year? What is it going to be?
I did not set one this year I am still angry that I just made my goal last year this year I am just going to read at my leisure and not feel any pressure to finish a certain amount of books in any amount of time.
BONUS: Mention 5 books you REALLY enjoyed in 2016
"Throne of Glass" Sarah Maas
"The Nest" Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
"Red Queen" Victoria Aveyard
"CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why Us Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK" by Nolan Patrick
"The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsay Stirling
Ery-chanerychan86 on January 24th, 2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
"The Nest" Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

It's in my to-read list... We have a lot of books in common!

"The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsay Stirling

I love Lindsay's music <3