The lovely Emily @ Books and Cleverness has tagged me in the 7 Deadly Sins Tag! We all know I’m partial to a tag or two (and a gif or five), so brace yourself…
1. Greed – What is your most inexpensive book?
Inexpensive… Hmm… Physical book – I picked up 12 Years A Slave for £1 when I was doing my grocery shop, and no I haven’t read it yet… I pick up quite a few eBooks through Amazon for free or on offer. The cheapest I’ve paid for an eBook is 49p for The Love of My Life. I should really do an overview post of the deals I’ve found.
2. Wrath – What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I don’t really have a love/hate relationship with authors as much as I do books and characters. The book that stands out to me as a love-to-hate-read at the minute is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. You can also check out the Top Ten Characters I Love to Hate here.
3. Gluttony – What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
I’m going to go with Harry Potter too, Emily. I have reread other books, but none as often as Harry Potter. It’s definitely the series I attempt to push on to most people, and I’m just a wee bit, slightly obsessed with it.
4. Sloth – What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Umm… my entire To Be Read pile?? Nah, that’s not true, it’s just an Everest. I own all 7 released books in the Game of Thrones series and haven’t started them yet due to laziness. They’re huge. I might wait until Christmas time when I have two weeks off from work…
5. Pride – What book do you most talk about in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don’t, really. I know a lot about my favourite books and can gush about those to anyone who’s listening, but I don’t really talk about books to sound intellectual, it’s difficult to sound intellectual when you’re in the middle of a geek-fit. I suppose I could chat about the classics (the ones I’ve read anyways), or heavier non-fiction texts. I read them occasionally.
6. Lust – What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
Hmm… There are “good” attributes I find attractive, and then there are the ones everyone seems to hate (Travis/Trent Maddox etc.). I like it when a character is smart and witty, when they banter and have sarcastic comebacks. I like it when they have layers (visualising the Shrek onion scene here), when tough guy characters can talk about their feelings and make you swoon. I like someone with a strong personality who can take charge every now and then. Should I just turn this into a personals ad??
7. Envy – What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Any. I’m very not fussy 🙂 I do have a particular few books on my wishlist that it would be nice to receive as a gift, or ones by favourite authors, it’s always nice when someone remembers who your favourite authors are.
Nominations for the Seven Deadly Sins Tag:
Laura @ She Loves to Read
Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts
Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake
Brandie @ Brandie is a Book Junkie
Stefani @ Caught Read Handed
Tara @ The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh!
Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style
Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm