Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Bookish Seven Deadly Sins Tag

I'm a Disney girl, so here's a Disney version of the Seven Deadly Sins. Credit: http://acutereality.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/the-seven/.
I was tagged to do the Seven Deadly Sins Questionnaire Tag (created by BookishlyMalyza) by Eilidh of Recovering Potter Addict! Check out her answers to the Tag, here, and a big thank you to Eilidh for tagging me, too!

1. Greed - What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
My most inexpensive...hmmm, that's a tough one! There used to be a used bookstore on the U of A campus that I would go to all the time, and I got quite a few books there...many that were just $1! I'm pretty horrible at resisting those kind of deals, so I can't really tell you which one specifically was cheapest. ;) I also have a tonne of free ebooks...do those count?

My most expensive book. Again, I'm not even sure which one it would be specifically, but it's definitely a Kelley Armstrong book. I've been getting her limited, signed edition books from Subterranean Press for a while now, and some of those are worth a pretty penny. Thankfully I didn't buy any that were too expensive, but they're definitely not cheap. I've got Becoming, Hidden, Amityville Horrible, Counterfeit Magic, Forbidden, and Brazen all in limited edition, signed hardcovers, and I absolutely LOVE them all! They're gorgeous books. :D

2. Wrath - What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Oooh! That's really tough. I don't really think I have a love/hate relationship with any authors. I'm pretty decided when it comes to liking an author or not...I usually love/like them, or I'm just not a fan, but I guess I do have a bit of a love/hate relationship with George R. R. Martin...I just want the next books in his Song of Ice and Fire series so bad. His writing makes me love him, but the waiting makes me one sad panda...I wouldn't say I hate him though. I've become all about the positivity in the last year or so, and I've been trying to not hate things or people. I know that sounds super corny, but I'm honestly happier just loving and liking things and at the most, disliking things...letting go of hate really is freeing. :) Well, that didn't sound very sinful at all now. :P

3. Gluttony - What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
Om nom nom.

Since I started blogging and my TBR pile began to grow...and grow...and grow, I haven't done a whole lot of rereading, but I think the books that I've read the most are the first three books in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. Before Cassandra Clare announced that her trilogy was becoming a sextology (I seriously couldn't resist putting that semi-dirty looking word in there; I'm soooo mature :P). I reread them each about five times....and loved them every single time! I think I've reread Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine about five times, too...it's my pick-me-up read that cheers me up when I'm feeling down. :)

4. Sloth - What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Pretty much all the classics on my shelf that I haven't read yet count towards this. :P I've read the ones I'm most interested in: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice (and Austen's other works, too). There are still a lot of other classics that I haven't read yet though, but out of laziness, I'd have to say Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell...I've had a copy sitting on my shelf for at least six years, and still have not read it! And the fact that it's a big book has been the main reason that I just haven't picked it up yet, so I really, really need to get on that!

5. Pride - What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I don't really have any books that I talk about to sound like an intellectual reader...and for the most part, what I read wouldn't read add any credibility to that. :P

Now, if I wanted to do some kind of name drop to sound intelligent, I'd probably mention Jacques Derrida and his book, Dissemination...that book was INTENSE! I had to read sections of it for one of my classes, and that class was probably the most difficult one I had throughout my undergrad. The material was all theoretical, and the professor was big on rhetoric, so your brain got a massive workout during it. I did find the class to be a real challenge though, and that was great. That being said...I never actually name drop Derrida...but if I wanted to try to sound smart, his book might help me along with that. :P

The only prideful thing I can think about when it comes to books is talking about how much I read...sometimes I totally feel like I'm bragging about it, and sometimes, I just might be. ;)

6. Lust - What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
I'm honestly not very picky. I don't really have one set type for male characters. I like the sweet, kind and caring guys, but I also like the abrasive and sullen ones with snarky attitudes. I like to laugh, but I also love when male characters do something sweet and romantic. The perfect male character would somehow embody both of these. He'd be sweet and kind, but also a bit broody and definitely funny. And it'd be even better if he only really showed the sweetest part of him to the main character....man if this guy character doesn't already exist, I may need to start writing my own books. ;) haha
I'm totally just gonna start using sexy pictures of
Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser all the time now. :P

I also must admit that the vain side of me loves it when male characters are described attractively. I blame the romance lover in me. Abs, biceps, a nice rugged jaw, a nice smile---possibly as a smirk or crooked grin at time, and great eyes or hair usually has me swooning pretty quickly. Add in a great personality, a bit of sensitivity or romantic tendencies, and I pretty much fall in love with the character immediately. I'd say I'm ashamed, but this is a post about the seven deadly sins in books, so I'm gonna roll with it. ;P

For girls, I also love a mix. I love strong, brave female
characters who speak their minds and fight for what they believe in, but I also love the ones that have everyday fears just like the rest of us. Most of all though, I just like my female characters to be kind and to not be cruel. The surest way to make me love a character is to have them be kind and funny, and the surest way to make me dislike them is to have them be mean to other characters. To put it plainly, I hate bullies, in real and fictional life. :P

7. Envy - What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Just one?! Honestly, I'd be happy to receive any book as a gift, but if it was on my wishlist, or one of my absolute favourtie books in a new edition I liked or a special edition of sorts, I'd be even more excited. ;)

If I had to pick one though, I would totally "fangirl" if someone got me this awesome Special Limited Collector's Edition of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl...yes, now you see the totally cheesy pun I made. No regrets there. :P Isn't it super pretty?! :D

So...those are my Bookish Seven Deadly Sins Answers! :P

And now I get to tag some people! I'm going to tag:
Kristilyn of Reading in Winter
Ashley of Book Labyrinth
Lola of Lola's Reviews

Of course, if I didn't list you as one of the people I've tagged, feel free to join in and "tag" yourself, or even ask me and I'll add you to my list! I'd be thrilled to see your answers! :D

5 comments:

  1. I've seen this tag around the blogosphere a few times already. Thanks for tagging me! I'll try to write my post somewhere in the next few weeks. And it's so awesome you have all Kelley Armstrong her Subterranean Press novels, I couldn't afford them all, but had to buy Hidden it's not signed though. That one is probably going to count as my most expensive book as well.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm looking forward to seeing what your answers are! :D I love those ones! Right now, I have all of them except for Angelic! I didn't know about them until after that one was publishing, but I do have an ebook of it. :) They are a bit pricey! Subterranean Press just majorly increased their shipping prices, so I'm not sure if I'll be getting them anymore...we'll have to see! Nice! :D I loved that one! :D

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  2. This is great! As much fun as I had coming up with my own answers, I'm having more fun with everyone else's and I love your answers here.

    1. You know, I've never bought anything from that bookstore (I assume you mean the one in HUB?), but I have sold textbooks there that I didn't need anymore. I didn't actually realize there would be any great fiction finds there!
    Limited edition signed books are definitely pricey, but for me they're worth it sometimes as well and I definitely indulge from time to time if it's an author I particularly love. So I get you!!
    2. Yeah, it was hard coming up with an answer for this one. I really can't think of an author that I HATE or even dislike either. Some of their stuff might just not be my kind of thing, but I would hate to criticize too harshly for that because the truth is every book is SOMEBODY'S favourite book (and every movie somebody's favourite movie, etc.) so just because it wasn't for me, that doesn't mean it was without merit. And now I'm just rant-y, but yeah, basically I agree with you :)
    3. Oh Ella Enchanted!! One of my absolute all-time faves that got me into reading. I wasn't a huge fan of that movie, but the book is very special to me.
    Heh, sextology X)
    4. Yup, ditto. Although I don't own physical copies so much as I downloaded all the free ebooks of classics just to have.
    5. Never even heard of Dissemination, but yeah that sounds like it would be a brain workout for sure! And yeah, I do like to brag a bit in general about being a reader and reading a lot because I think it's definitely something to be proud of!
    6. I approve of you using pictures of Sam Heughan in all of your posts. Doesn't even have to be strictly related to the post in question :p And he fits here because the topic IS lust after all. And yeah, those would be pretty much the ideal characters for guys and girls!
    7. YES LOVE IT!! I was just looking at the illustrations that are included inside this special edition on google and they're pretty awesome! And pretty much exactly how I picture the characters as well (well, in cartoon form anyway). I especially love the illustration of the dance party scene...

    Anyways, SO glad that you decided to participate, Ambur, because that was fun! Also, I would love to see Cass, Megan, Lisa, and Kristilyn do the tag!

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    1. Woah, didn't realize that comment would be so long O.O

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    2. I know what you mean! It's fun to see what others have to say, too! :D

      1. That's the one! It's not the same store now though. It was "The Book Cellar" before, but now it's "Hub Bookstore" or something like that. It still have some good cheap books, but not as many YA ones. :P haha They really are worth it if you love the author!
      2. That's exactly it! Ahh, rant-y is okay! ;D
      3. Yes! Ella Enchanted!! I still love that book so much! I actually liked the movie...but I watched the movie before I read the book, and I think that's the only reason I liked it. It made me see them as totally separate and just sharing names and small details rather than a total book-to-movie adaptation. :P hehe I know right! Glad I'm not the only one who enjoys the dirty looking word humor. ;D
      4. I have a mix! Some physical from before my ereader (so they've probably been sitting there about as long or longer than Gone With the Wind haha), and a bunch are ebooks, too. :P
      5. It does, doesn't it. :P And I only know of it because of the class I took! haha I think it's something to be proud of, too! :D
      6. Glad to have your approval! I'm already planning to actually do a Fangirl Friday post this week that will likely be almost 100% devoted to him! :P He does fit...I have a feeling I'll be using him a lot of the time when he doesn't though! haha yay! It's no wonder we like similar books then. :P
      7. EXACTLY! It's soooo pretty, and I love the illustrations, too! :D That's how I picture them, too. I think it's because even the cover had them drawn like that. That's the part I think is the best, too!

      It sure was fun! Thanks again for the tag, and let's hope they all do it, too!

      HAHA my comment was super long, too, so it's alllll good! In fact, I love that you had a mega long comment. :D Thank you for it!

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