Tuesday, 27 August 2013

7 Deadly Sins of Reading | A Little Bit of Literature

I have a little something different for you all today. For those who don't know me very well, I'm an avid reader. I never leave the house without a book or my kindle and any opportunity I get I've got my head stuck in a book. I've been watching some "booktubers" recently and saw that they did this tag and wanted to give it a go, so here it is, my 7 Deadly Sins of Reading tag. 

GREED: What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book? 
I have a number of books that I’ve brought for 50p from a charity shop or two. I couldn’t name them all because the post would go on and on forever but charity shops are always a good place to shop. The most expensive book would probably be one of my university text books which are around £30 a piece. My first year at uni I thought I should buy all the books for my course, now I’ve learnt to borrow them from the library! 

WRATH: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I can’t really answer this one because I don’t tend to love an author I love a book, if that makes sense. I never read a book by one person and then assume I’ll like their other books so I don’t read them unless I’ve read a summary I like the sound off. At one point in time I would have said Stephanie Meyer because I loved the Twilight Series (which got me into reading) but when I first started The Host I hated it. I powered through the first few chapters of that after a while and fell in love. 

GLUTTONY: What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
I would have to say Eclipse. It’s not the best written book but like many people I fell in love with the story of the Twilight Saga and Eclipse is by far my favourite of the four. I think it has the best story and it’s nice a romantic too. 

SLOTH: What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Harry Potter. I’ve spoken to so many people that are shocked I haven’t read the series and I really want to but I think about how long it will be if I read from 1 to the end and I just get put off by it. I’m thinking of tackling it over the summer of 2013. 

PRIDE: What books do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
I tend to bring up books that I read for my A-Level English course. I read a few classics for that course and because of the essays and discussions I had to write and have on these kinds of books. I really didn’t enjoy reading them, but they do make you sound a little more intellectual person instead of bringing up the likes of Twilight and Soul Screamers which I read for pleasure. 

LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in male characters?
Is it cheesy to say mysterious? I like a guy to be mysterious but not creepy. I don’t particularly have a preference with looks but I always tend to like them a little older than the main female character.  Add in a little bit of a quirky quality and some good hair and I’ll be falling at their fictional feet. 

ENVY: What books would you like to receive as a gift? 
I would love to get the full set of True Blood novels as a gift. I really want to read the books but there are so many to have to buy on my own that receiving them all as a gift in a nice box set would be brilliant. 

I would tag some people but I don't know how many people love reading or would want to do this so I'm just going to say I tag all the people who want to do this little tag! 

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