[Random Babbles] The Seven Deadly Sins of Reading

I came across this interesting survey from Kelley of Another Novel Read. She tagged everybody so I took the liberty of answering the Qs…

1. GREED – What is your most expensive book? Your least expensive?

I really try to avoid buying expensive books (I try to stick to paperbacks to maximize my monthly book budget). But, there are times of weakness when my impulsive nature takes over, especially when I’ve been searching for that book for quite some time.

Recently, I purchased a hardbound copy of  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I had a hard time finding it at our local bookstores, but I got lucky and stumbled upon it. I didn’t want to let the chance go, so I bought it. It cost me about $16. So far, it’s my most expensive purchase (and I hope it’s the last!).

I also buy books at secondhand bookshops. My least expensive purchase was a Nancy Drew paperback, which I got for less than $1! How awesome is that?!

2. WRATH – Which author do you have a love-hate relationship with?

Hmm… Not exactly a love-hate relationship, but it’s the closest thing, I guess. I wanted to read her work mainly out of curiosity, why it’s such a classic; Emily Brontë, who only published one novel — Wuthering Heights. I’ve tried reading it, but I never got past Chapter 1 (or was it 2?). I just couldn’t seem to get into the story. I can’t even bring myself to watch a movie version of it. So I gave up on reading it, I even gave the book away. I wonder if I should give this another chance someday…

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[Random Babbles] A to Z Bookish Survey

Just a little something to pass the time. Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner started this survey, and it looked like fun, so I decided to have a go at it.

~ A to Z Bookish Survey ~

Author you’ve read the most books from:

J.K. Rowling. I’ve read 11 of her books = 10 from the Harry Potter universe, 1 crime novel (The Cuckoo’s Calling, though she used a pseudonym, but that counts too, right?)

However, this will soon be exceeded by Rick Riordan. I’ve read 11 of his books so far (5 from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, and 3 each from the Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus series), but this will become 12 books soon since House of Hades will be released in October and I’m definitely going to read that one!

Best Sequel Ever:

Hmm… I can’t really say for sure. Though Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness is the one that immediately popped up in my mind. I thought that book transcended its predecessor. It was great to read about Balsa’s backstory. (Also see Hidden Gem Book below)

Currently Reading:

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire and Stargazer by Patrick Carman

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