We all have them, right? We all commit ‘sins’ in whatever topic it may be. Well, I came across the bookish sins tag and figured I’d go ahead and do it, because I need to start posting more regularly and some book tags are a good place to start!
Without further a do, here’s the #7bookishsins tag!
1. Greed. What is your most inexpensive book? Your most expensive?
Cell by Stephen King was one of the cheapest books I’ve ever picked up from something that wasn’t a used book store or a book sale at school. I picked it up at the airport- a hardback copy no less- for a whopping $2. I was shocked, but also not all that shocked, King’s books were so widely processed and dispersed that they’ve become cheap in whatever format you seek. I wasn’t complaining, it was a good plane read.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. So, I know it’s not a super popular opinion these days, but I’m a sucker for all things Clare. I just adore the world and everything. Yes, it has its flaws, but I love the characters and the thought behind these books. So when I saw this special edition from Waterstone, I had to get it. Now, I live in the US, so between shipping and the book itself, this ended up being a fairly expensive purchase. But I LOVE these editions, especially my Lord of Shadows copy with the parabatai rune. Though the gold angelic rune on this one was what made me want it to begin with.
Clare has always been an auto-buy author for me though and when I see ones like this, I tend to jump at the opportunity. It wasn’t awful though, I think including shipping it ended up being around $35.
2. Wrath. What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Leigh Bardugo. I don’t dislike her writing, I really don’t, I absolutely love and appreciate the way she writes. But I just cannot love her stories… I don’t know what it is. I couldn’t even make it through the third Grisha novel, and because of that I was super hesitant to pick up Six of Crows. But I still just didn’t love that one either. I’ve yet to touch the sequel, and I don’t know if I will, despite owning all her novels. I want to love the stories because I truly do love her writing, but I just don’t.
3. Gluttony. What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
As I said, I’m a sucker for all things Shadowhunter related and these books have been one I return to time and time again. I adore the characters, it’s like going back to old friends after months of not seeing them, so how could I not keep reading them?
4. Sloth. What book/series have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I bought this a few years ago and I just… haven’t finished the series yet and it makes me really sad, actually. I need to get back to this series and I need to finish it because I have yet to hear anything negative about it.
I love Blue and I love the boys, so I don’t know why it is that I stopped reading. I just need to get back to it.
5. Pride. What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Welcome to Night Vale. This book and this podcast are amazing. I just love watching people get weirded out over the content. But there’s so much intelligence behind the podcast and the books and it really shows if you actually get into it, actually listen to the podcast. I’ve loved the podcast from basically day one, so I adore this so much.
6. Lust. What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
I have so many traits I admire in different male and female characters alike. The entire Anna and the French Kiss trilogy displays such an awesome variety or girls and boys alike. Anna grows into someone much more confident with who she was and Etienne finally becomes more assertive with his life. Lola grows SO MUCH and Cricket is one of the sweetest, down to earth guys. Isla sticks to her guns and learns a lot about friendship and Josh has a big wake up call, but finally learns to take criticism. And then there’s characters like Kell and Lila from ADSOM. I don’t really have any particular trait or set of traits I look for in characters, and I tend to look at the traits of both male and female characters equally. I may be straight, but I still love admiring the strength and beauty in the female characters I read about, just as much as the males.
7. Envy. What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
City of Bones 10th Anniversary Edition. Look how gorgeous this is! I’ve been doing really well about NOT spending money on books lately, or only buying ones that are sequels to series I’m already in the middle of. So, I’ve yet to buy this and I’m probably just going to wait for my birthday to ask for this.
This tag was a lot of fun!! For anyone who’s looking for a fun tag to try, feel free to do this! Consider anyone reading tagged. (: