1. Greed~What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
Well, my most expensive book is definitely the American 1st Edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I picked it up in an old Philadelphia bookshop for less than $8.00. It’s worth over $350.
My most INexpensive book is actually a tie among many. Occasionally, I’ll buy books at my local goodwill store for 50 cents each. It’s clearly these books that are the cheapest. Usually, I don’t keep many of these because they’re paperback and/or banged up pretty good.
I did, however, get my good-lookin’ hardcover copy of “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett at my local ARC!
2. Wrath~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I really don’t have a love/hate relationship with any author. I tend to either adore them or am indifferent to them. Never actual wrath or hate.
However, I will say that one of my favorite book series draws my ire occasionally while I read his books… and the author has drawn my ire quite a lot in the last twenty years for various reasons. I’m going with George R. R. Martin.
Okay, I know a lot of people have issues with George R. R. Martin because of his killing off of beloved characters in his books (he’s worse in that god-awful television show I refuse to watch). I don’t . No problems whatsoever with him killing off main characters.
MY problems with George R. R. Martin are 2 simple things…
He spends entirely too many pages in his books talking about food. There is no need to describe every single meal eaten by every single character every single day of every single week, month, and year. I get you’re a big boy, Martin, but lay off the food porn , will ya?
He takes entirely too long to write a book! It’s taken him 20 years to write 5 novels. Approximately 4 years per book. Renowned fantasy author Brandon Sanderson pumps out about 2-3 books a year!
I understand A Song of Ice and Fire is an intensely intricate and difficult series that must tie itself together “just right”. I also understand that the internet has pretty much destroyed every “surprise” the book series may have had before the internet was so huge.
This may also be why The Winds of Winter, book 6, has taken OVER 5 years (and counting!) to write. In fact, Martin’s new estimate for release is 2018. 2018! That’s 8 years to write a book. Head aches
Even Ned Stark is facepalming over this….
3. Gluttony~ What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
I really don’t read books repeatedly… there are so many books out there to read, it seems a waste to me to read a particular book incessantly.
4. Sloth~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
There are sooooo many books on this list, it’ll be difficult to choose just one! You see, as the title of my blog implies – explicitly (lol) – I am a book store addict. I’m always in my local Books-A-Million, driving to Philadelphia to peruse local bookshops, or on Amazon buying books. I definitely have a much larger TBR pile than a Read pile, for sure!
Let’s narrow this down – most of my TBR that I seem to avoid includes most of the classics. Due to how much I enjoyed the movie, I’m going to go with “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas for this one. I own two copies – one collector’s edition and one mass market paperback (what i consider the “readable” copy). I have not begun reading it and I’ve owned both copies for about 2 years.
5. Pride ~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Again, I don’t do this. It seems a completely pompous, arrogant thing to do … read something to sound more intelligent? Do people actually do this?
Annoyed by my own meme about this subject
6. Lust~ What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
Oh boy.. what a question! I’m definitely not one to develop fictional crushes.
I will say that my tastes in “book boyfriends” definitely follow the path of the damaged. The more emotionally damaged a character is, the more I like them. I don’t know why… maybe I’m just a little loopy myself! 😛 I love me some Will Herondale, for sure!
7. Envy ~ What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Definitely something hard to come by. Right now, I’m desperately trying to find a “new” hardcover copy of “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver.
I’ve only found this novel in paperback or in movie cover … neither is acceptable. This would be the best gift if someone was able to actually get a copy of this without it being an old, damaged copy!