(My starter books. Scathing reviews to follow.)
Wym beat me to the punch with the book post. Gosh darn it.
I keep seeing this list, generated by the BBC up in the e-world. It’s usually accompanied by some incendiary quote like, “the average person has only read 6 of these 100.” That quote (and others like it) appears to be wildly inaccurate. Either that, or all the people in my world read a lot more than people in the real world.
My pet presumption is that the BBC came up with that stat, and is just a tad pretentious. The opposite of my pet presumption is that I was suckered into comparing myself with random online acquaintances in a book-chops contest. I’ve read more than 6, less than 100. Less than 50, actually…
Anyway, all this has prompted me to reassess my actual reading chops. I can read, I like to read, and I have plenty of time to read. So how come I’ve never read War and Peace or Alice in Wonderland? I OWN them. Not liking them is no excuse.
After finishing the Twilight series, I need a new reading project. One that keeps me as busy (pretty much four straight days of reading to find out what happens to the vampires) and leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. What’s the point of reading if you can’t brag about it, right? Who reads Crime and Punishment for fun? Masochistic readers, that’s who.
(jennygirl, don’t bother commenting on the last paragraph. That masochism thing was for you.)
So at some point I’ll be adding my Book Bucket List to the sidebar, and slowly working my way through the titles, perhaps with some no-holds-barred reviews. But while I’m at it, I’d like your suggestions on what I should read. Why should the Brits get the final say on favorite books of all time?
As a bonus, if you recommend one (or ten) I’ll be sure to mention you in that book’s review. And feel free to use other people’s favorites as suggestions as well.
Give me books. Yo quiero libros.