I got tagged by Nicole and Ashley from The Quiet Concert for this fun book tag! I feel like I’ve been keeping up with my blog posts but since I’ve been pretty busy lately, it’s been hard to keep the fun in them. This one is purely for fun because I love surveys and it’s just a neat idea to do for kicks! So thanks to Nicole & Ashley for keeping the fun alive!!
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS BOOK TAG
What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
Hmmm, most inexpensive book (assuming that this refers to a book I actually paid SOME money for and not received for free/as a gift)… I really don’t know! I guess something that I picked up at a thrift store. I go hunting for books at thrift stores from time to time and can find some for less than a dollar!
My most expensive book that I still own is probably my huge Spanish dictionary! It is kind of enormous and I bought it for my college Spanish classes back in the day. Once college was over, I was still in love with it and I may never use it again but I didn’t want to give it up! I bought it new at Borders (yes, Borders haha) and I can’t remember what I paid for it but it was a hefty amount!
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Oh wow, hmmm. I guess I have two! Firstly, Lois Lowry (within The Giver Quartet). THE GIVER is still one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITES but the quartet went downhill from there. The second and third books were okay and I hated the fourth. Secondly, Sarah Ockler. I loooooved THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS and then read #scandal and it didn’t even feel like it was from the same author (not in a good way). I still have to read her backlist titles but now I’m a little scared.
What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
Harry Potter! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-read the books (no, really. I don’t even know because I never used to count) and I’m doing a re-read via audio right now! I will forever re-read these books.
What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
I thought this was going to be hard at first but oh wait, I know exactly which book. ALLEGIANT. Even before the BIG THING got spoiled for me (thanks, Tumblr) I was just not movitated to read it. I enjoyed DIVERGENT and INSURGENT but I was never ga-ga over the series so the sheer size of ALLEGIANT had me pushing it off. I still haven’t read it. I sort of don’t even feel the will to pick it up at all. But I want to finish it still. Sigh.
What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Haha! I love this question. Well I don’t really read classics so I can’t really pick any of those. Probably HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad. It was one of the few books I really enjoyed throughout my high school career and I know that was ALL because of my teacher at the time.
What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
I luuuuurve snark & witty banter (see: Swoony Snark). Maybe a little bit bad boy with a heart of gold (or bad boy who doesn’t do nice things and when they do nice things, you just die (see: Ronan Lynch)). And just general swooniness too. It happens in the most random places sometimes!
What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Probably the special editions of FANGIRL and ELEANOR AND PARK because OMG so pretty! Or really any international editions of my favorites. I am just becoming obsessed with international editions!!
8 thoughts on “Book Tag: Seven Deadly Sins”
1. I am not going to read #scandal because I am scared that I would wind up in the exact same situation of love/hate and I don’t want to take my relationship with the book of broken hearts 😉 2. I have vowed to do my re-read of HP via audio right after I put a dent in all the adult fantasy series I’ve been ignoring for so long! 3. I really don’t think you are missing anything by not having read Allegiant but if you ever feel like you need that closure then I recommend the audio, which is what I did, so your not necessarily cutting into “reading” time. 4. I LOVE SNARK/WHIT. That was my answer too – a boy who can make me laugh. I do love Ronan though. I just actually read a part in Blue Lily, Lily Blue where he showed his vulnerable, sweet side. 5. And I so want the special edition of Fangirl, how did I not think of that?! Such a good answer!
I loved this! You inspired me to fill out this survey myself. My answers are here.
I know what you mean about Sarah Ockler. I loved Book of Broken Hearts as well, but none of her other books.
I have read quite a few posts with people devouring Harry Potter, but what can I say, such a excellent choice of book. It never seems to get old and I just love that! Never tried the audio for it.. Although I am not a massive audio fan, Harry POtter may yet convince me! This is definitely a great list!
For me, Heart of Darkness would fall under wrath. I literally wanted to throw a temper tantrum when I had to read that book in college. I was so disappointed too, because it started out well enough, and the summary made the book sound promising. Alas…I could not get through it. I didn’t even care that I failed the pop quiz that followed the end of the book. Despite that, I’ve actually considered giving to book another go. Almost everyone I talk to says they liked the book, so maybe it was just poor timing for me.
Uhuh, witty conversations all the way! It’s always fun to reread Harry Potter too. 🙂
What a fun tag! I think I’m going to do this one as well for my Sunday blogpost 🙂 The first thing that came to my mind for the sloth one is Lord of the Rings, haha. I started reading it yeeaars ago, but never got past the first 150 pages.
Loving your answers! Witty banter is definitely what makes me fall in love with characters as well. Oh, and Mr Darcy-ness, of course.
Brittany, you’re so not alone in neglecting Allegiant. I haven’t read it either because I got spoiled and just have zero motivation left to finish the series. Too bad because I actually loved the first two books. And I totally agree that snark is such a great/attractive quality in characters! 😀