Booking Through Thursday (10.01.09)
Interesting question today for BTT: Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book?
We’re starting off October with some major confessions, or maybe not so major. I haven’t lied about reading books I haven’t actually read. But, I do sometimes count books that I read in High School English class that I don’t really remember, or that I think I only read portions of (ie. Heart of Darkness). I don’t know if this counts as lying, because for the most part I did read the books. But even back then I would admit that I wasn’t really into them and skimmed portions. It’s really too bad, because I now realize that some of the books I was forced to read back then were actually really good ones, like To Kill a Mocking Bird, Lord of the Flies, or Death of a Salesman.
So why do I count these books as read when I don’t really remember them? This is where the big confession comes – probably because I don’t really want to read them again. Gasp!
Okay, now it’s your turn for confession time.