The Seven Deadly Sins: Book Style!

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).

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4 thoughts on “The Seven Deadly Sins: Book Style!

  1. Oooh, interesting that you chose Maggie Stiefvater for love-hate. I didn’t like Shiver much, but I really do want to read The Scorpio Races. I also liked The Raven Boys much more than Shiver.

    Code Name Verity!! I hope you read it eventually. I’m not big on historical fiction either, but I LOVED that one. Sounds like you’re a really big Marchetta fan. I’m almost finished with Quintana of Charyn and I’m still not convinced… Trying to decide if I should give Jellicoe Road a try.

    UGH, East of Eden. I hated that book. There is a lot to chew there, though.

    Yay, this was fun! I’m glad you participated too (and thanks for pinging me so I could come check it out!). 🙂

    • YOU MUST READ JELLICOE ROAD! 🙂 It’s the best of her books. I like the Lumatere Chronicles, but there is a lot of politics and world-building that make those books sooooooo long. Jellicoe Road is like this perfect puzzle though with nothing extraneous. When you start reading, you feel a bit confused, but as you keep going, EVERYTHING falls into place, and you sit there in shock at how perfect it is.

      I’m reading The Raven Boys right now … and not totally sure of it yet. But I’m intrigued enough to keep reading!

      • Okay, I’ll definitely give Jellicoe Road a shot, then! And I’m looking forward to it; I want to see how it compares to Lumatere. 🙂

        When you finish The Raven Boys, I’ll be curious to read your review! I gave it 4 stars but it was kinda middle-of-the-road for me.

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