I saw this on a board, but wasn’t sure who the original creator was! If you know (or if it’s you!) let me know so I can give proper credit!
1. Greed. What’s your most inexpensive book? Your most expensive?
I have a lot of inexpensive book (I shop used and library sales) but I know I did get a copy of THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Claire Legrand for a nickel at a thrift store in Tennessee. It was in perfect condition so that was definitely a lucky find!
Most expensive definitely goes to JOHNNY HALLOWEEN: TALES OF THE DARK SEASON by Norman Partridge. I fell in love with DARK HARVEST and was super disappointed to discover that both DARK HARVEST and JOHNNY HALLOWEEN were out of print. I found DARK HARVEST for fairly cheap but JOHNNY HALLOWEEN was limited to 1500 signed copies… and I found one on Amazon for $30. Steep price for such a small book but I would definitely have paid more for it to complete my collection.
2. Wrath. What author do you have a love/hate relationship with.
I have a lot of those, to be honest! But in lieu of keeping my petty down, I’m not going to say anything other than there is one particular author whose raven boys I like… but not her.
3. Gluttony. What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
Let’s be real, no one is surprised at this answer. I would read Becky Albertalli’s grocery list. While I haven’t read SIMON but twice this year, I have completely wrecked myself over THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED. Becky just knows how to write a feel good story.
4. Sloth. What book have you neglected due to laziness?
I don’t know why I can’t finish this book other than the fact that I am HELLA intimidated by the sheer size of it and there’s only so many reading positions with a book that size. My goal was to finish this before I saw the movie but with 600 pages left… I don’t think that’s going to be happening. I will finish it.
5. Pride. What book do you talk about a lot in order to sound like an intellectual reader.
I haven’t bragged about any books in a long, long time but when I was a kid, I definitely liked to point out that I had read some of John Steinbeck’s most famous works. Even then, I don’t think it was to make myself seem smarter… I just genuinely enjoyed his works and I think adults made a bigger deal out of it than I did.
6. Lust. What attributes do you find attractive in female characters? (The original question said male but… I’m not attracted to men sooooo… change how you want.)
I am definitely attracted to unlikable female characters. And by unlikable, I mean more along the lines of characters who don’t act how we expect them to. I like characters who show that they are hurt, act on that hurt, but also know how and when to apologize. Also, I really love Leah Burke.
7. Envy. What book would you most like to receive as a gift right now?
SO. MANY??? But mainly TIMEKEEPER and THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING (I have an ARC but that hardcover is hearteyes)
And that’s it for this tag!