Today I wanted to do the Seven Deadly Sins of Reading Tag that I saw TheReadables (watch video here) do on a YouTube video yesterday and just had to do it too. Who says you can't do tags that booktubers do too? So without further ado, here are my seven deadly sins of reading. ;)
What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive book?
My most expensive book would have to be a collectible version of The Grimm Brothers' Fairy tales that my grandmother had given to me as a Christmas gift a few years ago. It's hard cloth-covered and has gold decals along the spine and the case it came in. I really like it not only because it was the last gift I had ever gotten from her but because she knew me so well and that I would love The Grimm Brothers' Fairy tales.
My least expensive book would have to be The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall that I had picked up at a thrift store for $1.99 last year. I have yet to read it but I'm a huge History buff and I love historical fiction novels.The Red Scarf is a fictional tale of a woman in a Soviet labour camp in Siberia back in 1933.
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Oh this is a tough one...There are authors that I absolutely love and authors that I cannot stand but one that I'm wishy-washy about would probably have to be (don't kill me!) ...Stephanie Meyer. Don't get me wrong I love Stephanie Meyer's books. I really loved the Twilight series because it was the series that had originally gotten me into reading and I really, really loved The Host. But the reason I'm kind of mad at her is because she has been focusing a lot of her time on Twilight and has been doing graphic novels and novellas and I just really would like to read another book by her that isn't Twilight related. *Sigh* but I know she has to be on set during the movie productions so she probably doesn't have enough to time to write another novel but I'm hoping that once the second Breaking Dawn movie is done she can write another book. But I still love her writing style.
What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
Without a doubt a book series I can read over and over again without getting bored or feeling shamed would be The Vampire Kisses series especially the first and third books. I love that series more than any other series ever! I could also read the Harry Potter series again and again because it's just super awesome like that.
What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Ugh...I would probably have to say Papillon translated by Henri Charriere. I really do want to read it because once again it's a historical novel but it's an autobiography of a French man that was accused of a murder he hadn't committed and is a compilation of his 13 diaries he had kept describing the 13 times he had escaped European prisons and even the worst one on Devil's Island. I was really excited about it when I first got it but it takes a lot of concentration and is definitely not a light read because it is graphic at some parts because of what happened to prisoners in some of the jails he was in. Hopefully I can read that sometime when I can give the book my undivided attention.
What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Um...I would probably have to say a book that I read in my IB Higher Level English class back in high school. So perhaps One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn or Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Which I wasn't a big fan of) or maybe To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Which I really liked a lot.)
What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
I really like it when the male characters have that sexy crooked smile, it's just gorgeous. Beautiful eyes and dimples are also a plus but personality-wise I really like it when the character acts all tough and macho even though he is hurting inside and the girl he falls in love sees his vulnerable side. Haha I don't know, I just think it's endearing. Another attractive attribute in male characters would probably be...when he defends a girl, even if she's strong and kicks butt but he defends her when someone talks bad about her or whatever.
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Hmm... a book I'd most like to receive as a gift would probably be Ash by Malinda Lo or Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.
I tag everyone to say what their seven deadly sins of reading are or you can list them down in the comments below. :) This was fun, I think I'll start doing tags more often.
HAPPY READING EVERYONE! :)