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charon ([personal profile] charon) wrote on February 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm
Let's pretend I have an IQ ...
I've been looking for a totally different book list and came across this one. So, let's be honest - did you read any of these?

Books we pretend we have read:

1. 1984, by George Orwell (twice! really)
2. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (read the summary and know that it is not my type of story at all)
3. Ulysses, by James Joyce (read some of it and found it dreafully boring)
4. The Bible (only the parts that are used for horror movies)
5. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert (-)
6. A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking (reading isn't the hard part here, since it is brief, understanding is ... )
7. Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie (-)
8. In Remembrance of Things Past, by Marcel Proust (mmmh ... rings a bell ... )
9. Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama (-)
10. The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins (read enough to know it doesn't have a your god is dead and no one cares theme, like his other books.)

So, let's see ... I read two out of ten from front to back, but only understood one. Not the best score ... but now - your turn :D

Btw, I don't quite understand the whole pretending thing. I always read a lot and was more likely to pretend I didn't read as much, because I thought others might think I'm odd or tease me ...

Also, while we're talking books, I've been looking forward to reading a certain Doctor Who book and now I'm finding it simply awful. Biggest disappointment in books for me this year (so far). But more about that later, or on goodreads.
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