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The Reader Confessions Tag.

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Thank you kindly to TheBookishUnderdog for tagging me for this. ๐Ÿ™‚ As always, if you don’t already, go and give the blog a peruse, after you’ve finished reading this of course! ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Have you ever damaged a book?

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I’m technically going to say that No, I have not ever damaged a book……….knowingly though I do on occasion crease a books spine, I know “shudders” it’s a travesty but I read a lot of fantasy and the books are rather hefty tomes often coming in at between 600 – 1000 pages and at times creasing the spine just can’t be helped on a book that size. But, No, I try my best to not to damage the books I own.

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Nope, generally don’t borrow books, I haven’t done in years but from my vague memories of childhood many moons ago I cannot recall ever damaging a book I borrowed be it from a friend, school or the library. I wouldn’t damage books if I did borrow them, well I would at least try my best not to.

Yes, I know that sometimes accidents happen and you just have to move on and deal with them in the best way that you can. Take Justin Bieber for example he is an accident, a mistake and an affront to nature but we deal with him by ignoring him, pretending he doesn’t exist or that a fatal accident has befell him and by listening to proper music. I’m listening to the new Flaw album as I write up this tag – they are a proper band bloggers, metal rules! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

For accidentally damaging a borrowed book, well, you would rectify the damage by offering to replace the book, simples. ๐Ÿ™‚

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3. How long does it take you to read a book?

Hhmmm, a tricky question here! It generally depends on how much I feel like reading, the books length and how into the book I am, if I’m digging (yeah, it’s a day for slang) the book then I’m more likely to read the book quicker than if it doesn’t interest me to much. But ideally as I read longer books due to the genres I like I try to get a book read a week and about a 100 pages a day give or take.

4. Books you haven’t finished?

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The only book that I can remember not finishing was The Silence by Tim Lebbon, nothing wrong with it and it was a good read I just didn’t agree with what happened before the start of the second part and thought sod it, I’m not reading any more as what happened was wrong.

I can also remember not finishing some free books that I downloaded from Amazon onto my Kindle but my old age is getting the better of me and I can’t remember the names of them, this was pre-blog and they have been banished to the infernal fires of damnation for books I didn’t like, though I do remember that there were some crummy zombie books in there that I never finished.

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5. Hyped/Popular books you didn’t like?

Not to sure on this one, I don’t go in for having to read hyped books as I mainly just read what I want but I guess to give you an answer the Dan Brown books, they were hyped so much around and before the first movie and are so popular but I just can’t get into them. ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

Yeah, any type of smut book I most certainly wouldn’t admit to reading, yuck! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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7. How many books do you own?

Approximatley 100 proper books and around 600 e-books.

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8. Are you a fast/slow reader?

Depends on your definition of fast, I can’t blast through a book in a day or so but I try to read around 50 to 100 pages a day depending on life so I guess I’m a middling paced reader.

9. Do you like to buddy read?

Well, I’ve only done it once, Jill at RantandRaveaboutBooks took my buddy reading virginity and it was quite fun so it’s something I’d consider doing again in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

10. Do you read better in your head/out loud?

In my head, most certainly, in my head, that’s where all the good stuff takes place!

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11. If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

Well, the question doesn’t state that it has to be an actual physical book so on a technicality I am choosing an e-book and picking: The complete Malazan book of the Fallen (number 1 – 10) by Steven Erikson. And, the reasons why are, because it is one of the best fantasy series ever written and secondly the bad boy according to Goodreads clocks in at 8244 pages!

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Well, thanks all for reading. I tag anyone of my fellow bloggers who have perused this post and wish to give it a go. ๐Ÿ™‚


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29 thoughts on “The Reader Confessions Tag.

      1. I actually have a strong rule of conduct regarding this. I read all three Hunger Games in two and a half days when I found out the movie was being released. I normally refuse to watch before reading. People will ask me to go to a movie and I am like, “No sorry. I still need to read that.” ๐Ÿ˜…

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  1. hahaha that justin bieber meme cracked me up. Have to admit to being a spine bender (of books, I’m not freakishly flexible or anything)- which counts as unknowing damage- I also fold down the occasional page (*dun dun dun*) and even write in books- so I’m a regular neanderthal I guess!

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  2. LOl! Holy Smokes 8244 pages?!?! Now that’s a tome! #6 had me dying, I can totally see my husband saying this after a few excerpts from 50 Shades. I’m pretty sure there are plenty of Beliebers out there (not I) who have taken offense to #2 but when Ned Stark speaks, we listen ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. High-fives on the pics, especially Ned Stark dissing Biebs. ๐Ÿ™Œ I love how you managed to give your favorite singer a shout out. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Go you! Haha! Yeah, you, of all people, wouldn’t mention a smut book. Well, thanks to me being cranky one day and you being my bestie and trying to cheer me up, I now know one of your dirty little secrets. ๐Ÿ™Š It’s safe with me, love. ๐Ÿ˜˜ So, do I get a high-five for popping your cherry? Maybe a celebratory cigar? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Cigars, eww. Aww, baby, you were amazing! You had me up all night long… reading Nevernight. Lol. Gotcha! I’d definitely do another buddy read with you. Next time less nagging. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Your Transformer references about us were really cute, you know. That’s the soft spot you have for me, my little Marshy. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Hugs. Oh wait, you hate those. Well, you’re getting one anyway. Deal with it! ๐Ÿ˜

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  4. Yes, I know that sometimes accidents happen and you just have to move on and deal with them in the best way that you can.“. *Hands toilet paper* ^^

    Erikson’s been on my TBR for years now. 8244 pages for the entire Malazan series, though…that would take me about 6 months? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh, and I never actually listened to a Justin Bieber song! But I will change that in a bit and let you know the verdict ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. This was a fun tag :). Interesting you said the Dan Brown books I’ve only bought the Da Vinci Code and tried to read it before watching the movie, I don’t know but something about the book just made me lose interest, I wasn’t a big fan of the movie either ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . Not sure why but I haven’t read any of them! lol

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  6. Yet to finish Malazan (only finished the 3rd book recently) but gotta agree it’s a fantasy masterpiece , one i would love to have if i was only allowed one .

    Also agreed with fantasy books breaking creases is unpreventable

    also glad to see someone else feels the same way about Dan Brown books as me ๐Ÿ˜€

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