Guilty Reader Book Tag

I saw this tag on Confessions of a YA Reader‘s blog – I’m not sure who started it, if anyone knows can you let me know so I can link back to them?  Anyway, this looked like a fun and quick tag, so here we go:

1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?

I’ve never given someone one of my books and pretended it was brand new, if that’s what this means?  Occasionally a friend will ask to borrow a book and if it’s one I’m not crazy about I tell them they can just keep it, so that may have happened with a book I’ve been gifted, I can’t remember.

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

I mean, sometimes I used to say I’ve read something that I didn’t get very far into?  Like, I read a couple of chapters of Pride and Prejudice when I was younger and I vaguely recall saying that I’ve read that…  I don’t do that anymore, though.  For me, if I DNF a book I’m not allowed to say that I’ve read it.  (I’m not saying that everyone has to think this way, especially if you’re more flexible with DNFing than I am – it’s just my own standard that I use.)

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

My copy of Black Swan Green was technically lent to me by a friend about three or four years ago… I do intend to return it, but it’s tricky as she lives in Germany.  (I also have a different friend’s copy of Eliza and Her Monsters, but that’s going in the mail this week; I have a different friend’s copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling but he’s told me I’m allowed to hold that hostage until he reads my copy of A Little Life.  And I have two of Hadeer’s books, The Obelisk Gate and The New Jim Crow, but I haven’t had the chance to read them yet!  So it doesn’t count as not having returned them if I haven’t even read them, right?)

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

Only things where the order doesn’t matter, like Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot novels.  With a more traditional series, no, of course not.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Only if they ask me to.  Otherwise I’m very tight-lipped when it comes to spoilers.  On a somewhat related note, I remember when I was reading Half-Blood Prince, my dad was watching the news loudly in the other room, and I read the chapter where Snape killed Dumbledore, and not even five minutes later I hear from the television, “fans are distraught that Snape killed Dumbledore,” and I still can’t believe my luck with that bullet that I dodged.  I mean, I don’t even care about spoilers for the most part usually, but Harry Potter was sacred.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

I’d occasionally do this with my textbooks, but I don’t make a habit of it, no.

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

No?  Why would I do that?

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

I repeat: why would I do that?  I guess this means for books that it’s ’embarrassing’ to have read like Twilight or something?  I read Twilight when I was 15 and I hated it so I didn’t read the rest of the series.  I don’t mind admitting to that.

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

No, but if I ever read Les Mis again I’ll probably skip the Waterloo section.  I understand the historical significance, but I’ve read it twice.  I’m good.

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

No.  It helps that I don’t really read many ‘guilty pleasure’ books?  Also I am generally very open and honest about my bookish opinions, both positive and negative.

I wasn’t technically tagged for this, so I won’t tag anyone.  Just pingback to me if you do it so I can read your answers!