Artwork by Christopher.
I was tagged by Aylee - Recovering Harry Potter addict and Micheline - Lunar Rainbows to do this Deadly Sins Questionnaire Tag (created by BookishlyMalyza)
1. Greed - What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
If I don’t count free books, I would say 0.50 cents. I used to go to the second-hand bookstore all the time until it was shut down. I only buy new books now and my most expensive one has to be one of my school books. I would say Campbell – Biology with 84 euros. (I’m lucky enough that my parents paid for my books)
Other expensive ones; I think all the Dutch books I bought for 20 euros when I bought them in the store, before I knew TBD and switched to English YA.
2. Wrath - What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Lauren Oliver. I absolutely adored her Middle Grade books Liesl & Po and The spindles, but I hated Panic and the Delirium series. I’m very curious how I feel about her upcoming adult book.
3. Gluttony - What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
I would say Markus Zusak – The book thief, J.K Rowling – Harry Potter and Juliet Marillier – Wildwood Dancing, Heart’s blood and the first three books from her Sevenwaters series. These are a couple of my favorite books in the world and I often reread them. I also reread quite some books this year, like Grave Mercy, Dark Triumph, Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, The girl of fire and thorns, The crown of Ember so I could finish all the conclusions. I hope to reread Tiger Lily soon.
4. Sloth - What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
I think that would be.. Brandon Sanderson – Mistborn series, because those books are huge.
5. Pride - What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Perhaps about the works from Shakespeare and I seriously enjoyed reading them. In our last year in High School we talked, saw and discussed many of his works and I loved it. (I think my favorite one if The merchant of Venice) If I want to impress someone with my knowledge, I would talk about Harry Potter of course!
6. Lust - What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
I talked about this in my discussion post ‘what I look for in book boyfriends.’ I like quirky, humorous and silent/broody types. Imperfections make them interesting and realistic. If there is one thing I don’t like it’s those perfect, flawless hunks/macho’s or those bad guys with a haunting past. I like it when they are sarcastic and flirty, even when I would suck that flirting back, haha.
Loyalty and trustworthy is something I find attractive too. And not to forget; intelligent. I love smart guys. Some examples: Chaol, from Throne of glass & Crown of midnight. Duval from Grave Mercy & Beast from Dark Triumph. Sturmhond from Siege & Storm. Captain Thorne from Scarlet. Hector from The crown of Embers and Valek from Poison study.
I love it when girls are kick-ass and not only because they can fight. It’s great when they are mentally strong too. I have the same things with girls as I have with guys; flaws make them perfect. I don’t care for those extremely beautiful, special, powerful etc. girls. They can be completely normal and still amaze me with their actions. I admire sarcastic, brave and determined girls who stand up for themselves. Examples is Celaena from Throne of glass & Crown of midnight.
7. Envy - What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
First three I can think of: WINTER; WINTERSPELL; BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE. And I also wouldn’t mind to receive the 15th anniversary Scholastic Editions from Harry Potter.
Now it's my turn to tag some people!-Sana.
-Ashley & Nicole.