Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

seven deadly sins book tag.png

So I’m being totally responsible with tags lately, getting them done #likeaboss… And now I’ve decided to do one I wasn’t tagged for because… #YOLO? Maybe I’m just getting carried away with hashtags…

Anyway, I saw this tag on Sophie @Blame Chocolate’s blog a few weeks ago and I just thought it was perfect for my being bad theme I’ve got going on this week. Shout-out to her, cos she always does the best tags.


What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?

Inexpensive: are all those freebie classics on my kindle!

jane austen complete works
Expensive: probably all those lovely books I’ve received as gifts, like this gorgeous copy of Austen I like to show off every now and again. It’s so perty.


What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Oh hard!! The first one that comes to mind is Trudi Canavan, because her books are *so* hit and miss with me!! And the second… George R R Martin- *puts on whinging voice*: c’mon when are we gonna get Winds of Winter?!



What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?


I used to do an annual reread of this in the Spring- I finally had the chance to do this again recently!! And it was EPIC!!


What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

Oh my tbr is glaring up at me, with a dozen books screaming “pick me, pick me!!” I’m going to go with the Odyssey– because even though I’ve read/analysed sections before, I’d never read the whole thing cover to cover before, so I decided to. However, a few books in and I stuck it on my “Currently Reading” Shelf on Goodreads- and everyone knows that’s code for I’m sort of reading this, a page every month or so, I’ll be finished in about 20 years… Don’t rush me!



What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intelligent reader?

Hehe would I do that? Moi?

Probably this tome cos it’s mammoth size looks impressive- but I don’t think it’s actually the toughest read- it’s just long (but very, very good)

war and peace


What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?

I like characters with a troubled past (or present). I just love getting all sappy and empathetic. Characters that come to mind are Celaena Sardothien and Ronan Lynch. Give me a really twisted anti-hero like Jorg and I’ll be happy too. But on the flipside I also love impossibly heroic characters like Alyosha (Brothers Karamazov) or Prince Myshkin (The Idiot). Basically give me a Dostoevsky character and I’ll be happy.



What book would you like to receive as a gift?

Hmm since this book post is getting a bit of a Russian theme, I’d really like Volumes 3-7 of Gulag Archipelago– I’ve read the first two volumes now, but the rest is proving difficult to come by!

gulag archipelago


Always Trust in Books

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote


Between the Pages

Untamed shrews

Okey dokey- that’s all for now! What book would you commit a deadly sin for? Let me know in the comments!

63 thoughts on “Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

      1. I know what you mean. I first read it when I studied it for Classics at school and fell in love with it. I have read it many times since, but I might not have made it through the first time if it wasn’t compulsory!

        Liked by 1 person

    1. I think he’s finished it too and is just taking his sweet time because he knows how everyone feels and is thriving off that attn.. but you could be on to something with the beard theory! haha

      Liked by 2 people

  1. This is a great tag! So…I’m not the only person who occasionally chooses a read just to sound more intelligent? Does that mean the people I’m trying to impress are on to me and are somewhat less impressed than I’d like to think with my obvious attempts to sound more intellectual than I am? Huh.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m with you on the Lust tag. I love getting sappy and empathetic with my characters too! I feel like I’m truly immersed in their world when I do.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!! I do really like it, I’m just being realllly slow with it! Thank you!! Ahh good choice- I used to reread that *all the time*- it was a close call whether I put that or the Hobbit, but since I still reread the Hobbit to this day, it just won out 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for the tag !! 😉 Great choices! I see you put the Idiot from the famous author WINK WINKK HAH I love how I can make all the inside joke references now from our convo 😀 (the cover kind of made me LOL when I first saw it )

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! AHH I KNOW!!! What’s crazy is 6 years ago I just started the series. I whizzed through them and when I got to book 5 and saw it had been released, I thought “well that’s alright, it’ll probably not be long till the next one”- boy how wrong I was!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. What a sweet tag. It has been a long time since I have done one but this one really speaks to me. Bookmarking it now. I wonder what my most expensive book is? I don’t know if I have any special editions. Perhaps my Warhammer codex but i bought it used.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Awesome tag! I’m so glad you decided to do it, you always have such cool answers ^^
    I’m not an Austen fan but that book is just all kinds of wonderful and I feel like getting it anyway. Ugh, my shallowness!
    Also, I’m glad I’ve been putting off GoT because I’m just not a patient person and I don’t feel like re-reading the series every time that man decides to cough up a new book.
    Loved this post ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!! Ahh I know right- so pretty!!!
      Do it and maybe you’ll fall in love 😉 (not trying to push my Austen love or anything… okay that’s exactly what I’m trying to do 😉 )
      Ahh yes I know- I wish I’d been aware of Martin’s track record before whizzing through the series just after dance of dragons came out *sigh*
      Thank you ❤


              1. Ahha thank you! 😀 I’m hesitant between The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. I’ve head people from both poles (love and hate). Pretty sure you’ve read both, and since you even mention The Idiot in here, should that be my next Dostoyevsky experience? 😀

                Liked by 1 person

                1. You’re welcome!! 😀 Ahh both wonderful. So I love them both, but the Idiot is one of my favourite books of all time. That said, I do get why it’s not something a lot of people like- it’s sort of a “failed book about failure”- to me that’s genius, but some people don’t like that. But both of them are amazing and they each star some my favourite characters ever (Alexei Karamazov and Prince Myshkin) So I haven’t really answered your question but I hope I’ve got you excited at least 😉

                  Liked by 1 person

  6. Great picks! I LOVE that Jane Austen book – I admit, I think I would be willing to part with a significant amount of cash to own a copy 🙂 Also I had a laugh at what you said about The Odyssey, I’ve got a few books like that where I’ve had a bookmark in them for ages and I occasionally crawl forward a few pages… though I usually forget about them altogether at some point or give up and remove the bookmark, so you are doing better than I am, even if it takes you 20 years to finish it!

    Oh, and War and Peace is the perfect choice – I think that book has such a reputation now (and such a grand title) that the mere mention of it is enough to make everyone think you’re trying to sound like an intelligent reader, even if you aren’t trying to!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s