I Pretend to Have Read It: Um … None?
Okay, today’s #BookADay topic actually made me scratch my head a bit because, well … I don’t pretend to have read books. I’m pretty forthcoming when I don’t like something or just haven’t read it. I’m not afraid to mark something as “unfinished” (or, if I think I might someday get back to it, as “on hold”) on my Goodreads account, and am not afraid to put a book down that isn’t doing it for me. In that same vein, if I don’t want to read something – like, say, the last two books of the Hunger Games series – then I just don’t read them. And I’ll tell anyone who asks exactly why. There are tons of books that people probably think I “should” read – and I probably think I should read them, too – and maybe I’ll eventually get to them. But I’m not going to pretend to have read something I haven’t actually read. That honestly seems a bit ridiculous to me.