September 12, 2014

Book Tag: The Seven Sins

Hello everyone!!!

So... a few days ago Aylee @ Recovering Potter Addict tagged me to do this Bookish Tag (created by BookishlyMalyza), so here we go.

1. Greed - What's your most expensive book? What's your most inexpensive book?
I believe the most expensive book I've ever gotten was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which cost me roughly 400 to 450 pesos when it first came out (about forty dollars). But I so not regret it because it was so awesome.

Another really expensive book I got is the Aussie edition of The Piper's Son, if I recall correctly that cost me about 24 dollars. Again, no regrets!

As for my most inexpensive book: A two dollar edition of Persuasion, it even has a decent cover which is read with the cheap editions! SO yay! I also used to jump on all sort of bargain price deals in Amazon, so I scored quite a few hardbacks for three or four dollars (like my Most Excellent Year, Fat Cat and The Tea Rose).

2. Wrath - What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I guess Ally Carter? I don't like a lot of the things and attitudes she has on twitter, and I used to love her Gallagher Girls books a lot but then ending of the series wasn't good and I never liked her Heist Society books. So I don't have any warm fuzzy feelings toward her and I don't see myself reading her books. 

I try not to read books by authors I feel antipathy for because I know it will affect the way I feel about the book. 

3. Gluttony- What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
I'm actually a big re-reader, it does my brain good to re-read something I loved in the past, it just relaxes me. So there are some books I re-read at least once a year: Every other way I re-read The Wallflower Series and the Hathaway Series by Lisa Kleypas, and I sneak in Dreaming of You (my gold standard when it comes to Romance Novels) and Smooth Talking Stranger, also by Kleypas. Julie Garwood's Saving Grace (lovely book). 

And I try to re-read the Mediator or the 1-800 series  every other year as well. 

And Harry Potter, of course! And Melina Marchetta's books. 

4. Sloth - What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donelly, it was over 550 pages with a tiny, tiny print and I have had it for over 5 years and I'm still on chapter three, page 30-something. Same with The Fellowship of the Ring - never made it pass page 120. I've also never committed to the In Death series by J.D. Robb (Dobb? I dunno), they are over 30 books to date and it's just too darn much.

5. Pride - What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
 I was fortunate to have some really awesome teachers in prep school so I read a lot there (French and Spanish literature mostly), and I mostly had access to the classics growing up so I read that stuff. As such I wound up reading some fancy stuff like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky, those types of dudes. So I would probably pick one of those if I absolutely had to.

6. What attributes do you find attractive in male and female characters?
In male characters I'm all for kindness. I love when the male lead is caring and nice and dependable and the heroine can really rely on him. Not to fix her life but to be her rock when she needs one. I don't mind the occasional alpha, but I mostly love some you can really put your trust on.  Think Levi in Fangirl or Marcus in Just Like Heaven. 

Brooding can be sexy I'll admit, but I don't think I could put up with it in the long haul.

In female characters? I like girls who are smart, laugh at themselves and can be vulnerable without being TSTL. I don't mind if they make mistakes as long as the own up to them. I think my favorite type of heroine over all is someone like Suze Simon of the Mediator series or even Alona Dare of the Ghost and the Goth.

7. Envy - Which book would you like to receive as a gift?
Anne of Green Gables!! I haven't been able to back the books so far (the covers I like go in and out of print and the timing hasn't been right) but there is a new edition out and Christmas is coming!! *cough*sister*cough* 

And Ouran High Shool Host Club, *happy sigh*

And now I tag some peeps:


  1. Thanks for the tag :) I love kindness in my heroes too.I have read some books by Kleypas and loved them but it sounds like I need to read the ones you mentioned!! I like to re read books too :)

    1. Oh, Kleypas's books are so good! even the ones that aren't great are fun!! :D

  2. How fun! :) And YES to kind heroes! They aren't the popular ones nowadays (and I do enjoy reading about a good brooding hero I admit), but in real life, kindness is very attractive. So when I find a kind hero I like, yay!

    Also YAY for Anne of Green Gables! I hope you do get them for Christmas this year. Such a great series!

    1. I'm hoping they make the edition of Anne available widely, so I can get them. and Yes to kindness! I like brooding too, in books, butin real life I find it very tiresome.

  3. this is super neat!! I do love a kind and caring hero!! They are the best. I am like you I love re reading books!!

    1. I like caring and sweet, I think that's the type of guy I would really go for in real life, and you should do the tag too! :) I'll add you to the tag if you want :)

  4. Yay this was so fun to read!! :D

    Oh phew, I'm glad you have no regrets over the price you had to pay for OotP because $40 is pretty pricey for a book, but yeaah so worth it because it was awesome!

    Humm, I haven't heard about these attitudes that Ally Carter has on twitter (I don't follow her), but that's disappointing to hear...

    I know what you mean, how rereads of a favourite book relaxes you. I just wish I had more time to do so! I always feel like I'm just drowning in new releases.

    Ugh yeah, long books with tiny prints can be total killers. I'm not sure I could get through that one either...

    Ooh wow, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky - fancy schmancy!! :)

    Yes YES so much YES for your descriptors of male and female characters. Those would be my ideals as well.

    Ohh I do so love those new Anne editions!! They are so lovely and whimsical - definitely going on my Christmas wish list, as well!

    1. I don't regret OotP at all! I Still have it and it was the first of the series that I bought in English, it sort of proved to myself that I could tackle a book so big in a foreign language, though my mom kept asking "are you sure you understand"? for the first few read throughs I did!

      I so want the Annes but so far they are only available in Canada, I'm hoping Book Depository gets some :D

  5. Thank you for the tag! :D

    And these are all great answers. Nice guys like Levi are so attractive <333 Tolstoy? Dodo-something? Very intellectual sounding! I've never read anything by either of those authors O_O

    1. I cheated a little with the Tolstoy because it's actually a may-december romance (well the girl was 16 and he was 36 when they fall in love and then she sort of quasi cheats on him).



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