I’ve pulled a quick meme list for today’s blog post from Leanne at Literary Excursions. The Four Horsemen are all over my brain, of course, so the Seven Deadly Sins fit right in.
What is your most expensive book? Your least expensive?
My most expensive book is definitely my copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio. If I remember right, it was printed in the fifties and cost somewhere around $100. As for least expensive, you can’t get cheaper than the free ebooks on my Kindle!
Which author do you have a love-hate relationship with?
This one’s hard for me. The more I write, the more critically I read, and my guilty pleasures are starting to lose their luster. (Good lord, that sounds snooty.) Frex, I used to eat up every Mercedes Lackey novel I came across, but I slowly came to feel that they all seemed variations on a theme. I do still love the Dragonriders of Pern series and go back to read them once in a blue moon.
What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
That’s easy – The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon. I read that book over and over in college, and it’s not exactly short. It has fantastic description of military tactics and day to day life, and a heroine that ticks every single one of my personal check boxes.
What book have you neglected to read due to laziness?
Also easy – anything non-fiction. I tend to read for enjoyment rather than edification, so it’s hard to start non-fiction and even harder to finish it, even if I’m interested in the subject matter. I have so many how-to books on my To Be Read list, it’s not even close to funny.
What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Oh lord, I hope I don’t do that. I do sometimes mention to folks that I’ve read Gravity’s Rainbow, but that’s more of a testament to my staying power.
What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
Integrity and intelligence, for certain. It’s no surprise to me that one of my favorite characters is a paladin. Both of those characteristics make me swoon in real life, too. 😉
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Something I love in gorgeous limited edition. Anything by Catherynne Valente, hard cover, shiny, and signed!