Thank you Ner @ A Cup of Coffee and a Book for tagging me! I’ve been wanting to do this one and just waiting impatiently for someone to tag me, so thank you for making my day!
What is your most inexpensive book? Besides books that were gifted to me (yay for free books!), I’d have to say that Fallen by Lauren Kate is probably the cheapest, at $4 from Target. But if we’re talking used, then I found a copy of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold for $0.50! But I think my proudest “cheap book” is still The Fault In Our Stars – the Barnes and Noble exclusive version for $9 at the same used book store, and in flawless condition.
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with? The first one that pops into my head is Aimee Carter. I still can’t believe I finished The Goddess Test – so much wrong with that book. But Pawn was actually REALLY good and I’m looking forward to book two this fall.
What book have you devoured over and over with no shame? Definitely going with Harry Potter on this one. I tell people that I’ve read it about 10 times over, but that’s just to keep a facade of sanity. The reality is that I actually lost count – although I’m guessing it’s probably in the 20s or 30s.
What book have you neglected due to laziness? Well, Game of Thrones is on this list for sure. But another one is the second half of The Mortal Instruments, and the Infernal Devices series.
What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intellectual reader? Well, I actually read a lot of classics in college, and genuinely enjoyed some. But my 100% favorite is Fahrenheit 451, with To Kill a Mockingbird being a close second.
What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters? Well see now we have a problem. Because while I’m ATTRACTED to the dark, brooding, mysteriously sexy tortured boys (a la Dean Winchester), I’d never actually get along with them. Too whiny once they start opening their mouth and stop leaning sexily against shadowed door frames. The ones I really fall for are the boys next door – sweet, a bit goofy, quirky, genuinely good, hopeful, and happy people (case in point: Jase Garret and Peeta Mellark and Levi of Fangirl (does he have a last name?) and Cricket Bell). My heart just melts and all my cynicism goes POOF when one of those walks onto a page.
What book would you most like to receive as a gift? This totally came at the right time: I was at Barnes and Noble the other day and they had just completely changed their stock around and LO AND BEHOLD sitting there begging for me to buy it was More Than This by Patrick Ness. I’ve never read a book by Ness, and I really really want to start with this one.