Guilty Reader Book Tag

I saw this book tag post from @thelibrarylooter and wanted to jump in on it. So, here’s a list of questions and we’ll see if I’m guilty or innocent!

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

I certainly hope not. I’m pretty darn honest about whether I have read it or not. I’m more likely to let someone know that I’ll be adding it to my #tbr!

Verdict: Innocent

Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Yes! Completely on accident! I was adamant with the library that I returned it, but ended up paying for the book….only to find it months later in a kid’s bookshelf.

Verdict: Guilty!

Have you ever read a series out of order?

Yes. Until the End of the World by Sarah Lyons Fleming. I picked up the second book and did not realize it was a series. Read the whole book, THEN managed to pick up what I thought was the first book, and turned out to be a novella and titled 1.5 in the series. I still haven’t read the first or third book in the series…it’s still on my #tbr.j

Verdict: Guilty!

Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Never intentionally. I have walked in on a conversation where people were talking about a book, and I thought everyone had read it in the group and that’s why they were talking about it…. and I was incorrect. I that’s why I always ask now if everyone has read it.

Verdict: Guilty.

Have you ever dog eared a book?

What???? NO!!!! That is a terrible thing to do to a book! I will use ANYTHING as a bookmark to avoid damage to a book. My son on the other hand, has done that. So, I have taught him how to properly treat a book, and have supplied him with 20 year’s worth of bookmarks. See my photo of bookmarks I have recently pulled out of books in an attempt to clean up my bookshelf! Notice the receipt…not for books, I’m not sure how I ended up using that…and a concert ticket LOL.

Verdict: Innocent

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

I really doubt it, other than being confused about if I actually own it. I’m proud of my books and display them happily on my bookshelf.

Verdict: Innocent

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

Oh my gosh yes! If I am determined to try to finish a book that I am struggling through, I’ll jump sections, especially when the author gets really descriptive about things. A recent book I read went on for two pages about a character walking in a circle around a tree. I was already struggling with the book, and I so I started skipping, and found two pages later, we were still talking about the tree. Skipping is necessary sometimes.

Verdict: Guilty, for sure…when I’m on the struggle train, but want to give the book a chance, it is necessary.

Have you ever bad-mouthed a book you actually liked?

No way. I like it or I don’t, and I’m very proud to talk about either of those feelings.

Verdict: Innocent

Have you ever read a book only to realize you have already read it?

Yep. More than once. There are so many books in the world, and after this many years, I’m bound to pick up a book at a bookstore and get into it only to realize I’ve already read it. This actually just happened to me recently…the book was prominently displayed at a bookstore, I thought it was new, and was like, this is a genre I love, and sounds amazing! I paid full price for it and started reading. I kept thinking, this is so like another book I’ve read, I’ve got to figure out what book that was so I can compare them…then 100 pages in, I realized it was, in fact, THE SAME book. *Hanging my head in shame*

Verdict: GUILTY


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Getting to know you…

I saw these questions on a friend’s blog and I thought they would be fun to answer here!

How Many Books Do You Usually Read At Once?

Oh goodness….I am actively reading three right now, and usually at all times. One on audio, one in real, paper-book form, and one on my kindle. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but I have over an hour commute and the audio is a perfect way for me to get through that drive! My phone goes with me everywhere, so having one on the kindle ensures that any lines I wait in will be spent reading a book. Then there is my trusty good-old-fashioned book that I like to curl up and read with.

However, with that said, Goodreads currently has me reading 7 books, which means that I have started multiple books and have had to switch to hit a deadline for a publishing date or a return-to-library date, and then will go back once I’ve completed the first book.

How Do You Decide When To Switch Between Multiple Reads?

Sometimes I switch because it’s convenient. The car demands audio, out somewhere with my phone means I get to jump into the Kindle book. It all just depends on my location.

Do You Ever Switch Bookmarks Partway Through A Book?

I had never done this early in my life, however, my daughter has lately been making me bookmarks. Once she gives me one, she gets upset to not see it in a book, even if the one that is currently in a book is also made by her. So, I end up having to switch out to the newest bookmark.

Where Do You Keep the Book(s) You’re Currently Reading?

I try really hard to put it on the bookshelf, where I’ll be able to find it when I go looking for it, but a lot of times, it’s sitting on my bedside table.

What Time of Day Do You Read the Most?

I read the most at night, but over lunch I’ll try to read a bit as well.

How Long Do You Typically Read in One Session?

With two kids, a job, and two cats, I am really proud if I get 30 mins in at one time.

Do You Read Hardbacks with the Dust Jacket Off?

The dust jacket is a work of art and should be removed to keep it safe. 100 PERCENT. The jacket is removed and placed in a safe location on my bookshelf until I have finished the book.

What Position Do You Mainly Use to Read?

I like to have my feet up on the couch or footrest. If I’m in bed, I try to sit up, once I’m laying down, I inevitably fall asleep with the book hitting me in the face.

Whoops! Did it again!

Do You Take Your Current Read with You Everywhere You Go?

Yes, there is always a book with me….the kindle makes things quite easy!

How Often Do You Update Your Goodreads Reading Progress?

I update it every few days. Sometimes I’m really good at doing it daily, but not all the time. My favorite is when the kindle updates Goodreads for me!