February 20th, 2009


I am a horrid arrogant person

Gakked from krakenwakes

The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish]

I almost never leave books unfinished once started - it's a thing. I may have read one or two of those I haven't bolded - some books are so part of the culture that you can't always be sure.

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What else have I read? Lots of sf, lots of crime, Proust, Dante, Don Quixote, most of Thomas Mann. Gibbon's Decline and Fall, large parts of 1001 nights.

What are the major works of world literature I have never managed to read all of? Muraskai, Sei Shonagon - indeed, I am quite staggeringly ill-read in Indian and Chinese and other Asian literature before C20.