Seven Deadly Sins Tag

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Seven Deadly Sins Tag

We were tagged by Mel @ The Daily Prophecy!


What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
Nicole: Excluding free books, my least expensive books would be the ones I purchased from BOOKOFF, a bargain bookstore in NYC. I got a whole stack ranging from $1 to $5 each. As for my most expensive, not including textbooks (~$300), that would probably be S. by Doug Dorst at about ~$35, or the UK edition of The Diviners that I had shipped to me.

Ashley:  I think the least expensive book would be the ones I have bought from the used bookstore.  I believe I got the first three book in the Vampire Academy series.  The most expensive book I have bought would have to be a pre-order signed hard back copy of The Dream Thieves, it was bout $25. 


What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Nicole: Umm, the only author coming to mind is Rainbow Rowell but I hate having the word 'hate' even in the same sentence as her (and here it is twice!) but I LOVED LOVED LOVED Fangirl and yet didn't care for Eleanor & Park at all so I guess she fits. 

Ashley: I would have to say Amy Plum.  A bit random I know but I really really enjoyed the Revenants series yet just could not hand After the End.  So while I do not really have love/hate I have a strong like vs strong dislike.  


What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
Nicole: So I don't have a habit of rereading even though there are quite a few books I intend to reread. I did relisten to Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight before Dreams of Gods and Monster's came out and it is a series that I can see myself rereading/listening to many times over. 

Ashley: Similar to Nicole I am not a big rereader.  I have however reread Cinder three times and Scarlet twice.  I will probably reread or re-listen to the series before Fairest and Winter come out.  To me the series is like a Disney movie, easily read/watched over and over.  


What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Nicole: A Memory of Light, the 14th and final book in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. I read all 13 books back to back (and these are not short books, mind you) but then had to wait over a year for book 14 to come out. By the time I got my hands on it I realized I forgot a lot of the details (the scope of this world is huge) and was constantly Wiki-ing things so that I could get the most out of this conclusion. It was taking me forever and I kind of "put it on hold:" around page 400 but I haven't made any progress since then. I just need to commit a weekend to finishing it which I will keep neglecting to do for now...

Ashley: Dreams of Gods and Monster by Laini Taylor, the second book was so good yet I just keep staring at the final book.  I am behind my reading challenge this year due to being busy with wedding planning that the thought of the huge book just has me keeping it on the shelf.  


What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Nicole: Uhh, so I don't really read anything that makes me sound all that intellectual, but if I were to bring up a more serious book I would probably mention one of my favorite historical fictions like Code Name Verity or Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. Or The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Ashley: This was a hard question.  I cannot pinpoint a book that really fits this category.  The only ones that come to mind are books I had to read in high school and college.  Maybe Life of Pi or Catch 22.  I had to do a lot of Politic readings during college so sometimes I can quote those but that is about it.  


What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
Nicole: I love guys who can make me laugh, which is why I am so attracted to Nikolai from The Grisha series, Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles, and Adrian from Vampire Academy/Bloodlines. It doesn't hurt that all of these guys are described as beautiful too. But it's also important to me that a guy is nice and respectful, so I am turned off by that bad-boy, jerk-type even if they wind up good in the end. As for female characters, I always like when they are independent, smart, strong and KICK ASS.

Ashley: I love sarcastic, witty, and strong characters.  Kami from Unspoken comes to mind as on of my favorite female characters.  I love to laugh while I am reading so in both male and female characters a good sense of humor and wit are attractive qualities! 


What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Nicole: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff because it's freaking $20 on Amazon right now and I need this book. I also wouldn't mind a Harry Potter box set :D

Ashley: The entire Harry Potter series in Hardback!  I actually had this one my wedding registry :) I also would not mind Winter by Marissa Meyer

And We Tag:

Kay @ It's A Book Life
Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide
Pam @ [YA] Escape from Reality

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