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!