Would You Lie?

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Suggested by Monibo:

Saw this article (from March) and thought it would make a good BTT confessional question:

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


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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70 responses

  1. My answer is up. Happy BTT everyone!

  2. Thanks for the change of theme. ;)

    My answer is here:
    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/btt-would-you-lie/

    ~MizB

  3. [...] jumping back into one of my old favorite memes, Booking Through Thursday — and here’s our question: According to this article, two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have [...]

  4. I had so much fun answering this one! :) Because I totally told a fib… and it was in print, where it’s been immortalized forever!

    http://writemeg.com/2009/10/01/of-hemingway-coffee-and-fibs/

  5. [...] Booking Through Thursday asks: Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What book? [...]

  6. Well, I turn myself in. My Answer is up. :)

    Happy BTT everyone.

  7. I took a different twist with this. I’m in doubt that celebrities really read those classic novels that they are telling the world are their favorites.

    Do Celebrities Really Read Classic Literature:

    http://www.yuletimereading.com/2009/10/do-celebrities-really-read-classic-literature/

  8. Guilty secrets revealed! I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

    Here’s mine: http://rosecityreader.blogspot.com/2009/10/pants-on-fire.html

  9. Good question – I thought I was a good girl until I thought back. It will definitely be interesting to read everyone’s post.

    Mine is here:

    http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com/2009/10/booking-through-thursday-october-1.html

  10. Lies by omission are okay, right? Right?

  11. [...] in BTT, etc at 9:40 am by alitareads Interesting question today for BTT: Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What [...]

  12. Here’s my response. I’m glad to be back after the weeks of “recent” posts.

  13. Ha, ha… Yes, I have lied (for the purposes of getting through my English courses). My full answer is here.

  14. This was a tough one. I went more with a guilty pleasure since there aren’t really any books I would feel ashamed to admit reading. Anyway, below is my link at Bookworm Nation.

    http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2009/10/booking-through-thursday.html

  15. I stopped by your blog to verify that you were still hosting your Thursday “theme day”.

    In case you aren’t sure why I would do that, please first go here: http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911712/today–/

    and then read this one:

    http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911311/sept-theme-days/

    I see that you still are, so I shall leave you on the lists :-D

    THANKS!!!
    Cheryl B.

  16. OMG I would Soooooo get busted if I lied! I gasped when I read this question :)

    http://kariannalysis.com/2009/10/booking-through-thursday-101/

  17. [...] answer it I think it will explain why I haven’t felt drawn to answer the recent questions. So this week’s question is “Two-thirds of Brits have lied about reading books they haven’t. Have you? Why? What [...]

  18. Great question, and one I seemed to really have a lot to say about! http://iknitalone.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/booking-through-thursday-100109-edition/

  19. I can’t wait to see how many people have or have not lied about books. Want to find out whether I have? Go check out my post :)

    http://insidethemindjm.blogspot.com/2009/10/booking-through-thursday-6.html

  20. Better late than never.. here’s my answer:

    http://lilue.blogspot.com/2009/10/would-you-lie.html

  21. Thanks for the link Deb!

    My answer is here: http://www.monniblog.com/2009/10/reading-lies/

    (P.S. my nickname is “monnibo” with two N’s)

  22. I thought no at first, but it turns out I actually have lied.

    http://tinakubala.com/2009/10/02/lying-about-reading.aspx

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