Since I’ve started my blog I’ve seen a lot of fun tags floating around the blogosphere. Unfortunately, I haven’t been tagged in any yet, so I decided instead of waiting for this to happen I have to do something about it myself. I’m not sure if I’m breaking some kind of blog etiquette by doing so, I sincerely hope not, but even though I haven’t been tagged I’ll still link back to where I found it.
So, Zezee @ Zezee with Books thank you for the inspiration ❤
I learned from Zezee’s post that the illustrations are made by illustrator Marija Tiurina who teamed up with Neonmob to portray their purrfect take on the Seven Deadly Sins. As these images was used in Zezee’s post I’m hoping that it’s okay to use them in this tag!
Greed: What is the most expensive book that you own? What is the least expensive book that you own?
The most expensive book is a special leather bound version of the Iliad that I found in a small book store, when I lived in Barcelona. It bore the (for me) hefty price tag of €32,50 when I lived there. The cheapest, if we don’t include the free ones, could be any of the £0.99 I’ve purchased on offer from Amazon.
Gluttony: What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?
There’s so many… it depends on what kind of mood I’m in. Am I looking for a comfort read? Is it an “in between books” read? Is it “old reliable” whilst waiting for the bus?You name it, I got a book for it ready at a moments notice on Kindle or Google Play. However, throughout the years I’ve re-read the Twilight Saga, Harry Potter series and all the Percy Jackson books so many times that I’ve lost count. While I do love these books a lot I think it’s also because they’re YA, so they’re not too heavy. And since I’ve read them so many times, I can pick up where ever I want and don’t need to read them all if I don’t feel like it.
Sloth: What book or book series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?
Hmm….. I honestly can’t think of any right now. I don’t think I ever neglect books out of laziness. If there’s a book I own that I don’t immediately want to read, it’s usually because of something in the summary that doesn’t catch me straight away.
Pride: What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don’t think I do this any more. But when I was a teenager I was very impressed with myself, proud even, for having read and understood the deeper meaning of “Sophie’s World”. When I studied Mythology and Religion I was very proud of being one of the few that read the entire Iliad and Dante’s Inferno. Actually, I was so obnoxious in my idea of sounding intellectual that I would quote it whenever given the chance. Looking back, I’m glad I outgrew that lol.
Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?
That’s a tough one because it very much depends on whether it’s male or female, and what book it is. However, usually my issue with characters are when the FMC is a total Mary Sue special snowflake. That just irks me in all the wrong places! So, I would say that the attributes I find most attractive are:
- A healthy dose of confidence.
- Open minded
But then again, if the character has all those traits but still has the plot bending over backwards for them, I still won’t like the character.
Envy: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Well if it’s a gift I would love to add these books to my physical book shelves:
- The Song Of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller
- Complete “Their Vampire Queen” series by Joely Sue Burkhart
- All Dante’s books
- The Twilight Saga (I’ve worn out my books, they’re literally falling apart)
I’m sure there’s plenty more and tomorrow I’ll probably be like “why didn’t I add xyz to the list” but these are the ones I can think about right now.
Wrath: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
That would be most of the authors I follow. If I love their books I hate waiting for the next one. The rational part of me understands that quality takes time, and that you can’t just *poof* magically make the next book appear. However, the impatient side of me hates waiting and is like “gimme gimme gimme”.
Okay, so this is officially the end of the Seven Deadly Sins. However, there’s actually an eighth picture created and since I thought it would be fun to play along with this one too, I’ll use the same question as Zezee did.
Pawesomeness: What is the best book or books you’ve read so far this year?
The best book hands down is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. However, as this wasn’t the first time I read it I’ll also say:
- Their Vampire Queen by Joely Sue Burkhart.
- Rock-Hart Beautiful by C.M. Stunich
So, that was it. All done.
I’m really glad I did this because it’s been so much fun to go through my books like this.
In order to keep the ball rolling I tag these seven fellow
- Sara @ THE BIBLIOPHAGIST
- The Curly Book Corner
- Sophril Reads
- Kristyn @ THE BIBLIOPHILE EMPRESS
- Jess & Tegan @ Fiction No Chaser
- The Mystique Reader
- MADDIE @ MUNCH REVIEWS