Created by ReadLikeWildfire on BookTube, the Guilty Reader Book Tag is all about those things we have – or haven’t – done when reading and how we treat our books. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to look after my books, so we’ll see how guilty I am.
Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been given?
I’m not sure if I’ve ever regifted a book I’ve been given but I have definitely gifted a book that I bought and read myself. Book I read often don’t look like they have been read as I don’t bend the spines or anything, so I’ve gotten away with gifting a book that I don’t want to keep many times.
Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
I don’t think so… no wait! I say I’ve read The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I never actually finished The Return of the King, so I technically haven’t read the trilogy.
Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
Nope. I’d hate someone borrowing one of my books and never returning it, so I always make sure I give a book back to who I’ve borrowed it off.
Have you ever read a series out of order?
I don’t think so but if I did it was probably by accident.
Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
Luckily not. I hate spoilers and I’m always paranoid I’m going to accidentally spoil things for people.
Have you ever doggy eared a book?
No. I may not use an actual bookmark most of the time (I’m a big fan of using receipts and train tickets), but I don’t go as far as dogearing the book.
Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
Nope or if I have it’s probably because I’d forgotten that I own the book.
Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
Nah, I’m not a believer in guilty pleasures when it comes to books and films. Even when I’ve read books that are considered “bad” or “trashy” I’m alright with saying I read them. The books this question makes me think of is the Twilight Saga. I read Twilight and found it pretty enjoyable in an easy-read kind of way but then I read New Moon and hated it and didn’t carry on with the series.
Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
I’ve never skipped a full chapter or section, but I do definitely skim read when I’m in a chapter following characters I don’t really care about or if there’s a lot of description that I find boring.
Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?
No, I don’t think so. I don’t see the point of it, especially if it’s just to fit in with the general consensus about a book.
Do you have any bookish sins to get off your chest?