Monday, October 27, 2014


I was tagged by the lovely Morrighan from Elysian Fields to do the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag.  First off, thank you for the tag and to all of you reading, if you haven't seen her lovely blog, please be sure to do so.  This tag was created by the lovely Booktuber BookishlyMalyza and the gist is that you must answer seven questions about the Biblical seven deadly sins.

1. GREED: What is the most expensive book in your library and what is the most inexpensive?

Most expensive is technically my World Atlas because Atlas' cost an insane amount of money, but mine was a gift. I guess most expensive that I personally purchased might be... The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, I think.  The least expensive would be all of the books given to me as gifts because they were FREE!

2. WRATH: Which author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

I actually, weirdly enough, can't really think of one!   Maybe John Milton?  I think he wrote some pretty radical and influential stuff, but sometimes I wonder if he was just arguing for more rights and privileges for white males and ignoring anyone else.  I also have an issue with James Joyce because I just love his work, but I don't understand why he had to make himself so inaccessible.

3. GLUTTONY: What book have you deliciously devoured over and over again with no remorse whatsoever?

Oh, easy.  The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.  I don't know how many times I've read that bad boy. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine is another one I read a lot in my younger years.

4. SLOTH: What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.  Although, to be fair, I'm not neglecting them out of laziness, but more because I'm bombarded with reading for university at the moment.

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

I don't feel like I ever consciously talk about a book to make me sound like an intellectual reader?  I don't put much stock in that.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?

In male characters: kindness, radical thinking, and a critical eye. 
In female characters: logic, passion, and a willingness to act.

7. ENVY: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

You know those Penguin Clothbound Editions?  I would love to have all of them and I would proudly display them on my shelves and take them with me everywhere I go because perfection.

I think everyone has already done this tag- probably because I'm so crazy behind on tags- but I'm going to tag anyone who has the word "love" or "lover" in their username! (And anyone else who wants to do it, too.)


  1. Wait, Ella Enchanted is a book? I HAD NO IDEA... I've only seen the movie :S
    I'm afraid of reading Tolstoy. Those are some chunky books and don't get me wrong, I love big books as much as the next person but when it's fantasy.
    Penguin has such amazing and insanely gorgeous editions... I WANT THEM ALL! Right now I have soem of the Penguin Library ones which are the same as the Clothbound but in paperbacks.

    1. IT IS! I hope you read it and love it. I will say that it is VERY different from the movie, though.

      I read a few essays and short stories by Tolstoy. His philosophy is very different from mine and he tends to be very wordy, but I really liked his style. If you want, you could do the same and see if he's up your alley or not.

      Ahh, lucky! They're so beautiful! =)

  2. I seriously want to be one of those people who enjoys classics, but they're so hard for me to get into. I have a reading goal to read Jane Eyre in January, so hopefully that goes well. I've also heard nothing but amazing things about Anna Karenina so I'll add that to my list as well. Oh my goodness, those Penguin Editions are sooooooo beautiful! I have 2 on my wishlist, so I hope to have them on my shelves soon.

  3. Loved seeing these answers of yours! The books you mentioned in the neglected part - I have yet to read any of them as well! I really hope to soon though, although it matters where timing and all that falls into place and everything :3 I also think it's good that you don't put much stock in sounding like an intellectual reader by quoting specific books. I admire that ^.^