The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

I found this tag on The Biblioshelf’s blog. I tried to track down the original creator of the tag, but it appears the original video where it originated on booktube has been taken down. If anybody has a link to the creator’s socials, please let me know and I’ll be happy to credit them! πŸ˜€

GREED: What is the most expensive book you own?

I don’t buy a lot of fancy books. I buy most at used bookstores or at library sales.

But recently, my super sweet husband bought me a special edition of Frankenstein. I have no idea what he paid, but since I only pay like a dollar or so for most of my books, I’m assuming this is probably the most expensive book I own.

What is the least expensive book you own? 

Probably all the free arcs I’ve received from fellow indie authors over the years. (I swear I will get around to reviewing them all eventually! I know I’m a flake).

GLUTTONY: What book(s) have you shamelessly devoured many times?

Stargirl has been one of my absolute favorites ever since I first read it when I was 10. I reread it every couple of years. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it at this point.

SLOTH: What book or series have you neglected out of sheer laziness? 

I keep meaning to read this classic. I even bought a copy a few years back. But the thing is massive and the premise just doesn’t grab me at all. I haven’t quite been able to work up the nerve to tackle this behemoth.

PRIDE: What book(s) do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader? 

I don’t much care about sounding intellectual. Pretentious people are my least favorite people, so I hope I never come across as pretentious. If something is interesting and I find it worthwhile, I’ll read it, regardless of whether it’s considered “high brow” or “low brow.”

There are a lot of things I want to be: I want to be genuine, I want to be kind (I’m aware that I’m not-it’s a goal, not a current character trait), I want to be self-aware, I want to be hardworking, and I want to be interesting.

I think out of all of that, I MOST want to be genuine and interesting.

But I don’t want to be intellectual. I don’t care if anybody thinks I’m smart. Intelligence is a really over-hyped personality trait. Genuine and interesting people are always so much better than smart people.

LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters? 

Really? this is the question paired with Lust?

Thought y’all were gonna ask about smut and give me an excuse to horny post.

Well, I’m gonna take the question literally and horny post anyway.

Awkward shy virgins who want to be dominated make the hottest male leads. But nobody else writes them.

So, I do!

Here is my GFD romance on Vella.

ENVY: What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

Well, since I liked the special edition of Frankenstein my husband got me for my birthday so much, he says he will probably get me a special edition of another favorite for Christmas. I’ll like whatever he gets me, but I do have my fingers crossed for Wuthering Heights or Dracula.

WRATH: What author do you have a love-hate relationship with?

Obviously I had to pick a Columbine book.

Come on, Wrath? Where the other Columbine weirdos at. Somebody get my in-terribly-poor-taste joke.

In all seriousness, I do have mixed feelings on this book. I don’t like that Brooks Brown upholds the bullying victim narrative that has already been thoroughly debunked. That ‘poor bullied outcasts’ narrative is harmful. It gives bullied, isolated teens a social script to follow. It gives them a revenge fantasy. An anti-hero story to call their own.

But people die when that social script is followed.

The acceptable viewpoint is that poor bullied kids commit school shootings. And all we really need is less access to guns and less bullying.

This narrative paints the school shooters as sympathetic. It’s disgusting to paint murderers as sympathetic.

Bullied kids are sympathetic until the point that they pick up a weapon and hurt other people.

I absolutely loved the movie ‘Run, Hide, Fight,’ which you can find on the Daily Wire streaming service because this is one of the only school shooting movies that makes the shooters look like idiot losers who were murdering people for no good reason: because they were a bunch of whiny snowflake fucks who couldn’t make anything of themselves, so they had to resort to murder. The people who stop the school shooters are portrayed as the cool badasses.

None of that ‘cool rebel anti-hero taking revenge’ lunacy that we see in movies made by more left-wing filmmakers.

You can see my full review of the movie on my booktube channel

That’s it for the Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag! If you feel like doing it, then consider yourself tagged πŸ™‚

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