Monday, November 10, 2014

7 Deadly Literary Sins Blog Hop!

Krystal tagged me in this blog hop. I like the graphic :-)




Greed--What is your most inexpensive book?
Either The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick, which I got at Brookline Booksmith for pretty cheap. Or one of the masses of mass market paperback romance novels I own, a few of which I've gotten for free. Or, you know, the $1.99 Kindle version of The Nazi Officer's Wife.

Wrath – Who’s the author with whom you have a love/hate relationship with?

Er...I don't know. I think in the past it might've been Philippa Gregory, but now, I'm not really sure.

Gluttony – What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?

The Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith, too. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.
Sloth – Which book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. It's staring at me right now. 
Pride – What books do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Well, there's Atonement by Ian McEwan, which IS genuinely my favorite novel, which blew my mind when I read it. For non-fiction, it's probably The Guns of August, which I read this year, but I can't say that I found that level of detail particularly stimulating. I genuinely couldn't keep all the various generals and government ministers straight after a while, but hey, I read it, so I've talked about it. 

Lust – What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character?
At the moment, Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series is everything I find attractive in a male character. Whoo boy *fans self* But, in honesty, I like strong female characters ...but not of the too stupid to live variety. I like 'em clever. I like them to not quite fit in. I like an empathetic badass. I also like a good bit of angst and overcoming angst. I prefer the male characters to not be cave men and to be decent human beings. It depends on the story, to be honest. Attributes that annoy me in one story do not annoy me so much in a different one. 
Envy – What book would you like to receive most as a gift?
Any one of these books would do :-)

So, I'm supposed to tag some people. I think I'll tag Jacqueline Bach, Carolyn Brown, and Elizabeth Mueller. But if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged as well :-)

4 comments:

  1. You know, I really want to read The Other Boleyn Girl. The movie was icky, but I think I might like the book.

    No cave men, huh? ;) Not as anyone I'm supposed to like for sure!

    But you know, books really do stare at people sometimes! I actually put stuff over my books sometimes. Lol!

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    1. I liked the plots, mostly, of the Philippa Gregory Tudor books, but there were things--little writerly things--that made me cringe a bit.

      I think I might have finish--or restart and finish, since I don't even remember anything I have--Outiers after I finish reading what I'm reading.

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  2. Jamie from Outlander. Nice! What do you think of the guy they casted for Jamie's character?

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    1. I binged watched the first 8 episodes as soon as I finished Outlander. I like him. He fits Jamie in the books. I might feel differently if I hadn't already seen the posters everywhere and knew people who watched the show.

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