Q1: Have you ever regifted a book that you’ve been given?
A1: Only if you count passing them on to my kids.
Q2: Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
A2: No. I can’t even imagine a situation where this would even happen.
Q3: Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
A3: No. I once blatantly stole a book from my school library. It was book 8 of the next to impossible to get hold of Grail Quest game books. I still feel it was justified.
Q4: Have you ever read a series out of order?
A4: Temperance Brennan: Books 10, 3, 1, 8. They were on the shelf at work and turned up in that order. I think they’re sufficiently stand-alone to not be an issue. I would never read a sequential series out of order. I’m even trying to read my entire Star Wars collection in chronological order (and failing miserably).
Q5: Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
A5: Depends of you read my spoiler reviews having ignored the spoiler warning.
Q6: Have you ever doggy eared a book?
A6: During morning chapel at school I used to dog-ear the sung pages of the hymn books to see if I would ever end up singing from the same hymn from the same book again. My petty vandalism was massively overshadowed one morning when a couple of boys decided it would be a good idea to put a rather large earthworm in their hymnbook and slam it shut.
Q7: Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
A7: Yes. Myself. I’ve bought I book I told myself I didn’t have only to take it home and discover that I do.
Q8: Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
A8: Depends if you consider 90% of Great Expectations ‘read’ or not. Had to do it for English Lit GCSE. Absolutely loathed it and refused on principle to finish it. I still maintain that I have not read it.
Q9: Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
A9: In those books where the chapters switch between different characters and a chapter ends on a cliff-hanger, I have jumped ahead to their next chapter to see if they’re okay. Once their fate is known, I’ll then go back and read through.
Q10: Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?
A10: If I like something, I’m very protective of it. That’s not to say I won’t say it like it is, though. I know, for example, that Matthew Reilly’s books are adrenalin-filled garbage, but that doesn’t mean I don’t thoroughly enjoy them and are probably my favourite action books.
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