I thought it was about time for me to do another book tag, and this one seems like a lot of fun. I wasn’t tagged, but I saw this over on Bookidote – hope it’s okay that I stole this! (though I guess that’s appropriate for the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag).
Greed – What is the most expensive book you own? Which is the least expensive?
The most expensive book I own is a signed, special edition of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (though I do own a nearly 200 year old copy of the works of Shakespeare – it was a gift – that is probably worth more, but I have no idea). The least expensive is anything I got from the dollar bookstore. Which is a lot.
Gluttony – What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?
I mean, definitely Harry Potter. I’ve also read Red Rising quite a few times.
Lust – What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?
I’d definitely say intelligence (which is a quality I also find attractive in humans). Which I guess doesn’t explain why I love Neville Longbottom, but whatever.
Envy – What books would you like to receive as a gift?
I think some of the best gifts are special editions of my favorite books. Because even if I already have a copy, a special edition is just that: special. Also, just classics with beautiful covers are always welcome.
Pride – What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?
I think the book I bring up the most is probably Beowulf. But I also talk a lot about the most recent nonfiction book I read, because now I know a lot about both dinosaurs and weird cures (that didn’t work) for the Bubonic Plague. Also, Catherine the Great, Leonardo da Vinci, and Alexander Hamilton.
Sloth – What book or series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?
I have to go with the Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan. Because I own ALL FIVE books, and haven’t read a single one. Just in case you don’t believe my TBR is insane or that I have a book buying problem.
Wrath – What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
This is a hard one. The only author I can think of that fits is Sarah J. Maas. I thought Throne of Glass was just okay (definitely not enough for me to continue the series). I liked A Court of Thrones and Roses a little better. I really liked A Court of Mist and Fury. And then A Court of Wings and Ruin kind of ruined it for me (ha!). If all of her books were like ACOMAF, I’d be a fan. But I have no plans to read any more of her books.
That’s it for this tag! If you’d like to participate, then consider yourself tagged (just be sure to link back to this post so I can go check out your answers!).