CHASTITY: WHICH AUTHOR/BOOK/SERIES YOU WISH YOU HAD NEVER READ?
Man, let me tell you. I wish I had never read the Ware tetralogy by Rucker. I did a “Surviving a Bad Book” post about the 3rd book, Freeware, and even now, it just grosses me out.
TEMPERANCE: WHICH BOOK/SERIES DID YOU FIND SO GOOD, THAT YOU DIDN’T WANT TO READ IT ALL AT ONCE, AND YOU READ IT IN DOSES JUST TO MAKE THE PLEASURE LAST LONGER?
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga. Of course, it helped that I was reading it from the library and could only check out so many at a time.
CHARITY: WHICH BOOK/SERIES/AUTHOR DO YOU TIRELESSLY PUSH TO OTHERS, TELLING THEM ABOUT IT OR EVEN GIVING AWAY SPARE COPIES BOUGHT FOR THAT REASON?
I’m not a real pusher. Probably the book to come closest to this though would be Dune. If someone mentions that they’re going to read it, I’m definitely there in the comments cheering them on. I do love Dune.
DILIGENCE: WHICH SERIES/AUTHOR DO YOU FOLLOW NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS AND HOW LONG YOU HAVE TO WAIT?
Adrian Tchaikovsky. He had me with his Shadows of the Apt Decalogy. It helps that he’s almost the equal of Brandon Sanderson in terms of output. The man is a machine and just churns out the books year after year.
PATIENCE: IS THERE AN AUTHOR/BOOK/SERIES YOU’VE READ THAT IMPROVED WITH TIME THE MOST, STARTING OUT UNPROMISING, BUT ULTIMATELY PROVING REWARDING?
MHI is an urban fantasy series that has definitely improved as the series progressed and the author became more skilled. The first book, Monster Hunter International, I only gave 3 stars to back in ’12 and claimed I’d never re-read it. I’m planning on starting a re-read of the MHI series next year 😀
KINDNESS: WHICH FICTITIOUS CHARACTER WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR ROLE-MODEL IN THE HASSLE OF EVERYDAY LIFE?
Jerome from Way-Farer. I can’t begin to describe how I see my younger self in that young man. The good and the bad.
HUMILITY: WHICH BOOK/SERIES/AUTHOR DO YOU FIND MOST UNDER-RATED?
Anything by Patricia McKillip. That woman writes poetry in prose and her books always transport me. Her re-release of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld was a chance for the next generation to get some quality writing into their steady diet of YA pablum. Unfortunately, they eschewed quality and chose the drivel. I do not see her surviving as a “named author” in 100 years.
And that wraps that up. I’d like to thank Pio and Ola for taking the time to create this. Great job!