Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Bookish Seven Deadly Sins Tag

I first saw this on the blog Alison Can Read, who first saw it on the blog Recovering Potter Addict, who got tagged to do this by other bloggers.  Like Alison, I thought the questions were pretty cool, so I've decided to answer them too!  I know that originally you're supposed to be tagged for this one, but this is just too fun to pass up!

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 inexpensive books I have are books that were gifts, and there are quite a few of them.  I suppose for when I actually had to pay for a book, the best bargain I ever found was at a book sale.  I got a very new-looking Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore in hardcover with the cool glow-in-the-dark cover for only $2 (on Amazon, a brand-new hardcover can go for as much as $29).
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.

Stephen King
2. Wrath--What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
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?!

4. Sloth--What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
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
For ladies, I like the independent type.  They're smart in the bookish kind of way, they're pretty or average-looking but not gorgeous (I hate reading about "perfect"-looking characters), and they're able to take care of themselves, be it living on their own, or dominating in a fight.  They don't need the guy to come save them, they just fall in love because it's nice and they need the companionship.

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:

double yes!
omg! I want it!
Perfect for the bedtime!
Part of my dream home...
*gasp* I want it!


  1. I'm sure loving this tag game. It's fun to read everyone's answers. I've been meaning to read Les Miz for years. I've read the abridged version in school but I'd like to tackle the full book.

  2. Hahaha! How could I have forgotten that you've already been tagged?! Jeesh...and I think I commented on it too. :/ So sorry about that!

    1. Haha! Don't worry about it! I wasn't officially tagged the first time I wrote this, it just seemed like a fun thing to do!