The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag!


Hey, guys! I absolutely love doing tags, and this one looked far too fun to pass up. Stolen from the lovely Alicia @ The Grumpy Librarian, I present: The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag!

Greed: What are your most expensive and inexpensive books?


My most expensive book would probably be A Blink of the Screen, a collection of fantasy short stories from my favorite author, Terry Pratchett. My cheapest would probably by The Raven King and The King's Men, both by Nora Sakavic, which I downloaded for $0.99 each off iBooks.

Wrath: Who is an author you have a love/hate relationship with?


*hides from rotten tomatoes*

Because I just?? I've read The Raven Cycle and The Scorpio Races, and some of what Maggie Stiefvater writes is so damn good. Ronan, Henry, and Noah are awesome. TRK and TDT are great as well. But then??? Sometimes she just?? What even was Blue Lily, Lily Blue?? If you asked me to name one important thing that occurred in that installment, I don't think I could. And overall, Gansey is as bland as potato soup, and Blue is the classic "special snowflake heroine" who manages to be pointedly average yet make all the male characters except the gay one fall for her. liKE??? Sometimes Stiefvater writes incredibly well, and sometimes she makes me want to throw my books against the wall. 

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


Look. I know the first half of this book is the most boring thing ever written, on top of being hyper confusing if you watched the movie first. But from Rivendell on, this becomes one of my all-time favorite pieces of writing. I've read it.......six times?? And this is from someone who never rereads books.

Sloth: What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?


The first two are gifts from my grandma, and the last is a rec from my old reading teacher. I love them both to death and feel super bad for not diving into these stories, but they're not the sort of thing I would ever read on my own (*cough*historicalfiction*cough*). Thus, I've found it really hard to crack them open.

Pride: What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intelligent reader?


Look, people. I slogged through 1457 pages of paragraph-long sentences and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I do feel like I have a bit of a right to be fucking proud of myself. Thank you and goodbye.

Lust: What traits do you find attractive in male or female characters of any gender? (surprise, bitches, i'm pan)

Freckles, nerdiness, and unrepentant evil.

Envy: What book would you like to receive as a gift?


I love owning books, but I like owning poetry books above all else. I love marking up poetry as I read it - highlighting, circling, making notes in the margins - and I really can't do that in a library book. :(

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Let's chat! What books have you reread frequently? What authors are you on the fence about? Which books are on your wishlist? Comment below, and have a lovely day. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

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  2. This tag is awesome! I feel so bad though because I've never actually read Maggie Stiefvater? Or LoTR? Don't hurt me. Although I do agree with you on the whole 'owning poetry books' front. I've been reading a lot of them lately 'cause for my current WIP I need a lot of dead poet quotes (weird.), and so far I really love the works of Max Ehrmann, Canon Henry Scott Holland, etc. Have you heard of them?

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    1. Haha don't worry, you're good! In my opinion, Stiefvater, though talented, is still overhyped. And Tolkien's thick + archaic writing style is definitely not for everyone! Oooh, that sounds so fun! I can't say I have, but I'll have to look them up. I love getting new poet recs!

      - Ellie

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  3. This is such a cool tag. Aghhh... I really need to read Lord of the Rings :-)
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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