Q: Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book?
A: Ummmmm! I like this question. I’m generally pretty up front about the books I’ve read and haven’t. For example for one of my book groups I just couldn’t finish Suite Francais. I got so bored that I couldn’t finish the second part (Sorry to those that liked it). Of course I fessed up, and I wasn’t bothered about finding out the end so it didn’t spoil my book group that time. However I have to admit that I may have stretched the truth a leetle bit with The BBC 100 Books Challenge, where I highlighted 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I did in fact read half of but got a bit fed up after the first bit which I found enjoyable. So I guess that takes my fabulous 51 to fabulously fib free 50. I wonder, will we all feel so much better after our confessions?
Have you ever lied about a book you haven’t read?