1. Greed: What are your most expensive and inexpensive books?
My most expensive books have to be my Harry Potter collection. They are the only full set of books that I own that are hardcover, and came in a little box to keep them safe. Normally I don’t splurge on books unless it’s a must have read, but it’s Harry Potter. Can’t go wrong with those.
Also The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling.
My most inexpensive book is The Crush by Sandra Brown. It was given to me purely for a good laugh. Which I definitely got. Pretty good guilty pleasure novel if you’re looking for a quick, easy read.
2. Wrath: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
This is difficult. I want to say JD Salinger but not because of his writing… just the fact that I want his books so badly on my e-reader but he never gave the rights to it. On a serious note, the author I both love and hate is Janet Evanovich because while I had read her books from when I was a freshmen in high school, and loved them to bits because of their humor and the fact that it takes place in New Jersey, I find them to be way too predictable and it’s getting annoying that nothing new ever happens. Same old, same old. Make up your mind, Stephanie Plum (and pick Morelli while you’re at it.)
3. Gluttony: What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
This one would have to be, without a doubt, the Catcher in the Rye. I normally can’t re-read books because I find the suspense gone, and I tend to skip parts. But with Catcher, I can re-read it over and not get tired of it. Many people hate Holden because of his attitude and I can see why, but I love him.
4. Sloth: What book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
A Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I really enjoyed The Name of the Wind but holy—are those books long. And it had been a while since I read the first, that I’d have to re-read it to start the second, and I just can’t get myself to do so since there are other books I want to read first.
5. Pride: What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
I read for enjoyment and not to sound intellectual. But if I had to pick, I’d probably say any of the classics. Count of Monte Cristo, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, etc.
6. Lust: What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
Flaws. I like characters to come across as real, three dimensional people. Anyone too perfect tends to be too boring, same goes with anyone that has it all—who can get whatever they want without even trying.
I also like characters with instabilities. Emotional, mental. Whatever adds a bit of a challenge to their life and the story.
7. Envy: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
A copy of The Phantom of the Opera. I have one, but it’s not easy to read as the text is very small.
Also a box set of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I just got into them and want to read more.