Lola’s Rambings is a feature on Lola’s Review where I talk about me. Usually these posts are everything that doesn’t fall under any standard header, like blog tours, book blitzes, cover reveals or reviews. Lola’s Ramblings posts are are personal discussions of a certain topic. Sometimes about book related topics and sometimes about non-book related topics. If an Lola’s Ramblings post is about a non-book topic it gets the non-book content posts tag. This feature was previously knows as About Me. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.
I got tagged by Ambur from Burning Impossible Bright to do the Bookish Deadly Seven Sins tag. It sounded like a lot of fun so I decided to participate. You can check out Amburs Bookish Seven Deadly Sins tag here.
1. Greed – What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
I can’t really mention one most inexpensive book, because there are quite some books I got for free. Either because of a sale or because I got a review copy. I’ve decided not to list all of those books here ;).
My most expensive book wasn’t that difficult either. It’s probably Hidden by Kelley Armstrong. It’s a novella to go with her Otherworld series and this oen features Elana and Clay, my favourite couple in the series. So I just had to have it. It’s a hardcover, limited edition and with pictures and yeah it’s pretty expensive for the amount of pages you get for that. But it’s totally worth it!
2. Wrath – What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I thought this one would be a difficult question, but the answer came to me rather quickly. I have a love/hate relationship with author JA Huss. I loved her Rook and Ronin series and the Ford Spin-off, but then I finished Clutch with difficulties and just didn’t find it as good as her other series. And then I didn’t enjoy her latest two new series. I couldn’t get into Come and put it down for another time and I finished Follow, but gave it two stars. So I don’t know what to think of this author anymore, she has books that I love and books that I don’t. Usually I like all books by an author, they might differ in how much I like them, but I don’t remember ever having such different feelings for different books by the same author.
3. Gluttony – What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?
The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong, I have read this book 3 times I think. Once when I first got it, second when I got the second book and had to re-read the first book and then for the third time when I got the third book in this series and decided to re-read book one and two.
I normally don’t re-read books a lot, but there’s just something about this book that I fell completely in love with. I love nature and this book had a beautifull setting, I like picking it up when I need to feel immersed in nature. And then there’s an awesome story and characters and a cliffhanger, which wasn’t so much fun, but it doesn’t matter as much when you own the next two books as well.
4. Sloth – What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
I often don’t want to start book with many pages, because it just seems like such a big task ahead. I know I can fall in love with the book, but it’s just such a big commitment to start reading a thick book. I have this issue with Deborah Harkness her All Souls trilogy. I have read the first book A Discovery of Witches and enjoyed it. Then I got the second book and whe I finally picked it up I found I forgot too much from the first book and now that means I have to re-read the first book and that basically means I have to read all 3 books after eahc other so I can remember what happens. Yeah not looking forward to that.
5. Pride – What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
I do not really try to sound like an intellectual reader, I like being honest and here on the blogosphere everyone can easily find out what kind of books I read and the people in real life are usually impressed when I only mention I read. Although they are usually less impressed when I mention I read fiction books though.
Okay let’s say I would like to impress someone for soem reason that I am an intellectual reader. I would probably mention I read some non-fiction books, like social media for dummies, a pinterest handbook and even have a big wordpress for dummies book lying around here. Or how about those books I read for Dutch in high school? Then I would mention De Donkere Kamer van Damokles (The Darkroom Of Damocles in english) by Willem Frederik Hermans, it’s well written but totally weird and out there as well. Not an enjoyable book, but I did sort of admire how at the end you started questioning everything. It was just so weird.
6. Lust – What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?
Let’s go for general attributes I like in male an female characters. I like characters who are honest and sweet. I like the guy or girl next door type of characters and the best friend who has the potential to become more. I love characters who have a vulnerable side as well. I don’t mind if they need help once in a while or if they might be too stubborn to ask for it. For example Nadia in Kelley’s Armstrong Nadia’s Stafford series. She’s a badass assassin, but she has nightmares from which she wakes up screaming. I love those scenes where you see her vulnerable side as well. Jack form the same series is a great exmaple for a male character as well, he brings her sweets on the most unexpected moments, because he knows she likes them. Nadia would never ask for this, but I love how Jack knows this and I think thes egestures really show his soft and sweet side.
7. Envy – What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
The books I would like most to receive as a gift right now or more accurate as a pre-order would be Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong. I have a very limited budget for books and I try to pre-order the books from my favourite authors, because I want to have at leats those. Even though Deceptions won’t be released in abotu a year I still have this urge to pre-order it as soon as possible, so I know I’ll get it when it releases.
And now I get to tag some people. If you are on the list but don’t want to or don’t have time to participate, no worries. I just thought it was fun to tag some people as well.
If you aren’t on the list below but visit this blog and like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged 😉
– Michelle from Because Reading is Better Then Real Life
– Berls from Fantasy is More Fun
– Jeann and Michelle from Happy Indulgence
– Lexxie from (Un)Conventional Book Views
– Red Iza from Red Hidden Alcove
It’s always fun reading this seven deadly tag post. I just published mine 2 or 3 weeks ago. All the books that you’ve mentioned here are pretty new to me except for J.A. Huss’ Rook and Ronin series. I’ve heard so many good things about it. And I’m planning to pick up the series someday.
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I really like this tag as it’s not too long and fun to participate. I really enjoyed the Rook and Ronin series, it’s one of those New Adult books that is done well. The setting centered aroudn the modelling is very original as well. I hope you’ll like it when you get aroudn to reading it!
This is so much fun! Some of them I have immediate answers for, but others are going to take some thought. I’ll do it though, just give me a wee-bit of time 🙂
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No problem, it also took me some time after being tagged to actually write the post. I can’t wait to see with which answers you coem up with :).
Thanks for tagging us Lola, this is something we’ll definitely do! (YAY for the influx of book tags lately, they are so much fun!) I love the GoT series but I decided not to read the books, the sheer size of the series puts me off already. I have read The Discovery of Witches and the 2nd book and now I have the third, even though the first 2 annoyed me I just need to keep on going to find out what happens. Great discussion Lola!
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Some of these book tags are so much fun! The size of some books can really change whether you want to read them or not, I really have to find time to re-read the first Discovery of Witches book so i can finish the series, but I am fraid it might take me a while. I am looking forward to see your post!
I only saw the tag yesterday so I answered this morning ! Thanks for tagging me, it was fun 🙂
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Thanks for participating, it was fun to read your post!
I feel so fail because I haven’t read (or even heard of) these books! I do feel like I need to try Kelley Armstrong sometime since I see her name everywhere. Do you have a book you’d recommend of hers to start with? I’d assume The Gathering since you read it again and again 😛
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I love Kelley Armstrong her books! I have read all her books, except for some novella’s or extra books that are hard to get.
I actually wouldn’t recommend starting with the Gathering, as it’s the first book in the Darkness Rising series. Which is a companion series to Darkest Powers, I would recommend reading that series first. You can start with Darkness Rising, but the cameo appearances are less fun then.
I would suggest to either start with Bitten (Adult Urban Fantasy), The Summong (Young Adult urban fantasy), Exit Strategy (contemporary mystery Adult) or Omens (Adult light fantasy, mystery).