The Seasonal Reading Challenge discussion

note: This topic has been closed to new comments.
166 views
OLD TASK HELP THREADS > 15.7 (Beware The Seven Deadly Sins)

Comments Showing 1-18 of 18 (18 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Cynthia (last edited Feb 23, 2010 02:09PM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 15.7 - Beware The Seven Deadly Sins
Read a book with one of The Seven Deadly Sins in the title: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. When you post this task you also need to state if/how your book related to the sin that was in the title and why you think that particular sin is so deadly.
You may also use the word sin and deviations of the word sin.If you choose to go that route you would need to explain in your post what specific sins were represented in the book and why you think they are sinful.

Ex. The Grapes of Wrath, Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas, Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss, Envy the Night, Gluttony: More is More, Cerulean Sins.

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


message 2: by Deirdre (new)

Deirdre Skaggs (deirdre04) | 102 comments Cynthia, would Wanderlust count for this task?


message 3: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Deirdre wrote: "Cynthia, would Wanderlust count for this task?"

Sure


message 4: by Manday (new)

Manday | 311 comments no suggestions? oh dear.


message 9: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Thank you Petra and Cynthia for mentioning The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove! I still want to try to use this task as an opportunity to reread The Grapes of Wrath (I hated it in high school but that was 15 years ago and I want to give it another try), but it's good to have Christopher Moore as a backup.


message 10: by Manday (new)

Manday | 311 comments Many Thanks!!

After all of that, I think I am going with
More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason


message 11: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) Cynthia, would 'lazy' also work for the sin of sloth?


message 12: by Cynthia (last edited Feb 21, 2010 02:32PM) (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Krista wrote: "Cynthia, would 'lazy' also work for the sin of sloth?"
No just the words themselves or derivatives like lustful or greedy not synonyms.



message 13: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) Cynthia wrote: "Krista wrote: "Cynthia, would 'lazy' also work for the sin of sloth?"
No just the words themselves or derivatives like lustful or greedy not synonyms.
"


Okay, thanks!


message 14: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments Can we use the actual word "sin"?


message 15: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Ashley wrote: "Can we use the actual word "sin"?"

I will actually accept the word sin and its deviations i.e. sinful/sinfully. If you choose to go that route for part B you would need to explain what sins were represented in the book and why you think they are sinful.


message 16: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments Thanks, Cynthia! There is an Agatha Christie I am considering for this task. I'll have to track it down and see which sins. Double Sin and Other Stories


message 18: by Deedee (last edited Apr 11, 2010 10:53AM) (new)

Deedee | 1994 comments Two suggestions:

The Loved and Envied (Virago Modern Classics) by Enid Bagnold (Paperback, 288 pages)

Pride and Avarice: A Novel by Nicholas Coleridge (Hardcover, 432 pages)


back to top
This topic has been frozen by the moderator. No new comments can be posted.