Because I have nothing else important to post for today, I decided to participate in this activity I found over at I Read And Tell — it’s a survey of sorts that has to do with the seven deadly sins, this time guilt free! And in a (sorry) attempt to Reem-ize my blog by posting similar content, well here it is! I do hope you enjoy 🙂
What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive?
I honestly don’t keep track of this. Because I usually buy paperbacks, most, if not all of my books, have insignificant price differences as compared to one another. However, I do remember buying The Iron Daughter for a hardcover price of about 600+, which is probably as expensive as it gets for me. As for the cheapest, it’s probably the hardcover Tami Hoag book, The Alibi Man which I got for about 50 pesos (one US dollar, roughly). I don’t even think I got to read that one, but the price was just so irresistibly low, and I had to buy it to satisfy this itch I couldn’t necessarily scratch (possibly to reconcile myself with the fact that for once, a hardcover book was affordable).
Which author do you have a love-hate relationship with?
I don’t usually sit on the fence when it comes to authors– it’s either I love you or I hate you, unless I don’t even know you exist. I’d have to answer this one with John Green though, but don’t get me wrong. I love his books, and his style of writing is arguably the most eloquent and thought-provoking, but he seems to like tragedy and death a lot, which doesn’t align with the fact that I believe in happy endings.
What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
I don’t usually reread books, but if I do, then that means they’re good. I think I’ve reread The Lost Hero more than twice though, which is about as repetitive as repetitive gets. I just don’t think I could stand the thought of being away from Leo for a little longer than a month, tops. No words can express how happy I was for Mark of Athena, even if Percy almost made up for Leo’s absence in book two.
What book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
It’s probably one of the thicker, more complicated books, but I definitely remember slacking off, and voluntarily so, while reading A Clash of Kings. I have nothing against George R.R. Martin, and I think even the television adaptation is top dog, but I just didn’t have it in me to sustain an attempt at finishing the book. A thousand pages and microscopic font make a behemothic combination, and one that no doubt encourages the sloth hidden within the confines of my conscience. I’ll get through it, someday maybe, but definitely not now, and not anytime soon.
What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Something classic, Jane Austen maybe, or something that involves Historical Fiction. I don’t really have concrete examples for the latter, and I don’t read enough Jane Austen to stake claim to the fact that I share an active enthusiasm for her books. I do consider Harry Potter a classic of sorts, however. It’s the series everyone’s aware of, unless one has been hibernating, living under a rock for fifteen years. I hope not!
What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
I don’t get attracted to females, and as long as they’re not whiney and don’t cling like leeches to their love interests, then I won’t even mind. Males on the other hand, I tend to examine carefully like specimen. I prefer anyone even remotely resembling Aaron Warner or Draco Malfoy, although a more mussed up look (Logan Lerman, anyone?) works just as well. If his name starts with an L and ends in an Eo Valdez, then I probably love him already.
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Probably the complete collection of Kate Brian’s Private novels. I’ve never read any of them, but Kate is practically a legend in my eyes after Privilege, so I am reasonably dying to read the rest of her works. If you’re a random billionaire willing to support my cause, please don’t hesitate to send me an email, drop me a message, knock on my door, use any other means of contact. I don’t care anymore. HAHA. Or if you can’t stand 14 books, the Harry Potter boxed set with the new covers will do.
Okay, I’m fooling you, both are probably just as expensive.