Monday, July 30, 2012

Seven Deadly Sins of Reading

Well, a stress x 1 million weekend closed with two very good things:

1. McDonalds. Yep, junk food makes me happy.

and, most importantly,

2. Dale Jr. finished 4th at the Brickyard, taking the points lead in the chase!!! GO DALE!

7 Deadly Sins of Reading

A looooong overdue tag by Mr. Jay. :) Anyone who wants to take this tag, please do so and have fun! :)

1) Greed - What is your most expensive/least expensive book?

I have no idea. Maybe my Sookie Stackhouse set…or that insanely expensive cookbook I bought for my mom. lol
As for the least expensive...most likely a .99 book that I absolutely loved. :)
2) Wrath - What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

I don’t think I have a “love/hate” relationship for any author. Wow, I’m such a Pollyanna right now…BUT I seriously mean it. Lol

3) Gluttony - What book have you devoured deliciously over and over with no shame whatsoever?

Hmm. Probably Pride & Prejudice. Two words: Mr. Darcy.

4) Sloth - What book have you neglected to read due to laziness?

I’ll go with Finnegans Wake on this one.

5) Pride - What book do you most talk about in order to sound intellectual?

Ha! I don’t think I’ve ever tried! If I’m talking books, it usually has to do with reminiscing on what we all loved growing up. Other times, book-talk might coincide with a movie adaptation or something along those lines.

6) Lust - What attributes do you find most attractive in male/female characters?

I dearly love humor and quirkiness. I also love characters who overcome their insecurities and fear to find their strength.
7) Envy - What book would you most like to receive as a gift?

I think I’ll let this one stay on my mind’s dream shelf. ;)


  1. Wow, that much stress could lead anyone to eat junk food! My choice would be chocolate cake or Cobs's freshly baked cinnamon buns. xo

  2. I want to know the answer to number 7. LOL I like this tag, may have to steal it. But being that you're "Pollyanna", you won't mind at all. LOL

    1. LOL--One day, maybe! lol I'd love to read your answers, so go for it! Exactly--my Pollyanna self won't mind a bit. In fact, I encourage it. LOL ;)

  3. Wow, you're really into reading, I wouldn't have an answer for any of these questions, sigh! :)

    1. :) I love reading. When I was little, my mom said I flew through books so quickly that she could barely keep up. I remember going to the bookstore so many times, especially in the summer. Oh, and school book fairs!!! I LOVED the school book fairs.

  4. My go to "junk food" is chocolate cake -with a coke, of course!

    1. Oooooooh, chocolate cake & soda!!! Double yum!!!

  5. Ooooooooh (moaning and sighing), Mr. Darcy. Our affair continues. I think my most expensive book is my autographed The Collected Poems of Robert Frost. I bought first editions/first printings of the U.K. versions of the first four Harry Potter books as an investment and something fun and cool for The Hurricane. I've never read Finnegan's Wake, nor have I read Ulysses. What kind of English major am I? No wonder I can't find a job.

    Janie L. Junebug

    1. Oh my! You have an incredible collection!!! I'd love first editions of the Harry Potter UK books. Finnegan's's impossible, I think.

  6. Oh, and I dream of owning books autographed by Scott Fitzgerald and Anne Tyler.

    Love again,

  7. I might have to steal this tag too!

    1. Absolutely! Go for it! I'd love to read your answers!! *Hugs*

  8. Love these questions :D

    Pride & Prejudice is the best!