Hi friends!! So it’s Sunday and the last one in October. How or Why, I don’t know. It’s also still rather warm here in Dallas. Not sure what our plans are today, but I might see if I can force everyone out of the house to do something that at least feels like fall. I’m certainly not ready for winter weather but it would be nice to break out the long sleeves for a change!
A week ago was Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and while I didn’t get to read a gazillion books (or pages) like everyone else, I did have a lot of fun. Especially after the girls went to bed and I broke out the wine for a little bit of cheering. I cheered for about three hours before finally crashing into bed. The April event falls on Elle’s birthday and who knows what we’ll be doing next October, but I’m hoping to make another run at the event sooner rather than later. If you’ve never participated in Dewey’s Readathon, you must. It is ALL the fun (as evidenced in my most recent cheer vlog).
For today’s post, I’m borrowing a meme that I saw over at JoAnn’s (from Lakeside Musing). Next Sunday I’ll be talking Non-Fiction, so I figured I’d have a little fun today (not that non-fiction isn’t fun…)
1. Greed: What is your most expensive book?
I don’t know that I have an expensive books, but I do have a number of books that are priceless to me. My 1940s editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights have sentimental value and I have collections of Balzac, Mark Twain, and Dickens that are fairly old–the Balzacs are over a century old.
2. Wrath: What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
James Joyce immediately comes to mind, but I can’t say that I love him. Just hate. And he’s really the only author whose works I despise. It’s that Stephen Dedalus. What an ass! And then I totally fell down a rabbit hole of searching for Stephen Dedalus images. These graphic images of Ulysses are fascinating! See Sloth below.
3. Gluttony: What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
Outlander, lately. While I haven’t read the book more than once, I have read through parts of the book numerous times (as well as the audio). I blame the Starz Outlander series. I mean…Jamie…
4. Sloth: Which book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Ulysses by James Joyce. Am I lazy? Or just not dedicated enough? I’m not sure. One day! See also “Wrath” above. It’s possible that James Joyce is my white whale.
5. Pride: What book do you most talk about in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
Ha! To an average person, probably any book would count. Otherwise, classic chunksters: Les Miserables, Brothers Karamazov, Bleak House all come to mind.
6. Lust: What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character?
Strong, square jawbone (in him, also see the brooding redheaded Scot above)–as well a a love for cooking and feet rubbing. In her, a round bottom and the lack of having it all together (see Bridget Jones).
7. Envy: What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
I’m going to cheat and say a gift card so that I can buy any book on whimsy. But if someone wanted to buy me the Barnes and Noble Collectible Editions (Children’s), I would be super thrilled. I’m kicking myself for not splurging on these when I saw them in the store.
Feel free to jump in and play along! I’d love to hear what some of your seven deadly sins of reading are!
Hope you’re all having a very happy Sunday.