Today's Booking Through Thursday question is. . .
Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book?
I think I probably have told little white lies at times. I don't do it to make me look better or more well read though! Here are a few examples. . .
A friend tells me I really need to read a book. I know of the book or the author and have absolutely no desire to read it. In order to not have to explain myself, I usually just say that I've read it, or I started it and didn't really like it all that much.
I start reading a book, don't love it, and ended up skimming through to the end. In my mind I didn't read the book, but I might tell someone I read it because I at least gave it a good try.
Some books, A Christmas Carol for example, have been made into 13,576,987 movies* and therefore I feel like I've read the book even though I haven't.
It's rare that I would lie, but those are a few instances when I might. Like I said, I wouldn't lie to make myself appear smarter or more intelligent. I could care less what people think of the books I read. What about you?
*That number is just a random guess. According to one website there are over 200 versions out there but I like my number better.