Big thanks to my blogging bestie Jillie from Jillian’s Books! She tagged me for this tag, which relates books to the 7 deadly sins. Here we go!
(by the way, feel free to tag me for things. I enjoy them so much but I never get tagged!)
“What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive?”
Well, all of the books I get for free on Amazon and all the ARCs I get would probably be my least expensive. Other than that, I have no idea! I’m always a cheap shopper. I buy things online so I can compare prices and find the best deal.
My most expensive by far:
The Codex Seraphinianus
by Luigi Serafini. It was a whopping $100! Around there, anyway. From the Goodreads summary: “Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning.” It truly is beautiful and mysterious.
The second most expensive would be my lovely new edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. That was about $43, on sale. I use that for editing purposes. And because I’m a diehard grammar freak.
WRATH “What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?” Well. As you will be able to see from my upcoming review of Going Bovine, I have a love/hate relationship with Libba Bray.I love her Gemma Doyle trilogy and her book Beauty Queens, but the most recent one I read by her, Going Bovine, was a piece of crap. It was basically a giant 500-page acid trip with no discernible meaning. Just wait for my review.GLUTTONY “What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?”I’m with Jillie on this. She and I are diehard Harry Potter fans. I’ve read it fewer times though. I’ve read most of the books either 3 or 4 times each, and the 7th book twice. It’s still amazing though and I WILL reread it some year soon so I can review it here.Urrrgh. I really want a new set of the new cover ones. My copies are pretty torn up and well-loved. I need a read-set and a showy set.SLOTH “What books have you neglected reading due to laziness?”Oh my god. Like, all of them? Just looked at my owned TBR shelf on Goodreads! And that’s just the ones I haven’t read at all, not even counting the ones I have to re-read! Yeah.PRIDE “What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?”I mention The Book Thief a lot, but that’s because it’s so awesome. I mention a lot of the classics I’ve read, like Brave New World and 1984 and some older ones. Hmmm. What else is intellectual. Maybe the Dan Brown Books- The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol…I still have to read Inferno. Oh! I know. The 3 books by Hemingway I’ve read- The Sun Also Rises, A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and the Sea. I hate Hemingway though. He’s a piggy.LUST “What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?” Male: Well, you have to be physically attractive to some degree. That’s why I thought it was hilarious that in The Maze Runner, one of the first things he’s told by a future friend is that he’s ugly. I doubted that he actually was, but it just seems like something boys would tell each other just ’cause, you know? Also, you should be smart and not weak. Being moody helps, as long as you are also a badass. Actually, badassery is attractive in both genders.Female: You have to be strong, independent to a degree, and you absolutely must not be whiny or generally annoying. Helps to be smart and good-looking. But if you are powerful, I like that. Oh, and I have a soft spot for funny characters of both genders. Humor goes a LONG way.
ENVY “What book would you most likely want to receive as a gift?” Oh gosh, would I have to pick one? Come on!! Okay, since I just recently finished The Maze Runner and immediately wanted the second one, let’s go with The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.Ahh! Thanks again to Jillie for tagging me! I tag everyone who wants to do this! Go go go!