World Book Day

Today is world book day. The BBC have the results of people’s lying about books they have read:

1. 1984 – George Orwell (42%)
2. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy (31%)
3. Ulysses – James Joyce (25%)
4. The Bible (24%)
5. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert (16%)
6. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking (15%)
7. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (14%)
8. In Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust (9%)
9. Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama (6%)
10. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins (6%)

I will honestly admit to having read 1984, Ulysses (no I have no idea what it is about either), The Bible (a lot but then I am a fundie). I was going to start Anna Karenina next so I will wait re War and Peace. I mentioned The Road in a previous blog. So any other books anyone has to recommend / talk about? Incidentally I do actually like Jane Austen’s stuff and Wuthering Heights: should I lie about that?

This author has not written a biography and will not be writing one.