TAG | The Guilty Reader

Ah yes. What a fitting tag for someone who’s barely read anything in the last two weeks 😦

Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been given?

Yes – though I don’t feel guilty about this at all! My darling mother bought me Cheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead when I first started my career in IT (so thoughtful <3). I read it, I enjoyed it, and then I passed it on to one of my best friends when she also just started her career because I thought she’d get a lot out of it.

I always tell my friends that if they want to get me a present, the best thing they can get me is either a book or some tea/coffee. If they get me a book, I’ll at least give it a go and if it turns out I don’t like it, I’ll pass it on to someone who might like it more. I don’t really think that’s anything to feel guilty about!

Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

Yes – and this isn’t just lying to my high school English teachers back in the day.

The most recent example is probably 1984 by George Orwell. I knew so much about the book before reading it that I was able to talk about it in some depth. I did end up reading it about mid this year.

Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Not that I can recall… I hope :S

Have you ever read a series out of order?

YesTerry Pratchett‘s Discworld. I started with Mort (which was fantastic) and moved straight on to Guards! Guards!

I did a little bit of research on the series before starting it because you can basically start the series with any of the 41 books in the series. A lot of sources recommended that I don’t read it chronologically so I didn’t. 🙂

Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Yes – I spoiled It by Stephen King for… probably my entire office. Before the movie came out I found out that noone at work at read it and I really wanted to talk about the ending… so I did. Everyone was pretty glad to find out that the movie didn’t finish up the same way but it made an interesting conversation anyway.

Have you ever doggy eared a book?

Yes – We were all young and reckless at some point in our lives.

Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

No – I will always own up to reading Twilight and Fifty Shades of Gray. Can’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

No – Again, same as above. You should never shame read anything! There are always books that will work with some people and not work with others!

Have you ever skipped a chapter or section of a book?

Yes – I used to promise myself that I would finish every book I started, and unfortunately that resulted me in having to slog through books that I really hated. This was the case with Red Rising and Red Queen – I really didn’t like the way both of these were written but I was curious enough to want to know the endings… so I skipped like a quarter of the book until the climax.

Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

NEVER – I’m definitely a fangirl. If I like a book I’ll blab on about it until everyone leaves me in a ditch.

The beautiful header image of this post and most of the stock photos can be found on Unsplash. You can check out more from this artist by clicking their name below 🙂

Alfons Morales

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