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Journal of No. 118

September 5th, 2010

6.5/13 @ 02:03 pm


13 books nobody's read but say they have

I give myself half a point for having read Finnegans Wake (but not Ulysses), mainly so I can score a 50%.

Most ridiculous inclusion on that list... A Christmas Carol. Sure, watching Scrooged is easier, but I think plenty of people have read it. I've lost count of the number of times I've read it, out loud, to Dr. Pookie at Yuletide.
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Date:September 5th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I've read one fully and varying degrees of "some" of a handful of others (as in, I have read some of the Canterbury Tales and I know the first line of several others...)
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Date:September 5th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
the only one i can check off is the christmas carol
and parts of infinite jest

i think i am getting closer to learning the true identity of mysterious Dr. Pookie
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Date:September 5th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
I actually have read two of them, one of them in a side-by-side Middle English / Modern English version which made the read quite enjoyable. The poetry is amazing if you can work through the vocabulary.
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Date:September 7th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Sadly, I have read none of those. But I don't claim that I have, either. I've read excerpts from many of them.
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Date:September 8th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'd like to thank university for forcing me to read Moby Dick. Otherwise, I'd have been completely shut out of that list.

Journal of No. 118