Guilty Reader Extra Credit

Set of different books on a white backgroundIn this post from Marilyn Armstrong, she wrote that “Fandango plucked these from the blog of Melanie who picked them up from Teresa. Interesting book questions for those of us who read.”

Well, the truth is that Marilyn gave me credit for something I didn’t actually do. I know that Melanie got the questions from Teresa, but no one got them from me because I never “plucked” these questions from anyone nor answered them.

However, since Marilyn was kind enough to credit me for having plucked them, and since I am a reader, I have decided to pluck them from her and answer them now.

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

I once received a coffee table book as a gift, but I never really liked it. So I gave it to someone from work at an office Secret Santa thingie. I don’t remember what book it was.

2-Have you ever claimed to have read a book when you haven’t?

At the risk of sounding like the now former Attorney General, I can’t recall making such a claim.

3-Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Once again, I don’t recall having done so. And these days, virtually all of my books are ebooks contained within the Kindle app on my iPhone, so it’s kind of a moot question.

4-Have you ever read a series out-of-order?

Not intentionally, but I remember starting a book and I didn’t realize when I started reading it that it was the second book of a trilogy. Once I figured that out about a quarter of the way through the book, I stopped reading it and then started reading the first book in the series.

5-Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

No, I don’t think so. At least not intentionally.

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

Yes. I’ve read most of James Michener’s books and if you’re familiar with his novels, you know he spends a lot of time and many pages at the beginning of some of his books going into great detail about the history relevant to the locale, like the ancient geological formations of islands or the evolution of horses in a particular part of the world. I admit to having skimmed (or skipped) some of those early chapters in several of Michener’s books.

7-Have you ever bad-mouthed a book you actually liked?

No! Why would anyone badmouth a book they liked?

12 thoughts on “Guilty Reader Extra Credit

  1. blindzanygirl November 10, 2018 / 7:02 am

    I often start at the end lol

    Liked by 1 person

  2. anupturnedsoul November 10, 2018 / 7:44 am

    You sound like a very responsible reader and dedicated book lover 🙂

    #7 – I’ve bad-mouthed a book I liked. Why? Because after I had read it and liked it very much to the point where I contacted the author – he had offered a service connected with the book, the service was very disappointing and badly done (I recall thinking – I could have done it better – and at that time in my life I didn’t think I could do anything even remotely well).

    The author was a bit of an ass, which doesn’t usually matter but the book was about how enlightened the author was, so the ass-i-ness was relevant. I began to suspect that this author was a charlatan, but then forgot about all of that.

    Until a while later when I read a different book by a different author and found myself recognising a large portion of it as something I’d already read somewhere else, but where had I re… aha! Enlightened author’s book! The different book by a different author was written decades earlier long before Enlightened author’s book and was a very well known work by a highly esteemed person of expertise.

    So, yes, after that I bad-mouthed the book, especially since it sat on the best-seller list for yonks and made Assy Enlightened author a fortune. But I only bad-mouthed it when people mentioned it to me.

    You did ask! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango November 10, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Wow, so this “enlightened author” stole a lot of what he (or she) wrote from an earlier work by someone else? Okay. Badmouthing in that case is warranted.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Ruth November 10, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    At least you didn’t recuse yourself! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sight11 November 10, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    So who’s your favourite author?


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