Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins Tag




Hello all! Today I am going to be doing the Seven Deadly Sins book tag! This lovely tag consists of seven deadly sins with seven deadly questions which I am going to answer for you today! I did not create this book tag; this tag was created by BookishlyMalyza on youtube. All that aside; let’s get started!

Greed - What is the most expensive book in your library, and what is the most inexpensive?
      
      I don’t tend to buy ridiculously expensive books. Most of my library is a second hand paperback, so it’s unusual for me to pay more than about £7 for a book (Which I believe to be fair book price). However, I did pay about £14 for my hardback copy of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, which, even though I have lost the dust cover for, was a bloody good buy.
    
        My most inexpensive book cost me a mere 52p from a Welsh hospice care and it is ‘The Sisters Club: The Rule of Three’. I shamelessly bought the children’s book only a couple of weeks ago. It’s the sequel to ‘The Sisters Club’, a book I have re-read over and over in the years since I got it. It's just so nostalgic and lovely for me and... for 52p, you can't really go wrong!



Wrath Which author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
       
     This is a difficult question because if I love a book, I tend to love it whole heartedly. My love/hate author would probably have to be Malorie Blackman. I absolutely loved ‘Noughts and Crosses’ as a stand-alone novel, it was exciting, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and wonderful but I found the rest of the series far-fetched and quite frankly a bit... disappointing. My advice would be to read book one and leave it at that. It is difficult I think, once you've written an absolutely fantastic novel to continue on from there. 

Gluttony What book have you deliciously devoured over and over again, with no remorse whatsoever?
    
        I have read ‘Ember Fury’ by Cathy Brett a good number of times. It tells the tale of Ember Fury, the troubled daughter of a rock star. It’s visually awesome, with cool Gorillaz-esque illustrations everywhere and ever-changing fonts. It’s supposed to be a kids book but it’s a story I just love to get lost in over and over and over and over again. It makes me feel so cool to read that book because it's so darn angsty and I'm a sucker for great illustrations! All that and more keeps luring me back!

Sloth What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
    
        Despite its various awards and all its hype, I still haven’t read ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ by Patrick Ness. It’s not that I haven’t tried, but the entire book it written in an unfamiliar slang that I just can’t get my head around. I’ve been told countless times that if you push through, you get used to the slang and swallowed up by the story, but I just never have the motivation to get anywhere further than page 12. I'm an awful reader in that if a book doesn't entice me within the first couple of chapters, chances are, I'll probably never get through it! 

Pride What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
   
         When talking about books I do like to drop ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger into conversation if I can. I do have a genuine love for the book and the fact that it’s a classic (not to mention the fact that it’s also John Green’s favourite) just makes me feel so cool when I talk about it. I’ve read the book a good number of times so I do know pretty much what I’m talking about… but I won’t deny that I love the impressed looks I get whenever I mention it. It's the book-equivalent of putting on a pair of ultra-cool black sunglasses and riding off on your motorbike into the sunset. 'Catcher In the Rye' is like the black and white photo filter. It makes you really, incredibly, deep.

Lust What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
        
    I love the combination of dark hair and an accent on a male protagonist. I know I can’t actually see the character, but if the writer lets me imagine they’re love interest as attractive, then I’ll love their book just that bit more. Otherwise, I like a good sense of humour, the ability to take control of a situation, a little bit of mystery and a cheeky bit of charm. Just think √Čtienne St. Clair from ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ or Four from ‘Divergent’. However, sometimes I can just fall in love with a love story as a whole and find a certain couple more attractive rather than a particular individual! For instance, in 'Eleanor and Park' I wanted Park to be with Eleanor way more than I wanted Park to be with me! 

Envy What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
  
          Well I still don’t own 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' by Stephanie Perkins so that would be a very welcome gift indeed. Otherwise, anything from the anime section really. I never buy myself any anime at all because it’s so darn expensive for what you get. An anime book of the same size as any other novel will tell a way smaller section of the story and will be finished way quicker. As a teenager I don’t have as much money to spend on books as others, so when I do buy a book I like to get good value for my money. I'm a bit of a cheapskate really! 



There we have it guys! The Seven Deadly Sins book tag! You’re very welcome to have a go at this on your own YouTube channel/blog/etc. Just make sure that if you do you do link back to the original content creator mentioned at the top of this post! 

I would like to tag:
 Tika over at fANGIRL confessions
Izzy from The Reading Izzy 
and Erin from The Hardcover Lover




            

19 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read Noughts & Crosses for so long now! The concept just seems so interesting! Girl, if I have to come through this computer and shake you! You have to continue reading The Knife of Never Letting Go. It's just soooooooooooo freakingggggg goodd. Trust me, you'll get used to the slang, and it actually made the story THAT much better for me. The Chaos Walking Trilogy is my favorite trilogy EVER, so maybe I am being a little bias lmao. I definitely agree with you on pride, that's the first book that popped into my head when I read the question lol.

    Thank you so much for the tag, I'll be working on my answers later on today!

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    1. Noughts and crosses is so amazingly good, and of really really really didn't need a sequel :( it was so perfect as a stand alone.. Sigh!
      I do actually own a copy of the knife of never letting go.. Its always at the bottom of my to be read pile, I just keep topping off the pile before I can get to it :33 I promise I will eventually.. Eventually....

      Awesome though! Let me know when you upload :D I'd like to read :33

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  2. I'm also a sucker for dark hair and an accent, in literature and real life ;) They've got to have that chemistry though, for sure. I'm not too picky, but if there is a love triangle I'll generally pick the one with the dark hair, it's terrible xD Interesting about The Knife of Never Letting Go, I still haven't read that either but I haven't tried.

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    1. Sorry about such a late reply! My email account never told me you were here! But thankyou for even taking the time to comment :3 I agree about the chemistry though.. If there's no spark between the couple in the book, how will there ever be a spark between me and that lovely love interest?! :D

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  3. This tag is really cute.. I love the 7 Deadly Sins idea a lot.. and I am also a fan of dark hair and an accent! As long as it isn't some goofy accent like Boston or New York (:
    I LOLed at your Catcher in the Rye knowledge, and all in all.. I just love this post girl! I will have to do this one as soon as I get some free time.
    Morrighan @ http://ufbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou!! I think my accent weakness is probably Irish or French :o I just love the way that sounds! If an author gives their character one of those I'm practically in love :D but you are now officially tagged by me!! I tag you ^_^ I'll give you a follow too, so I can check it out if you do it :D x

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    2. Awesome, thank you so much! I did to the tag.. here is the link (:
      http://ufbooks.blogspot.com/2014/10/7sins.html

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  4. Thanks for tagging me Evie :D I love this tag already! :) I'll post my answers as soon as possible :)

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    1. Great!! Let me know when you've uploaded it! I'd love to read :D

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  5. Great answers !
    I have to read noughts and crosses for school this year, and I'm really excited to read it ! I'm glad you liked it :)

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    1. You're reading for the first time?! Lucky you!!! You'll definitely remember that one in years to come, and if it doesn't make you cry then I'll be surprised! I wonder what it'll be like to study? You'll have to tell me when you're done! :D and definitely tell me if you like the book or not too ^_^

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  6. I just stumbled upon your site through Bloggers Commenting Back, and I love your blog name - it's so clever! Equally clever is the idea of this tag - I want to know how people can come up with ideas like this. Haha. As for the books, I agree with you about The Catcher in the Rye. References to that title will never get old. :)

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    1. Oh THANKYOU! That's such a lovely thing to say :3 I can't take credit for it though... My sister came up with it in a stroke of genius! I have no idea how people get such good tag ideas, but you're welcome to participate if you like :D you can be tagged too ^_^
      I do love Catcher in the Rye though, it is rather a brilliant book.. But maybe sometimes I pretend to love it a litttttle more than I do :P

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  7. I loooove your answers!! and I admire your taste in books :)!

    Ps, I tagged you to do the Random Questions tag, more info: http://booksbyj.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-tag-random-question-tag.html

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    1. Thankyou!! Thats so nice :D I've actually already been tagged in it ^_^ by Izzy over at The Reading Izzy (She's fab!) so I am working on it!! But when I do eventually post it I'll be sure to mention you as well! :D

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  8. Awesome feature! I'm so with you regarding The Knife of Letting Go. I'm also glad to take your advice on Noughts and Crosses. It's been on my to-read list for a while, so I'll make sure to read book one and stop there. :)

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    1. Oh good! :D Ah, you're so lucky getting to read noughts and crosses for the first time ever! I loved it, I hope you do too! Let me know what you think when you're done! :3 But the Knife of Never Letting Go is so... difficult... In fact, I think Patrick Ness is difficult in general... Maybe I should be pushing through, but I read according to my mood and I'm just never in the mood for Ness :D Ah well! I'm sure that fandom will be okay without us anyway :D

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  9. I've always wanted to do this tag. It looks so fun. I love your answers. And I agree with you on the book buying. I don't usually like the buy expensive books but I did buy the hardcover for The Fault in Our Stars and it was quite expensive (I think it was like double the paperback version). I would also like to own all of the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy. I have it on my ereader but having it in physical book format would be awesome so that it can sit on my shelf :D

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    1. I love physical books so much more then e-books because of 2 things. 1) The smell. Oh my god. If they could bottle the smell of bookshop (especially if that bookshop also has a coffee shop in it) Then I would wear it as a perfume!! 2) So I can lend them out. I think its so sad when you find a great book but have no one to obsess over it with! This way I can FORCE people to obsess with me :3 I mean uh.. encourage them politely...
      But feel free to do the tag! I was a bit cheeky in that no one actually tagged me.. but I went ahead and did it anyway :D

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