Good evening, biblio-friends! Since I am currently in the process of putting together an awesome post celebrating one of my favourite Asian authors, I decided to write up something that is relaxing and fun in the meantime. This is another book tag that I have seen going around on blogs and BookTube channels, and it’s also a bit old, but I figured why not give ‘er a go! After all, it’s never too late to share the book love.
Okay, I know that was cheesy… #NoRegrets
This one is called The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag, where each question is tied to one of the forbidden sins. Ooooooo *waves fingers in a spooky way* Most of the questions here were pretty easy to answer, and dare I say, exciting even!
- GREED: What is the most expensive book that you own? What is the least expensive book that you own?
Most expensive would have to be The World of Ice and Fire written by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia, and Linda Antonsson, which I bought for full price at $55. The least expensive is the movie novelization for Arachnophobia written by Nicholas Edwards, which I picked up for a buck at a used bookstore.
- GLUTTONY: What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?
The Blade of the Flame Trilogy written by Tim Waggoner. It’s a fantasy series set in the Eberron universe, which is similar to Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, & Ravenloft. I have read all three books numerous times with fanciful glee with every reading. It’s my all-time favourite.
- SLOTH: What book or book series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?
There are two serials that I have been neglecting because I have been very, very lazy. The first one has had a lot of hype, which has shamelessly contributed to said laziness. The other one is because I simply don’t own all of the novels in the series. They are: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
- PRIDE: What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?
Dune by Frank Herbert is my favourite book to bring up during brainy book chats, for numerous reasons. Aside from Mr. Herbert’s brilliant masterpiece, I also like to bring up anything written by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki and Natsume Sōseki, who are prolific Japanese authors of some of Japan’s finest classics.
- LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?
I love characters that are unapologetically written to match their given personalities. For example, Ramsay Snow from the A Song of Ice and Fire Saga written by George R.R. Martin is written as a ruthless, sadistic monster and his portrayal is nothing short of extraordinarily heinous. For me, that is an excellent example of well-written characters. Great writing notwithstanding, characters that tend to make me swoon will have: witty and intelligent sense of humour, propensity for arrogance in their fighting ability (especially if it’s well-deserved), long hair and a knack for tasteful vulgarity. Those are my unisex traits to love. I also love dudes with facial fuzz and ladies who are PoC (and properly represented/portrayed).
- ENVY: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Any book from the Japanese literature genre, very specific Vintage International editions of Haruki Murakami and James Bond books that I do not currently own, any book that revolves around kitties (especially if they are helping to solve mysteries!).
- WRATH: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Hands down, Natsume Sōseki. His writing talent is nothing short of brilliant, yet he has a nifty way of prattling on and on in his books. There is always one character, usually the protagonist, who will have some sort of long-winded monologue about the most mundane or irrelevant thing. Sometimes it’s absolutely riveting, however. After a while, it can feel tedious and unnecessary. I love everything that he has written, but I have learned to hate certain aspects. Nonetheless, he is a gold star of how and why I love Japanese literature, so bring on the dysfunctional relationship!
Well, I hope you all enjoyed this book tag. I am not going out of my way to tag anyone, but if you do decide to give this tag a shot, please share! I would love to check out your posts. 🙂