DL Hammons of Write Club fame (if you haven't heard of The Write Club you've been living in an alternate universe) has tagged me with this interesting "game." All I have to do is answer the seven questions!
SO... here we go.
Greed – What is your most inexpensive book? That would have to be any and all books that have been given to me, particularly books I got as a child. I still have quite a few of them. Here's a sample.
|The bottom three, left to right are Grimm's Fairy Tales, Andersen's Fairy Tales, and Irish Fairy Tales.|
Wrath – Who’s the author with whom you have a love/hate relationship? I can't think of any anyone. I'm one of those people where it's pretty cut and dry. If I like an author I'll read his/her stuff. If I don't, I won't. Although... I do remember, as a teen, throwing T. S. Eliot across my bedroom when I tried to read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." It was way too depressing for my taste.
Gluttony – What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame? There are a few... Islandia, by Austin Tappan Wright, Call of the Wild, by Jack London, The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde's fairy tales...
Sloth – Which books have you neglected reading due to laziness? I read all the time, but I'm a slow reader so it's more about prioritizing than being lazy. What's happening is that I feel guilty because there are A LOT of books by fellow bloggers I would like to read and review but they are languishing in my teetering stack of books by my bed or becoming buried in the extensive library on my Kindle. Help! Any suggestions?
Pride – What books do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader? Not that I do but I could say I've read a bit by Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz and Joseph Campbell. I could also throw out names like P. D. Ouspensky and George Gurdjieff. Or how about Alexandra David-Neel, the first European white woman, disguised as monk, to sneak into Tibet and reach Lhasa way back in 1924. There are many others, but there's no point. I still don't consider myself an intellectual.
Lust – What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character? I'll go with one name, Aragorn.
Envy – What book would you like to receive most as a gift? What about a signed first edition copy of Islandia, or The World of Pooh, or The Wizard of Oz, or Call of the Wild, or Lord of the Rings? Christmas is coming folks... email me and I'll send you my address. :)
I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you'd like to answer these interesting questions, feel free! I'm passing it on to all of you.