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I love books, I am not picky about books, I reed chick stuff, children's books, history novels, the old classics ... I just love books in general.
To me every book is like a vacation, I could read for days and days and do nothing else,
in fact I did that some weekends, I only lay the books down for sleeping and toilet, though sometimes...well I don't wanna go into all the glory details :D
I just love books :)
and as I am not the only one here,
I am quite interested in your opinion.
So I thought I'd like to make up a tag thing, I found the "7 deadly sins of reading" on youtube very intersting,
created by  BookishlyMalyza www.youtube.com/user/Bookishly… and she got the idea from a beauty 7 sins tag thing.

I will take those 7 questions and add some of my own, hope some of you will participate, my answers will be last in the post.

So here we go: books books books

1. GREED What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive book?
2. WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
3. GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
5. PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
6. LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
7. ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?


8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?
9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books)
10. What books are you going to read next and why?
11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?
12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?
13. A book that truly changed your life:
14. A book you hated to read:
15.A book you would recommend to me:



I tag:
:iconmatthew-fuller: :iconmay-ly: :iconciaratheresa: :iconmisskatt66: :iconjays-kaleidoquasar:
:iconwingedgenesis5: :iconmurdermolly: :iconviveie:  :iconkaywenn: :iconnevilleandluna4ever:
:iconrezy16: :icondreamarian: :iconkangel: :iconjoyful-joy: :iconcookieeater33:

Even if I didn't tag you I'd still love to know our answers!!!, just thought 15 questions 15 tags :)
go ahead and tag some of your da-friends and watchers :)


My answers:

1. GREED What is your most inexpensive book? What is your least expensive book?
- inexpensive one is probably "the five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Albom, which i bought for 20cents (Euro) in Spain in an English second hand bookshop,
it was the cutest place and the book was really a nice read.
Now my most expensive one is an anatomical drawing book, it's really huge and massiveand costed around 70 Euros (~90$)

2. WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
- I guess Stephenie Meyer, I doI like the Twilight series, but her characters are flat and acting weird, I don't genuinely like them...it's weird

3. GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
- it's Harry Potter without a doubt, reread/listened to the books more than 10 times each

4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
- War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy,
I want to read it, really, I started it some time, but all those names and it is so freaking long....yeah i know how that sounds from someone who just admitted she read all HP books more than 10 times^^
I hope I'll get around reading it one day

5. PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
- I never tried to sound intellectual talking about books, but I read a lot of classics, so maybe Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe,  Goethe and Schiller,
and I really enjoy reading those!

6. LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
-For women strong and smart characters, that are not so needy ( not Bella from Twilight),
for men it's harder, I guessa very male one, not the totally good guys, the hard shelled ones with a soft core, who have some humor.

7. ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
- all Terry Pratchett books that I don't owe already, if someone wanted to be extra good, a signed book would be a great thing.
I usually don't give much about autographs, this one would mean something to me though.

8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?
- There was a time when I had a hard time admitting I liked Twilight, the movies are just so horrible and all that fandom
same with Eragon, some times people look at you funny when you say you liked those books.... I don't give a **** though anymore

9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books)
- yeap I know this is a hard one.
I personally would pick 3 Harry Potter books, the first, the 4th and the 7th to reconstruct the story :D
one Terry Pratchett book, though I am not yet sure which
and last a book that I havn't read yet,a big one, maybe War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy :D

10. What books are you going to read next and why?
- I planned rereading Terry Pratchett books, next will be the carpet people,
I love Terry Pratchett he is my favorite author

11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?
- the name was "Kater Mog" translated "tomcat Mog", it a chubby tabby cat that goes around doing his thing and you always get shown what the kid is doing.
The cat washes itself with his tongue, wile the little boy is in th bathtub etc.
lovely book by Judith Kerr, I'd totally buy it for my children

12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?
-I'd really like to have one,
as much as I love actual books, the prospect of always being able to carry hundreds of books with you and get all the classics for free, that's just great
still...eve if I had one I'd surly still buy books from paper.

13. A book that truly changed your life: How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

14. A book you hated to read: Homo Faber by Max Frisch,
I cheated and didn't read all of it, didn't even buy the book, but what I had to read in class was plain awful...

15.A book you would recommend to me: The is pointless without a person who was tagged, but my general suggestion is:
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie, it mostly contains common knowledge, but it is good to be reminded of once in a while.
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God.... I have found a kindred soul.... I LOVE BOOKS TOO!!!!! We could totally be nerdy together. :) :party:
Trutze's avatar
i'd love to read your answers to the questions
dreamarian's avatar
Hi lady!I answered your tag in my journal!
:iconbluerose1plz::bulletblue: [link] :bulletblue::iconbluerose6plz:
Trutze's avatar
i am so sorry for my late repley, I read and apreciated your answers very very much,
i was just so busy the last two weeks :(
Oh btw I actually like Stephen King, read a lot of his books when i was younger,
I remember I started the dark tower series, so I guess I already read gunslinger, but i don't think I ever finished it,
apparently there are even two different versions out there...definitely going to check that out again.
thank you :)
dreamarian's avatar
:iconholdheartplz:
It's all good! I never have enough time!:giggle:
Brawrloxoss's avatar
Yeah, I have EIGHT (that's 8) titles in print you haven't read yet! Eight!

No pressure.
Trutze's avatar
sorry i don't get your comment,
would you be so kind to explain?
:)
Brawrloxoss's avatar
Soitanly! I have eight books published and in print, six of which can be found on Amazon.com and Kindle. They include the first five titles of the Chronicles of Brawrloxoss, and the pirate novel, Rose O'scarlett and the Vengeance of Cannonflash Jones. The two Wonder Woman Legacy novels are not yet available on Amazon or Kindle, but I can sure get them to you.

The author's name: J. R. Knoll, and I am at your service.
Trutze's avatar
wow you have some really good reviews,
the pirate one sounds very interesting, guess I'll give it a try.

Is there a continued storyline in the dragon books or do they just take place in the same world?
Did you write the book descriptions for Amazon?
Brawrloxoss's avatar
The pirate story was written as a gift for my wife a couple of years ago and outsold the fantasy series for almost a year. It's developed quite a following.

The dragon books are indeed a series. In fact, I'm hoping to release the next two this fall along with the vampire story.

Thanks for your interet in my work. I'd love to hear what you think! AND, let me know if you'd like to try out Wonder Woman: Legacy. If you find yourself in San Antonio the weekend after next, I'll be at the Texas Comicon for a book signing there.

Let me know!
Trutze's avatar
If I win the lottery within the next week I'll come :D
or if someone offers me a job over there

But I guess it'll be some years until I'll have some money saved to travel the states and go to comic cons...I'd really love to

Sure I tell you what I think about your book(s) looking forward to read it :)
Brawrloxoss's avatar
You honor me, my Lady.
Kaywenn's avatar
Sow, the first time I got tagged for something :D
And I absolutely LOVE books. I can't live without them. So it's really great that this is about my favourite topic^^

Okay, my answers:

1. GREED What is your most inexpensive book? What is your least expensive book?

My least expensive book is "Handlesen für Hexen" ("Palmreading for witches". Is "palmreading a real word?) by Maria May. The title sounds weird but it is really interesting. I got it for 50 cents from a library sale.

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

Peter Freund. I'm not sure if you know him. He wrote a series about a girl called Laura, who has special talents like mindreading and telekinesis. A great deal of the story is set in a different world, which is not so bad really. When I was younger I loved the books, but later on I found them pretty boring. Because the "good" guys and the "bad" guys are very clearly defined (the good ones ride white horses and the bad ones black horses - yeah, right). A part of the characters is really good, but the main character Laura is pretty weird. She's never afraid and knows always what to do next. So the story is good, but most of the elements from which it is built are not really thought through.

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

Harry Potter. Definetely :D
I never read them, I only listened to the audiobooks (read by the fantastic Stephen Fry). I don't know how often I listend to all of them, but it has to be at least 20 times each. I started listening to them when I was 8 or 9 and I actually learned english with them! I even search for sentences out of the book when I have to translate an english word in class :D

4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

"The mists of avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. A friend of mine recommendet it to me and I really liked the style, but it took so long to read, so I put it away eventually. I love books with many pages, but this one just wasn't the right one for me.

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

Hm. My friends don't read as much as I do and they know already that I practically live in books, so there is no need^^ But I don't try to sound very intellectual, because I know that nobody in my class wants to hear it anyway (I talk too much...)

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

I think it is very important for female characters to be strong and independant (I have to agree with you on that, Trutze. Bella is way to clingy and Edward is overprotective). Every time I read a story where love is described as something that turns you into a mindless person that can only survive when you're practically glued to your one true love, I'm like "Er, people? You serious about this? Okay... "
I know that I haven't expirienced much about love, but I'm sure that it is nothing like this.

Male characters are hard. But I allways like it when they have a soft side and aren't all hero or arrogant idiot all the time.

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

Anything with love, fantasy and/or action in them. At the moment I'm very excited about the new books from Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pierce. I would also be happy about any book written by Jenny-Mai Nuyen (exept the ones I've got already, of course ;) )


8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?

"Schattenschwingen" ("Shaddow wings") by Tanja Heitmann. I loved the first book when I was younger, but now I think it's not a very good book. I really can't see why I wanted to have it in the first place.

9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books)

"Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater (because, although it is the first book of a series, you can read it and be happy with the ending)
"The Host" by Stephenie Meyer (I know that Wanda isn't much better than Bella, but I like the story so I re-write it in my head while I'm reading to give the heroin some backbone)
"The Last Unicorn" by Peter S. Beagle (This is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read. It is colourful, inventive, funny and beautiful and about the best book you can find in the genre of High Fantasy)
"Nocturna" by Jenny-Mai Nuyen (because it is a wonderful story about the morality of art hidden in a fantasy story with great characters, set in a town from an earlier century)
And then I would try to find a book which includes all seven Harry Potter books, or try to sneak all of them with me^^
But, if that wouldn't be possible, I'd take the seventh Harry Potter book, because the story ends there. It would be a bit sad though to see very little of Hogwarts and to not be able to experience the expanding of the wizarding world that happens throughout all seven books.

OR

I would take the first, second, third, fifth and seventh Harry Potter book.

10. What books are you going to read next and why?

That'll be a long list^^

"Runelights" by Joanne Harris (because I loved the first book of the series "Runemarks")
"Pride and Predjudice" by Jane Austen (because I loved the movie and want to experience the original)
"Wuthering Hights" by Emily Brontë (because I want to know why it is Bellas favourite book)
"Feenlicht" & "Magierlicht" by Jenny-Mai Nuyen (because they are awesome, third re-read :D )
"Faunblut" by Nina Blazon (again because it is awesome)
"Sofies Welt" by Jostein Gaarder (because I'm very curious about it and my mother recommendet it to me)

and many others more, there are still some left from christmas because I didn't have the time to read them...

11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?

I think it is "Green eggs and ham" by Dr. Seuss, in which someone named Sam tries to convince someone else to eat green eggs and ham, but he always refuses. In the end he eats them anyway and loves them of course :) I still like to read it sometimes^^

12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?

My mother has one, but I don't think that I'd buy one myself. I love the feel of a heavy book in my hand and the sensation of turning the pages, as well as the smell of books. But what I love most is the cracking of the spine when you open a new book. Sadly that only works with hard covers, and my pocket money mostly allows only paperbacks... :(

13. A book that truly changed your life:

I guess it's the Harry Potter series because I feel like my whole childhood is spent in these books (allthough I only started listening to them with 8 or 9). I learned english with them and I spent a lot of time in Hogwarts (in my head at least :D ). On my 11th birthday I actually waited for my letter to Hogwarts and I was very disappointed when it didn't arrive...
And I think that because of Harry Potter I started to be interested in the genre of fantasy.

14. A book you hated to read:

"Eragon" by Christopher Paolini. I loved the first two when I was younger, but when I discoverd all the other books from which Paolini had copied parts of his story, I wasn't interested anymore. I read the third book just out of curiosity, but when it didn't have any real plot at all, I decided not to bother with the forth. I read the last page of it in a book store and it told me everything I needet to know without reading the whole book.

15.A book you would recommend to me:

Definately "The Last Unicorn" if you're into Fantasy. I read it in english so I don't know if there are any good translations. But if you love Fantasy, this really is your book.

And the "His Dark Materials"-Series by Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass). Again it is Fantasy but a very different kind than "The last Unicorn" or "Eragon". It is set in a world very similar to ours. It even has the same countries and continents and languages. But in this world everyone has a dæmon, a part of your soul in the shape of an animal. As the story goes on you visit many other worlds, including our own, and every single one of them is breathtaking. So even if you don't like fantasy á la Tolkien, this one is really worth reading.
Trutze's avatar
thank you :)
That was very interesting,
when i read through it i already searched for the last unicorn before i came to the recommendations :D
Always loved the animation movie.
I read books in english if the original wasn't german or dutch, so I don't need to search for translations.

Guess you saw I am all into fantasy :D
His dark materials was on my list to read to once, forgot about them somehow...wow I am really getting a lot out of this thing,that was a good idea :D

Jane Austen books are wonderful, stuff for girls no doubt but I love them so so so much,
Wuthering Heights is worth reading, but it took me like 3 times to really appreciate the characters, if you go for the audiobook, try to find the one read by David Timson,
very pleasant voice (they have it on audible.de...in case you are an audible customer).

I personally didn't thought Eragon was all stolen, sure thing it wasn't an all new creation, but in fantasy everything gets repeated....
even Harry Potter, an outsider kid who discovers he/she is special, fights for the good....sounds inventive put like that, hug ;)?

It's all about the writing and character development, both wasn't brilliant in Eragon,
it was an enjoyable easy read though, I never expected anything outstanding, the 3rd book was the weakest for me too, it was as if he himself didn't know where he was going...
but that had to be somewhat clear when he said he is going to write a 4th book, he really didn't plan the whole plot that well.


Thanks again for participating, maybe you wanna put it up in your journa and invite your friends to do it,
some interesting things may come out,
it paid out for me, I am delighted that you for example are so into books and JayDari-ShiraTori710 :iconjaydari-shiratori710: was a book club president - wow.

I should have made up some tag-rules perhaps... should have had a look at other tag memes...well well now it's to late
Kaywenn's avatar
I loved the movie "The Last Unicorn" too and that's why I bought the book. It is really wonderful :)
I always try to read the original as well.

If you like audiobooks, you should really try the audiobook of "His Dark Materials". We've got one where every character has it's own voice. Unfortunately I don't know, how it is called or who is reading it, but I'll tell you as soon as I find out!

It is true that you can't write anything really original, someone has done it before you. And when you are writing, you are constantely stealing from others, the trick is to make it something of your own so nobody notices xD
I was just so dissappointed with Eragon. I don't really see the point of the third book, because the only thing I remember is that nothing really happend. The only thing that stuck with me is that the golden dragon died and Arya killed a shaddow. And that there is a lot of blood.
I was looking foreward to the end, because I wanted to know how they defeated Galbatorix as it seems to be impossible, but reading another book (to which I normally haven't got any objection) seemed like to much work... :(
And when my favouite character (Murtag) all but dissapeared I didn't bother anymore...

I'll put it in my journal then :)

Thanks again for tagging me! It was a lot of fun! (I kept running between my book shelf and the laptop :D )
Trutze's avatar
die englischen liest pullman selbst, der deutsche leser ist rufus beck, der auch harry potetr im deutschen liest
Kaywenn's avatar
Hm, wir haben die auf Englisch, aber das ist igendeine Sonderausgabe, fast wie ein Hörspiel, weil einfach jede Figur einen eigenen Sprecher hat. Aber es ist auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert :)
Ciaratheresa's avatar
Hmmm here i go.....................................



1. GREED What is your most inexpensive book? What is your least expensive book?
- Warriors and idk...

2. WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
- Erin Hunter, Love her!

3. GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
-Children Bed time stories

4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
- The uglies lol Never finished it.

5. PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
- HMMM... Uhh just reading in general makes me sound smart in my school, lol.

6. LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
-Attitudes and Looks

7. ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
-Erin Hunter Books

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8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?
-Nah

9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books):
- Warriors
- Escaping the giant wave
- Touching Spirit bear
- Island (Series)
- Hunger Games (LOL SURVIVAL!)

10. What books are you going to read next and why?
-I think Survivors, I love Erin Hunter!

11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?
- Stella Luna

12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?
-No, not sure what it is lol!

13. A book that truly changed your life?
-Touching Spirit Bear.

14. A book you hated to read?
- Maximum Ride (Please stop gasping!)

15.A book you would recommend to me?
- WARRIORS AND UGLIES (DUH LOVE IT!)
Trutze's avatar
thank you :)

I always shyed away from Erin Hunter,
I love cats, but all that warior cats fandom everywhere....
I should give it a chance,
maybe i would never have discovered harry potter to be good if i wasn't that old and read it before everyone was into it, now i totally understand all the crazyness...
so maybe.....yeah i guess I'll try it

Were the books published in reading order? or is there any particular you would advise to start with?
Ciaratheresa's avatar
Yeah there is an order the first book is Into The Wild. I hope you read'em there really good!
Trutze's avatar
Jays-KaleidoQuasar's avatar
My Answers:

1.The most inexpensive book that I own is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery which was being given away for free. It's a bit worn now but I still enjoy the story.

2.An author that I have a love/hate relationship with is J.K. Rowling. I became an instant fan of her Harry Potter novels and The Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite book back then. However I was rather disappointed with The Half Blooded Prince and The Deathly Hallows.

3. A book I have read over and over is another novel I used to own. It's called The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and it was written by Avi. It's a great first point of view story which gives the reader a journey through the seven seas and brings a lot of surprises.

4. Sadly, I've neglected to read a couple of books that I recently checked out, Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton, due to the focus I played in my schoolwork and finals. I will check them out again now that I have lots of free time and enjoy them at my own pace.

5. A book I use to sound very intellectual is Secret Smile by Nicci French. It is a psychological mystery that intertwines the many aspects of the psychosis that can exist within the mind of the killer who at times can seem like a possessive admirer. It's deliciously devious and a very dramatic cliffhanger.

6. The attributes I find most attractive in male characters are the rugged and heroic attitudes that lead them into adventure and danger. I also find the ability to charm and deceive a rather enticing attribute that sends shivers. Although one quality that overall attracts me is the chivalrous loyalty that a male character can possess throughout, even if it is a subtlety.

7. I honestly do not have a specific preference to what books I might like to receive as presents. However, I can say that I would love books preferably from the mystery, science fiction, thriller, historical fiction, fantasy, contemporary, and romance genres.

8. Not necessarily. I do like the books that I currently own. Although the classic paperback romance novels are a bit of a guilty pleasure.

9. I would choose Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes, Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, Deprivers by Steven-Elliot Altman, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, and Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

10. I'm going to read books on the research conducted on the intelligence of the human species and its development within the human brain. I will also try to see if I can get The Hunger Games just to see why my sister is absolutely obsessed with the series.

11. The first book I remember from childhood are the original Winnie the Pooh books by A.A. Milne.

12. I do not currently own an e-reader but I would like one. The Kindle Fire looks really cool but I'd also be happy with the Barnes and Noble Nook Color.

13. A book that truly changed my life was The Giver by Lois Lowry.

14. A book that I hated reading in school was Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It was so dry and it had so many unnecessary twists and turns which by the end were pretty much irrelevant.

15. A book I would recommend would be The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Men I Dated by Shane Bolks.
Trutze's avatar
WOW that was interesting, thank you !!!!
You have been president of a book club? that is so cool. There never was something like that in my schools and besides school i never looked for it.
I really should looks for one, might be very interesting...guess i wait for after finishing my study though.

Your recommendation sounds fun, I had a look at it on amazon, i never heard of that book before.

So many books in your answers i never heard of, research is going to be fun.
I truly hope you are going to get some interesting answers from your friends and watchers too.
I should have made some tag rules, like sharing it and stuff...but i didn't take a look at other memes, so guess it's too late now :D

It really paid off for me, i loved reading your answers!!!! thanks again
Jays-KaleidoQuasar's avatar
Thank you for including me on this! I love your answers to the questions! I'll be posting this on my own journal if that's okay but I will mention you and place your icon on the top so that others can participate as well. Thanks again my friend! Looks like fun!
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