Goodreads Tag – Rivka’s Answers

Sierra found another awesome tag, and can you believe that she tagged me in it? :P  You can read her answers here.

What is the last book you read?

Last book I read was The Exile Queen (review to come), but I only read the first 300 pages (it’s about 600 pages).  I didn’t finish it, so I’m not sure that counts.  The last book I finished was The Demon King.

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What book are you currently reading?

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I’m reading this one for school.  It started out slow, but it is getting more interesting now.

What is the last book you marked as To-Be-Read?

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It’s full of Lord of the Rings fan art!  Speaking of which, it as been a while since I did a Today in Fan Art post.  Would you guys like to see another one soon?

What book do you plan on reading next?

Two more books for school.  At least they look interesting!

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Do you use the star-rating system?

YES!

Do you have a 2016 reading goal?

Yes.  My goal is 35 books.  I decreased my goal for the second year in a row because I expect to be even busier this year than I was last year.  Oh the college life!  This year will be crazy, but next year should settle down enough to at least allow me to read lots during the summer.

What book(s) do you plan on buying next?

Firstly – 95% of my books come from one of three libraries (the one I work for, the one in the next county over, the college library)

Secondly – Whenever I buy books, they are usually from a second hand store, so it is kinda hard to plan books I want to buy

Thirdly – I’m a poor college student without any money

Fourthly – I try to only buy books the library does not have or I know the author is really good

Fifthly – Every time I buy a new book I usually hear something about not needing any more books in our house from a family member.  Not that the opinion of a non-bookworm counts, but still…

What’s your favorite quote?

 

Who are your favorite authors?

Jill Williamson, Mary E Pearson, Lisa T Bergren, Ruta Sepetys, Shannon Dittemore, and Jordyn Redwood
(not that this list is totally inclusive)

Are you a part of any Goodreads groups?

Yes, several :)

What could Goodreads do better?

Half stars, drafts for reviews, easier way to sort and edit friends and bookshelves.

And that is The Goodreads Tag :) Now to tag some people.  Be sure to check out their blogs!

Dee from Reverie of a Glitter Aficionado

Lucia from Reading With Lucia

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Happy Hobbit Day!

Today is the birthday of the wonderful hobbits, Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins!  Be sure to drink some tea, eat second breakfast, or read a Middle Earth story in celebration!

“If ever you are passing my way,” said Bilbo, “don’t wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!”

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“I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.”
~ Frodo Baggins

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LotR Party Tag Questions

Sorry I missed posting yesterday.  It has been a really long week…

I was doing some exploring on Blogosphere, and found a really cool blog, and a really cool blog tag!  It’s from a while back, but it looked really fun, so here it goes!

This tag was found on inklings press!

Nine tag questions to rule them all….

1. What was your first introduction to Lord of the Rings?

I found Lord of the Rings the same way I found Narnia.  My brother handed me the book and I read it.

 2. Have you ever read the book?

I have read the Hobbit.  I read the first part of the Fellowship of the Ring, but stopped after Weathertop.  I can’t remember how old I was at the time, but I was really disturbed by the ringwraiths.  I bailed on the books and just watched the movies.  I seriously intend to go back and read them all!  But there are just so many books to read…

3. Which version of the movies do you prefer – the extended version or the theatrical release?

Extended hands down.  (duh!)

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All of the elves, but particularly Galadriel and Legolas.  Galadriel is beautiful and mysterious and powerful.  She is the Lady of Lothlorien and a ring bearer.  What is not to love?
Legolas is a hot powerful archer. I was into archery before seeing Lord of the Rings, but I always think archer characters are cool.

5. Which of the other books concerning Middle-Earth have you read?

I just completed the Silmarillion last week!  It took me 6 months to “read.”  Actually I listened to the audio book, which was a HUGE help when it came to names.  Tolkien was so in depth about the history of Middle Earth.  That book is just mind blowing!  And overwhelming at times.

6. If there was one thing about the movies you would change, what would it be?

So, this would be for the Hobbit movie.  I hated the part in The Desolation of Smaug where Kili was forced to stay behind in Lake Town.  I pouted through the rest of the movie the first time I saw it.  It seriously tainted my enjoyment of the movie.  I have come to see why Peter Jackson would do that, but it does not mean I have to like it.  Oh and the whole dwarf vs. dragon fight and the melting gold statue was utterly ridiculous.  I have watched that movie again, but I fast forward most of the fight scene.

7. What is your favorite scene in either the books or the movies?

Anything in Rivendell or Lothlorien.  I want so badly to be an elf and live in one of the elven kingdoms!!

8. How would you rate your addiction to Lord of the Rings – Aragorn being the lowest and Gollum/Smeagol being the highest?

I will go with Sam.  I’m a loyal, committed fan.  I don’t know everything about all of Middle Earth, but I am working on that.

9. If you could be any Lord of the Rings character, who would it be?

Galadriel.  Though I would be content being a lowly silvan elf if it meant living in one of the elven kingdoms.  Preferably Rivendell, because that is where I fell in love with the elves, but I would visit Lothlorien often :)

And I will leave you with my absolute favorite fanart

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To participate in this tag, answer the questions on your own blog and provide a link to where you found it.  If you don’t have a blog, you can answer the questions in the comments below!

  1. What was your first introduction to Lord of the Rings?

  2. Have you ever read the book?

  3. Which version of the movies do you prefer – the extended version or the theatrical release?

  4. Who is your favorite character and why?

  5. Which of the other books concerning Middle-Earth have you read?

  6. If there was one thing about the movies you would change, what would it be?

  7. What is your favorite scene in either the books or the movies?

  8. How would you rate your addiction to Lord of the Rings – Aragorn being the lowest and Gollum/Smeagol being the highest?

  9. If you could be any Lord of the Rings character, who would it be?