BOOKISH QUESTIONS AND ODDLY BRIEF ANSWERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango plucked these from the blog of Melanie at who picked them up from Teresa. Interesting book questions for those of us who read.

The Questions:

1-Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted?
2-Have you ever claimed to have read a book when you haven’t?
3-Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
4-Have you ever read a series out-of-order?
5-Have I ever spoiled a book for someone?
6-Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
7-Have you ever bad-mouthed a book you actually liked?

And now, the answers – because I can discuss books and remain sane.

1-Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted?

No. Everyone I know is desperate to get rid of books, not collect them. We are all rather bookish people and books come to you like iron filings to a magnet.

2-Have you ever claimed to have read a book when you haven’t?

No. If I haven’t read it, I will say I haven’t read. Sometimes I’ll even explain why I haven’t read it. Usually, I have a reason.

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

No, but I’ve given away books and hoped I never got them back. Oddly enough, they always come back.

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

Sure. I try to read them in order, but sometimes, you read a book, realize there are other books in the series and you go back and read them.

5-Have I ever spoiled a book for someone?

Not intentionally or that I know about.

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

I’ve put down books and never picked them up again. If I don’t like it, I won’t bother to finish it. I have read a lot of books and I’ve never been embarrassed about not reading another one.

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

No. But I have complimented books and given moderately good reviews to books I really didn’t like. Authors are sensitive. I hate hurting their feelings and just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean someone else might not love it. Also, believe it or not, authors read reviews. Even mine.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

9 thoughts on “BOOKISH QUESTIONS AND ODDLY BRIEF ANSWERS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. It is really hard to rehome books. You don’t make a lot selling them and giving them away is often even harder. We get boxes and boxes of books donated to our Op Shop, far more than we have room for. As I seem to be the only volunteer who reads a lot and the most anal about books being shelved in some kind of order I have adopted the bookroom and try to keep it tidy and occasionally cull books that look too shabby to make room for new ones. Some of our regular customers are readers though so I like to keep it interesting by putting fresh books out.

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    1. We gave all the hardcover ones to the library until they said NO MORE. We gave more to the local regional high school until THEY said: “no more” and as many as the senior center could accommodate. We still have another thousand or so and no one wants more books. At least no one OUR age.

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  2. I’ve had an author recently contact me because of a review I left. I thought it was a great book and said so. Others did not. I think sometimes we forget that authors are readers and a lot write books they want to read. It’s a matter of finding the right reader and writer. Great answers 😀

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    1. Thank you! have met a lot of authors because I reviewed their books. I was shocked at first, but I guess they look for book reviews. I love hearing from authors. I love books and authors and writers and words 🙂

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    1. For me, it was Pride & Prejudice. Only book I disliked THAT much. I never did quite understand what all the fuss was about Catcher in the Rye. I read it. All I could think was … “So what?” Maybe I just didn’t “get it.”

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