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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

Booklikes Tags - Borrowed from Bookworm Blurbs

So it's a basic, fill out the questions thing, related to Booklikes that I've borrowed from Bookworm Blurbs for a touch of fun!

1. What was the last book you marked as 'Read'?
On here it was some kind of classic...hmmm, I can't actually remember. I think it was the second Sherlock Holmes novel At the Sign of Four. 


2. What are you 'Currently Reading'?

Gormenghast and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Book of the New Sun. Those are the books I plan to review here anyway....


3. What was the last book you marked as 'To-Read'?


Again, I forget about this...I mark so many books as 'to-read' and there are so many I never get around to actually reading. It was clearly something that piqued my interest. So it could have been Cinder or Hunger. Based on reviews I saw on here.

4. What book do you plan to read next?

Well, I'm currently reading The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis also. I may review it here, I may not, it depends on how good I think my review is. But I plan to read Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters sometime after that, along with book three and four in the Gormenghast trilogy. But, like my thoughts, my reading patterns are spontaneous and fragmented...

5. Do you use the star rating system?

For every review I write on here I do. 

6. Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?

Not set one on here, because I review things so rarely, but I am doing one on Goodreads where I aim to read 170 books for this year. Already up to the 70+ mark and with free time at the moment I should be able to get my target on track.


7. Do you have a wishlist?

Sort of. I mean, I have a list of books I basically want to buy when they come out...


8. What book do you want to buy next?

It'll probably be some fantasy book by Brandon Sanderson. Or some other author who has grabbed my love and attention. 

9. Do you have any favorite quotes? Would you like to share a few?

Yeah I do, but they change all the time. Here's one I really liked yesterday:

"...it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink, sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are too easily pleased."
- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

10. Who are your favorite authors?

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, G.K. Chesterton, E.A. Poe, the Bronte Sisters...basically mainly classic authors.


11. Have you joined any groups?

Yes I have, but I'm not super active on any of the groups here. I tend to sort of forget about groups until someone or something reminds me...


12. Are there any questions you'd like to add to this tag?

Not really, no.


I tag: 

Anyone else who loves doing these kinds of things. 

Reblogged from Bookworm Blurbs