Gifts for people who loved the movie (or show) but are lying about having read the book
“Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to see [insert movie or show title.] I loved the book.”
Did you love the book, Stephanie? Did you…really?
Nothing compares to the awkward back-and-forth that comes with discussing a book one member of the conversation is pretending to have read. That person will often confuse character names, make near-universal “observations” about theme, and regularly reference the film or TV show the book inspired. It’s exhausting.
There’s nothing wrong with someone wanting to appear well-read, I suppose. But if you’re looking to gently better your loved one’s honesty and literary prowess (without having a book report style confrontation), gift giving can be the perfect nudge towards the library. Read more…