Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott! I have a fun little game for you to play to win your very own signed hardcover of the book, so let’s get to it!We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott
on February 5, 2019
Source:Copy provided by publisher for review
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.
But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.
The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.
And that’s yours truly.
PROMPT QUESTION: What is the worst lie you ever told?
Fun fact about me, friends: I am rubbish at lying. I am not convincing at all, and I don’t like to do it (maybe because I am bad at it and everyone would know? Or maybe I am just a super honest and truthful person, who can tell?) But there is one lie I am awesome at: Lying to my own self.
Apparently, I love to believe the lies I tell me. And I tell some whoppers! They usually fall into these categories:
- Lies About Feelings. These fall into two subcategories, lies about feeling stuff, and lies about not feeling stuff.
• Lies about not feeling junk you do feel. Ohhhh is this a fan favorite or what!? Who among us hasn’t lied like mad to ourselves, trying to deceive ourselves into not having feelings for someone, something, whatever? I am literally doing it right the hell now. Like as I type, I am laughing at myself because I know I am lying but I am trying really hard to believe myself. Good times, and I can’t imagine there is anyone who hasn’t done this at some point. Please, come commiserate with me!
• Lies about feeling junk you really do not feel. These are terrible lies, because you’re going to remember you’re lying eventually. It never works. And pro tip, it’s probably just going to lead to some kind of messy situation down the road. If you don’t feel stuff now, you’re not going to feel any more of it years later. Trust me on this.
- Lies About Tasks. These are the ones where you swear you are going to mail in that bill tomorrow, or that you’ll totally respond to your blog comments after dinner, clean your room on the weekend, or what have you. These are pretty benign in terms of lies, because everyone loves a procrastinator! (Oh look, it’s me telling myself more lies!)
- Lies About Life Plans. There was a solid year-long period of time where I had myself convinced that I was going to be a doctor, because I was really into ER. Look, I could probably be a doctor if I really wanted to and tried really hard but… I didn’t, I just thought ER was cool. This is an example of a Life Plan Lie.
- Lies About Resolutions. There is a reason I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions anymore, and that reason is that I was just lying to myself. I wasn’t ever going to do them, and then I was just going to feel bad about it. So the best way to hate myself less in any new year is to just calm down and be honest, I am not going to revamp my life just because the calendar changes. It’s just not realistic.
This is easy peasy! All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me a lie you have told! It can be one of my lies to yourself, or something else! And you’ll be entered to win a SIGNED HARDCOVER of We Told Six Lies *US Only