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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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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
Chelsea: Winter → Snoopy/Woodstock skatingsictransits on January 7th, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
It was a really good book! I still need to watch the movie, I bought the DVD on Black Friday for like $5.