Tags aren’t something I do very often. I do like them, but I just look at them and think ‘that’s quite a bit of effort when my alternative is a glass of wine and a book’. That being said, I really like the look of this one (and will be doing the non-sin version as well …so two tags :O ).
I am sure this was done on lots of other blogs but I only saw it on Piotrek and Ola’s blog, so it’s their post I linked to above.
Greed: Which is the most expensive book you own? Which is the least expensive?
Back in the day, The Black Library (Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000) used to publish a limited edition novella (they did a few of these) and each only had about 500 copies and each was sold for £40. Back then, books went for the princely sum of £6.99 so buying a book (I bought two) for £40 each had my parents giving me looks like I may need a trip to a padded room. I can’t remember the titles of them, sadly.
My least expensive is way harder to peg down. As I go into charity shops every time I go in town and often pick up a book or three. So it would be something I picked up from one of those. I take it library loans are out of the equation? And there’s also the kindle books that go for £0.00. I have nabbed a few of those.
Gluttony: What book/s have you shamelessly devoured many times?
That’s easy. Purely because I rarely re-read anything. I have listened to the Martian Audiobook numerous times since downloading it from Audible. It’s fantastic and most likely will get listened to again in the future.
The above being said, I am starting to feel myself lured to books I read before and want to experience again. Jurassic Park for one.
I also had to read through my own novel upwards of ten times throughout submission, acceptance and editing processes. So yea, that gets an honourable mention.
Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?
Depends on the character. I like it when there is room for character development and growth. If I am reading about a fully-fleshed character then I’m not sure it would keep my interest. Unless said character is telling of their life that led up to them being so fully-fleshed.
Envy: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
That’s a hard one for me due to the fact that, as a book blogger, I get so many books sent to me via Netgalley, authors, publishers etc … and then I either buy the ones I want or get them from the library. The one kind of book that I really enjoy but never buy myself is anything to do with the paranormal/occult. So they are a safe bet. Always happy for more, my occult library is growing.
My birthday IS coming up in September 😉
Pride: What book/s do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. It’s an excellent read and, despite the subject matter, is easy to follow. I am little upset that I have misplaced my copy, though. So I may have to hunt another copy down.
Sloth: What book or series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?
The Low Town series by Daniel Polansky. I read the first one at the start of the year and absolutely loved it. But, for some reason or another, I just haven’t managed to get around to picking up the next in the series. It’s a shame, as Daniel Polansky is a brilliant author. He’s also pretty cool and has my sense of humour, if meeting him at Comic Con was anything to go by.
Wrath: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Easiest question of the lot. Stephen King.
King is one of the world’s greatest writers. Certainly one of the most well-known. I love his stories as he takes you on a journey of world-building and character development that other authors can only dream of … he will then write himself into a corner, realise he can’t actually think of an ending that fits the awesomeness of the story he told, scream ‘aliens did it’ and scurry off to pen his next best-seller.
Not all of his endings have been bad. But, there’s been enough for me to look at any new King book with immense distrust.