Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's list: Books You've in Some Way Lied About
Ooh, this one is an evil one!

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Ok, I've said I've read this and I know I should read this, I know, and yet...I can't do it. I've read some of his other books and I don't enjoy his style. It's, dare I say it, dull. Gods of Literature, please don't throw lightning bolts!

2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. No, I haven't read it, and I don't plan to. I think watching the movie is more than enough.

3. Romance novels in general. I must admit, I have read some, which is something I should own up to, but for some reason always find it a bit embarassing.

4. The Odyssey by Homer. I've read parts but never the whole thing.

5. I said I liked Middlemarch by George Eliot, when in fact, I think I hated every minute of that book. Don't know why I didn't just set it aside.

That's all I can come up with. I'm usually pretty honest with my book choices.


Unknown said...

Agreed with Homer's Odyssey. I've read parts of it but I never read the whole book! I almost get headache every time I try to. Thanks for stopping by our blog! New follower here. :)

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Anonymous said...

A lot of people feel ashamed to say they've read twilight cause of all the teen buzz. That's nonsense, isnt it? =/

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Enbrethiliel said...


I used to read a lot of Romance, too, and never really owned up to it. A colleague once saw a Romance novel with a fairly modest cover (There weren't even people on it, and the title was neutral) sticking out of my bag, and she said in a very snide tone, "So you read those books?" I kept my reading under wraps for the rest of the time I worked in that place! =/

But the only big lie I ever told about a Romance came out when my mother picked up a steamy Contemporary I was reading and asked me, "Do you think I'd enjoy this one?" I made up a completely fake plot in my head--padded with tropes I know she hates--right on the spot. She never looked at it again! LOL!

I'm sure she knows all about what goes on in Romances, but I'd prefer it if our reading paths never crossed out in the open. (You know what I mean, right?)