Sunday, August 24, 2014

7 Deadly Sins Tag

Thanks Kirsty-Marie @ Studio Reads for tagging us, this was really fun! We thought it would be funny to post it on a Sunday so just consider this our bookish confessions.
1) Greed

What is your most inexpensive book?

I get most of my books from the Library booksale so most of the books on my bookshelf I got for 50 cents to $1 and on bag day I get books for mere pennies. But I have gotten books for free like The Lost Girl and many of my Jane Austen Books from Sarah (seriously, she has more than enough Austen to share with me) and recently a friend gave me her husband's old copy of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that he was going to throw out.

My answer is the same as Christina's. 50 cent to $1 at the library and sometimes cheaper at yardsales. And then sometimes Christina will give me some of her doubles like I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You.

2) Wrath

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

This was a really hard one because there are plenty of authors I love, but not many that I hate or love/hate. I think maybe Janet Evanovich. I love her Stephanie Plum books... sometimes... at some parts... depending on how much I've already consumed. I read the first six books fairly quickly and I had to take a break for months because there is only so much Stephanie Plum I can handle. It gets a bit much sometimes, and then other times it's exactly what I need.

I'd probably have to say Cassandra Clare. While I really enjoyed City of Bones and I love the friendship between Jem and Will in the Infernal Devices sometimes the things she does to those characters are so painful it makes me mad. Like I would love the series a lot better if "that" didn't happen.

3) Gluttony
What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?

Harry Potter, easily. I have read it 7 times in 7 years. I'm going to be working on my 8th time this fall.

I have read Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter 4 times within a few months. I can read it in a day so the first time I read it I read it in one day then I reread it the next day. It is such an amazing book I love it!


4) Sloth

What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

 Ugh, so many. Every unread book on my bookshelf. I guess Need by Carrie Jones it is a gorgeous unread book on my bookshelf and it makes me feel guilty... Stop looking at me like that, Need! I'm sorry!

Well, I would say Anna and the French Kiss but I'm in recovery. I'm over half-way through with it now.

5) Pride

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

Usually whatever the other person likes. I can talk like an intellectual reader about anything from Charles Dickens to Richelle Mead and even some that I haven't read. I just have general book knowledge. I like talking about books and analyzing them.

Probably Jane Austen or the Hunger Games. They both just have so much depth and I love them so much!!!

6) Lust
What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?

I have a thing for fictional guys that have hearts of gold. The ones that are truly kind and loyal and care about the people around them. I like the snarky bad boy as much as everyone else, but I fall in love with the good guy. Novel examples: Mr. Knightly, Samwise Gamgee, Peeta Mellark.

Snarkiness, being a scoundrel, thief.... Give me a guy like Han Solo and I'm sold.

7) Envy

What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Ooooh, this is a tough one. It's between Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub and Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter. I can have both, right? Are you listening, Santa?

Hmm, right now I'd have to say Something Strange and Deadly... or the whole series. I'm loving that series so much and I have to wait for the last book to come in at the library! Not fun.

Okay, so it's time to tag some people:
Cait and Mime @ Notebook Sisters

Aylee @ Recovering Potter Addict 
Ula @ Blog of Erised  


  1. Great post guys, I love how you did it together! It's also funny how clear it is how much one of you loves Jane Austen more than the other haha.

  2. Aw, thanks for the tag!! We'll put it on our to-do list. ;-)

    I'm with you on the cheap books though! I buy a lot 2nd hand, which sucks a little because I don't really support the author that way, but hey, at least I get awesome books I really want to read. ^_^ Also snarkiness + scoundrel = character fabulousness. I would read those characters ANY day. ;))

  3. 1) Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You. Gallagher Girls series, right? I've only read 1-3, but looooove them. Wouldn't think I would, but yup.

    2) 'That' I think I have an idea of what it is, I've only read the first, but went through spoilers when it came out, as a way of it 'not happening' if I don't actually read counts.

    3) Harry Potter! YESS. I haven't read it quite as many times of that (though I wish I could, I started reading them after Prisoner of Azkaban came out, so then reread that before The Goblet of Fire and so on, so I haven't read them all together for a while) But, I should've put Roswell High as mine, I read those books over and over, I was reading one a day, and then I'd finish the series and start again. I was pretty obsessed. (This was before VA, so I totally forgot.)

    4) Anna and the French Kiss *high five* (Well, half high five, since you're reading it. And I'm still not. Oops.)

    5) Yeah, I'm not good with Charles Dickens (I mean, I know things, but that's about it) But, Richelle Mead and Suzanne Collins? YES.

    6) It's kind of sad the sweet ones don't get much attention (in most cases, though not all, I have seen a lot more coming through lately.) But, you do have to love some snark. ;)

    7) Yes you can have both (shhh, I'm Santa, don't tell anyone.) ;)
    I'm hoping they'll do a box set for Susan Denard's, I'm just a sucker for box sets right now.

  4. Thanks for tagging me! I loved reading your guys' answers. I'll do my post in a couple weeks once I've finished moving. I think a few of my answers will be the same as yours, like having a love/hate relationship with Cassandra Clare and always falling for the guy with the heart of gold!