February 15, 2007

Must I?

I've borrowed this from the library and thought it would be fun to see how many books I'd read. I very quickly realized I hadn't even heard of a great many of these titles. Here's what I did learn about myself:

Books I've Read-48

Books I Own-105

Books I've Heard Of-197

Some of the titles I knew as movies but didn't realize they were books first(duh). And I found out I know virtually nothing of books from the twentieth century. Judging by some of the descriptions this is not an entirely bad thing. Plenty of these books don't sound like I need to bother. I think I shall stick to my Victorian Era and kiddie lit.

I am considering purchasing the 1001 Books book to have as a reference. It gives a description of all 1001 books. Not all the descriptions include a plot summary. There is also info. about the author and the technique that made the book great. Some of the descriptions were a little wordy(too intellectual) for me but overall it gave lots of useful information. And of the 48 books I have read, I only found one small error in a summary.

In case you'd like to browse the titles for yourself, you can find the list here.

2 comments:

booklogged said...

Thanks for sharing the link for the list. I'm going to go through and see how many, if any, I've read.

Bookfool said...

I lost count. LOL But, I'm printing the list out; thanks for the link. :)