Guilty Reader Tag

Saw this at Re-enchantment Of The World. I was sure I had done it before, but before I commented on Ola and Piotre’s post, I went searching and couldn’t find it on my site. So here I am!

HAVE YOU EVER RE-GIFTED A BOOK YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?

Not to my knowledge. Most people I know aren’t as big readers as I am. Also, my family only buys me the books I put on my lists.


HAVE YOU EVER SAID YOU’VE READ A BOOK WHEN YOU HAVEN’T?

Maybe in elementary or middleschool? Once I hit my teens, I liked to read. And if I think a book isn’t worth my time, I won’t read it.


HAVE YOU EVER BORROWED A BOOK AND NOT RETURNED IT?

Yes. When I was in elementary school we visited some relatives who lived very far away (6hrs is practically a life time when you’re that age) and I was in the middle of reading one of the Little House on the Prairie books and asked if I could take it with me. If it ever got back to them, it was a miracle.


HAVE YOU EVER READ A SERIES OUT OF ORDER?

Yes. But not purpose. Or because some barstard had ordered it chronologically instead of by Publication Date. Read it how the author wrote it, you dumb git!


HAVE YOU EVER SPOILED A BOOK FOR SOMEONE?

I think the more accurate question would be, have I never NOT spoiled a book? Before devilreads was a thing, I really didn’t discuss the books I read very much with others. One or two friends, who read the same stuff as me was about it so we really couldn’t spoil books because we inhaled them. Once online, my attitude became a “read MY review at YOUR risk”.


HAVE YOU EVER DOG-EARED A BOOK?

Yes I have. Not everyone has the privilege of always reading at home or in a house or civilized stuff like that. Sometimes you’re out in the woods and you’ve lost your bookmark fending off rampaging hordes of bears (who, by the way, I don’t recommend punching in the face). What are you going to do? Just hope you “remember” where you let off reading? that way lies madness!


HAVE YOU EVER TOLD SOMEONE YOU DON’T OWN A BOOK WHEN YOU DO?

Yes. When Xi Jingping autographed my copy of The Communist Cannibal’s Cookbook, I took a solemn oath to never let anyone know. So, everyone who reads this, you need to make an appointment with me so I can keep that oath. Besides old Xi gets really hungry during those Chinese winters!


HAVE YOU EVER SKIPPED A CHAPTER OR A SECTION OF A BOOK?

All the time. My most memorable time though was when I skipped the radio speech by John Gault/Galt(?) in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. I am not a proponent of Determinism. While some aspects intersect with Christianity, at it’s heart Determinism is as anti-Christ as Communism.


HAVE YOU EVER BAD MOUTHED A BOOK YOU ACTUALLY LIKED?

Just because you like a book doesn’t mean you think it is perfect. A n0n-perfect book is always a valid target for criticism. Twilight is the perfect example of this principle in action. I enjoyed my time reading it but I’ll slag that book with the best of them!

43 thoughts on “Guilty Reader Tag

    1. I stopped reading after the second book. It was pandering to the worst impulses of teen girls and instead of curbing or hindering those impulses, praised and encouraged them.

      I’m Team “I hope everybody Dies”….

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                    1. That’s against the New Security Laws put in place by Sleepy Joe. Comrade Xi told him he doesn’t want us Americans to ever look at anything besides our tv’s, so no looking out of windows.

                      Sorry….

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                    2. That depends on if I can get the paperwork and proper passes. I’ve greased all the hands that I can, but at some point corruption just can’t overcome even bloated bureaucracy 😦

                      I might have to turn my hand to forging Pyjama Passes. In these unprecedented times, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

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                    3. high speed, color printers would help a lot. Might be easier to print out us dollars for greasing purposes than the passes. Picasso would be proud of those things!

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            1. I dump books all the time now. I’ve come to the realization that humanity writes a LOT of chaff and that it doesn’t deserve the paper it’s printed on 😦
              Like the Twilight books. I’d throw those in the garbage gladly and without on iota of guilt at all 🙂

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  1. Fun tag. 🙂 There are a few of those I may have done by accident, but the one I was definitely guilty of is the dog-earing. I was raised on dog-earing, so I blame my parents. 🙂 I think I stopped sometime in my mid to late teens though, and now of course it’s difficult to dog-ear a Kindle!

    I very much agree that liking a book doesn’t make it perfect. I don’t think I’ve ever done what I would consider “bad mouthing” a book I liked, but I’ve definitely pointed out some of their negative points.

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    1. Most definitely hard to dogear a kindle, ha!
      since I only read one book at a time on my oasis I don’t even use the bookmark function on it.

      I like bad mouthing things (in case you hadn’t picked up on that, hahahaa), so that question was like throwing a slowball right down the middle with bases loaded 😀 😀 😀

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  2. I still think everybody should always have a bookmark or two on hand, rather than vandalize books 😛 Other than that, you seem to be not that sinful 😉

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      1. A beautiful girl I knew said she’d read any series I asked her to if I finished Twilight. So yes, my weakness for pretty women made me go on.

        She messaged me a month or so a go telling me how sorry she was for ‘putting me through that’ 😂 and, because she heard there was the exact same story, only from Edwards perspective, recently published, she got in touch to make sure I didn’t punish myself by reading it 😂

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          1. Couldn’t believe people were actually buying Midnight Sun. I mean how out of ideas do you have to be to re-package the exact same story? It’s not like she’s Marvel or DC working on the millionth Batman/Spiderman origin story 😂

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