Sunday, May 12, 2013

tag : 7 Deadly Sins of Reading.

So, booktube people are doing this, I figured it would be fun, so.. 

The Questions:


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

I'm not sure what was the cheapest, but I love to shop in library shops, and my copy of The Great Gatsby was about $1.

The most expensive book was an impulse buy, I had seen some people on youtube talking about Penguins All Caps collection by illustrator Jessica Hische, and when I saw it I could not help myself.. It was about $17. And it looks gorgeous on my bookshelf. :P


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

And the winner iiiiiiiiiiiis: Cassandra Clare!
I love and hate that woman in a daily basis, but let me explain.
The shadowhunter world can do no wrong in my eyes, I love every aspect of it. The problem that I have with Clare is that her series are not self contained. I feel like when she writes the last shadowhunter book, we will finally get the whole picture.
What, as a reader, I hate is that when I start a series I expect all the questions to be answered. Clare does not do that, she gives us some answers and then she plants seeds for the other series.
I guess that will be good in the long run, right now is just plain annoying.

—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no 
shame whatsoever?

I read this SO MUCH in portuguese, it's not even funny.
And now I started the cycle with the english one.. 

—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

In my defense, this were gifts from my husband. I know what you are thinking about: excuses, excuses..
And my answer? yeah, yeah, yeah, I'll get to them.. eventually..

—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?

I dont know how to write this one, I read a LOT of European and South American classics growing up, my mom really liked them and she gave me the bug.
When I got to law school, everything was just too much and I started picking up stuff just for enjoyment, I still read classics and all, but not as often.
Now I'm trying to read some of the American ones (since now I live here and all ), but I'm having problems with those. It's just such a different way to grow up, most of the times I just can not relate. 
I hear people talking about how different it is to have lockers and all that, but that is not what is so different to me. I spent my whole childhood moving around because of my dads job. When we finally settled in the city my parents still live, I started going to a small school. You see, I had a happy and healthy school life, everybody knew everybody( including people from other schools close by ), there were no clicks or groups, no bullying. 
Sure we had problems, everything wasn't perfect. There were still girls that got pregnant, naked pictures online, assholes, but not to the degree that most coming of age american books portray. So is very different, literally foreign. 
I promise to trying, but there are no guarantees. 

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

Ok, so I don't know if miss Jones is big or not, but I just LOVE her characters. Charlie is amazing, feisty, sassy, smart and stubborn. Just like I like to think I am. *ding*
For man, I love me some Adrian Ivashkov, from the Vampire Academy series and, most recently, Bloodlines, I have only love for Richelle Mead, the woman is a rockstar.
Lets talk about Ivashkov now, shall we? Irony, dark humor, little tortured, cute, protective.. I really could go on forever, but I will just leave you with this:

“I know how devastated you must be to miss me, but leave a message, and I'll try to ease your agony” 

You've asked me out tons of times."
"Not really. I've made inappropriate suggestions and frequently pushed for nudity. But I've never asked you out on a real date.” 

“Don't worry, little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll always be like sunshine to me.”

Ok, you get my drift, I'll stop now.

—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

I don't know, I have no self control, so I usually buy the books I want. If they are expensive I'll wait to find them on sale of used.
It is always nice to get nice editions of Classics though.. That and Harry Potter.
If you want to give me a gift though, I suggest little cute things for my bookshelf. Right now I'm particularly interested in a Marvin the Paranoid crochet. 

Ok, that is it folks. ;)

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