I saw this Book Tag over at Fiction Tea and liked Lauren’s answers, so I thought I would have a go at it. Hopefully I don’t come across as too much of a monster and don’t have too much to be guilty about… But we’ll see!
Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been given?
I have. I’ve been given a few books for birthdays and Christmases that haven’t really been my cup of tea. So, re-gifting them to an owner who will appreciate them properly is the only right thing to do, right?
Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
Not that I am aware of. Sorry for the boring answer!
Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
I have. Once. That I am aware of. There is an old, well-read and well-loved copy of The Hobbit on my book shelf and it may have been from my old primary school…. It certainly has the school’s library stamp on the inside of it. Woops!
Have you ever read a series out of order?
Yes, and I know I will shock some people here so you may want to take a moment to prepare yourself. The series that I have read out of order is… Harry Potter. I read The Philosopher’s Stone when I was a kid, it came out when I was 8 or 9 and that is when I read it. And I didn’t pick another one up until I was in 6th form (aged 17 and 18) and a girl I liked was horrified that I hadn’t read the rest. I then proceeded to do something truly monstrous and picked up The Goblet of Fire.
I hope you guys can forgive me! 😀
Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
I don’t think so… I mean, maybe I have at some point by accident, but I’m not aware of it.
Have you ever dogeared a book?
Yeah, I used to dogear pages. I blame my mum who does this in place of carrying a bookmark. It’s not something I do anymore though. I have amended my ways!
Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
Nope. Can’t see why I would.
Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
Nope. I’m not embarrassed by any books that I have read. Can’t see why I would be.
Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
Not on a first-time read through, but I’ll admit to skipping the songs and poems in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings in my last few reads. I love the stories in these books, but I just don’t like Tolkien’s poetry.
Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?
I wouldn’t say I have. I do try to make my reviews balanced so there is going to usually be a bit of criticism in my reviews. The example that jumps out to me is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I liked the book – it wasn’t a favourite but it wasn’t bad either – but I think my criticism was a bit overboard on the insta-love that was present in the book. I didn’t like it; I don’t like it, but the rest of the book was pretty good and I, perhaps, spent too much time on my criticisms.
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There you have it, my guilty reader confessions! I hope you enjoyed reading them and don’t think I am too much of a monster.
Anyway, if you want to, have a go at this!