Well, this could be interesting! I was tagged by Katherine’s Bookcase to participate in this little ditty, and I must say it was a delight to think up my responses for each of these. I hope you enjoy!
Defined as: An intense and selfish desire for something.
What is your most expensive book?
I absolutely detest spending a lot of money on books. Most of mine fall under the $2.99 mark, and I feel like spending $5 is a splurge. Therefore, I usually ask for the more expensive books as Christmas or birthday presents. That being said, I think the most expensive book I personally ever bought (excluding college textbooks of course) was an anthology on Ancient Egypt that cost about $25.00.
Defined as: Extreme anger.
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Hands down that would have to be Diana Gabaldon of the Outlander series. I didn’t even need to ponder over this one. I absolutely adored the first Outlander book, and really enjoyed a few others in the series, but after the monotonous hunk of crap that was the fifth book, I’m having some difficulty picking up the next one in the series. Also, a note to authors everywhere: if your book can be sold in an abridged version it means the original is too freakin’ long!
Defined as: Intense over-indulgence.
What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
Hmm, I’m not one to re-read too many books, mainly because I have too many new ones on my TBR list to get through. However, I do know of one book that I read more than once because I liked it so much, and that would be Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. I first read this for a book report in the 8th grade and was astonished to find out that it was part of a series. I spent pretty much the rest of high school devouring the series, but during a winter break in college I picked up the first one again. It has mystery, history, a tad of romance, and my first topic of infatuation: Egypt.
Defined as: a reluctance to work or make an effort.
What book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
Alright, this one is going to get me a lot of crap. I only read 17 pages of the first Harry Potter book. I just couldn’t get past all of the weird names, and was right on the cusp of where I was getting too old to really appreciate the magic of it all. I know most of you out there will say that you’re never too old to read Harry Potter, but I think I missed my window, and really have no desire or inclination to read the series. Please don’t hate me 😦
Defined as: satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Ah yes, let’s bring on the bragging rights, shall we? So, I spent all four years of college studying Chinese, and even went to graduate school in China. When I came back to the US I was proficient enough in Chinese to read the entire first Hunger Games book in Mandarin. I know that the Hunger Games itself in English isn’t a very highly intellectual book, but I read it in Chinese for crying out loud!
Defined as: a strong sexual desire.
What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
I love a male character with alpha tendencies. There’s just something about a man who can’t help how much he desires a woman that sparks my interest. Throw in a tad of jealousy and him referring to the female character as mine, and I’m good to go. Now, if I encountered someone like that in real life I’d probably run as fast as I could in the opposite direction, but in book land it’s an attractive quality.
Defined as: a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.
What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
I would probably cry from unadulterated happiness if I could get the last two books of the Outlander series in audio format. They are just so unbelievably expensive, but I feel like I would finish them in half the time if someone else could read them to me while I get ready in the morning and walk to work.
If you don’t want to participate, no worries! If I left you off this list, and would like to be added, just let me know!