Top ten books we lie about reading
1. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien
2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
3. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
4. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
5. 1984 – George Orwell
6. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – J.K Rowling
7. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
8. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
9. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
10. Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Have you read? ... Oh yes!
Apparently,according to the Museums, Libraries and Archive Council, 40% of Brits lie about what they've read. I can buy that. After all, I've learnt the hard way not to do it myself, and I've had painful conversations with people who have pretended to read my book, but some of the names on the list of the top ten books we apparently pretend to have read really surprise me. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus..? The cynic in me says that must be men pretending to have read it to seem more caring and open, and if that gambit works, then women really must be from Venus. Just wait until his elastic band starts to beckon, girls...
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