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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Seven Deadly Sins Tag

ImaVee of the Blah Blah Notebook tagged me for The Seven Deadly Sins Tag. When I learned about it, I thought, Hmmm… Interesting.  

Now, on to the Q’s and A’s…

1. What is your most inexpensive book?

The Waterborn by J. Gregory Keyes. I got it from the nearby BOOKSALE store for PhP 5. Imagine that! I think that’s their lowest price offer for some books or perhaps I just got lucky that day. :-)
2. Who’s the author with whom you have a love/hate relationship with?

Love/hate relationship? I guess that would be Max Lucado. I particularly liked his children’s book, You Are Special. But when I got another book of his for review—hoping I’d get the same level of reading enjoyment that I’ve felt with that first book I’ve read—I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t like the story that much. There were a lot of confusing parts that seemed disjointed from the whole tale. (The film was better though.)

3. What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?

For non-fiction, that would be Lynn Grabhorn’s Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting and Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s Real Magic (Creating Miracles in Everyday Life). I gain strength, and friendly and witty advice from these books. Since I often turn to these books, the paperback versions are nearly tattered. Its eBook versions, though, are kept safe as part of the files of my desktop.

For fiction, I’m so in love with Boy’s Life of Robert R. McCammon. I simply cannot resist reading it over and over again whenever I see it.

4. Which book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

I received all the books of the Artemis Fowl series as a birthday gift from ImaVee. (Thanks again, sis!) I only read the first book, though, because I have a large backlog of books yet to be perused and reviewed.

          5. What books do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?

The book/s that I talk about most to sound like an intellectual reader? I never noticed if I sound like an intellectual reader when I speak of—or write about—the books I read. I just do it because I like the book so much or I want to share some information about it. But if others think that I sound like one… Thanks! LOL!

Anyway, perhaps, this question could be turned around to correlate to the sage advice and interesting factual information I’ve found in most self-help books and non-fiction reads, and that I willingly share to those who want to know more about those books.

For that, I’d say I am perpetually in awe of these books:

Self-Help Books
Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn
You’ll See It When You Believe It by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Real Magic (Creating Miracles in Everyday Life) by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

General Non-fiction Reads
(These are good research-based stuff if you’re into these topics. These were originally my Dad’s. I guess he’s still reading books up there ever since his spirit has left its earthly abode.)

The Tutankhamum Prophecies (The Sacred Secret of the Mayas, Egyptians and Freemasons) by Maurice Cotterell
The Stargate Conspiracy by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince

6. What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character?

For children’s books, that would be a funny or highly curious character.
For YA, I am drawn to protagonists who have a go-getter attitude and inner strength.
For Chick-Lit, I feel an innate sense of empathy towards characters that start out as weak and funny, but end up surviving his or her challenges.

7. What book would you like to receive most as a gift?

Hold on. I have to think about this Q for a few moments. It’s hard to choose only one. Lemme see… Hmmm. OK. I got it.

I’d like to receive…

The second book of Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs  


Jenny Colgan’s The Good, the Bad and the Dumped


(See? I told you. It’s hard to think of only ONE book. For the person who would eventually decide to give me a book, you can see that I’m offering a lot of choices here. LOL!)

The second book of Kathleen Duey’s A Resurrection of Magic trilogy


the third book in that trilogy (A Resurrection of Magic)

I could go on and on for this last question, but it’s time to tag someone else. I was told that there is no limit to the people you want to tag for THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS TAG. So, I’ve decided to tag two people. I’m tagging…

Michelle Wallace of Writer in Transit

I hope to read their thoughts on this soon.

To ImaVee, thanks! Had a great time answering this. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’d better get back to writing and revising stories, and reading more books.

Oh, and to the rest who’re reading this, I’ll see you next post. Sending virtual *HUGS* to you! You may want to keep yourself updated for new blog posts through my RSS feeds, by liking my Facebook page, following me on Google+ or other social networks. (Various means of connecting with me are on the right sidebar of this blog. Just click away. Thanks!)


  1. Thanks sis. So Glad you had a great time answering. I want the Good, the Bad and the Dumped too.. :)

    1. You're welcome, sis. Yeah, it would be great to receive that book, right? *Sigh*. :-)

  2. A tag about books. I'm in. I'll save this so I don't forget.

    1. Hello, Medeia! Thanks! Do inform me when your post is up.

  3. Hey Sittie!
    Thanks for this tag.
    Sorry it took me so long to respond here...I remembered, and then I forgot...LOL
    I'll let you know when I post!
    Enjoy your week!

    1. I managed to post for The Seven Deadly Sins Bloghop.
      Thanks for tagging me!
      Here's the direct link: Writer In Transit