Quote of the Day – January 7, 2018

“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”

― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Winners

They are here!

Goodreads has announced the 2017 winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Goodreads Choice Awards is an annual book awards that are chosen by the readers, one of the few book prizes where a book lover has a say. Congratulations to all the winners!  Continue reading “Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Winners”

“Would You Rather…” Book Tag

Thank you Bella of The Amazing Life of a Bookworm for tagging me!

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*Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?*

I think that is based on what genre it is. If its supernatural/fantasy, then I would prefer to read trilogies. I think more could be expanded more if the storytelling is just right. It it’s science fiction, then I would prefer it to be standalone. The story tends to be continuously beaten down and gets old real fast if it’s in a series. So importantly I think it’s really based on the storyline if it warrants for a trilogy.

*Would you rather only read male or female authors?*

I really don’t go out and seek male or female authors. Yes, a lot of the books that I read are by female authors but that is not because I deliberately picked them. I choose books based on my interest in the plot, not the gender. If the author happens to be female, so be it.

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*Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?*

I used to work in Barnes & Noble and because of my unpleasant work experience, I avoid shopping there like the plague (This is just me. I’m totally bias. Please continue to shop there if you feel comfortable). Honestly, I shop at an independent bookstore first in NYC, Strand Bookstore, before I go anywhere else. But if I can’t find the book or it’s cheaper, I’ll shop on Amazon.

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