Update: I posted this last month, and then I got tagged by Vonnie! So it's been re-posted.
The Bookish Seven Deadly Sins
1. Greed--What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
The most expensive book I ever got, that wasn't a textbook (textbook prices are ridiculous) was I think The Complete Sherlock Holmes from Barnes and Noble. I tend to avoid purchasing books that are over $20.
Oh, Steven King for sure! His books are a hit or miss for me. I loved The Shining and Bag Of Bones, but he seems like such a pretentious writer to me! The way he writes sometimes seems a bit egotistical sometimes, or am I over-analyzing it? Either way, I think he likes his writing too much.
3. Gluttony--What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
This one's easy: Harry Potter of course! I brag about my love for Harry Potter all the time! I've read that series, particularly the first book, at least once a year since I was 11. I'm actually overdue for reading it this year! Hmmmm......
|How could anyone not love Harry Potter?!|
There's two books I've been meaning to read but haven't because they're long and dense: Les Miserables and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, both by Victor Hugo. My goal is to read Les Miz before this year is up, but I'm finding the length of the book extremely daunting.
5. Pride--What book do you talk most about in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don't really talk about a specific book to people. If I want to sound smart, I start with a classic, like LOTR, or Pride And Prejudice, then I discuss a more contemporary book that can be compared to the classics, such as The Magicians or The Kingkiller Chronicles. I tend to try to sound like I know something about writing quality and creativity; I don't really, but I try anyway.
|what I tend to talk about|
6. Lust--What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
Hmmm. This has changed over the years, especially ever since I married the love of my life, and I took some really life-changing anthropology courses in college and became a feminist.
For guys, I prefer them to be good, easy-going guy. They're cute but not Edward-Cullen-perfect. They're nice and easygoing, like the type of guy who tries their best to cheer you up when you're down, and who are willing to do the things you'd like to do (this is starting to sound Twilight-themed, but Jacob Black keeps popping into my head). They don't try to force you to do anything you don't want to do, and they'll give you space when you need it. They're also smart and can kick some butt when necessary. Basically, I like reading about characters who are like my husband.
|strong girls from The Graceling Realm|
7. Envy--What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Hmmm, I actually did some research on this one. I've stopped asking for books during the holidays, because I rarely get a book I would actually love (Mom does an awesome job finding books for me, but everyone else....not so much).
If I had to ask for a book, I would say the complete Calvin and Hobbes...maybe. Or some of my favorite reads that I don't currently own. I'm really not sure!
What I would really love are some reading-related stuff! Such as reading mugs, or graphic T-shirts, or creative book furniture/items. There's not enough stuff in my home that says that I love to read!
Here's some things I found Pinterest that I would really love to have:
|omg! I want it!|
|Perfect for the bedtime!|
|Part of my dream home...|
|*gasp* I want it!|