I haven’t been a huge reader in my teenage years and now that I’m officially an adult, I have started enjoying it more. My “read” bookshelf on goodreads.com isn’t as rich as I would love, but I’m trying.
Without much further ado, let’s go!
Have You Ever Re-gifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?
I don’t believe I’ve ever done it. Although… my mom is under the impression that a couple of my books are hers and since I didn’t really like them, I haven’t told her the truth yet.
Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
Yes. Probably in school. Definitely in school. The first one that comes to mind is Alessandro Manzoni’s “I promessi Sposi” (The Betrothed). We read it in italian class and I was supposed to finish in during the summer. I never did. I couldn’t care less about it.
Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
No. I don’t think so. Other people haven’t returned books I have lent them.
Have you ever read a series out of order?
Yes. I am ashamed to admit it, but I read Harry Potter out of order. I started with the second one and after my mom bought me the first one, I read them consequently.
Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
No. I’m not a monster!
Have you ever doggy eared a book?
The only one I did doggy eared was Matilda by Roald Dahl when I was 7. And I regretted it as soon as I did it. Other than that, I remember using post-its to mark my favourite parts of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”.
Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
No… I’m not ashamed of the books I read. If I read them, there is a reason. Even “Twilight”. I loved it in middle school!
Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
Most definitely. In school. To avoid having to make a report about it. Writing a mandatory report on any book will make you hate it. I was probably Giorgio Faletti’s “Io uccido” and Alessandro Baricco “Novecento”.
Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
I try not to skip entire chapters. I skim through them so I don’t waste my time reading them accurately but I still know what it is about. When I attempted to read Lev Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina”, I HAD to skip some parts otherwise I would have never made it to page 300. After that I gave up.
Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?
No. I am quite opinionated and I don’t mind saying out loud what I think about something. I might have said I liked a book that I actually didn’t, but it was just for school. I dreaded the follow-up questions like “why didn’t you like it?” or “What are the elements of the book that made you not like it”. I just didn’t! OK?!
Here is my tag! I’ve never done something like this on my blog before and I loved it! I’ll try to find more tags I love, especially regarding tv shows…