Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thank you, Blogger

Today's "blog of note" from Blogger is Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent. I popped over to take a look and was glad to have done so. I've found yet one more site to look at while I pretend to be writing.  It's great and he has plenty of interesting information. What I'm sharing with you today however, is a link --and a question--that he shared from the Washington Post book blog: Short Stack.

What book(s) are you embarrassed not to have read?

I have read parts of--but never the entire--Bible. I don't know if that counts. (Actually, books I've started, read parts of or are still theoretically reading could be an entirely different category! Infinite Jest and Les Miserables would top that list...)

(Unlike other members of my family, I have not read one Harry Potter book--but I'm not embarrassed by that.)  
Books that I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read yet would include:

Moby Dick - Melville 
The Divine Comedy (The Inferno, The Purgatorio, The Paradiso) - Dante 
A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf (I keep saying I'd be a better writer if I had one but I    still haven't read the book!)
Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger (I'm pretty sure everyone has read this but me)
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe (I've read so many other Civil War books and even have a WIP based during the War so it's particularly shameful that I have not read this one!)

4 comments:

jocelynka said...

I haven't read those 4 either. Now, a different take off of that question would be "What books are you embarrassed that you have read?" :)

poopsy said...

Ugh. Infinite Jest is my husband's favorite book. I haven't even breached the cover. It's just asking for failure.

Shit Inc. said...

There was this book "RED SQUARE", I read 85 % of it, couldn't make myself read the rest.
It was easily the most boring piece of crap I ever read.
Among your answers, I have read only Catcher In The Rye. I hate to tell you, but dude you have every reason to be embarrassed about not reading it.

LoryKC said...

Joey,
Hmmmmm....
you go first

Poopsy,
It just taunts me

s.i.,
I am hanging my head in shame