I found this one on Books Are Only The Beginning so check out her blog. I’m a little under the weather right now so I have some time to blog a bit more. Hopefully, I’ll feel better soon and I can get you a review of Turtles All The Way Down, which should be arriving via Amazon today. In the meanwhile, let me tell you about all of the things I’ve been guilty of as a book lover.

Q: Have you ever re-gifted a book that you have been given?

A: I know I’ve gotten book that were re-gifted but I don’t think I’ve ever re-gifted a book. I might have given someone a book and told them it was a re-gift because I figured that they would like it more than me.

Q: Have you ever said you’ve read a book that you haven’t?

A: I have lied about reading The Diary of Anne Frank and Dante’s Inferno. I’ve lied about finishing plenty of books but I at least tried to read them and then just skipped to the ending after getting bored and/or frustrated.

Q: Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

A: I have this book that I got as a kid titled The Other Emily about a girl named Emily who thinks her name is so unique until she meets another girl named Emily. I liked finding a book with my name in it so I just kind of kept it. No one said anything.

Q: Have you ever read a series out of order?

A: I accidentally read The Vampire Diaries out of order because the books don’t have numbers or editions on them so I had to guess to figure out if I was reading the correct one. Also, there are a few “non-series” that I read out of order. By “non-series,” I mean that the books all feature the same character or something like that but the stories aren’t directly connected by the events of the previous stories. A lot of detective novels work this way.

Q: Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

A: Kids in grade school would ask me to spoil the books for them because I always read ahead and they didn’t want to read. I actually got in trouble for that once. Also, I’m pretty sure I spoiled one of the Harry Potter book for someone.

Q: Have you ever dog-eared a book?

A: No, because I’m not a monster who was raised by rabid raccoons.

Q: Have you ever told someone you didn’t own a book when you do?

A: I was hesitant to tell people I had the Twilight books. I’ve since given them to Good Will.

Q: Have you ever told someone you didn’t read a book when you did?

A: I haven’t read anything that I would be particularly embarrassed about. We all go through phases. I’ll admit I took part in the vampire craze.

Q: Have you ever skipped a section or part or chapter of a book?

A: I just finished North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and I kind of skipped through the rest of that for the sake of time. I reviewed The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and ended up skipping chunks of the book in order to finish it.

Q: Have you ever bad-mouthed a book that you liked?

A: I’m not afraid to admit that my favorite books have flaws but I’ve never just completely ranted against a book I liked.

That’s the end of the tag. I can’t wait to here your responses. Let’s all be guilty little bookworms together.

2 thoughts on “The Guilty Reader Book Tag

  1. Wish you better! hehe yes I feel like Harry Potter was one of those books that got spoiled for people very easily. And I was the same about Twilight 😉 (and yes I gave it away too eventually) I wish I’d skipped lots of the Goldfinch 😉


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