November 13, 2009

The Book List

It's Friday night and I am surfing the internet. Oh, how lovely and exciting my life is. I came across a list from Indigo Books of the top 100 books as voted on by people in an online survey. I have already read several of them but am always on the lookout for a great book, so I have decided I will attempt to get through each and everyone of them. Who knows how long it will take. But I think it is always good to expose yourself to all different types of books, especially books you might not have the inclination to read without a little prompting. 

The only problem with the list is that there are some gems, and I say that word loosely, that I do not want to read at all. But alas, I am committed to my goal and I will plug through them even if I am cursing the author the whole time. I am talking about the Lord of the Rings books. Am I the only one on the planet Earth who would rather have a fist shoved up my ass than read them cover to cover? I tried one of them several years ago and I don't think I got past the first couple of chapters. Not my style AT ALL.

So if you want, check out the list and perhaps you might want to check some of them out too.

http://www.canada.com/topics/lifestyle/holidayguide2007/story.html?id=c0973906-e7fd-4f16-9fba-b10f3ec1e190

The top five are:
1. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
2 Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3 To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
4 Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

How does the Da Vinci Code outrank Pride and Prejudice? Sacrilege!

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