Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Tag: Seven Deadly Sins

I was tagged by Vonnie at Vonnie's Reading Corner to participate in the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag!! This should be a fun meme to participate in... I'm looking forward to putting on my creative thinking cap and answering the questions below.

Here's how the 
Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag works:

There are seven questions. Each question will address one of the 'seven deadly sins'. I have to answer each question with a book title/titles that addresses that particular 'deadly sin'.

1. Greed - What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive?

Well, I've downloaded several free ebooks from Amazon to my Kindle over the years... Too many ebooks to count or list here actually... So, my most inexpensive books are the freebies from Amazon.

The most expensive book on my shelves?? Wow, tough question! I'm not sure which book is my most expensive 'buy'... It's not like I collect rare books or anything like that and most of my book collection is still sitting in boxes since we've moved. I'd have to say/guess the book that probably fits the bill is S. by J. J. Abrama & Doug Dorst. It's $35.

2. Wrath - What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Tamar Myers fits this one for me... I have been reading her Den of Antiquity cozy mystery series and am almost done with it. My complaint is that some of the novels in this series are fabulous while others are duds. I wish all of the books were consistently well written.

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

There aren't too many books I've reread multiple times in my life... The few that I've reread as follows and that highly recommend:

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov --- I love the characters and the way in which this book is written/laid out.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne --- This book is so detail oriented. I feel like I'm right there in all the action.

4. Sloth - What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

I've been lazy about finishing both The Outlander Series and the Lord John Grey series by Diana Gabaldon. Love Gabaldon's writing, but her books are soooooo loooonnnnng!

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

There isn't a specific book title that fits this category, but a specific genre. Usually some sort of nonfiction title works/fits in an effort to sound like an intellectual... Especially, if it is a recent nonfiction title.

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

For male characters, think of Jamie Fraser from The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Do I need to write more???

7. Envy - What book would you most like to receive as a gift?

I have no idea really, but probably a first edition of a book I've loved reading, like a Russian first edition of The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov or first edition of East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

I am tagging the following seven people to participate in the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag... Mainly, because I'm curious to see which books and authors show up on their list!!

1. Mozette @ My Reading List
2. Ellen @ Glamourous Book Lounge
3. Angela @ Angela's Anxious Life
4. Casey @ Story Notions
5. Carole @ Carole's Chatter
6. Cleo @ Cleopatra Loves Books
7. Sally @ Books & Musings From Down Under

+ 8. Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature


  1. Thanks for the tag - i won't do a post but here's my answers:
    1 I was loaned the first in the Stephanie Plum series so that was cheap but it turned out expensive because I went on to buy up the whole series.
    2 JK Rowling
    3 Georgette Heyer's Regencies
    4 The Luminaries - gave up after about 40 pages
    5 Not my thing
    6 Jamie Fraser, for sure
    7 Any nice art book
    Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

    1. Thanks for sharing your answers with me!! It's always fun to see which books and authors other readers choose!!

  2. Replies
    1. Your welcome!! Hopefully, you'll have more readers visiting your book blog!! At least that's one of the goals. :-)

  3. I will accept your challenge :)

  4. Challenge accepted! Yes! I'm working on it right now... :D

    1. I can do only half the challenge... as I got the article done, but once it was cut and pasted into my blog, it screwed right up! then, it lost all the links to the other websites.

      sorry, but I'm not running around looking those again... and I hadn't gone in and notified those people yet. So, I've only answered the questions... sorry about that.

    2. Can't wait to read your answers!! Ugh, it's never any fun when you cut and paste and things don't work out. It's happened to me too.


      Here's the link to my blog with the answers and an apology the screwy font...

    4. Yay, you did it!! Thank you, I enjoyed reading your answers. :-)

  5. Hahaha! Jamie Fraser is the perfect answer! I too was going to use him as my answer but I decided to change it.

    Now...I haven't read any Jules Verne's books but I really want to. I think I have Journey to the Center of the Earth in my pile.

    1. Glad you stopped by to checkout my post!!!

      I haven't read anything else by Jules Verne, but like I said, I loved 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.