Win a Kobo eReader for your Book Confession

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Generally, I’m quite an honest person. That’s not always a positive trait – I’m horribly tactless sometimes, and I embarrass myself on a regular basis because of my tendency to speak without thinking. But there’s one area where I can regularly be found lying my pants off.

Books.

Specifically – pretending to have read books when I’ve got no intention of doing so.

Don’t get me wrong – I love books. I have an MA in Literature (with honours in American Lit) to prove it. I spent years ploughing through the classics and I’ve got a sneaky affection for YA fiction that I should probably be embarrassed about at my age. But you know how sometimes there are books that, try as you might, you just can’t get into?

For me, it’s Lord of the Rings.

I’ve read the first couple of hundred pages of Lord of the Rings, ooh, about eight times. Because I feel like I SHOULD read Lord of the Rings.

But oh my good God, there are so many characters. Who can keep track? And the endless, endless trekking through the landscape and, ooh, look, it’s another orc, or a dragon, or a frog, or whatever the feck it’s supposed to be, around yet another corner in yet another dark mountain, and when does this bloody book get interesting? Will it ever end?

For years, if anyone asked me if I’d read Lord of the Rings, I said yes. Because it’s a Classic and a Great Book and you’re just supposed to have read it. I even dated someone who said he could never get serious with a woman who hadn’t read Lord of the Rings. For our wedding, I bought him an iPod and had the back of it engraved with the words, “By the way, I never read Lord of the Rings.”  We’d been together eight years by that point – it would have seemed churlish if he’d backed out just because of my confession.

It felt like World Book Day was the right day to come clean on this issue, so to speak. And I’m convinced I’m not the only Book Liar in the world. So I’m inviting you to share in the comments the book you most often pretend you’ve read when you haven’t.

As an incentive, I’ve got a Kobo Arc 7HD eBook Reader worth £159 to give away, complete with a £25 WH Smith voucher to spend on books with your new toy.

The Kobo is a Wi-Fi tablet running Android, that is much more than just an eBook device. You can use Facebook, Twitter, email – and download books to read on the device’s e-reading software. The great thing about Kobo is you don’t have to just get your books from the Kobo store – you can buy them from anywhere (you won’t find that on a Kindle). So you can simply install the Nook or Sony apps from Google Play, and download books from there, as well as the Kobo store. Although it’s unlikely you’ll need to look beyond the Kobo store, which has a massive 3.5m titles (more than Amazon).

To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what book you most recently pretended to have read.

Bonus entries are available via the Rafflecopter widget. Good Luck!
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Terms: UK entrants aged 18 and over only. One entry per person. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries using random.org and will receive one 16GB Kobo Arc 7HD tablet, as shown above.  You must comment on the competition post with the specified information to enter. Giveaway not associated with Facebook or Twitter. No cash alternative. The promoter’s decision is final. Giveaway closes at midnight GMT on 20/03/2015. Winner will be contacted by email, details will be added to this page within 7 days of the closing date. 

 

About 

Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.

544 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    5th March 2015 / 12:19 pm

    fandabidozy giveaway

  2. bev
    5th March 2015 / 12:24 pm

    To Kill A Mockingbird

  3. Tracy Nixon
    5th March 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Great giveaway thank you somuch!

  4. Kathleen Thomson
    5th March 2015 / 12:37 pm

    Fab giveaway glev1 fingers crossed.

  5. Kelly
    5th March 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Great competition!

  6. Denise Blythe
    5th March 2015 / 12:42 pm

    When I was doing my Literature exams at school I pretended to read Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, I could never get my head around Shakespeare and often wondered why he didn’t use real English!

  7. Rey Chunara
    5th March 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Great competition. Thank you

  8. Sarah Cooper
    5th March 2015 / 12:44 pm

    I had to pretend to read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to a few friends, the truth is I read the first few chapters and found it so incredibly boring and badly written, I had to stop. I have no problem reading through Jodi Picoult books – I love her writing.

  9. Jay
    5th March 2015 / 12:44 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever pretended to read a book I haven’t – although I’ve not read LOTR.

  10. Fiona
    5th March 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Barack Obama’s book. I bought it feeling very pleased with myself but gave up half way through, too worthy for me. It sits on my shelf to make me look well read and cultured but it is sorely outnumbered by trashy chick lit to be fair.

  11. Kerry Charlesworth
    5th March 2015 / 12:51 pm

    lovely giveaway!!

  12. Amelia Kennedy
    5th March 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. Paul Wilson
    5th March 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Hello!

  14. Leanne moore
    5th March 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Great competition thank you

  15. Jenny Brady
    5th March 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Fab giveaway!

  16. Emily Hallett
    5th March 2015 / 12:55 pm

    I’ve pretended to read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I couldn’t finish it – it was just so bad!!

  17. pamela gossage
    5th March 2015 / 12:57 pm

    I would just love this

  18. sharon mead
    5th March 2015 / 12:58 pm

    the 50 shades series, won’t waste my time on it but easier to agree with the masses

  19. Amanda Gibson
    5th March 2015 / 1:00 pm

    The kids bought me War Horse as I love the film, but haven’t had time to read it yet but had to tell them I had read it as they bought it for me for my birthday

  20. Suzanne
    5th March 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Great giveaway. It would be really useful.

  21. Fiona K
    5th March 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Great giveaway

  22. Tom Dwyer-Mann
    5th March 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Awesome!

  23. wendy procter
    5th March 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Fantastic Giveaway! Fingers crossed x

  24. Sallyanne Gooch
    5th March 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Granny Gangsta

  25. Tracey Belcher
    5th March 2015 / 1:11 pm

    I seriously have not pretended to read a book. But I have pretended to read a credit card statement if that counts ?

  26. Barry Crackett
    5th March 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Cool Prize!

  27. Gemma Snell
    5th March 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Fab giveaway thankyou

  28. Andrew Petrie
    5th March 2015 / 1:26 pm

    The Girl with the dragon tattoo.

  29. Victoria N
    5th March 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Probably Gone Girl – I just watched the film instead!

  30. claire blaney
    5th March 2015 / 1:31 pm

    such a wonderful giveaway thank you x

  31. S Edwards
    5th March 2015 / 1:35 pm

    A must have prize 🙂

  32. Michael Ambler
    5th March 2015 / 1:36 pm

    How to read French, it was all foreign to me!!

    • Pam Hubbard
      5th March 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Fab Prize

  33. Angela Fitzjohn
    5th March 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I have been wanting one of these for ages, I love reading, what a fantastic prize to win.

  34. Mary Heald
    5th March 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Great prize

  35. Barry Page
    5th March 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Great giveaway!

  36. Sarah Pybus
    5th March 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Fantastic Giveaway

  37. Emily Hutchinson
    5th March 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Fantastic prize!

    • Emily Hutchinson
      5th March 2015 / 2:04 pm

      I once pretended to have read War and Peace, in fact I never got to the war, the peace part of it was so tedious.

  38. Tania Atfield
    5th March 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Great competition, love to win

  39. winnie
    5th March 2015 / 2:09 pm

    lovely prize 😀

  40. Sandra Bald
    5th March 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I’ve pretended to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy & it’s much easier since the films have been made.
    I loved the Hobbit & have read it so many times. I naively assumed the Lord of the Rings would be as enjoyable.
    I got fed up & found the books really hard going. Kept copies of them all in my bookcase for ages, looking well read 😉

  41. Becca Staples
    5th March 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Great, thank you for the giveaway

  42. ann clements
    5th March 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Hamlet

  43. Milly Y
    5th March 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Would love this – we’re such bookworms!

  44. laura jayne bates
    5th March 2015 / 2:51 pm

    fab competition thanks

  45. laura jayne bates
    5th March 2015 / 2:51 pm

    fantastic competition thanks

  46. Hilda Hazel Wright
    5th March 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever fibbed about reading a book. I don’t think there is anything wrong with saying you just can’t get on with a book for whatever reason. Your Lord of the Rings one is a perfect example. I have to enjoy reading a book, and I do persist with them but sometimes (and it is rare) they’re just not right. I tried reading The Decameron as I was intrigued by what a book that old would be like, but drifted off half way as it just wasn’t right for me. Might go back to it one day, but so many books to read and not enough time!

  47. jen morgan
    5th March 2015 / 3:01 pm

    great comp thanks

  48. ELAINE DALE
    5th March 2015 / 3:03 pm

    love reading so any extra devices always welcome

  49. Tracey Peach
    5th March 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Thank You xxx

  50. Ann Gwillim
    5th March 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Great prize, have my fingers crossed.

  51. Kevin Honey
    5th March 2015 / 3:12 pm

    I can honestly say that I’ve never pretended to read a book!

  52. Lisa Everaert
    5th March 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Great giveaway! A Fab gift for anyone x

  53. Samantha Lancaster
    5th March 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Super giveaway thanks

  54. 5th March 2015 / 3:26 pm

    I don’t normally pretend to read books but my father-in-law was boasting and for some reason I said I’d read Catch 22 and made a joke about Yossarian. I’ve tried reading it three times and a fourth on audio book – despite everyone raving about it, I just didn’t get it or enjoy it. No more book fibs from me, I promise!
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  55. Heather T
    5th March 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I’d love to win this for my Mum

  56. Emma Birley
    5th March 2015 / 3:28 pm

    Wow! Can’t believe it has more titles than Amazon.. pretty extensive!

  57. Stephanie Lear
    5th March 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Harry Potter when asked by my kids. Of course! Lol

  58. Heather Knotts
    5th March 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I told a friend I’d read a Martina Cole novel and didn’t like it, just to stop her telling me the entire plot (in great detail) of the latest Martina Cole she was reading 😉

  59. Edward Guerreiro
    5th March 2015 / 3:40 pm

    This this looks like it could be a great upgrade to my kindle. Thanks for the chance.

  60. acyawn
    5th March 2015 / 3:43 pm

    war horse!

  61. christine shelley
    5th March 2015 / 3:44 pm

    What a great prize so generous thanks

  62. Jessica Powell
    5th March 2015 / 3:50 pm

    There were various books I pretended to have read while at uni… in truth I’d just read the overviews on the net…

  63. Kelly glen
    5th March 2015 / 3:53 pm

    50 shades of grey.

  64. cliff maxwell
    5th March 2015 / 4:02 pm

    a book given to me by my employer about the company (Kavli- an industrial fairytale)

  65. Alana Walker
    5th March 2015 / 4:04 pm

    The God Delusion.x

  66. Eleanor Beavan
    5th March 2015 / 4:04 pm

    I pretended to read Tess of the d’urbervilles to my mum who is forever recommending books like this when I much prefer thrillers, I just thought I’d keep her quiet !

  67. Helen Battle
    5th March 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Great giveaway

  68. Rita Hutton
    5th March 2015 / 4:20 pm

    JUST WHAT I NEED

  69. KATHY D
    5th March 2015 / 4:28 pm

    The Hunger Games – my niece was raving about it and insisted I started reading it – managed to blag my way through and eventually had to watch the dvd so I had some idea what we were talking about

  70. 5th March 2015 / 4:44 pm

    I’ve tried a few times to give the Lord of the Rings trilogy a try but find it impenetrable – have to pretend to keep up my otherwise impeccable nerd persona!

  71. debbie smith
    5th March 2015 / 4:48 pm

    hello amazing giveaway x
    my fave book is the passage by justin cronin its totally epic !

  72. Joanna ButlerSavage
    5th March 2015 / 4:54 pm

    I denied liking the sweet valley high books!!

  73. Dom
    5th March 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Bay of Secrets by Rosanna Ley. I recently started talking about books with a girl at work, she showed an interest in a few books I’d mentioned so eventually I started lending her books that I thought she would like. I’ve had a pretty good success rate with her, she has enjoyed most of what I’ve lent her and been eager to borrow more. Then came the day she lent me a book to read……..oh dear.

    I thought I’d be open minded and try it, it’s not a book I would ever choose myself (because it is the dullest book anyone has ever lent me). I couldn’t face telling her I that I didn’t even get a quarter threw it, so I lied and said I finished it but it wasn’t to my tastes :$

  74. Nicki Evans
    5th March 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Rebecca

  75. lynn mitchell
    5th March 2015 / 5:06 pm

    wow this is fantastic

  76. Abigail Cullen
    5th March 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Great giveaway thank you for the opportunity.

  77. pete c
    5th March 2015 / 5:21 pm

    have referred to having read a few of Charles Dickens` books to others, when I havent

  78. jen english
    5th March 2015 / 5:27 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever pretended to have read any book.

  79. Rosalind Sargent
    5th March 2015 / 5:30 pm

    I have never pretended to read a book I love reading now I am an Adult but when I was at school thats a different story I found reading quite boring in my youth

  80. Gillian Holmes
    5th March 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Please put me into the draw xxx

  81. Caroline Clarke
    5th March 2015 / 5:38 pm

    I must confess, it’s Avoidables by Rachel Medhurst. I still mean to read it but there are so many other books higher on the list that I’m not I will ever actually get around to reading it!

  82. Elizabeth Simpson
    5th March 2015 / 5:39 pm

    Fifty Shades Of Grey

  83. Paul Scotland
    5th March 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Great prize

  84. Patricia Owen
    5th March 2015 / 5:57 pm

    I pretended I had read the whole of David Copperfield for a GCE “O” Level. In fact I only reached halfway. Fortunately I was able to answer the exam question that involved the part I had read. Lucky.

  85. hannonle
    5th March 2015 / 6:02 pm

    I don’t recall ever lying about having read a book. I just don’t care what other people think, that’s the key 🙂

  86. Sarah Griffiths
    5th March 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Wolf Hall – tried to get further than the 1st chapter but just wasn’t enjoying it!

  87. Wendy Becker
    5th March 2015 / 6:04 pm

    nice prize

  88. tiggerific1973
    5th March 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance 🙂 x

  89. David Paterson
    5th March 2015 / 6:07 pm

    Olaf Stapledon Last and First Men

  90. Suzanne Drummond
    5th March 2015 / 6:11 pm

    fingers crossed

  91. samj
    5th March 2015 / 6:15 pm

    I have never pretended to read

  92. Emma Ferguson
    5th March 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Snapper’

  93. kirsty l
    5th March 2015 / 6:36 pm

    id love this looks great!

  94. Eva Vida
    5th March 2015 / 6:43 pm

    thank you for the opportunity

  95. Isabel O'Brien
    5th March 2015 / 7:03 pm

    I can’t say I’ve ever pretended to read anything!

  96. justine meyer
    5th March 2015 / 7:09 pm

    Fifty shades of grey – bought all the books and started the first one and had to put it down as i thought it was boring and not much of a story. I did see the film though and thought it was a good love story.

  97. ashleigh allan
    5th March 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Great competition – I don’t think I have ever pretended to read a book!

  98. Samantha
    5th March 2015 / 7:11 pm

    I don’t like historical books at all. Classic or otherwise, just don’t get them.

    I had to pretend I’d read 50 shades, but it is so appallingly written, I got wind of it years ago, when it was fan fiction and tried hard to read the first few chapters, but it made my toes curl because the writing was so awful.

    Recently with the hype I tried again, but too my utter amazement none of the glaring awfulness has been edited out, it’s still badly written.

  99. Janice Davison
    5th March 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I currently have a Kobo Touch that’s getting a bit batter now as I read every single day. I am currently on book no. 139. I read all sort. An upgrade would be most welcome

  100. George Brabyn
    5th March 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Been meaning to read more, this might do the trick!

  101. frances hopkins
    5th March 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Fantastic prize!!

  102. Paula
    5th March 2015 / 7:43 pm

    LOTR too! I barely managed to finish The Hobbit.

  103. kellyjo walters
    5th March 2015 / 7:47 pm

    fab hubby would love this

  104. Graham Chealehay
    5th March 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Great prize

  105. kerry
    5th March 2015 / 7:55 pm

    For me, it was game of thrones, i love the program, but could not get into the books. x

  106. David Sweet
    5th March 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Great prize

  107. KIRSTY THOMPSON
    5th March 2015 / 8:15 pm

    fab prize

  108. laura banks
    5th March 2015 / 8:22 pm

    great giveaway

  109. clair downham
    5th March 2015 / 8:25 pm

    would love to win so fingers crossed

  110. natalie moore
    5th March 2015 / 8:27 pm

    great giveaway

  111. Mel
    5th March 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Brilliant post, Sally! I never managed to read past page 50 of Lord of the Rings. You did really well getting to 200! I’ve sat through all the films though. That counts, right?

    I never managed to finish La Peste, by Camus either.

  112. Sandra Lane
    5th March 2015 / 8:28 pm

    I pretended to read Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy when I was a school. It was so boring and I had already seen the film version so was able to get away with it.

  113. charlotte qualter
    5th March 2015 / 8:29 pm

    fab giveaway thank you x

  114. Jo m Welsh
    5th March 2015 / 8:35 pm

    A great giveaway

  115. John Taggart
    5th March 2015 / 8:44 pm

    I would love to win this fingers crossed!

  116. Dee Dmonte
    5th March 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Clockwork Orange

  117. Gary Metcalfe
    5th March 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.

  118. Anthony Harrington
    5th March 2015 / 8:59 pm

    would love to win this for my Wife

  119. Emma Ellams
    5th March 2015 / 8:59 pm

    I would love this

  120. Kim Neville
    5th March 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Have not pretended to read a book. Thanks for a fab giveaway 🙂

  121. Bob Clark
    5th March 2015 / 9:07 pm

    great prize

  122. Lindsey
    5th March 2015 / 9:16 pm

    War and Peace – never got past the first few pages

  123. Penny Ford
    5th March 2015 / 9:16 pm

    The end of Lord of the Rings. I just couldn’t make it through the last chapter

  124. Zoe G
    5th March 2015 / 9:19 pm

    That made me laugh about you attempting to read the Lord of the Rings, I too felt exactly the same, it was so boring! But I enjoyed the Hobbit, but it is a lot shorter, can’t remember pretending to read a book but probably did when I was younger

  125. Lois Eaton
    5th March 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Great Prize. Would love to win. Fingers crossed.

  126. Leanne V Mckenna
    5th March 2015 / 9:27 pm

    A family member bought me the casual vacancy, i’ve not opened it but pretended i had read it after watching the TV series recently…! I need to read it… one day… maybe!

  127. kerie tidman
    5th March 2015 / 9:28 pm

    This looks a great prize

  128. Anas
    5th March 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Awesome

  129. Paul Mellor
    5th March 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Guy Martin autobiography

  130. M.R Amin
    5th March 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Fantastic competition and prize. Good luck everyone!

  131. Andrew Taylor
    5th March 2015 / 9:44 pm

    To Kill a Mockingbird

  132. Matthew Sinclair
    5th March 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I’m not sure i’ve pretended to read a book but the last book i read was Roy Keane’s autobiography

  133. Tamsin Dean
    5th March 2015 / 9:50 pm

    this is fantastic

  134. Rob Baker
    5th March 2015 / 9:52 pm

    A Brief History of Time *nods sagely*

  135. Lea
    5th March 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Harry Potter because everyone seemed to be reading it at the time but I wasn’t interested and I’m still not, but my son loves it.

  136. Rachel Ray
    5th March 2015 / 10:15 pm

    Never pretended to read anything but have started and restarted most Jane Austen’s books over and over. Just cannot get on with them.

  137. iain
    5th March 2015 / 10:24 pm

    i love this prize!

  138. neil dobson
    5th March 2015 / 10:34 pm

    The God Delusion

  139. Stephanie Tsang
    5th March 2015 / 11:02 pm

    I pretended to read Romeo and Juliet.

  140. Natalie Crossan
    5th March 2015 / 11:03 pm

    Harry potter xx

  141. Cat Culmer
    5th March 2015 / 11:19 pm

    What a great prize. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  142. Alicja
    5th March 2015 / 11:22 pm

    Alice in wonderland <3

  143. michaela atkins
    5th March 2015 / 11:33 pm

    great thanks

  144. Teresa Lee
    6th March 2015 / 12:14 am

    Fantastic Competition….Thanks

  145. Matthew Mayled
    6th March 2015 / 12:23 am

    Never pretended to read a book

  146. Kym Robson
    6th March 2015 / 12:37 am

    Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall

  147. Paul T
    6th March 2015 / 1:17 am

    I’d love one of these!

  148. cecelia Allen
    6th March 2015 / 1:28 am

    Ive never pretended to have read anything. I do love the confession story especially the engraving.

  149. Susan B
    6th March 2015 / 3:25 am

    I pretended I’d read the entire literature syllabus at secondary school and blagged a few ideas for the exam answers from school friends and the class discussions. The books were all fiction, of course, and I’ve only really ever enjoyed non-fiction.

  150. stuart allen
    6th March 2015 / 4:28 am

    fifty shades of grey!

  151. Ian
    6th March 2015 / 7:39 am

    Would love to win..

  152. SandraB
    6th March 2015 / 8:58 am

    I never give up on a book but I have to admit to leaving Middlemarch by George Eliot after struggling with it several times.

  153. Dianne Brewin
    6th March 2015 / 9:01 am

    Fab prize

  154. jayne hall
    6th March 2015 / 9:43 am

    fabby prize

  155. iSOBEL ROBERTSON
    6th March 2015 / 9:46 am

    My oldest son was into the Hunger games trilogy, I pretended to have read the first book (I watched the movie instead) but he was asking me about the book and somehow I managed to blag it until my husband asked me about the difference of how Catniss got the Mockingjay pendant and I said the film version and I was caught out.`

  156. Maxine Owen
    6th March 2015 / 10:27 am

    Fab giveaway!

  157. Lance Bellers
    6th March 2015 / 11:03 am

    Warfare in Medieval Europe

  158. sharlene speakman
    6th March 2015 / 11:19 am

    50 shades of grey iv not so much presented to read as i have failed to tell people that i haven’t read it but so many of my friends went crazy over it and i just didn’t see what the deal was but they were so shocked to hear that id not read one so i started to act like i had just so they would leave me alone haha

  159. sarah rees
    6th March 2015 / 11:46 am

    lovely giveaway 🙂

  160. Ruth Bugg
    6th March 2015 / 11:55 am

    What a lovely giveaway thanks for the opportunity, I don’t get to read much nowadays only text books as I’ve started studying childcare

  161. sandra rubery
    6th March 2015 / 12:03 pm

    50 shades of grey

  162. louise gazeley
    6th March 2015 / 12:24 pm

    I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO ADMIT TO NOT GETTING THROUGH LORD OF THE RINGS. I’M AFRAID I LOST THE WILL TO LIVE AFTER ABOUT 30 PAGES AND STILL HAVEN’T GONE BACK TO CONTINUE !!!

  163. Mia vine
    6th March 2015 / 12:29 pm

    great prize, i would love this

  164. suzanne brzeski
    6th March 2015 / 12:39 pm

    brilliant giveaway x

  165. Marie B
    6th March 2015 / 12:55 pm

    50 Shades of Grey

  166. Chris Andrews
    6th March 2015 / 1:09 pm

    To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what book you most recently pretended to have read………none – l read so many books and if l don’t like it l simply stop raeding

  167. lynn heath
    6th March 2015 / 1:59 pm

    This would be perfect to get a few minutes to myself when on holiday!

  168. Paula Readings
    6th March 2015 / 2:30 pm

    would like one of these, my friends love them.

  169. judy kennedy
    6th March 2015 / 2:32 pm

    Always mean to take a book with me when I leave the house, but sometimes I have too much to carry, this would help.

  170. Kaci Soderstrom
    6th March 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I used to pretend to read all sorts when I was a kid.. can’t think if I have done as an adult though.. probably have trying to impress someone and then ended up just looking like a right idiot. Lol

  171. Allan Smith
    6th March 2015 / 3:44 pm

    That’s a great prize!

  172. Theresa parker
    6th March 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Fab comp and blog many many thanks

  173. Maria Blythin
    6th March 2015 / 4:36 pm

    always love a bit of Adrian mole x

  174. Rob Griffiths
    6th March 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway

  175. PAULINE Hill
    6th March 2015 / 5:11 pm

    NICE ONE THANKS

  176. kirsty webb
    6th March 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Would give this to my mum.
    Its her birthday in april. xx

  177. Gemma Crossley
    6th March 2015 / 6:42 pm

    50 shades of grey

  178. FARIDAH BROOKER
    6th March 2015 / 6:48 pm

    I’d love one of these thanks.

  179. sian hallewell
    6th March 2015 / 6:54 pm

    loving the giveaway thanks

  180. Gail G
    6th March 2015 / 8:48 pm

    The Goldfinch (a present but there were other books that I wanted to read first)

  181. Hekna
    6th March 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Jane Eyre

  182. Simon Tinsley
    6th March 2015 / 9:12 pm

    My wife’s original Kobo has seen better days so I’d love to win this as a replacement.

  183. 6th March 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Lord of the Ring, I have tried so many time, because I too feel like I should have read it, (especially with a degree in English), but no, I just can’t each time I get a bit further though so many one day I might acutally finish it!
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  184. Tina Cleveland
    6th March 2015 / 10:15 pm

    Fabulous prize – thank you

  185. Emma-louise Wainwright (@Feelinglucky14)
    6th March 2015 / 11:08 pm

    I could really use one of these badboys right now! fingers crossed…
    Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  186. Leanne Lunn
    6th March 2015 / 11:33 pm

    50 shades of grey because everyone else has read it.

  187. cathy
    6th March 2015 / 11:34 pm

    fab giveaway

  188. jen lloyd
    6th March 2015 / 11:41 pm

    awesome comp 🙂 <3

  189. Angie Hoggett
    6th March 2015 / 11:45 pm

    to kill a mockingbird

  190. 7th March 2015 / 12:41 am

    would love to win this for my mom shes done everything for us three girls and makes sure were happy so i would like to give her something she will appriciate

  191. Chris
    7th March 2015 / 10:39 am

    Always enjoy your blogs fab giveaway too

  192. Lynsey Buchanan
    7th March 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Great giveaway

  193. laura stewart
    7th March 2015 / 12:13 pm

    lovely prize xx

  194. Carolynn Woodland
    7th March 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Would love one of these but I have not pretended to read anything!

  195. Carly
    7th March 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I studied Theatre at uni, not only should I have read A Comedy of Errors, I had to choose & learn one of Adriana’s monologues. Ha! The 20 year old me just watched (a portionof) the VHS RSC production and copied Judy Dench’s performance word for word …. Never admitted this to anyone, what a fraud!

  196. Claire Hull
    7th March 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Great giveaway

  197. 7th March 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Amazing Prize just what I need for my books!

  198. Lucy Pasifull
    7th March 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I thought it was just me who didn’t get on with The Lord of the Rings! Bored me stupid and I love fantasy books.

  199. Michelle lintern
    7th March 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Great competition, would love to win

  200. claire griffiths
    7th March 2015 / 7:02 pm

    fantastic competition great prize 😀

  201. 7th March 2015 / 8:24 pm

    The last book I pretended to read was Harry Potter. It seemed the best choice after being cornered by a bunch of Potter crazed Americans!

  202. Lyla
    7th March 2015 / 10:08 pm

    I don’t think I have ever pretended to read a book

  203. DANIELLE VEDMORE
    7th March 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Wuthering Heights – I lied to my teenage god daughter who was reading it. Thank God I know a summery of it! PS I love the Ipod present 🙂

  204. ANDREW ROWLANDS
    8th March 2015 / 12:26 pm

    GREAT PRIZE

  205. Angela Kelly
    8th March 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Secret book confession? I read 54 books last year, does that count as a confession!

  206. Zoey P
    8th March 2015 / 12:42 pm

    I’ve only just read all the twilight saga books

  207. Janice
    8th March 2015 / 12:43 pm

    Fifty shades of grey

  208. victoria
    8th March 2015 / 1:13 pm

    war and peace – nope!

  209. fozia Akhtar
    8th March 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Great giveaway

  210. maureen findley
    8th March 2015 / 1:36 pm

    brilliant

  211. Jayne T
    8th March 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever pretended to have read a book, as I love reading and if a book doesn’t interest me, then I don’t read it. Thanks for the lovely giveaway x

  212. jodie yorke
    8th March 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Thank you for the great giveaway x

  213. angela sandhu
    8th March 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I havent pretended to read anything as far as i remember!

  214. Sarah Davies
    8th March 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Lord of the Rings when in fact I have only read The Hobbit.

  215. Helen M
    8th March 2015 / 4:35 pm

    I pretended to read Great Expectations. It’s on my bucket list, I’ve seen the film, the book is next to my bed. I have no excuse, other than I’ve read three pages and it was really boring!

  216. Cheryl
    8th March 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Fab prize…keeping my fingers crossed!

  217. Cheryl
    8th March 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I probably shouldn’t admit this but I pretended to read lots of books for my English degree…I sat an exam on Anthony & Cleopatra having only read the notes on it

  218. Steve Knight
    8th March 2015 / 5:27 pm

    A Brief History of Time – tried it, went way over my head!

  219. Christine Wilkinson
    8th March 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Has to be Fifty Shades of Grey, I picked it up in a charity shop thinking I should read it after all the hype, one or two pages in realised it was not my thing at all, but nod knowingly when everyone talks about the book and the film!

  220. Laura Jeffs
    8th March 2015 / 7:01 pm

    What a Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  221. Kristina Trick
    8th March 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Fifty Shades of Grey. I did start to read it but when he started controlling what she ate I was put off…..

    I’ll eat as many peas from my plate as I want…and a huge cake after!

  222. William Gould
    8th March 2015 / 7:31 pm

    The book I most recently pretended to have read is the “office procedures” bumf at my new job! lol

  223. Laura Asplin
    8th March 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Would love to win this for my mum

  224. Laura Pritchard
    8th March 2015 / 8:58 pm

    I always claim to have read Vanity Fair & that it’s my favourite classic novel but really I’ve read the first 100 pages several times but don’t seem to get any further!

  225. Lorraine Tinsley
    8th March 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Lovely giveaway, I haven’t read much recently, having two little kids has meant I don’t have the time, but fingers crossed one day soon…

  226. Helen
    8th March 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Love reading, Read all the Catharine Cookson books, and many others, fab Giveaway

  227. Leila Benhamida
    8th March 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Never pretended.

  228. Lillian Fisher
    8th March 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs, took me ages to read it x

  229. Harriet
    9th March 2015 / 2:24 am

    Hope to win.

  230. Richard Rowley
    9th March 2015 / 2:47 am

    I havent pretended to read a book although I hay have said I had read a particular book recently in conversation but only if I have read the book in the past so I don’t make a fool of myself….

  231. Kat Lucas
    9th March 2015 / 4:14 am

    What a fantastic giveaway!

  232. Joanne Benham
    9th March 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Great giveaway! Would love it.

  233. Jazz
    9th March 2015 / 4:02 pm

    War and Peace. It went badly wrong when they started questioning me about it, and all I could do was smile and nod – oops! x

  234. Jessica Walker
    9th March 2015 / 6:51 pm

    Gone with the wind ><

  235. Jennifer Toal
    9th March 2015 / 8:47 pm

    A great prize

  236. Isabella
    9th March 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Fab giveaway!

  237. David Clarke
    9th March 2015 / 10:26 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever pretended to have read any book as they may want to discuss about it. ><

  238. Kat Glynn
    10th March 2015 / 1:12 am

    Fingers crossed! x

  239. Richard Worth
    10th March 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Very exciting! great giveaway

  240. C Kennedy
    10th March 2015 / 4:40 pm

    My uni books LOL
    In all seriousness though, can’t remember pretending to have read anything as my face is usually in a book!

  241. Helen Atkins
    10th March 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Wow, Great Giveaway xx

  242. Kimberley Hayden
    10th March 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Same for me – LOTR trilogy

  243. Johan Ellermann
    10th March 2015 / 8:17 pm

    I once pretended to have read some of the Harry Potter books because I had no idea what they were!
    I’ve since read them though because I was so curious as to what the hype was about.

  244. Keshia Esgate
    10th March 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Would love one of these!! 🙂

  245. Lesley Bradley
    10th March 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I’ve always got my face in a book and honestly have never pretended to have read something I actually haven’t!

  246. Claire Holtey
    11th March 2015 / 2:31 pm

    I have a lovely book on world libraries that I got my OH to buy me – it was expensive. I dare not admit that I have only looked at the pictures and not actually read it!

  247. 11th March 2015 / 5:00 pm

    i love YA Fiction too! at 32 I really should leave them alone but i cant help it

  248. dean franks
    11th March 2015 / 7:18 pm

    great comp

  249. sarah davison
    11th March 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I’d love an ebook reader all of my own

  250. Julie Howarth
    11th March 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Fantastic giveaway

  251. Nicola McC
    11th March 2015 / 8:02 pm

    I’ve never pretended to read a book that I haven’t before although I did sometimes tell people I’d read War and Peace when I technically hadn’t finished it at the time (it did take me quite a while to get to the end)!

  252. Jillian Mitchell
    11th March 2015 / 9:48 pm

    great competition!

  253. dorothy cavender
    12th March 2015 / 12:50 pm

    fab comp-thanks

  254. katrina walsh
    12th March 2015 / 12:55 pm

    I skimmed One flew over the cuckoos nest in about 15 minutes and based my book report wholly on the film, only adding at the end that ‘I believed’ there was a film of it about somewhere!

  255. Hugh Jones
    12th March 2015 / 2:04 pm

    War and Peace – it was a bit daunting at a time when I was very busy with work.

  256. Karen Barrett
    12th March 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Fab prize thanks

  257. peter cloutman
    12th March 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Looks great

  258. Pauline Wilson
    12th March 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Brilliant prize I would love to win

  259. Charlotte Hood
    12th March 2015 / 11:51 pm

    brilliant prize!

  260. katie skeoch
    13th March 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Would love one of these to catch up on my Game of Thrones reading!!

  261. David Patrick
    13th March 2015 / 1:53 pm

    1984

  262. Doreen Mccarthy
    13th March 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I pretended to have read 50 shades of grey, I hadnt

  263. S.Gunn
    13th March 2015 / 7:19 pm

    🙂 amazing giveaway, thanks very much!

  264. John Tunnicliffe
    13th March 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Terry Pratchett RIP.

  265. helen booth
    13th March 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Ant and Decs autobiography!

  266. Michelle Banks
    14th March 2015 / 11:04 am

    Great competition!

  267. Jeremy Hards
    14th March 2015 / 3:08 pm

    A Song of Ice & Fire: A Clash of Kings – Book 2 of the Game of Thrones series. I need my Game of Thrones fix between seasons on TV.

    The TV series is very good but as per usual the books are so much better.

  268. Sharon Heath
    14th March 2015 / 5:01 pm

    Of Mice and Men

  269. Fran H
    14th March 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Just now!! OH asked idly did you ever read the Arabian Nights (aka One Thousand and One Nights)?? Errrrm YEAH I replied decisively….

  270. Kate Yorke
    14th March 2015 / 5:28 pm

    What a great comp!!

  271. Greig spencer
    14th March 2015 / 10:48 pm

    To Kill A Mockingbird

  272. melanie stirling
    14th March 2015 / 10:53 pm

    I read a lot of books but I haven’t pretended to read one I haven’t since I was at school.We had to read Julius Caesar and I found it so boring,I didn’t read it properly.

  273. Rebecca Nisbet
    14th March 2015 / 11:54 pm

    this looks really good! need an excuse to get back into reading again! 🙂

  274. claire woods
    15th March 2015 / 10:24 am

    Wow. I’d love one. Easier to take on holiday than heavy books!

  275. Lauren Old
    15th March 2015 / 10:27 am

    What a great prize, awesome idea for a birthday present

  276. tina edwards
    15th March 2015 / 3:52 pm

    fab giveaway fingers crossed

  277. 15th March 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Grace the Not-So Normal Girl (self-published book).

    Which I read today (no lie!)

  278. June Gaynor
    15th March 2015 / 5:10 pm

    I totally agree with you on Lord of the RIngs. It was really popular amongst my friends when I was at school, but I just could not get into it. When the films came out I was totally spellbound and could see what a great story it was. (Still haven’t read it though!)

  279. emma falvi
    15th March 2015 / 5:26 pm

    my sisters keeper

  280. Julie Ward
    15th March 2015 / 5:41 pm

    Never said I’d read a book I hadn’t, it once took me 12 months to read Pendle Witches

  281. donna l jones
    15th March 2015 / 6:22 pm

    lovely giveaway

  282. Lynda Jones
    15th March 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Great Prize, sort of agree about The Lord of the Rings the film was fantastic and very true to the books

  283. Caroline H
    16th March 2015 / 12:22 am

    No, never pretended to read anything but used to plough through whatever I was reading. Have now realised life is too short and occasionally give up.

  284. Michelle Addy
    16th March 2015 / 3:06 am

    I honestly have never pretended to read a book. The last book I read was Bite by Richard Laymon.

  285. Amy Skinner
    16th March 2015 / 6:47 am

    I love reading so I don’t think I have pretended to read anything since I was at school. If I don’t like the book I’ll be honest and find another, reading is a pleasure and quiet time for me

  286. Beverley Sharp
    16th March 2015 / 11:21 am

    I pretended to read a book set in school many many years ago. It left such impact that I cant even remember which one it was.

    Great prize by the way.

  287. James Travis
    16th March 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Fantastic prize

  288. Sharon L Johnson
    16th March 2015 / 7:27 pm

    AWESOME 🙂

  289. jen jackson
    16th March 2015 / 7:33 pm

    great giveaway

  290. sandra cloud
    16th March 2015 / 8:45 pm

    I have never pretended to read a book, I enjoy reading all books

  291. Jenny
    16th March 2015 / 9:06 pm

    would love to win this

  292. angela thompson
    16th March 2015 / 10:15 pm

    The only book I’ve ever pretended to read was the Canterbury Tales at school, that would be why I failed my English literature exam!

  293. Heather Haigh
    16th March 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Fabulous prize – thank you for the competition.

  294. Paula Phillips
    16th March 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Great prize thanks.

  295. Sarah Norgrove
    17th March 2015 / 3:16 am

    Fantastic competition

  296. Natalie Gillham
    17th March 2015 / 4:42 am

    Great prize, thanks for the chance 🙂

  297. Michelle Carlin
    17th March 2015 / 10:32 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever pretended to read a book that I actually haven’t read. There are lots of books I’ve started, but never finished, either because I found them too boring, or too confusing!

    I don’t really care enough about others’ opinions of me to bother lying about it!

  298. Rishona Taylor
    17th March 2015 / 10:40 am

    Fifty shades of grey, I got half way through and never finished. But said I had read it when saw the movie with some friends!

  299. ROLEY MARTIN
    17th March 2015 / 10:59 am

    ill never forget The Silver Sword!

  300. judy kennedy
    17th March 2015 / 11:53 am

    War & Peace, I saw the film not long ago, I watched it in parts. I have pretended I have read the book without having seen the film, now I can lie with more confidence. I do read & love Marge Piercy, but I am slow

  301. Suzanne Howell
    17th March 2015 / 11:56 am

    My mother-in-law is always passing on to me books she has read, for instance Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth and other tales of war time austerity. I pretend to have read them, but they are not my type of book….. 🙂

  302. Celia West
    17th March 2015 / 12:06 pm

    would love to win this

  303. Nikki Hayes
    17th March 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I’ve never pretended I’ve read a book that I haven’t – I make no apologies for my taste in books (mainly fantasy and paranormal fiction). I own a couple of hundred books of my own and have probably read a few thousand in my lifetime. I have read (and own) Lord of the Rings though 😀

  304. Diana
    17th March 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Oh, I would love to win this 🙂

  305. Linda Hill
    17th March 2015 / 5:11 pm

    “A Tale of Two Cities – the set book for my GCE ‘O’ Level – my elder sister read it and gave me a resume!

  306. MANDY DOHERTY
    17th March 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Brilliant giveaway x

  307. James Mullen
    17th March 2015 / 6:01 pm

    I’d love to win this for my mum.

  308. Bryony
    17th March 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Pride and Prejudice at school!

  309. Eve Burke
    17th March 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Mice and men!

  310. Sarah Palmer
    17th March 2015 / 7:40 pm

    this is fab thanks for the chance x

  311. leanne weir
    17th March 2015 / 7:55 pm

    To Kill A Mockingbird

  312. LEAH SULLIVAN
    17th March 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I haven’t lied… I’d be too scared of someone quizzing me!

  313. Maria Soady
    17th March 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Great competition

  314. Louise Ryves
    17th March 2015 / 8:53 pm

    I haven’t really read 50 shades of grey as my friends think. I tried but just couldn’t’ get into it. Just too badly written.

  315. Nicky Roo
    17th March 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Vol de Nuit. Still managed to write an essay on it thought.

  316. Diana Socha
    17th March 2015 / 9:24 pm

    done done done 🙂

  317. Leanne Newsome
    17th March 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Fantastic giveaway

  318. Michael Ratttray
    17th March 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Great prize

  319. Grzegorz Markowski
    17th March 2015 / 9:45 pm

    great prize. I want this

  320. Matt Gee
    17th March 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Can I be entered too please?

  321. Tracy Burns
    17th March 2015 / 11:13 pm

    Hunger Games – I still watched the films though!

  322. lyn Burgess
    18th March 2015 / 1:35 am

    1984 by George Orwell. I’ve tried a couple of times but given up, and faked it.

  323. Nat thomason
    18th March 2015 / 2:40 am

    Great prize 🙂

  324. mike
    18th March 2015 / 9:11 am

    50 shades!!

  325. Ruth Harwood
    18th March 2015 / 9:13 am

    I love to read – could spend all day with a book in my hand!!

  326. caroline cummins
    18th March 2015 / 10:14 am

    For me, its Catch 22…honestly I must have started that book over 10 times, and read the first couple of chapters, Ive even tried the audiobook but its no use, me, and catch 22 are obviously never destined to be acquainted with eachother, shame, I hear its very good hahahaha But I know EXACTLY what your saying about this, some books you just cannot connect with

  327. Vickie Jackson
    18th March 2015 / 10:24 am

    The Mayor of Casterbridge. It was my gcse piece and I just couldn’t read it! Thank goodness for study guides!!

  328. Jenny Jones
    18th March 2015 / 10:52 am

    I am a huge fan of game of thrones, the TV show that is. After watching season 1 of game of thrones I brought a couple of the books but also found the character twists and plots along with the terminology a struggle to get into it, alas I have given up but they do take up space in bookcase to add to it’s ‘coolness’ to my collection but yes if anyone does ask me I do lie and say I have read the first two! Oops! I can’t let go of my geeky coolness I like to think I have lol x

  329. ELZBIETA ZNYK
    18th March 2015 / 11:28 am

    great giveaway

  330. Philip Darling
    18th March 2015 / 11:54 am

    Great prize guys

  331. Emma Fox
    18th March 2015 / 12:12 pm

    I have flicked through lots of books whilst doing my degree and written essays on them. Love Jane Austen though would never skip a page of her novels!

  332. elaine stokes
    18th March 2015 / 12:22 pm

    great competition x x x x xx

  333. Jane Willis
    18th March 2015 / 12:32 pm

    The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – I bought a set of the 2013 Booker shortlisted books and loved all the others, but I spent 12 months picking this up, reading the same few pages and putting it down again and last week I eventually admitted defeat and took it to the charity shop

  334. Dawn Henson
    18th March 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Fabulous Prize – Keeping my fingers crossed

  335. Dawn Henson
    18th March 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I did pretend to read Fifty Shades of Grey and then my friend asked me what it was all about.

  336. Donna Clinton
    18th March 2015 / 1:06 pm

    Lord of the Rings…i got fed up half way through!

  337. Mark Chamberlin
    18th March 2015 / 2:06 pm

    This is a comment! Great prize!

  338. Eleanor Powell
    18th March 2015 / 2:36 pm

    I dont think I have pretended to read anything

  339. Helen Humphries
    18th March 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Science: a Four Thousand Year History. I was so miffed that someone suggested I would never get through I pretended had. I read two chapters though so felt I had at least staked a claim!

  340. Carly Ann
    18th March 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I don’t think I’ve pretended before- I adore reading – I don’t get to do it as much as I would like though!

  341. Helen Allan
    18th March 2015 / 5:29 pm

    I pretended to my children that I read The Hobbit to encourage them to read it.

  342. Barbara Handley
    18th March 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Would love to win.

  343. Tim Woolfenden
    18th March 2015 / 6:06 pm

    War and Peace of course

  344. 18th March 2015 / 6:07 pm

    More Shakespeare than I really have!

  345. Keeley Atkinson
    18th March 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Pride and Prejudice.
    I even went as far as googling a review so I could give “my” opinion on it. Hahaha, how bad is that?!!
    I just couldn’t get into it at all, it just bored the life out of me.

  346. Shirley Giles
    18th March 2015 / 7:04 pm

    War and Peace

  347. Theresa Thomas
    18th March 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Fantastic Giveaway! Fingers crossed x

  348. Jackie ONeill
    18th March 2015 / 8:06 pm

    great prize, thanks x

  349. Isabell Whitenstall
    18th March 2015 / 8:15 pm

    I always read the books I get. I cannot put them down once I start to I limit myself and only get a book when I feel I have loads of spare time.

  350. Allan Fullarton
    18th March 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Great prize!

  351. Samantha Atherton
    18th March 2015 / 8:42 pm

    Wow Amazing, thank you for the chance to win. x

  352. claire blake
    18th March 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Would love to win this

  353. Sheri Darby
    18th March 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Love to win this

  354. Samantha Sugden
    18th March 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Brilliant prize give away thanks for the chance

  355. Philip Clements
    18th March 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Great Prize. Pleased to be in with a chance

  356. Suzanne Sendell
    18th March 2015 / 9:57 pm

    I pretended to read all the 50 shades books,when Ive only read one and a half

  357. madeline connolly
    18th March 2015 / 10:17 pm

    great giveway

  358. Debbie Preston
    18th March 2015 / 10:23 pm

    50 shades of grey

  359. Carol Phile
    18th March 2015 / 10:27 pm

    Ulyssezzzzz

  360. Isabelle Smith
    18th March 2015 / 10:47 pm

    fab prize x

  361. Robert Dittrich
    18th March 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Great prize, this would be fab to win!

  362. James Wright
    18th March 2015 / 11:45 pm

    very generous prize ty

  363. 18th March 2015 / 11:53 pm

    fab giveaway – If I won I’d load on the discworld series by terry practhett
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  364. trevor linvell
    19th March 2015 / 12:05 am

    Great prize! The lion the witch and the wardrobe

  365. RichardJ
    19th March 2015 / 12:46 am

    None, I try to not lie if possible

  366. tam p
    19th March 2015 / 2:07 am

    Lord Of the Rings found it hobbit forming

  367. 19th March 2015 / 4:31 am

    Fifty Shades of Grey.. whilst on holiday in Ibiza, but soon got bored, and only made it half way through !

    Great Prize, thanks for the Giveaway x

  368. Amy Lambert
    19th March 2015 / 5:18 am

    Fifty shades of grey I tried to enjoy it but really couldn’t get into the story line

  369. Claire Ward
    19th March 2015 / 6:41 am

    Fantastic prize

  370. Annmarie Jefferies
    19th March 2015 / 7:42 am

    Wonderful competition

  371. Sarah Lewis
    19th March 2015 / 8:23 am

    My ereader has given up the ghost so really need a new one.

  372. Katherine Coldicott
    19th March 2015 / 8:53 am

    Fab giveaway, thank you.

  373. Kristy Brown
    19th March 2015 / 9:09 am

    Fantastic giveaway

  374. Allan Wilson
    19th March 2015 / 9:13 am

    Great giveaway – thank you!!

  375. Pauline Dring
    19th March 2015 / 9:19 am

    One of my favourite books is Catch 22. Fab giveaway. The Kobo bookstore is quite pricey so it’s good you can go elsewhere.

  376. jessica newman
    19th March 2015 / 9:40 am

    fantastic prize

  377. Louise Bennett
    19th March 2015 / 9:47 am

    Fab giveaway

  378. Theresa OShea
    19th March 2015 / 9:55 am

    The Hours 😀 Thank you and good luck to all <3

  379. amanda davis
    19th March 2015 / 10:04 am

    fab giveaway

  380. barbra
    19th March 2015 / 10:13 am

    I love reading. My mum tells me that as a small child, I would read everything; including the ingredients on food packaging !

  381. Lynsey Spraggs
    19th March 2015 / 10:13 am

    Brilliant blog brilliant prize x.

  382. Stephanie Whitehouse
    19th March 2015 / 10:19 am

    !Would be great for my husband – here’s hoping

  383. Lyndsey Beckford
    19th March 2015 / 10:20 am

    I pretended that I’d read 50 Shades of Grey but really I have no interest! 🙂

  384. carlie bryan
    19th March 2015 / 10:22 am

    fantastic giveaway x

  385. Kayleigh
    19th March 2015 / 10:26 am

    Fab giveaway

  386. maggie1
    19th March 2015 / 10:32 am

    I’m ashamed to say I read all of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ books!!

  387. steph lovatt
    19th March 2015 / 10:35 am

    Great giveaway

  388. katherine grieve
    19th March 2015 / 11:14 am

    Fantastic competition, thanks very much xx

  389. Veronica Lopez-Smith
    19th March 2015 / 11:42 am

    I havent pretended reading any books but I do read way too many of regency love novels that I prentend I dont ha ha ha

  390. sarah mills
    19th March 2015 / 11:47 am

    would love this for my mother xx

  391. Kelly Newlands
    19th March 2015 / 11:53 am

    I’ve pretended to read Harry Potter – now I know they’re probably brilliant books! But like your Lord of The Rings dilemma – I’ve read the first 30 or so pages about 10 times and just hit a brick wall with it, it doesn’t grasp my attention. But it is one of those book series that everyone has read and if you dare say you don’t like it… well. (I also haven’t seen all of the films properly) 🙂 I guess I’m just not that into it!

  392. Emma Anderson
    19th March 2015 / 12:18 pm

    50 shades, everyone was talking about it at work and I felt left out!!

  393. Robby Price
    19th March 2015 / 12:30 pm

    Brilliant prize

  394. Stewart Biddle
    19th March 2015 / 12:31 pm

    My secret read as a guy would have to be 50 shades of grey haha

  395. chris parham
    19th March 2015 / 12:45 pm

    great prize

  396. Lorna Quarmby
    19th March 2015 / 12:47 pm

    I’ve never read Lord of the Rings too, but I have started recently (made it to chapter 1 so far…)
    My favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird

  397. Godfrey Callus
    19th March 2015 / 12:53 pm

    I was given a book by my friend as a christmas present called Master Lam’s Walking Chi Kung.
    I saw my friend a few weeks later at my birthday party in January and i told them that i was half way through the book and that it was really good.
    The truth is the book is just gathering dust on the shelf in my bedroom.

  398. Di Dilly
    19th March 2015 / 1:12 pm

    50 Shades of Grey. Am I the only one in the world who hasn’t read this book? I certainly feel like it.

  399. Diane Carey
    19th March 2015 / 1:21 pm

    My mother-in-law lent me ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid. I couldn’t get into it at all and gave up after a few pages

  400. Steven Beasley
    19th March 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Fantastic prize. Thanks Very Very much for this opportunity to win .

  401. 19th March 2015 / 1:31 pm

    The Harry Potter book series- I’ve never even watched one of the films the whole way through!!

  402. Hayley Colburn
    19th March 2015 / 1:35 pm

    I insinuated that ive read the DaVinci Code when actually I just watched the film lol

  403. Charlotte c Brumpton
    19th March 2015 / 1:46 pm

    I pretended to have read the whole of the Lord of the Rings book (i’ve read about 50 pages if that)

  404. chris paddock
    19th March 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Great Prize 🙂

  405. Lesley
    19th March 2015 / 2:15 pm

    Mad About The Boy – Hubsband bought it for me but it is still sitting on my bedside as I want to read the other Bridget Jones books first!

  406. barbara madden
    19th March 2015 / 2:16 pm

    This is a brilliant prize would love to win one of the best one’s on the market

  407. Anne Baxter
    19th March 2015 / 2:27 pm

    super prize. fingers are crossed.

  408. 19th March 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Think the last one I pretended to read was Lord of The Rings – managed the Hobbit but not that!

  409. Melanie Pendrey
    19th March 2015 / 2:28 pm

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime

  410. Katy Sanger
    19th March 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Awesome prize- One can only wish- Fingers crossed!!

  411. Wendy Guy
    19th March 2015 / 2:34 pm

    A brilliant prize.

  412. Elisha Cook
    19th March 2015 / 2:38 pm

    As an avid reader who loves nothing more than to escape into a good book then this is the perfect prize! fingers crossed. x

  413. PAUL STANLEY
    19th March 2015 / 3:13 pm

    WILD by CHERYL STRAYED

  414. Sarah Parker
    19th March 2015 / 3:26 pm

    great competition 🙂

  415. Stephen Little
    19th March 2015 / 3:29 pm

    Wonderful giveaway!

  416. Chris Michael
    19th March 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Would love one of these.

  417. Cally Martin
    19th March 2015 / 4:01 pm

    The Twlight Saga <3

  418. sarah
    19th March 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I havnt pretended to read a book yet

  419. Victoria Dixon
    19th March 2015 / 4:36 pm

    I am doing my MA in European Reformation History and I blagged to my lecturer that I had read The Imitation of Christ By Thomas A Kempis cover to cover! I must have blagged well as I think he believed me!

  420. Margaret Glover
    19th March 2015 / 5:26 pm

    Great Competition

  421. Andrew Hindley
    19th March 2015 / 5:30 pm

    War and Peace by Tolstoy

  422. 19th March 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Any from Terry Pratchett as DH, daughter and son love them, but I just cannot get into them

  423. sandra ralph
    19th March 2015 / 5:42 pm

    probably has to be 50 shades of grey..as all my friends hype about it and the film and to be honest im not interested and get fed up answering if i have read it and when they said no they would then go on about why i should, so now i just say yes it was great..

  424. Jo W
    19th March 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Looks great

  425. 19th March 2015 / 5:57 pm

    I love books so rarely pretend that I have read them, I usually have. The last one must have been a particularly boring physics book that was part of course work
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  426. Ali Thorpe
    19th March 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Mockingjay. I go to see the Hunger Games films at the cinema with my nephew and he loaned me the book so I could read ahead but I never actually read it.

  427. Irene Gilmour
    19th March 2015 / 6:19 pm

    thanks for the chance got my fingers crossed

  428. Lorraine mabbitt
    19th March 2015 / 6:41 pm

    50 shades

  429. Ellie P
    19th March 2015 / 6:44 pm

    The last book I lied I read was a textbook chapter for a uni seminar…woops! 😛

  430. Nikki Hunter
    19th March 2015 / 7:08 pm

    my favourite book was and always will be ‘The prime ministers brain’ 🙂

  431. Ken nicholas
    19th March 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Good omens

  432. Jade
    19th March 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Lovely prize

  433. DOLLY A
    19th March 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Would be perfect for my hols x

  434. jessica
    19th March 2015 / 7:45 pm

    amazing prize

  435. George Williamson
    19th March 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Fabulous

  436. Jenny Barker
    19th March 2015 / 8:01 pm

    The Time Traveler’s Wife

  437. Keith Shepherd
    19th March 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Have pretended that I had read The Hobbit, but to be honest, It’s far to long a book for my liking. I prefer the film trilogy, even though they are quite long as well.

  438. melissa manning
    19th March 2015 / 8:28 pm

    I’m in, thanks!

  439. Spencer Wright
    19th March 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Charlie & the chocolate factory. I pretended I’d read when I helped my son with his homework, but I’d really only watched the film 🙂

  440. Martina Alban
    19th March 2015 / 8:46 pm

    great competition

  441. Rebecca Powell
    19th March 2015 / 9:02 pm

    This is a fantastic giveaway – thank you so much

  442. Clare S
    19th March 2015 / 9:07 pm

    great prize, thanks for offering it!

  443. amer zaheer
    19th March 2015 / 9:08 pm

    50 shades of grey

  444. Lisa Wilkinson
    19th March 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Great prize. Thanks 🙂

  445. Jane Middleton
    19th March 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway, I would read War Horse

  446. Mike Gerrie
    19th March 2015 / 9:18 pm

    Great competition and blog

  447. Tina L-D
    19th March 2015 / 9:21 pm

    Fab! =D

  448. olivia Kirby
    19th March 2015 / 9:22 pm

    I haven’t done that before

  449. Erica Field
    19th March 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Not sure

  450. Rob Kelly
    19th March 2015 / 9:26 pm

    I pretended to read The Kite Runner when my mother gave it to me

  451. Patricia Avery
    19th March 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Reading is a passion of mine and I have never felt the need to pretend to have read a book. I don’t need to impress anybody. Great giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  452. faye armstrong
    19th March 2015 / 9:30 pm

    great prize

  453. Kerry Kilmister
    19th March 2015 / 9:34 pm

    This is a brilliant giveaway.

  454. Chris Fletcher
    19th March 2015 / 9:43 pm

    War & Peace for obvious reasons!

  455. Kevin Minihane
    19th March 2015 / 9:46 pm

    What a great prize from a great website

  456. Kate Cass
    19th March 2015 / 9:48 pm

    My Muminlaw who is lovely gave me a copy of Sepulche by Kate Moss! Oh lord it’s over two inches thick, which put me off!

  457. Kerry Lethbridge
    19th March 2015 / 9:50 pm

    I read avidly but I did pretend to have read war horse… I have now genuinely read it and thought it was excellent up until the last page which was so anticlimactic

  458. Kate Deakin
    19th March 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Fantastic giveaway – love it!

  459. Lani Nash
    19th March 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Fantastic giveaway!

  460. Marrian
    19th March 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Great giveaway.

    I don’t like LOTR either.

  461. Ruth Hunter
    19th March 2015 / 10:20 pm

    I’ve never pretended I’ve read a book

  462. adrian knox
    19th March 2015 / 10:22 pm

    Fab prize

  463. Wendy Tolhurst
    19th March 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I was supposed to read Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy for my ‘O’ Level English Literature exam (showing my age!). At one point, I could probably recite the first page word for word but, try as I might, I just couldn’t get my head around this book. It was the only one of the books that I couldn’t get into and so every time my English teacher brought it up, I said I had read it. Fortunately, we ran out of time and didn’t do an in-depth study of it – in the end it was just another book that we would be able to write about in the exam. Fortunately, I managed to tailor any questions round to books I had read and passed my exam no problem, so it never came back to haunt me!

  464. Amy Jo McLellan
    19th March 2015 / 10:35 pm

    What an amazing prize! If I answered your question, I might get in trouble with one of my university tutors haha!

  465. justine l
    19th March 2015 / 10:35 pm

    A few weeks ago when the weather was just miserable I went into the library because my bus wasn’t due for a while and its right next to it but the library staf kept staring at me as I wasn’t doing anything so I picked up some random book and pretended to read it,I think it was the hunger games actually just so it looked like I was in there for a reason lol.

  466. JULIE WHITTAKER
    19th March 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Lovely prize!! 😀

  467. chirag P
    19th March 2015 / 10:47 pm

    fab giveaway

  468. Monika S
    19th March 2015 / 10:47 pm

    amazing giveaway

  469. claire little
    19th March 2015 / 11:00 pm

    thanks for the chance.

  470. natalie holland
    19th March 2015 / 11:10 pm

    Super competition!

  471. 19th March 2015 / 11:11 pm

    At the moment I am reading a novel called The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood. It’s really funny.
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  472. 19th March 2015 / 11:35 pm

    I am with you on LOTR but I haven’t read any Jane Austen books but pretend I have 🙂

  473. Amanda Norwood
    20th March 2015 / 12:12 am

    I’ve never pretended I’ve read a book but Lord of the Rings is one of those books that I’ve started several times and never got very far with

  474. alice lightning
    20th March 2015 / 1:20 am

    love all history and facts especially paranormal reading, superb giveaway indeed the kobo sounds amazing

  475. Lynne OConnor
    20th March 2015 / 1:22 am

    Not a novel, but a book on kidney dialysis and transplants. I start dialysis next month but can’t face up to it so can’t bring myself to read the details

  476. Maggi L
    20th March 2015 / 1:27 am

    Fabulous giveaway! 🙂

  477. Rebecca Hodson
    20th March 2015 / 2:06 am

    For me, it’s Black Beauty and Watership Down – no matter how many times I try, I never get past the first chapter before I quit. I just cannot read them. Yet Lord of the Rings – not problem, loved all of the books in fat.

  478. Valerie Kay
    20th March 2015 / 4:20 am

    Thanks for the chance 🙂

  479. Alexandra McGahey
    20th March 2015 / 4:22 am

    I pretended to someone that I had read all of the Harry Potter books when actually, I’ve not even manage to read half of one of them. I love reading but I’ve just never been able to get into Harry Potter.

  480. Kirsty Woods
    20th March 2015 / 7:15 am

    This would be awesome

  481. Claire B
    20th March 2015 / 7:30 am

    thanks for lovely giveaway

  482. Linda Allen
    20th March 2015 / 7:44 am

    Lord of the rings

  483. 20th March 2015 / 7:49 am

    I pretended to have read the whole Fifty Shades trilogy when I’d really only read the first book and then skipped through the other two because the writing was SO BAD!
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  484. Sarah Buckley
    20th March 2015 / 7:51 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever pretended to have read a book that I haven’t – I’m a terrible liar so I know I wouldn’t get away with it!!

  485. Tal L
    20th March 2015 / 8:22 am

    probably did not have to pretend since my last book report in high school…

  486. Alison Johnson
    20th March 2015 / 8:33 am

    A book my neighbour lent me, some soppy romance novel, which I can’t even remember the name of! I’m more of a Crime Thriller type of reader.

  487. Prerna Gupta
    20th March 2015 / 9:27 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  488. David Price
    20th March 2015 / 9:29 am

    I pretended to read Gone Girl

  489. julie booth
    20th March 2015 / 10:00 am

    Great giveaway- thank you so much!

  490. Abbie Smith
    20th March 2015 / 10:21 am

    fab prize, would be perfect for my holiday later this year!

  491. Christine Hall
    20th March 2015 / 10:21 am

    Rosie Harris books. But I love all types of books.

  492. natalie w
    20th March 2015 / 10:29 am

    woo hoo kobo!!

  493. Melissa Lee
    20th March 2015 / 10:46 am

    Awesome blog – thank you

    • Melissa Lee
      20th March 2015 / 10:46 am

      Meant to say I have told everyone I read The Goldfinch but haven’t!

  494. KAYLEY
    20th March 2015 / 11:03 am

    Pretended to read 50 shades. Not really my thing lol x

  495. Amanda Botterill
    20th March 2015 / 11:13 am

    I’d love to win this, I couldn’t possible pick a favourite book there are so many brilliant ones out there

  496. Becky John
    20th March 2015 / 11:14 am

    Am not a book liar, however I would love to master The Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings, have tried many times over the years, tried even more as the movies have come out as I have watched them over and over with my obsessed son. Think it will be on my to-do list forever as I just cannot get into the books.

  497. kelly l
    20th March 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Brilliant comp! 🙂

  498. samantha bolter
    20th March 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Fab Giveaway, love reading the blog, keep smiling 🙂

  499. laura pyper
    20th March 2015 / 1:28 pm

    fab giveaway 🙂

  500. 20th March 2015 / 1:40 pm

    hi
    i have had game of thrones sitting on my coffee table for 7 months now and read 8 pages. i absolutely love the series and Tywin Lannister is arguably one of the greatest character in books or on screen. i want to read it but it doesn’t hold my attention , plus knowing whats going to happen after watching it on tv has probably tainted my experience . great giveaway, good luck everyone

  501. Sammy Fairman
    20th March 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Have never actually lied about reading a book – I’m a bit of a self-confessed book worm!

  502. catriona nation
    20th March 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Amazing prize

  503. Kim W
    20th March 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Love reading, great giveaway thanks

  504. Catherine Gregory
    20th March 2015 / 4:17 pm

    Wold have to put books by Sophie Kinsella on it

  505. LEE HARDY
    20th March 2015 / 4:31 pm

    Great prize giveaway, keep it up.

  506. Sarah N
    20th March 2015 / 4:50 pm

    50 Shades. Utter tripe.

  507. Alisa Moore
    20th March 2015 / 5:15 pm

    I haven’t pretended reading any books

  508. John Pickersgill
    20th March 2015 / 5:23 pm

    A Brief History of Time!

  509. Colette Sheeran
    20th March 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Just started Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. Looks like it’s going to be a good one.

  510. Kim Styles
    20th March 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I love reading but have not sampled Ereading yet! maybe if i won this I would enjoy downloading books!

  511. sarah-dawn pope
    20th March 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Wolf Hall. I have got a quarter of a way through – twice. It is so well written but just way too long. Glad they have made it into a series.

  512. Suzanne Brown
    20th March 2015 / 8:15 pm

    I also failed to finish LOTR zzzzz. I read so very many books that I came to the conclusion I won’t waste good reading time slogging through the dull ones…I confess if a book gets boring or is heading the wrong way I will flick to the back page – if it doesn’t end like I want it to then I abandon it and move on 🙂

  513. David Winter
    20th March 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I’ve never pretended to read any books, what’s the point in doing that when there are so many amazing stories out there to really read

  514. Tracey Quinn
    20th March 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Great giveaway thank you

  515. Jackie Chapman
    20th March 2015 / 9:09 pm

    The Hobbit. I’ve tried to read it a few times and I just can’t. My 12 year old son recently read it and tried to pass it on to me. It was easier to lie than explain I hated it!

  516. Karla Gold
    20th March 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Insurgent

  517. Matt Brasier
    20th March 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Great prize. Thanks

  518. Wendy Smith
    20th March 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Fifty Shades -yuk

  519. Phillip
    20th March 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Super… Thank-YOU

  520. Nicola P
    20th March 2015 / 10:11 pm

    I pretended to read Gone Girl – really, it’s not my usual genre, and there was so much office hype around the book once the film came out that a nod and an aaahh was the only way to survive lunchtimes!

  521. ALEXANDER BEAVEN
    20th March 2015 / 10:41 pm

    A fantastic prize 🙂

  522. Jackie Rushton
    20th March 2015 / 10:55 pm

    Great giveaway!

  523. Jamie Millard
    20th March 2015 / 11:05 pm

    nice one

  524. Brenda Wilkes
    20th March 2015 / 11:07 pm

    Lynda Bellingham’s Autobiography – but I couldn’t see through my tears.

  525. Karis
    20th March 2015 / 11:28 pm

    I’ve never pretended to read a book.

  526. k brado
    20th March 2015 / 11:32 pm

    Great competition

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