Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Bookish Seven Deadly Sins

I've been tagged to do the Seven Deadly Sins Questionnaire (created by BookishlyMalyza) by the lovely Aylee @ Recovering Potter Addict & since I had so much fun reading her answers, I didn't think twice about joining in.  Thanks girl!

1. Greed. What's your most inexpensive book? What's your most expensive one?

My most inexpensive books would probably be those 0.99$ steal of a deal ebook sale books.  I have more than a few, I always jump at the chance to get my hands on a book on my tbr shelf and who can pass up 0.99$ deals anyway?!  My most expensive books are my huge, hardback Lord of The Rings and Chronicles of Narnia volumes, which are bind-ups of the entire works in single huge tomes.  Both were gifted to me by my boyfriend ♥  More recently, there would be my current read, Words of Radiance, book 2 in The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.  That beast is over 1100 pages, hardback and full of glorious, full colour maps and illustrations. It's gorgeous and well worth the money I spent on it!

2. Wrath. What author do you have a love-hate relationship with?

Oooh this is a tough one, usually I tend to full-on love or full-on hate, with little room for conflicting feelings like these.  I guess, I'd have to say Stephenie Meyer.  I love that her books were among the first to get me back into reading after a period I like to refer to as 'The Dark Ages'.  Both her Twilight Saga and The Host were books I devoured and often times re-read because I could not get enough of her addictive writing style and fantasy worlds.  At the same time though, I hate that the books were reduced to love-triangles and sub-par film adaptations. 

3. Gluttony. What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame.

This one will come as no surprise: The Harry Potter Series.  I've read the entire series of seven books a grand total of seven times!  When I finished reading the books the first time, I literally closed Deathly Hallows, sat in a daze for like fifteen minutes, got up and picked up Philosopher's Stone and started all over again.  I simply could not let go.  This happened more than once and for a bit I was reading the series once a year.  It's been a few years now since I've gone back and re-read them all so I'm beginning to miss The Boy Who Lived and the rest of the gang.  I'm thinking re-read number 8 won't be too far off :D

4.Sloth. What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

A Song of Ice and Fire by G.R.R. Martin.  It's just such a MASSIVE series and you keep hearing about it everywhere, so while part of me needs to feel caught up, the other part just wants to quietly read them when all the buzz dies down. So I wait...

5. Pride. What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?

Hmmm, I don't think I use books to sound more intellectual, since I think the simple act of reading to be an intellectual one...but, I guess maybe like Lord of the Rings, since it's a classic but not everyone has actually read it, what with the films coming out relatively recently. It makes me feel a bit clever to know some obscure detail that was in the books but not in the films ;-)

6. Lust. What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?

In male characters, I like a bit of a tortured soul.  I like them brave, clever, snarky but also dark and moody with their own demons to face and all that fun stuff. *swoon*

In female characters, I like feisty, brave women who know how to kick some ass while being clever at the same time. Think Celaena, Hermione, Ginny, Luna...

7. Envy. What book would you most like to receive as a gift?

Oh wow, how about all the other Harry Potter editions that I don't own yet! Like the original U.S. Scholastic Editions and the new 15th Anniversary Scholastic Editions to start! What a dream come true that would be :)

Alright, Now it's my turn to tag some people :D Here are my picks:

Lee, Ally & Melissa @ Rally the Readers
Alise & Bec @ Readers in Wonderland

AND anyone else who would like to participate, there were 7 tags to give out but I could have gone on with more!

**If any of you have done this tag already and I missed it, I apologize and I'd love it if you linked me up to your post so I can visit back!**


  1. Thanks for the tag; I already did mine a few weeks back :)

    I think if you managed Sanderson and his massive books (I want to see that gorgeous HB!) than GRRM will be just as easy. It's very addictive! I feared the series myself but after you start, you can't stop. So good!
    I reread HP every year and think in total, I did it about 10 times by now. More or less. I reread the first one the most as I always started anew before another book came out. :) I always have that feeling of wanting to start right at bk 1 again! :D This year I was at book 4 when I started missing book 1 again hahaha :D Almost went back XD
    I love-hate Smeyer as well; she got me back into books after HS and I love that, but otherwise Twilight is pretty crappy albeit super engaging. :D

    1. Eeeep! How did I miss that?! I'm off to hunt down your post!

      Ooooh Ula, Words of Radiance is GORGEOUS!! And I'm not just talking about the illustrations ♥ I'll make you a deal: if you read some epic Sanderson, I'll read GRRM ;-)

      So many people seem to have read the earlier HP books more than the later ones. I only started re-reading once I'd finished the series completely. THEN I couldn't stop re-reading LOL

      And yeah there's something sooo addictive about Meyer's writing style, but at the same time: bleh! xD

  2. Eep, I have been tagged ^^ Expect my post on Thursday or Friday :)

    I think my hardback of Lord of the Rings is also my most expensive book :D
    I've also re-read Harry Potter multiple times, but somehow I think there's another book I've re-read more. I need to give this some more thought. But I must have re-read them 4 or 5 times while I waited for Order of the Phoenix... I've never read them in English though ^^'
    Totally agree on the male/female character attractiveness!
    The Song of Ice and Fire books are so huge! But I've read Game of Thrones and despite the size, it was a surprisingly quick read. Still, it takes some pep-talking to pick one of them up because they're so huge and they're eveywhere, which makes me feel pressured and leads to me being contrary and reading something else ^^''

    Great list, hun! And thanks for tagging me :)

    1. YAY! I'm glad you'll be participating :D can't wait to read your answers!

      Everyone seems to have re-read the HP books while they were waiting for the next book in the series to come up! I wish I'd gotten into them sooner, I'm sure I would have done the same thing. As it is I read them just a bit before DH comes out and I plowed through them, read DH and then just started up all over again xD

      HAHAH YES ^^ Exactly, the Game of Thrones books are giant and ALL over the place, the pressure makes me want to wait till all the buzz dies. THEN I'll read the suckers xD

  3. Woohoo!! I had fun writing up my answers, but I think I'm having more fun reading other people's and I do love your answers :)

    1. Ooh I do love a nice bind-up (even if they are not always ideal to hold because they're so heavy). There's just something special about them, having an entire series work in one epic tome.
    2. Oh, great answer! I can't believe I didn't think of Stephenie Meyer for my own answer actually. I have a whole list of criticisms about the Twilight Saga, BUT they did bring me out of something of a reading slump myself. They are what they are, and I can appreciate them for that.
    3. OMG seven times is just too perfect though! But I hear you, I've been just itching to return to the series finally. I'm thinking I'll finally do the audiobooks next, but I also want to go back to my roots to read the physical!
    4. Yup, same. Plus I love the TV show so much and apparently it follow the books quite closely, so I've never felt any particular pressing need to get to the books STAT. Maybe someday...
    5. Ha! I like that and I can relate.
    6. Yes YES. Yes.
    7. One day when we're rich we will own ALL THE PRETTIES! One day...

    1. YAY :D
      1.Yeah, bind-ups do tend to be heavy but hey: I like big books and I can not lie!
      2.Well I almost went with your answer of CC but there's a lot less love there for me so I figured SM was a better choice for me haha
      3.I KNOW! That's why I kind of can't bring myself to start again. 7 times, 7 books Ahhhh ♥
      4.Well you're still doing better than me though since I decided way back to read the books before even attempting the show >.<
      5. LOL
      6.*swoons* some more xD
      7. YES WE WILL!

  4. Ha, it's no surprise to see Harry Potter as an answer on the 'books you devour' question. I think most of us will fill in HP. I still want to finish LOTR some day, but the movies are SO good and the books.. aren't. At least not for me, because there is something about his style that puts me off. Brave, clever, snarky, that's also the type I described. Thanks for the tag, my post will be up soon :D

    1. LOL I figured no one reading that one would be like: what? what? WHAT?
      I know what you mean for LotR, I was really put off with his writing style for like the 1st hundred pages O.O Then thankfully, it improved...or at least, I got used to it! Can't wait to read your answers Mel!!

  5. Ok, I'm totally with you girlfriend on the not wanting to read the Song of Fire and Ice series because its sooooooo long. I'd probably pick that one for my sloth too. I know its a great book and all, its just the dedication I need to put forth to see the series through that keeps me at bay.

    1. Exactly! It's such a long series and there are just too many exciting books coming out, and new installments in series coming out for me to dedicate the time required to get into SoI&F! I need to just do it though, soon I hope :)

  6. Thanks for tagging us! I'm writing up the post right now :) I have a feeling my answers are going to be pretty similar though, I'm also procrastinating on Game of Thrones and my most expensive book is Lord of the Rings :P

    1. Awesome, glad you guys will be taking part :) hahaha glad I'm not the only GoT procrastinator xD And YAY for pricey LotR editions haha ;-)

  7. Thanks for the tag, Micheline! :D I'm almost done with my post; work has been really busy this week and I haven't had much time to do anything but eat and collapse in bed when I get home, lol. We were totally on the same wavelength with a few of the questions! I know you'll read ASoIaF some day, and then we'll have an epic chat of epicness about the series!

    1. Oh my no rush hun, I'm just glad you'll be taking part! I love reading everyone's answers for these :D I know the feeling though with being busy and having no time for anything else >.< I promise that I WILL read AsoIaF (hopefully soon) and yes we will have an epic chat - or chatS after, I'm sure!!

  8. I LOVE THIS! I have to side with you about Stephanie Meyer - I hate Bella and Edward, but I love the other characters in Twilight. I feel distressed when it comes to Twilight.

    1. Thanks :D Yeah, I loved the setting, the paranormal aspects and the lore but at the same time, the entire series has become sort of a novelty. I think the films made it worst for me though >.< but yeah, I LOL-ed at you saying you feel distressed when it comes to Twilight: PERFECT way to put it!


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