I used to think I’m a pretty well-behaved reader. After doing this tag, I know I’m really not!
A special thank you to sweaterfeather @ Sweaters & Raindrops for tagging me in this book tag and for being the first person to specifically tag me in a book tag!
The original tag was made by Chami @ Read Like Wildfire.
One. Have You Ever Re-Gifted A Book You’ve Been Given?
Nope. Any books I don’t want to keep are destined for the charity shop. Much safer.
Two. Have You Ever Said You’ve Read A Book When You Haven’t?
Nope. I’m too terrible a liar to pull that off.
Three. Have You Ever Borrowed A Book And Not Returned It?
Ah, yes. Sort of. One of my English teachers in secondary school handed out random books one day and told us to prepare a presentation on our chosen book. I picked up Gulliver’s Travels and got to work on the presentation, getting revision guides and everything.
The teacher never gave us a deadline and seemed to forget all about it. And I, ah, forgot to return the book. I haven’t got it anymore. I cleared it out years ago.
Four. Have You Ever Read A Series Out Of Order?
I just have. I read The Bride Test, the second book in the series, and I’ve yet to read the first. Thinking about it, I do it a lot, even though I try not to as a rule. I did it with The Morganville Vampires (4th before the 3rd) and with Discworld (totally at random). It’s never left me completely lost, though.
Five. Have You Ever Spoiled A Book For Someone?
Only once. I had brought an audiobook (back when they were on cassettes) with me on a school trip. It was Out Of The Ashes by Michael Mulporgo and I lent a friend who had never read it when I was done. Just I was handing it over, I blurted out a very big spoiler without thinking. She still listened to it, though she was sure to let me know how annoyed she was at me for my loose tongue. Now, I do my best to avoid spoilers and am known for having a total poker face when talking about books.
Six. Have You Ever Dogeared A Book?
Absolutely not. I am a fiend for post-its, though!
Seven. Have You Ever Told Someone You Don’t Own A Book When You Do?
Nope. Again, too bad of a liar for that.
Eight. Have You Ever Skipped A Chapter Or A Section Of A Book?
Whenever I come across a sex scene. I’m a giant prude and they are nearly never well written so I have no time for any of that.
Nine. Have You Ever Bad Mouthed A Book You Actually Liked?
I’ve never fully badmouthed a book untruthfully (have I mentioned I’m a bad liar?) but, when a book club’s opinion is against me, I can’t help but tone down the praise a bit just to avoid an argument. I know I should stick to my guns and declare my love or hate for a book without fear so I do it in my reviews to make up for it.
Since I was tagged in this one, I think I’ll try my hand at tagging a few people myself.
If you like the look of this tag, please feel free to have a go yourself!