Thursday, October 1, 2009

Booking through Thursday - Would You Lie?

This week's question...

Suggested by Monibo:

Saw this article (from March) and thought it would make a good BTT confessional question:

Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book?

My answer...

Lie? What's the point in that? I don't really see the necessity to lie about reading a book. Maybe way back in high school I might have lied and said I read a book for a homework assignment and didn't. LOL Now, as an adult? No, that just doesn't make sense to me. What if someone asked me about the book? How would I be able to respond? Nope, this is supposed to be a fun hobby for me - no point in lying about it.

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  1. True! This is a fun hobby and not everyone has the same reading tastes! I am not ashamed that I like Alex Cross better than Sherlock Holms.

  2. Same here - the only time I remember lying was for a school assignment, way back when. These days, I don't see any reason to lie about what I read or don't read. Who would care about that besides myself?

  3. I like the attitude you have here to the subject.

  4. :) Interesting question. I admit that like you, I've probably lied in school more than once about reading a book. . . especially if you don't count skimming for answers! LOL

    But now I don't need to lie about it. I enjoy reading and write some type of review for each book I read. :)

    ~ Wendi

  5. What a horrible thing to say about us Brits. We don't all lie. I have never lied about reading a book, can't see the point either. We are not all bad. I shall have to ask my friends now if they have ever lied about reading books.

  6. It seems such a strange thing, why lie about what you read? I guess I can see it in school for an assignment but I'm sure that's not what they're referring too. Maybe it has to do with getting a date! Interesting notion. The thing is, if you lie and say you have read something you haven't, then what do you do if asked very specific questions about the book? Uh-oh, rut-ro!

    Love the kitty pic!

  7. I only owe to myself for reading. No one else. So why lie?

    If I don't like a book, I chuck it out.

    Booking Through Lies

  8. I may have in high school, but not since then. At least not that I remember.


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