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Thread: Being Curious, How well read are you?

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    Saw this on a friends blog today and thought this was kinda cool. I have read 84 of these 100 books. But thats not to say I made it to the last page. How many of these books have you read? You dont have to put the x beside them as I did, just tell the number.
    The BBC believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.
    How do your reading habits stack up?

    Instructions:
    1) Look at the list and put an 'x' before those you have read.
    2) Tally your total at the bottom.

    (X ) 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

    (x ) 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

    (X ) 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

    ( X) 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

    (X ) 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    (X ) 6 The Bible (I was young and wanted to find out what it said myself)

    (X ) 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

    (x) 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell (in jr. high or high school)

    ( ) 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

    (X ) 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

    (X ) 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

    (X ) 12 Tess of the DíUrbervilles - Thomas Hardy

    ( ) 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

    ( ) 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

    ( ) 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

    (X ) 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

    (x ) 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

    (X) 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

    ( ) 19 The Time Travellerís Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

    ( ) 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

    (x ) 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

    (X ) 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

    (X ) 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

    (X ) 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

    (x) 25 The Hitch Hikerís Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

    (X ) 26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

    ( X) 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (X) 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

    (X ) 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

    (x ) 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

    ( X) 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

    ( ) 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

    (X ) 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

    (X ) 34 Emma - Jane Austen

    ( ) 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

    (X ) 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

    ( x) 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

    ( ) 38 Captain Corelliís Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

    (x ) 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

    (X) 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

    (X) 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

    (X) 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

    (x ) 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    ( X) 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

    (X ) 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

    (X ) 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

    (X ) 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

    (X ) 48 The Handmaidís Tale - Margaret Atwood

    (X) 49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    ( ) 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

    (x ) 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

    (X ) 52 Dune - Frank Herbert

    ( ) 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

    (X ) 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

    ( x) 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

    ( x) 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    (X ) 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

    (x) 58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

    ( x) 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

    ( x) 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    (X ) 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

    (X) 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

    (x ) 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

    ( ) 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

    (X ) 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

    (X ) 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

    (X ) 67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

    ( X) 68 Bridget Jonesís Diary - Helen Fielding

    ( x) 69 Midnightís Children - Salman Rushdie

    (X ) 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

    (X ) 71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    (X ) 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

    (x ) 73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett (

    (x ) 74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

    (X ) 75 Ulysses - James Joyce

    (X ) 76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

    (x ) 77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

    ( ) 78 Germinal - Emile Zola

    (X ) 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

    (x ) 80 Possession - A.S. Byatt

    (X ) 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

    ( x) 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

    (X ) 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

    (X ) 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

    (X ) 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

    (x ) 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

    (X) 87 Charlotteís Web - E.B. White

    (x ) 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

    ( X) 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    ( ) 90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

    (X ) 91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

    (X ) 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    ( x) 93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

    (x ) 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

    (X ) 95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

    (x ) 96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

    (X ) 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

    (X) 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

    (X ) 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    ( X) 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

    TOTAL READ: 84

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    Does it count if you've seen the movie?? :lol:

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    uhmmm, two????? lol Charlottes web was one of them, and the Bible lol. I was an avid reader when i was young, but i mostly read nancy drew and the hardy boys lol. And as an adult, ive just never read fiction, but i have read lots of health magazines and stuff. Now i just like to look at my quilting magazines sometimes :)

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    I've read 36 of them. There are quite a few there I've read several times - I love books.

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    1) Look at the list and put an 'x' before those you have read.
    2) Tally your total at the bottom.

    (X ) 1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

    ( ) 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

    (X ) 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

    ( X) 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

    ( ) 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    (X ) 6 The Bible

    (X ) 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

    (x) 8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

    ( ) 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

    (X ) 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

    (X ) 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

    ( ) 12 Tess of the DíUrbervilles - Thomas Hardy

    ( X) 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

    ( ) 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

    ( ) 15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

    (X ) 16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

    ( ) 17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

    () 18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

    ( ) 19 The Time Travellerís Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

    ( ) 20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

    ( ) 21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

    ( ) 22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

    (X ) 23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

    ( ) 24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

    () 25 The Hitch Hikerís Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

    ( ) 26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

    ( X) 27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (X) 28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

    (X ) 29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

    (x ) 30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

    ( ) 31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

    ( x) 32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

    (X ) 33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

    (X ) 34 Emma - Jane Austen

    ( X) 35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

    (X ) 36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis

    ( x) 37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

    ( ) 38 Captain Corelliís Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

    (x ) 39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

    (X) 40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

    (X) 41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

    (X) 42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

    ( ) 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    ( ) 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

    () 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

    (X ) 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

    ( ) 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

    (X ) 48 The Handmaidís Tale - Margaret Atwood

    () 49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    ( ) 50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

    ( ) 51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

    () 52 Dune - Frank Herbert

    ( ) 53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

    (X ) 54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

    ( ) 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

    ( ) 56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    ( ) 57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

    () 58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

    ( ) 59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

    ( ) 60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    () 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

    () 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

    ( ) 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

    ( ) 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

    ( ) 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

    () 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

    ( ) 67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

    ( X) 68 Bridget Jonesís Diary - Helen Fielding

    ( ) 69 Midnightís Children - Salman Rushdie

    (X ) 70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

    (X ) 71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    ( ) 72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

    (x ) 73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

    ( ) 74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

    ( ) 75 Ulysses - James Joyce

    () 76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

    ( ) 77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

    ( ) 78 Germinal - Emile Zola

    ( ) 79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

    (x ) 80 Possession - A.S. Byatt (One of my all time favourites - I have read this many times)

    (X ) 81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

    ( ) 82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

    (X ) 83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

    ( ) 84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

    (X ) 85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

    ( ) 86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

    (X) 87 Charlotteís Web - E.B. White

    () 88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

    ( ) 89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    ( X) 90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

    (X ) 91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

    (X ) 92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    ( ) 93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

    ( ) 94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

    ( ) 95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

    ( ) 96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

    ( ) 97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

    (X) 98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

    (X ) 99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    ( ) 100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

    TOTAL READ: 43


    I actually reread most of Jane Austen again after a movie released last year called the Jane Austen Book Club.

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    Gee Henry - how do you find time to quilt if you read all them.
    Hang on didn't you work in a library??
    Are you talking about the whole book or just the cover? :lol:

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    12 here.

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    I've read 65 at least once, many several times, Wuthering Heights is my favourite book of all time and I can quote large chunks from memory - so much so that when we were watching a film adaptation (a pretty accurate one, generally) the other week, I drove DH up the wall - Heathcliff didn't say THAT, he said... Cathy actually said....!!! And so on! After he complained, I restricted myself to occasional derisive snorts!

    You can bump my total up to 67 if I can include parts of the Bible and some of the works of Shakespeare - King Lear is my favourite. I love reading and can read really fast - I like trash as well as classics, I'm not picky! I read an entire Dean Koontz on the ferry back from England (5 hours, but we had a meal as well). I read Kane and Abel - nearly 5 inches thick - in a day! People say I must skip read, but I don't!

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    I have read 40. I am an avid reader and read just about anything.

    One of my all time favorites on there is the Little Prince. Just an awesome little book weather your a child or an adult


    Kay

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    I've read 36 of that list, but it leaves out a lot of the best....some of those are just not my thing :wink:

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