Tag: Guilty Reader Book Tag

I learned about this tag from Rachel@paceamorelibri and couldn’t wait to do it. I really like the questions here. If you haven’t checked out Rachel’s blog yet, please do. She has many book reviews, awards, and wrap-ups to read.

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1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?

I haven’t technically regifted a book, but one time I did secretly and carefully read a book that I bought for someone else before I gave it to them. Yikes! I couldn’t resist! It was a Nicholas Spark’s book.


2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

No. If I haven’t read a book, I’ll say I haven’t. When I DNF a book (rare), I normally tell people that I tried it but didn’t finish it.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

I sort of have to admit to doing this. In elementary school, I had a teacher that brought in her copy of Bittersweet, a book of stories and poems. She thought that it was wonderful that I had an interest in writing poetry and she asked me to check out the book. I never gave it back and I still have it to this day. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to give it back, but mainly that she ended up leaving that year for some unexpected reason and I just never had the chance to give it back to her. I never saw her again. I still think about her sometimes.

Here it is:


4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

Not that I can remember. I’ve come real close though! Although I did read LOTR before The Hobbit which is backward I suppose since The Hobbit is the prequel. I’m reading The Hobbit with my youngest son now.

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5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

I think it’s possible. My mom reads and she often hears me talking about books and reads them after I do. Sometimes I get emotional and rant a little. I think for a few books, I may have mildly spoiled it for her.


6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

No way. It’s a pet peeve! I would never do that. When I get books from the library and people have dog eared the pages, it drives me crazy. I’m weird about it.


7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I have to stick with Rachel’s answer on this! No?  Why would I do that? Lol.

8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

Nope. I don’t know why someone would do that unless they’re really embarrassed to read something. I will say that when I read the Fifty Shades Trilogy, I wasn’t really comfortable telling people about it and didn’t shout it from the rooftops. It really isn’t my genre and I guess because I hadn’t read many books like it and it seemed weird explaining it to people due to the content, I just didn’t mention it.

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9. Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

Yeah, I have skimmed pages before, but never an entire chapter. This is something that I don’t like doing and I only do it if I’m super disgusted with a book.


10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

No. I have no problem being honest about my opinions. Even with books I don’t like, I’m not much of a book basher.


What do you think about this tag? Have you done any of these things?

Because I wasn’t tagged for this, I won’t tag anyone this time around. If you like this tag, consider yourself tagged. It was fun! I’d love to see your answers, so please link back to me if you can. Thanks for reading!

30 thoughts on “Tag: Guilty Reader Book Tag

  1. Nel

    AAAH! Dog eared pages literally rip me apart inside. I’ve never regifted a book unless it was a gift to myself and I realized I already have it so I gift the dupe. I am guilty of claiming I’ve read a book when I really haven’t. (I’ll never tell which one though! bahaha). I can’t think of any book series I’ve read out of order but I feel like I’ve maybe done it once before. I don’t understand why someone would bad mouth a book if they truly liked it but maybe its a peer pressure band wagon thing.
    Fun tag Mischenko!

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    1. Haha! We have some things in common on this one then. I was wondering the same about bad mouthing a book they liked. I guess peer pressure would make sense. 😉 Thanks for checking it out, Nel. I thought this one was fun! ❤

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  2. I have such happy memories of reading The Hobbit as a child I must find it and reread. Dog eared pages are a pet hate, also coffee cup stains and bending the spine back. I have to admit that I sometimes buy books as presents for my mum because I know she always passes them back for me to read.

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  3. Great questions and I saw someone else do the tag so it’s fun learning about other readers through these questions.
    I have said I read a book when I didn’t – book club read and in literature class. I was supposed to be finished with the book but still had some pages to go. Shame, shame, shame. I don’t do that anymore though. Now, I just stay up all night if I have to finish a book on a deadline. Lying about reading a book means you can’t discuss it because sometimes books take weird turns that if you haven’t read, you don’t know what the twist is.

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  4. delphinethebabbler

    LOL The giphys here are hilarious!!!! OMG same here girl! When I see books being dog eared or even flipped upside down when they are open to save the page I just cringe, I just can’t handle it!!!!
    I definitely confess to skipping parts of a book, I did that just yesterday with Eliza and her Monsters – I wanted to know what would happen before I start to get too sad…
    ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. Thanks, Claire. I think the comment above by Run Wright made me realize that it could happen easily with school deadlines and reading assignments. I’m not sure how someone would get away with that though! Haha! 🙂


  5. This is a super fun tag!! I’ve not seen it before 😊 I may have to snag this tag from you too for when I’m pressed for time and need something to post 😊 I admit that when I was young..like 7 or so I was awful about dog earing pages!! Then my mom flipped and told me I was physically hurting my friends, and I never did it again since I saw them as friends like she said.Now it’s a huge pet peeve! One year, I had a student give me his book covered in pizza and beer; now that was a 1st!! I was livid 😠 When I read Fifty Shades, it was not something I went around telling people except a few friends who were reading it to, but that is one series I would deny reading to my parents and some family!! They were all on the bandwagon of how it promoted abuse and flipped out about the books and movies…it was crazy. I just stayed quiet.

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    1. How cute that your mom referred to them as friends! I might have to use that one with my own kids. I can’t stand bent pages and pizza would put me over the top! Oh my gosh.

      Too hilarious about Fifty Shades! Exactly! People were going nuts about it. It was definitely a don’t tell series for me too. Thanks for sharing that! LOL ❤

      I emailed you back this morning! Just a heads up. 😉


      1. Isn’t that cute? I use that with my kids and it has worked. The pizza about made me scream, but the fact it was covered in beer was worse because it smelled like a brewery, ugh!!
        Oh yes, the Fifty Shades thing was just too funny! My parents are super, super religious and they went bonkers. Those were definitely ereader books, haha! 😂 Glad I could make you laugh!! ❤

        Just read it ❤❤ Will try to answer soon, lol. Tomorrow is assignment grading day…I don’t really get weekends off 😔 I don’t know a teacher who does since it’s either grading assignments or making them lol. Soooo worth it though 💕💕💕 And I need to put in research time for my thesis too, but that will be fun 😊❤📚

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  6. David R. Dowdy

    I read a hardback copy of Beattle Bone by Kevin Barry a few days before Christmas a few years ago and ended up giving it as an unwrapped gift when I found myself one present short. I admitted the receiver what I had done and I had taken care of the book so it looked new. He was happy to get it.

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    1. How nice that you were honest about it. I honestly wouldn’t care if someone regifted a book to me. I love used books, but some wouldn’t like it I suppose. 😉 I just added the book on GR. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing as always, Dave. 😉


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  8. An Introverted Bookworm

    Yayy, that’s awesome you’re reading the Hobbit with your son. I’m trying to read the Hobbit with my youngest too. When I can get her to sit still long enough!

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