The Seven Deadly Sins of Reading

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Thanks to my awesome writing buddy Patricia Lynne, who got the idea from our other awesome writing buddy, Marie Landry, I present to you today:

7 deadly sins

 

~ GREED ~ What is your most expensive book? What is your most inexpensive book?

Hmm probably my copy of The Tale of Genji. It was purchased for my Japanese Literature class and I want to say is was $30+ bucks. It’s also super long and can be used to knock out home invaders. Most inexpensive? I received a bunch of free books when I went to BEA, do those count? Free is cheapest yet! Hah

~ WRATH ~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Oooh it’s probably Charlene Harris.  You had such a great thing going with the Sookie Stackhouse books and instead of ending it when you should have, you dragged it out and put out some painful stuff (in my opinion anyhow) before finally deciding it needed to come to an end. Yet….I still own them all and have read most of them repeatedly.  Stephanie Meyer gets an honorable mention here as well.

~ GLUTTONY ~ What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?

I’m not sure with this one as I re-read a lot of stuff. I guess I’ll say the Mercedes Thompson series. I tend to re-read all the books before a new one comes out, so I’ve gone through them a couple of times.

~ SLOTH ~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

The Book Thief ! Must read it before the movie comes out! I have plenty of others too. Not sure why they sit, probably just because my TBR pile is so huge.

~ PRIDE ~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?

Haha! Probably The Master and Margarita but it’s more because I really enjoy the book and love the story inside a story aspect and I want to turn others onto its greatness.

~ LUST ~ What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?

I do so enjoy a bad boy with a secret heart of gold (*cough*Judd*cough) and a kickass female who can take care of herself but isn’t so hardened that she won’t ask for help when she needs it.

~ ENVY ~ What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

Hmmm I would love early copies of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I think only two dozen original 1865 (?) first editions of Alice (just Wonderland, through the Looking Glass came later) still exist. Maybe some wealthy book lover will gift me some day! Haha!

I’d love to see your take on the Seven Deadly Sins of reading! Leave your responses in the comments or link me to your own posts!

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  1. TOTALLY agree about Charlaine Harris…mind you, I haven’t finished the series yet, but from where I left off (I can’t remember exactly, it’s been a year or more), I was like ‘Ok, get on with it’. And Meyer deserves that honorable mention. 😛 I have The Master and the Margarita, but I still need to read it. I always forget about the Mercedes Thompson series but I really should start it…maybe next month for my paranormal reading challenge! Glad you did this tag, it’s always fun to see what books/authors people pick. 😉

    • Love Mercedes Thompson as well as the Alpha Omega spin off. Also, if you haven’t read them, the October (Toby) Daye series is another great adult paranormal series. One of my favs!

  2. I loved “The tale of Genji.” I have two translations of it and would switch back and forth between them: the Royal Tyler translation for clarity, and the Seidensticker version for the poetry. It’s a hard read, there’s no doubt, but I think it’s worth it.

    • It’s definitely….interesting! haha we didn’t read all of it but focused on a large chunk (no way to get through it all in a semester when we also had Futabate and Murakami to cover! :D)

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