Thursday, October 1, 2009

Booking through Lies

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Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book?

I don't remember lying about a book that I haven't read. I have left a lot of books midway and never even thought of returning. But to lie about it, no.

However, I do remember fibbing to my dad that I finished all three volumes of
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, when I had not. He caught me out when he set it on himself to quiz me! My brothers had a wonderful time guffawing while I was being blasted by my gentle dad!

Boy, can I ever forget that! And I think that curbed my lying about anything. Books, notwithstanding!


19 comments:

Schatzi said...

Ooh, called on it!

I try really hard not to lie about my reading--though it would be so easy!

anthonynorth said...

A good morality tale there.

Charli and me said...

LOL... I loved your answer!

jlshall said...

A good lesson learned! I could only recall one instance of lying, too. But, yes, many books left unfinished.

Novroz said...

I like your answer :)

I have lots of unfinished books too but I never lie about it by saying I have finished it.

Just like you...I lied when I was in school...I only read the review and told my teacher I have read it ;p

reviewsbylola said...

Sounds like you learned your lesson!

Nise' said...

I was able to skim a few books in school but still make the grade.

bermudaonion said...

I did lie about reading All the King's Men when I was in high school. I just couldn't get through the book.

stacybuckeye said...

Your story is exactly why I don't lie about books. It's more awful getting caught in the fib!

Marie Burton said...

Perfect response.
Enjoyed that one, and it made me remember the conversation with my uncle about The Bonfire of the Vanities, which my uncle recommended it to me in High school. I read it, was utterly confused at some parts and I told him I enjoyed it. I really don't think I enjoyed it.

Diane said...

Great story! I cannot recall lying about reading a book that I hadn't read. What would be the purpose right?

Carol said...

Great story!

I'm sure I've lied about reading a book, but I can't remember a specific instance.

I left you an award, by the way.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/awards/

kaye said...

How old were you when you fibbed to your dad about the books? If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Bryan R. Terry said...

Great answer. My BTT is HERE

busy91 said...

oh man...busted!!

Mine is up

Ted said...

I think I'll let you off the hook on that one!

lilly said...

I haven't lied about that either but I do know the feeling of being called on something by my parents. Completely sucked.

Yvonne said...

I would be afraid that someone would ask me about a book I lied to and I wouldn't be able to talk about it.

Tina Kubala said...

See, I only lie to causal friends about reading books they love and lend me. My family gets the truth.