Greed--What is your most inexpensive book? I'm currently reading Accidentally Evil by the awesome Lara Chapman for free, thanks to Edelweiss. Fellow Aladdin M!x author Jen Malone told me about Edelweiss and I love it. You get free books months in advance of release in exchange for reviewing them. As a newly-published author myself, I now realize how beneficial those early reviews can be to building buzz, so I always post a Goodreads review, then go back in and post an Amazon review once the book is out.
Wrath--Who's the author with whom you have a love/hate relationship? Stephen King, of course! I grew up reading his books and he inspired me to write. I read both 11/22/63 and Under the Dome and, while I loved both books, I just found them so long-winded. I find myself starting his books, then reading the summary on Wikipedia to find out how they end because his books just go on and on and on and on and I have a short attention span.
Gluttony--What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame? There's Stephen King's The Stand, my favorite of all time. But if we're talking "true guilty pleasure," I'd have to say V.C. Andrews' Flowers in the Attic. I recently re-read the first two books in that series and had forgotten what guilty pleasures her books were!
Sloth--Which book have you neglected reading due to laziness? Everything on my Goodreads to-read list. It seems to keep growing. The oldest book on my to-read list is Under the Light by Lara Whitcomb. I found A Certain Slant of Light fascinating and meant to read the rest of the books in the series. It looks like that probably won't happen.
Pride--What books do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader? I don't even try to fake it. I spend my life reading books written for girls between the ages of six and 14. When I'm not doing that, I'm probably reading something by Harlan Coben. Why lie? I'm proud of my preference for contemporary commercial fiction. My snooty friends who said you have to read literary classics to be a writer still aren't published, so perhaps I'm onto something...
Lust--What attributes do you find attractive in a male or female character? Flaws. I think characters who are flawed are much more relatable than those who are surfacy and shallow.
Envy--What book would you like to receive most as a gift? Since I buy all of my books for Kindle, I'm not sure anyone can do that...what I'd love is an Amazon gift card. I'd just load my Kindle up!
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What book have you been putting off reading? What one author is your guilty pleasure?
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