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?