I found this one The Bibliophibian and it looked like fun. ^_^
GREED – What is your most inexpensive book?
Aside from the ones I’ve received for free for whatever reason? I don’t actually know. Probably either one of the $0.99 ebooks that convert to goodness knows what or the various ¥100 manga I bought when I was 17.
WRATH – What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Terry Pratchett, I guess. I hated and loathed and routinely threw his books (borrowed from the library, I might add) against the wall not five pages in every time I tried. Up until about the time that The Last Hero came out and I decided to give his works just one more try. And then it shifted over into love of all things Discworld at least.
Other than that… I suppose there’s Tolkien where it really depends on the mood I’m in even for rereads. Either I get along with the style and have a blast or it frustrates me terribly, so I tend to swing about between loving his work and hating it in equal measures just because they’re very much mood books. (But only if they’re The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings. As of yet, the only time I’ve been in the mood for The Silmarillion has been when it was an audiorecording of Tolkien reading bits of it. And friends who know my bookishness well know that I am so not an audiobook person. I get flitty and antsy and wishing there was a triple speed option, but Tolkien reading things? Nary a twitch.)
GLUTTONY – What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
I’m not a big rereader nowadays, but that honour definitely belongs to the aforementioned Hobbit and LotR. I reread those books endlessly as a child. When I wasn’t rereading them, I was probably rereading my copy of Grimm’s fairytales.
SLOTH – What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Er… I’m going to say The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione since I have yet to get around to it and it’s probably the one that’s been on my shelves unread the longest. But it’s more a case of not being very fond of nonfiction and finding lots of other shinies than outright laziness, I think.
PRIDE – What book do you talk most about to sound like an intellectual reader?
Wait, I sound like an intellectual reader? Honestly, if I wanted to sound like an intellectual reader, I would remind you all that I have an MA in British literature in general, not focus on just a single book. That leaves the playing field wide open for many of the classics, though. Oh! Oh! I know! Clarissa by Samuel Richardson. Because most lit students hate that book when it’s assigned (for understandable reasons; it is… very much not like anything modern readers would expect, even in an epistolary and it is boring as heck if you treat it the way you would a modern book), but I quite liked it. (I also made my way through Genjimonogatari, albeit it in translation, which gets me the pretentious honour of babbling about how I read what is possibly the oldest and longest book ever written. It took me something like a year and a half.)
So I suppose either Clarissa or The Tale of Genji goes.
LUST – What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
Kindness, compassion, intelligence… I like well-rounded characters that seem like fun people to be around or be friends with, really. Beyond that I’m not too picky.
ENVY – What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
Em. Er. Um. Um. Um. I don’t know? A book that I’ll fall head-over-heels in love with and want to run around recommending to everyone in all the world because I love it that much? But I don’t know what book that is. No, you know what. This book. The Lord of Rushie River and Simon the Swan by Cicely Mary Barker. The first story in this book is one of my favourite stories ever and I’d never heard of the second until I came across that volume. (Also, my copy of The Lord of Rushie River is all tatty with age and rereading now and it’s a paperback. T_T)
This was fun! And harder than I expected it to be. (I should do a version with games. That should be a lot easier for me to fill in.)