The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I saw this tag over at the great Bookstooge‘s domain and then was tagged by the wonderful duo, Ola G and Piotrek at Re-enchantment Of The World. I also found out that the amazing Sophie @ Blame Chocolate tagged me for this tag over two years ago—better late than never hihi.

Thank you guys for inviting me into acknowledging my inner sins.


What is the most expensive book you own? Which is the least expensive?

I think this easily goes to my absolute edition of one of the greatest Batman stories out there: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder. Feel free to check out my review to understand why I dropped big bucks on this bad boy.


My least expensive book will have to go for a very fortunate purchase a long time ago where I managed to snatch Jeph Loeb’s and Tim Sale’s excellent three-piece Batman stories: The Long Halloween, Haunted Knight and Dark Victory. Each for 0.01$. Imagine the luck. 3


What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?

There aren’t a lot of books that I had the chance to read multiple times considering that I prioritize new reads over rereads for the time being. However, I will mention that The Killing Joke by Alan Moore is a graphic novel that I could reread a gazillion times and learn something new every time.


During my high school and college education, I also have to mention that I probably read L’étranger by Albert Camus at least 5 times. It’s one of those mandatory books that you just can’t escape from in your French education system. At least out here in Montréal.

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What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?

Intellect, wisdom, clever, tactical interventions, meticulousness, calculative, strong sense of morality, heroism…

Sounds a lot like a certain hero…

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

It is a dream of mine to own a library with every single book by The Folio Society. Every book they got is a work of art, just look at the new A Game of Thrones edition they released. I don’t own any yet but I know I’d be squealing with joy with one of them in my hands!

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What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?

This one is pretty easy… I’m mostly surrounded by non-readers and it really doesn’t take much to make myself sound intellectual. I could invent authors and I’d probably pass for a nerd or something. Against those who have a little bit of literature knowledge, I’d probably always go with a Russian author… I mean Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment is my all-time favourite novel after all!


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

For countless years I have been saying that I need to binge through the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books and here I am, still haven’t cracked them open although I have the complete collection picking up dust on my shelves. At least for The Boy Who Lived, I told myself that I would dip my toe in that ocean when I’ll have forgotten good chunks of the movies—yes, I’m up to date with all the movies. 🙂

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What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

I’ll gladly give this one to good ol’ Frank Miller. He has done so much for the comic book medium and even revolutionized how Batman was perceived by everyone but he can also produce some of the worse comics in the business.

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Although I have no idea who did or didn’t do this tag, I’ll still try and point my finger at some folks. Do not fret if you have already done this or don’t feel like doing it! Consider this an act of recognition of your utter greatness. 😀

Michel @ raistlin0903
Norrie @ Reading Under The Blanket
Nicki @ Secret Library Book Blog
Scarlett @ Scarlett Readz & Runz
Paul @ Paul’s Picks
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
Caroline @ With Love, Caroline
Satou @ Inkish Kingdoms
Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader
Juliette @ Sunny Days with Juliette

Till next time,



64 thoughts on “The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

  1. Is that a real picture of Frank Miller? I’ve never seen him so I have no idea. At first I assumed it was Freddy from Nighmare on Elm St!

    And Folio editions. Oh yeah. They speak for themselves…

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  2. See? That wasn’t so hard, was it now, Lashaan! 😀 Looks like you had a lot of fun with it, too 🙂
    Thanks for the shout-out, man!

    You’d have me hooked on that Game of Thrones Folio edition – fortunately, I do possess a very beautiful hardcover already – a gift from my friends 😀 That Court of Owls edition, though – that I’d love to own!

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    1. Hey, no one said it was hard. It was just about finding a hole in my schedule to plug it in. 😀 It’s my pleasure for the shout-out, you deserve it!

      I too would’ve picked that edition up if I didn’t have the illustrated one already too. And now that they’re finally working on the 2nd book’s illustrated edition, I think I can skill the Folio edition for a while. 😀 But yes! You need to check out the absolute edition of The Court of Owls. It’s so precious!

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      1. I know, I know 😉 There’s another tag coming soon in which you might be interested as well 😉

        Yeah, beautiful editions of books I admire are particularly hard to resist… I’m getting better at it, though – moving half a world can do that to you, I guess 😉 Still, there are some on my wish list 😀

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  3. Haha, what a fun tag! I will try to get a post out for this somewhere in the weekend! 😊😊
    Your post was awesome! 😃😃 Man …and I don’t blame you for the Envy part of this one: wow, though those books look great! I did wonder which character you were talking about in Lust…seriously….no idea….🤔🤔😂😂😇😇😇
    Great post Lashaan, and thank you for the tag! 😃

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  4. A great read.
    Like you, I do not really re-read anything. There is so much more to read!!!
    A book for a cent? Quite impressive. I don’t think anyone can beat that price. Oh, wait, what about a book that you got as a gift? Wouldn’t that count as an even cheaper one?
    Albert Camus is a classic. No ifs or buts about that.
    Your lust answer made me chuckle.And so did your answer to “Pride”. So true. I can relate. And then I saw your all-time favorite. I think you’re the first person so drop that title. I am actually planning on re-reading it soon, because I read it SOOOO long ago that I want to refresh my memory. But that’s my favorite as well.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I would have put books that were gifted but like those who have tagged me, I consider them expensive for the gifter hahah Ohhhhh snap, sounds like a re-read is mandatory! 😀 It was one of my first Dostoyevsky and I still want to read The Idiot or the Brother Karamazov before I reread Crime and Punishment. 😮

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      1. Too funny. I actually read “Godless” by James Dobson recently and the Karamazov were mentioned quite a few times. It motivated me to open the book that I already own. But I first have to read the Poppy War and the sequel (although so far I am not impressed).

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  5. The most expensive book I own are probably Harry Potter Illustarted Editions 😀 The 4th one is coming out this year! Wheee!

    And OMG! that edition of a Song of Ice and Fire series is GOREGOUS! I also love the leather bound edition, so beautiful (but so expensive! 😀 )

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    1. Ohhhh, those are definitely the prettiest editions I’ve seen so far and it’s so cool that they’re releasing each book so quickly, compared to other illustrated editions out there. And yesss!!! The Folio edition of GoT is incredible! But I could probably say this for every book they got though hahaha

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  6. Great, you joined the ranks of sinners 😉

    Nice choices, I completely agree about Folio. It’s been some time since I bought anything from them, and I get this glossy catalogues all the time, I’m practically salivating over them 😉

    I should probably re-read Camus, it’s been some time. About Dostoyevsky… funny thing, I recognize his greatness, I just never enjoyed his books. If I had to choose my favourite Russian author… perhaps Gogol? Dead Souls are great 🙂

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    1. Hahaha thanks for inviting into this group! Whaaaat? There’s a catalogue from them? It’s probably just as pretty as their books hahah I think I’ll wait a little longer before I re-read it myself hahah And that’s quite interesting. I’ve heard of Gogol but I haven’t yet had the chance to try it. Then again, I still want to read more of Dostoyevsky, and other Russian authors, before I really conclude that they have the most “intellectual”/philosophical books too hahah

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  7. I don’t ever seem to get pingbacks any more hahaha 😉 But never fear I’m here anyway!! Thanks for the tag!! I don’t think I’ve even heard of it.

    I admit I can see why you want those Folio Society books… WOW!! And funny that Crime and Punishment is your classic go to. I can totally believe that the HP movies came first for you. 😉 The books are a little long winded but I can see why people love them (hahaha I haven’t read the final book!) I couldn’t get into Percy Jackson even though my writing partner read many of them. I’ve always want to be able to talk about his books. It helps if I’ve read them first I guess. This was quite fun!!

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    1. Hahaha I’m glad you caught this one, in that case! I personally can’t see your replies to my comments unless I go visit each post again. Don’t know how to fix that issue hahah

      You haven’t read the final book of HP?!?! I think that’s just as equivalent as not reading the whole series yet! 😉 *throws tomatoes your way* Ohhh, you’re probably one of the first people to mention not having read (or completed) a Percy Jackson book! 😮


  8. Great post Lashaan, I loved reading it 😍 thanks for the tag too, I’ll probably add this on my schedule 😍 I have to say that I didn’t agree on all the colours-sins associations, that’s so weird how we associate colours and words differently 😱 amazing post 😍

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  9. Has it been two years already? Damn XD But hey, you did it!! 😀
    Those Folio Society books really are absolute gems *_* I’d love to get my hands on at least a few, if not all (I need to remember this just in case someone someday offers to make a millionaire)
    Great answers here, and of course you’re a Batman fanboy through and through so couldn’t expect less 😛 Thanks so much for doing it after all this time! ^^

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  10. I’ll be jumping over to check out your review of a Court of Owls; it looks amazing! 😍

    Ah, The Folio Society… I follow them on Twitter, and the book dreams I dream. I don’t dare to ask if they have an Instagram account. Ha ha. 😅

    The Harry Potter movies left out so much of the books, plus changed some things, soooooooooo… I think you could venture that Hogwarts toe dipping any time now. 😁

    Your photos for this tag are gorgeous! 👍✨

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    1. It’s definitely a favourite of mine, which explains why I got that special edition!

      I have then on all my social media accounts hahahah I think you’ll be dreaming A LOT once you follow them on IG… they’re the worse!!! 😂😂😂

      I am super glad to hear about that about the HP franchise. I’ll read the first book in 2020 for sure.

      You’re way too kind, thank you so much for reading! 😁

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