Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

I heard about this tag over on The Literary Huntress's blog. I obviously haven't been tagged (hello, blogging newbie over here!) but neither had The Literary Huntress so I'm going to follow her example and answers the questions anyway because I thought they were interesting!

Greed: What are your most expensive and inexpensive books? 

As previously stated, I don't really buy books so my most expensive answer is a bit of a veer off into left field. 

You see, there is this really old, semi-rare book that I fell in love with while I was in undergrad. I continuously checked it out of my school library for like two years and completely in jest briefly contemplated stealing it as a graduation gift (y'all I could tell when people checked out the book and I was the only one to read it in like thirty years. no one else loved it like I did.). I did seriously contemplate emailing the librarian and begging after I graduated but didn't. Instead I played a fool's game-- every time I went into a thrift store I would briefly scan the old books, wondering if one day my book would be staring back at me. Seeing as how my book was published in 1895 and I think only had one edition it was never going to happen. 

But once I was wandering through a thrift store with my book-loving aunt and I explained how I always kept half an eye out for this book. I had searched online but to no avail. She thoughtfully frowned and said she would look into it. 

A week later a packaged appeared in my PO box and when I opened it, Two Women Abroad fell out. It's a travel journal from 1895 from two self-proclaimed spinsters who, since they were wealthy, decided to travel through Europe and enjoy the art. I love it so much. I don't know how much my aunt paid for it (hopefully not much!) but I have a feeling that's the most expensive book I own.

Wow! I promise my answers from here on out won't be nearly as long! 

As for my cheapest books I have those aplenty. My most recent cheap purchase was Garden Spells which I picked up at a local thrift store for a dollar. 

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

Man so many-- just take a look at my bookshelf! However there is one cool looking book I can't bring myself to even think of starting because it's stupidly long and that is Anathem. 937 pages y'all. Holy cow.

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

I don't hold grudges so I can't think of any author that I have strong dislike for...BUT I am reading First Grave on the Right right now and while I'm mostly enjoying it, I have some strong opinions about the non-consensual sex that I feel like the author blithely skims over because the guy is cute. (?!) So while I think the writing is really witty I feel like she is not dealing well with a serious issue. 

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

I'm sure I've said it before, but I don't really re-read books. I'll tell you though, if I did re-read books, holy cow I would devour A Madness of Angels over and over. ((Goodreads why doesn't this book have a 5/5 rating?!)) 

Lust: What traits do you find attractive in fictional characters?

Pretty much the traits I find attractive in real life: a guy who is kind, cares for others, good sense of humor, etc. This is starting to feel like a dating profile. Let's move on! 

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

Oo easy! Catch-22. I read it in high school and hated the process of actually reading it but loved having read it, if that makes any sense. 

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

See first answer. ;) Honestly I don't feel the need to own many books and now that Two Women Abroad is in my unlikely possession, there aren't any books that I really wish to get as gifts. 

And that's it! All the deadly sins covered. 

For those of you following my projected post timeline (bless your hearts) you'll realize that today's post was supposed to be a Top Ten Tuesday but honestly I couldn't come up with 5-10 novels that had strong father-child relationships so I decided to write this one instead. 

What would be your answers? Considering, dear reader, honorarily tagged and leave me a link to your own post! 


  1. Thanks for the shoutout! Two Women Abroad sounds like an amazing book, I'd love to read it someday! :)

    1. Of course!
      I love it-- I mean, the women are judgmental ((they once called beggars a blight on the scenery)) and sometimes racist, but I think it's really interesting to see the the world through their eyes. Traveling was just so different back then!

  2. Aaand I just tagged you for the Mid-Year Freakout Book Tag! Sorry! More homework for you ;) No obligation, but if your interested in participating the post is here

    1. Ooo my first tag!! How exciting! :) I will definitely be writing a post for that.

  3. Great post! Love your story about the rare book- that's a cool aunt! :) Some books we just have to have.

    1. Thanks! Exactly, some books are more special than others.