I saw this survey over at Another Novel Read and she encouraged everyone to answer, so here I go!
GREED – What is your most expensive book? Your least expensive?
The most expensive book I own was given to me, and it is Phaidon’s Art Museum, a Survey of World Art. It weighs about 20 pounds, it’s huge and I read a chapter a month because it’s so dense and wonderful. The most expensive book I’ve ever bought is a hard-back manga I got for around 40. I can’t even remember the name of it, but it’s a gorgeous book with wonderful gold and silver illustrations (I can’t remember the name of it because my life is currently contained into 15 medium boxes in a storage unit).
Least expensive book? The Color Purple, I got for second hand for 50 cents. Boo-yah.
WRATH – Which author do you have a love-hate relationship with?
I can’t even think of one to be honest, because I tend not to like ‘authors’ but books. Just because I liked one thing they wrote, I don’t assume I’ll like the other. But I guess I would say Elizabeth Kostova. I loved The Historian and hoped that her sophomore novel, The Swan Thieves would be just as excellent and it wasn’t.
GLUTTONY – What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
The Harry Potter series, duh! I’ve read and reread that series every year since I received the first book at 9!
SLOTH – book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
So damn many. I’ll name three though, for the sake of shortness:
- Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
- Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
- The Poisoned Pilgrim (The Hangman’s Daughter, #4)
I want to finish the series for all of them, but I haven’t read the initial books in such a long time and I know I’ve forgotten a shit ton. It almost doesn’t seem worth it to force myself to continue.
PRIDE – What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
The Lord Of The Rings, because I swear you have to be smart if you’ve finished that book with a sane head. It’s brilliant, it’s wonderful, it’s damn dense.
LUST – What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
Brains with an oomph of I-Don’t-Take-Your-Shit. Hermoine Granger, Ginny Weasley, Danaerys Targareyan and Katniss Everdeen come to mind.
ENVY – What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
I would love the new Harry Potter box set! Pretty please?
So now, here is the fun bit! I tag everyone! Drop a comment if you complete the survey so I can read what you wrote!