Hi! How are you?

I will be honest, I had no idea what to post today but I was adamant to continue my streak. So, when it doubt, post a book tag, right?

This one was created by ReadLikeWildfire over on Youtube, although the video is now private.

1. Have you ever regifted a book you’ve been given?

I have not. I don’t really gift books to people, as not many of my friends and family are readers. I’ve given my own books to people in the past, when I had multiple copies I didn’t intend to keep. But never regifted a book.

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

Yes! Only in school, though. I have pretended to have read many classics, after reading extensive synopses of all of them and acing my tests. I don’t know what it is about required reading, but even if it’s good, it’s always less appealing. I stilk to this day haven’t read Anna Karenina, or War and Peace, and honestly I don’t plan to.

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

No. I’ve been using a library since I was a kid and I have been late returning books many times, but I’ve never not returned a book. And as I mentioned before, I don’t have many reader friends or family, so I haven’t really had the opportunity to borrow books from many people. I have lent out books and not gotten them back though!

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

I don’t think so. I might’ve picked up a .5 novella after I’ve read a series, when it was set between some books, but I don’t think it really counts. I don’t think I could get through a full book before realising it wasn’t a first in a series, or the next one I was supposed to read, because I’d be too confused.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Not intentionally and not that I know of. I tend to write spoiler free reviews, or mention at the start if the review contains any spoilers, but I still think there was at least one person who found out a bit too much from one of my reviews. Before discussing a book with real people (or rather people in real life) I make sure they’ve read it first, or at least confirm they don’t plan on reading it, although then it’s not a discussion, just me either ranting or raving.

6. Have you dog eared a book?

Yes, plenty of times. I used to do it a lot in the past, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, though I understand people like to keep their books in pristine condition. That’s just not me. I like my books well read, unless I buy a special edition – then it’s just for looks. I don’t do it much anymore, though, as I’ve started using the library a lot more and gotten used to using bookmarks or at least something bookmark adjacent.

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

I don’t understand why would I? Is it so I don’t have to lend it to them? Or is it more about being ashamed of owning it? Either way, no, I have not. I’m not embarrassed by the books I read and I am more than happy to lend out a book to anyone who wants to borrow it.

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

Again, no to this question. I am pretty open about everything in my life, I don’t have any shameful secrets, and my reading life is pretty much the same. I read a lot of different books, and some I enjoy, some I don’t. But either way I wouldn’t try to hide the fact that I’ve read a certain book (or say I didn’t enjoy a book when I secretly did).

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

Yes. I’ve done it more often in the past, when DNFing books wasn’t a thing I was aware of, or doing. Nowadays, if I catch myself skipping, it usually means the book isn’t worth finishing. It’s a bit different when it comes to non-fiction. Anything that comes with a little chapter summary at the end of it, I usually skip. I just read it – I don’t need to have it repeated to me again.

10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

Nope. Like I said before, I’m not ashamed of reading any books I’ve read. I still very openly admit that I have enjoyed Twilight immensely when I read it first at the age of 15. Would I like it now? I don’t know. But I loved it when I read it.

That is all for today. As always, thanks for reading.

Talk soon!

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