TAG: Seven Heavenly Virtues

Oh boy, I’m about to remember that I think vice & virtues are stupid, and that the fact that chastity is a virtue makes me want to set a lot of things on fire. Y’all, do whatever the hell you want with your life. It’s your life. Vices & virtues are dumb. Life your life to the fullest, and kick anyone in the ass who says differently.

A couple weeks ago, I did the deadly sins tag, and we back! I found this one on Zezee with Books, as well, and thought heck, let’s dig some more holes.

Which author/book/series do you wish you had never read?



I can’t remember where I said it in the sins post, but I also talked about how I hate the A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket books, and I wish I could get back all the time I spent wasting reading them.

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?

Literally anything by Laini Taylor.

I think about Lazlo Strange so often, it hurts my heart a little. Is there a character that you’re just never going to let go of? . #maryreads #amreading #reading #readersofinstagram #books #booklover #bookish #bookreview #bookstagram...

Not only did I drag Strange the Dreamer out for as long as was humanly possible, I spread the DOSAB series out over half a year (maybe more?) so that I didn’t have to leave Karou behind. There is nothing that I don’t love about these books, and they will haunt me forever. I’m not even sure I’d be able to successfully reread them without dying.

Which book/series/author do you tirelessly push to others, telling them about it or even giving away spare copies bought for that reason?

Look, I talk about Maggie Stiefvater so often, you should be expecting this by now.

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I mean, come the heck on.

In high school, when Shiver was published, I immediately handed it off to my friend after reading it and said, “We can’t be friends anymore if you don’t read this.” Robyn and I are still friends all these years later! I practically forced The Raven Cycle on Erin, quoting her bits of it until she finally picked it up. Whenever Alex asked for a new book, I would hand her whatever she had left. Past tense because I think she’s read all of them now?

Yeah, I’m going to keep shoving Stiefvater books at people until she takes over the world.

Which series/author do you follow no matter what happens and how long you have to wait?

Certainly not GRRM. At this point, you’ll have to convince me to read the next book, if it ever comes out.

I know it’s redundant, but Maggie’s gone through so much over the last several years that she’s been putting books out less frequently, and I really don’t care. I’m in it for the long haul, I’m here for whatever she needs to do to stay healthy and happy, so if that means less books, I’m grateful for that because it means she’s still here.

Is there an author/book/series you’ve read that improved with time the most, starting out unpromising, but ultimately proving rewarding?

I usually don’t continue on with series that I don’t like. I don’t get that whole just wait until the second books it gets



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I gave The Cruel Prince three stars because I hated it, but a demon possessed my body and made me buy The Wicked King for reasons I cannot explain to you because I have NO IDEA, and I loved it so much that I gave it five stars and preordered The Queen of Nothing.



bet you didn’t expect asshole Cardan to show up in a virtues post

Which fictitious character would you consider your role model in the hassle of everyday life?

I’m cackling because: Is Samwise Gamgee Really the Best?

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I’m not saying anything else. The answer is yes, he really is the best, follow the link to find out why.

Which book/series/author do you find most underrated?

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Honestly, people don’t talk about Shea Ernshaw enough. Her Instagram is a witch’s dream, or just someone looking for a wintry, minimal aesthetic. Her books are phenomenal. And she seems like a really chill person. I’ve loved everything she’s put out so far, she’s one of my favorite social media follows, and I’m really excited to see what she in store for the future.

I don’t think I dug any holes I can’t climb out of? I don’t think I should be allowed on the Internet when I’m feeling feisty.

7 responses to “TAG: Seven Heavenly Virtues”

  1. Alex Avatar

    I still haven’t read Lament by Maggie!! and there the one book in the Shiver series.. Linger?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. marydrover Avatar

      It’s definitely worth it, but go in knowing that it’s her first ever published work. And Sinner! It’s the standalone after the series.


  2. Margaret @ Weird Zeal Avatar

    Haha how did I know that you were going to pick Maggie Stiefvater for the Charity question before I even scrolled down? 😂 I’ve pushed so many of my friends to read TRC, though, so I completely understand.

    I’m planning to read The Cruel Prince soon (mostly to see what all the hype is about) and I’ll keep your thoughts in mind in case I’m not a big fan of the first book! I also typically don’t continue with series if I don’t like the first one, but we’ll see how it goes in this case…

    Also yes, Sam Gamgee is. The Best.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. marydrover Avatar

      BECAUSE I AM PREDICTABLE 😂 I will always pick her for everything, hahahaha.

      I feel like I was legit subliminally messaged with it because the first book is NOT GOOD. It’s not awful, either, but I gave it 3 stars, and yet??? I have no idea why I read Wicked King, but I’m so glad I did.


  3. Zezee Avatar

    Lol at the Lemony Snicket. I toyed around with reading those books after seeing the show on Netflix, but haven’t done so yet.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. marydrover Avatar

      Oi, I never got past the first season, haha!


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