I saw this feature over at In Libris Veritas. It looked cool so I decided to join in. It's basically like those surveys that go around so that the blogger can let readers know a little bit more about themselves.
What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive?
Huh. My most expensive is probably one of Rick Riordan's books because I always get them right away and they are nice and bulky hardbacks. So I will say The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan at around $21-$23 at the time. My least expensive is probably one of those free books from Amazon but I won't count that. If you don't know already there is a county store near me where I get books for ten cents each. When I went there last time I got a book called Sorcery & Cecilia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot. I've read it before and was totally entranced by it. It's written as letters from the two main characters and is full of magic. Great combinations. I've gotten more but that's one I felt instantly lucky to have. I also got one of my favorite books there. Ah, how I love you county store.
Which author do you have a love-hate relationship for?
I don't think I have a love-hate relationship with an author. The only author that crosses my mind right now is Markus Zusak because of what he did to me close to the end of The Book Thief. I've never been so angry at an author or book ever before. J.K. Rowling can be cruel as well.
Which book have you devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
My favorite book: A Week in the Woods. I know it's a kids book and it's weird for it to be my favorite or for me to have read it as many times as I have but I love it too much to ever change. I've been thinking about it a lot lately too. I think it's time for another reread!
What book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
So many! There is this one trilogy that I haven't read the last book for. It's all clean and in pristine condition on my bookshelf just waiting for me to read it. It taunts me... The thing is I have to read the first two again because it has been forever since I've read them and I'm reluctant to do so. One reason is obviously laziness and the other is those books are intense! Kind if like Robert Cormier's books. I just need to be in the right mood. Eventually. The first book in the trilogy is A Crack in the Line.
What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Pffff!!! None. I think that's how most people think about readers. They believe we read to gain just knowledge when it is mainly for fun. I doubt it sounds intellectual when I talk about Harry Potter so I would have to definitely say once again none.
What attributes do you find most attractive in male and female characters?
It really depends on the character and what's going on with their life like I love Charlie's shyness and I love that she breaks out and becomes amazing in A Little Wanting Song but I also love sarcasm and wit. The Fault in Our Stars is so great because the characters just know their way with words. They are witty and intelligent sounding and I want to sound like them so badly... They also have this fire in them that may not be so apparent right away but it's there. I love when characters have fire in them, when they are able to get me so excited for them that I root for them and their happiness. I'm so contradictory because I like nice characters and I like rebellious characters. I mean who doesn't like Clay from Thirteen Reasons Why? And on the other hand all those bad boys (as long as they have some other quality other than being "bad") in books or maybe just misunderstood characters in general are wonderful too. It depends on the writing of those characters. It always has.
What books would you most likely receive as a gift?
This fluctuates from time to time so right now I really want The School for Good and Evil. I recently read the summary and a review of the book and I'm completely in love. I want the second book already too, I'm that excited!
Do you recognize yourself in any of these deadly sins of reading?