Dec 07 2014


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A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?

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I was tagged by DL for this hop. A few bloggers I frequent have taken part, so I’ve very excited!


Greed – What is your most inexpensive book?

I have a collection of ebooks that were free or 99 cents. In hardback, I have EONA, which was $1.99 at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.


Wrath – Who’s the author with whom you have a love/hate relationship? 

Any volunteers to be the Rufus Wilmot Griswold to my Edgar Allan Poe? Hmm… well, I love Veronica Roth and the Divergent series, but I really can’t stand the relationship between Tris and Four sometimes. How can two people not “get” each other so much? I know, Tris is supposed to be that oblivious, but if I was Four, well, it’s a good thing that I’m not him. Ha ha.


Gluttony – What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame? 

Harry Potter. I bought the ebooks to better preserve my precious hardcover first editions. There are other books I’ve reread, but not to the point where I bought another copy just to protect a spine.


Sloth – Which books have you neglected reading due to laziness? 

The War of the Flowers. I wanted it enough that I was unwilling to wait for Amazon’s shipping time. I actually left my house and went to a mall (if you knew me, you’d gasp at that) to buy the only copy for sale in 80 miles of me. Have I read it yet? Umm… Well, that’s on the agenda for this month. Just need to break out the swiffer duster first. (Update– got through the first 37 pages on Dec 4th. Anyone have a heart they can loan me? Because mine ripped out and shattered.)


Pride – What books do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader? 

I’m supposed to sound like an intellectual reader? So… mocking pretentious book snobs is out. Darn, there goes my favorite hobby. KIDDING! Does anyone think quoting Bill Bryson will sound intellectual? Because A Short History of Nearly Everything was great. All right, how about The Universe in a Nutshell by Steven Hawking? I understood string theory after I read that book. He’s one of the smartest people alive, so reading his book must make me sound like an intellectual reader. Really, what tops that is a friend who read War and Peace in the original Russian. That sounds really intellectual, even though she is from Russia.

Someone toss me a title of a book I should read so I can better answer this question.


Lust – What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character? 

This is interesting to think about, because I’m rarely attracted to my own characters. (Two just got in my head, whipped off shirts, and are giving me wicked half-smiles that disprove the statement. Wow. Yum. What was I talking about?) Assertive confidence. That’s what attracts me to male or female characters. Oddly, twenty years ago I was attracted to shyness. Traits I’ve always found attractive in characters of either gender are generosity and appreciativeness.


Envy – What book would you like to receive most as a gift? 

I could just post a link to my Amazon wishlist. Beyond that, I’d love a first edition of “The Red Badge of Courage,” “Cry, the Beloved Country,” “Brave New World,” or “Gone with the Wind.”



There’s no number of people to tag. Sort of a whoever-wants-in hop. Therefore, if you’d be interested, tag yourself in my comments and let me know when you post so I can drop by!

Other than that… I’m going to nominate Beth and Joyce. (It’s okay if you don’t play along, but I figured I’d tag you anyway.)


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    • Beth on December 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    yay I’ve been meaning to do this one since it looks so fun! 🙂 love your answers!
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    1. 🙂 Cool. And Thanks.

  1. Great answers! I have several books that I have in both hard back (for display) and paperback (for loaning purposes). I’m always happy to loan out great books, but sometimes they don’t come back in the same shape that they left in. 🙂
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    1. Oh so very true. Don’t hurt the books…. precioussssss….

    • mshatch on December 7, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Your HP copies sound like my LOTR, some of which have pages ready to fall out and missing back covers!
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    1. Poor books! On the other hand, that’s the dream of every author- for someone to love our words to the point of the books falling apart from over reading.

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