Thursday, October 1, 2009

Booking Through Thursday

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


You asked why, but I will tell you why not.

I think there is no need to lie. If I didn't read a book I don't think it is a big deal. If I want to read it in the future, I will, if not, I won't. I've told people the truth, I've started books and never finished. Among those were Bleak House & Crime and Punishment. If they ask why, I'll tell them either I got bored or didn't feel like it.

I've read plenty of good books, and so what if I didn't read some of the more 'important' books of the day.

Does anyone really care? I don't read to impress, I read for enjoyment, and if someone wants to judge me because I didn't read XYZ, then I think they need a hobby. LOL!


jlshall said...

I read Bleak House, and I can definitely say you were very smart to put it aside. One of the most boring books ever written. I agree - reading to impress is really pointless.

Bryan R. Terry said...

Yeah, reading to impress is a pointless endeavor. However, as an English major (and now English grad student) lying about the books I've read is de riguer.


lilly said...

You are 100%, there really is no need to lie about it or impress anyone with your reading choices.

Bluestocking said...

I lied about reading for a free pizza. Here is mine

Yvonne said...

Perfect answer - I agree completely.

gautami tripathy said...

I have been reading Crime And Punishment for ages, I think!

If I don't like a book, I chuck it out. Lie about it, no!

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