It happened to me recently. I was telling someone how much I had enjoyed reading Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father and how it had changed my views of our President. A friend I was talking to agreed with me that it was，in his words，“a brilliantly(精彩地)written book”．However，he then went on to talk about Mr Obama in a way which suggested he had no idea of his background at all.I sensed that I was talking to a book liar.
And it seems that my friend is not the only one. Approximately two thirds of people have lied about reading a book which they haven't. In the World Book Day's “Report on Guilty Secrets”，Dreams From My Father is at number 9.The report lists ten books，and various authors，which people have lied about reading，and as I'm not one to lie too often (I'd hate to be caught out)，I'll admit here and now that I haven't read the entire top ten. But I am pleased to say that，unlike 42 percent of people，I have read the book at number one，George Orwell's 1984.I think it's really brilliant.
The World Book Day report also has some other interesting information in it. It says that many people lie about having read Jane Austen，Charles Dickens，Fyodor Dostoevsky(I haven't read him，but haven't lied about it either )and Herman Melville.
Asked why they lied，the most common reason was to “impress” someone they were speaking to. This could be tricky if the conversation became more in－depth!
But when asked which authors they actually enjoy，people named J．K.Rowling，John Grisham，Sophie Kinsella(ah，the big sellers，in other words)．Forty－two percent of people asked admitted they turned to the back of the book to read the end before finishing the story(I'll come clean：I do this and am astonished that 58 percent said they had never done so)．
64．How did the author find his friend a book liar?
A．By judging his manner of speaking.
B．By looking into his background.
C．By mentioning a famous name.
D．By discussing the book itself.
65．Which of the following is a “guilty secret”according to the World Book Day report?
A．Charles Dickens is very low on the top－ten list.
B．42% of people pretended to have read 1984.
C．The author admitted having read 9 books.
D．Dreams From My Father is hardly read.
66．By lying about reading，a person hopes to ________．
A．control the conversation
C．learn about the book
D．make more friends
67．What is the author's attitude to 58% of readers?
Low－Cost Gifts for Mother's Day
Gift No. 1
Offer to be your mother's health friend. Promise to be there for any and all doctor's visits whether a disease or a regular medical check－up. Most mothers always say “no need”，but another set of eyes and ears is always a good idea at a doctor's visit. The best part? This one is free.
Gift No. 2
Help your mother organize all of her medical records, which include the test results and medical information. Put them all in one place. Be sure to make a list of all of her medicines and what times she takes them. “Having all this information in one place could end up saving your mother's life，”Dr. Marie Savard said.
Gift No. 3
Enough sleep is connected to general health conditions. “Buy your mother cotton sheets and comfortable pillows to encourage better sleep，”Savard said. “We know that good sleep is very important to our health.”
Gift No. 4
Some gift companies such as Presents for Purpose allow you to pay it forward this Mother's Day by picking gifts in which 10 percent of the price you pay goes to a charity (慈善机构). Gift givers can choose from a wide variety of useful but inexpensive things—many of which are “green”—and then choose a meaningful charity from a list. When your mother gets the gift, she will be told that she has helped the chosen charity.
68. What are you advised to do for your mother at doctor's visits?
A. Take notes.
B. Be with her.
C. Buy medicine.
D. Give her gifts.
69．Where can you find a gift idea to improve your mother's sleep?
A. In Gift No. 1. B. In Gift No. 2.
C. In Gift No. 3. D. In Gift No. 4.
70．Buying gifts from Presents for Purpose allows mothers to________．
A. enjoy good sleep B. be well-organized
C. get extra support D. give others help