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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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    Sad to say only 10. I do read - while I'm waiting for my allergy shot - but not the classics listed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryparrish76
    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

    () 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 Withering 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

    ( x) 13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

    (x ) 14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

    ( x) 15 Rebbecca - Daphne Du Maurie r

    (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

    () 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

    ( X) 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

    (x ) 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

    (X) 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

    ( x) 55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

    () 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

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

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

    (X ) 61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

    (X) 62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

    () 63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

    ( ) 64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

    () 65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

    (X ) 66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

    ( ) 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

    ( ) 76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

    () 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

    ( ) 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

    ( ) 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

    (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 Hu
    Don't know how many that is, also lots that aren't on the list.

    love to read.

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    I haven't read any of them :oops: I read all the time. Debbie Macomber is my favorite along with Harlequin Intrique (mystery/romance) I also read Mary Higgins Clarke, and Cassie Edwards

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    93 here. I am a book snob. Did you know most new popular fiction novels are written on an 8th grade level? That's the average reading level of adults now. :cry:

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    I grew up reading the classics, from huge anthology books of Dickens, Shakespeare, and such. I read the Bible cover to cover several times, looking for things I never found there. JRR Tolkein and CS Louis were my junior high favorites. Folks in my crowd wrote as easily in runes as English. The newer stuff I am not so well acquainted with.

    I recently came across Acrobat's free book reader, (Adobe Digital Editions) well worth the download. Also, Project Gutenberg has been mentioned several times here already, and that has free e-books on every subject.

    the reader allows you to zoom so you can see the text better, so no excuses about reading glasses are needed!

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    I'v read 20 of them Twice. Some more. I read almost any thing I get my hands on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    93 here. I am a book snob. Did you know most new popular fiction novels are written on an 8th grade level? That's the average reading level of adults now. :cry:
    WOW! I didnt know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats8e8
    Does it count if you've seen the movie?? :lol:
    hehe, um i dont think so.the movies are usually very different from the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewaholic
    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:
    I was an avid reader until Sept 2007 when I picked up quilting. Before taking up quilting it was rare to see me without a book. Plus I did work in a library for 8 months so when I was at the exit desk or circulation desk we were allowed to read.

    As I stated with some of the books I didn't make it all the way through, so I counted the books that got at least halfway through. There were some books on that list that I just couldn't read from beginning to end. One of them being Nineteen Eighty Four by Orwell. I just couldnt finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    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 :)
    I didn't like The Hardy Boys but I loved the Nancy Drew ones. I have read all of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    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!

    K x
    Wuthering Heights was one of the books I struggled to complete when I was in high school. That is until I used my imagination and turned it into a soap opera in my head as I read it. I went back a few years ago and read it and didnt even have to use the soap opera trick.

    ( I was a huge fan of soap operas in high school and college)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I grew up reading the classics, from huge anthology books of Dickens, Shakespeare, and such. I read the Bible cover to cover several times, looking for things I never found there. JRR Tolkein and CS Louis were my junior high favorites. Folks in my crowd wrote as easily in runes as English. The newer stuff I am not so well acquainted with.

    I recently came across Acrobat's free book reader, (Adobe Digital Editions) well worth the download. Also, Project Gutenberg has been mentioned several times here already, and that has free e-books on every subject.

    the reader allows you to zoom so you can see the text better, so no excuses about reading glasses are needed!
    I hadn't heard about either of those things! :)

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    its 69 books Ninnie. :)

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    I have read 55. Over half way there I guess. I love to read.

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    It seems I have passed my love of reading on to my oldest niece and oldest nephew. My oldest niece who is 19 in July has read half of these and my oldest nephew9who is 12) has read 30 of them( oh he is in an accelerated program at school. He reads on a 9th grade level).

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