Kelley over at Another Novel Read recently posted this fun bookish survey, and I thought it was a lot of fun, so I’m doing it too!
GREED – What is your most expensive book? Your least expensive?
My most expensive book was probably This is Shyness by Leanne Hall. Story behind that: I was fascinated by the reviews (each one said something akin to “I … don’t know … what I just … read … but I think I liked it!”) and decided to buy it– but it wasn’t available anywhere in the US! Finally I found it through Fishpond (yay for free shipping), but I still paid more for it than I usually would. My reaction to This is Shyness? ”I don’t know what I just read … but I liked it!”
I also bought Narnia on audio– twice. Not cheap.
Cheapest book? All the books I get free through my Barnes & Noble Mastercard rewards!
WRATH – Which author do you have a love-hate relationship with?
Interesting question. I don’t know that “love-hate” is the right way to describe it, but I am delighted to say that even though I didn’t love Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, I adored The Scorpio Races!
GLUTTONY – What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
The Chronicles of Narnia are my biggest intake, for sure! But also Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta.
SLOTH – book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
Code Name Verity. I am not generally the biggest fan of historical fiction, so I keep pushing this one off to the side, in spite of one hundred billion rave reviews.
PRIDE – What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Probably East of Eden by John Steinbeck– but, truthfully, there is a lot of meat there to chew!
LUST – What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
Sense of humor (Augustus Waters), protectiveness (Jonah Griggs), intelligence (Will Trombal), passion (Joe Fontaine)
ENVY – What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
ALL THE BOOKS. ;-) It’s fun when I mention a book in passing to someone and they remember it and purchase it for me. Means a lot. The last person to do that was Des’s husband Matt. It was super special that he bought me a stack of books I had talked about in the office (we work together).