Guilty Reader Tags

  1. Have You Ever Re-Gifted A Book You’ve Been Given?

Yes, but rarely. I haven’t wrapped it up and presented it as a book for an occasion, but I’ve given books I haven’t gotten to and decided I probably wouldn’t to someone who might like it more.

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

I think I did in school once or twice for a book report. I do recall reading part of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and expounding on it on a test. I got a great grade for that response.

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

A friend lent me a book and I got part way through it and tried to return it but she said to keep it. I’ve lost library books, but paid for their replacement.

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

I read The Ladies’ Paradise by Zola before I knew it was part of a “series” called the Rougon-Macquart series. Many people suggest not reading Rougon-Macquart books in the order of publication, but rather in this order.It’s not a straight up chronological series.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

No one’s said I did.

6. Have you ever dog-eared a book?

Yesterday, I wanted to mark some pages in Paul Johnson’s Heroes. So often.

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

No. I’m not sure why I would unless it’s a non-fiction book assigned for a course. Often you don’t have to read the entire book.

8. Have you ever bad-mouthed a book which you liked?

No. Again I don’t know why I’d lie. I think these questions assess the respondents’ honesty as much as their guilty. 😉

Weekly Coffee Share

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Fall Flowers

If we were having coffee, I’d suggest we enjoy it outside where we could see some of the brilliant foliage. Then afterwards, I’d offer to show you some of the Halloween decorations that are appearing around town.

That’s not your lunch, Mr. Squirrel.

I’d tell you that work has continued. We were to end September 30th, then October 5th and now the 31st, though we’re just scheduled till the 19th. All summer we got our schedule one week at a time so that’s nothing enw.

I’d mention that I watched the US Vice Presidential Debates and found them more coherent as there fewer interruptions. The moderator was better.

Must watch wit and analysis

I’m enjoying Man of the World starring William Powell and Carole Lombard – review to follow. It’s a story of an American con man in France, who meets an heiress.