Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire


Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's edition is the Top Ten Books you have Lied About. This can mean you've lied about reading a particular book or you've lied about not reading a particular book.

I have to admit that I don't often lie about the books that I do read. I have however lied about a few and here they are:

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I have listed this in my read pile but in reality I couldn't finish this book. My friend and I got the exact same spot in this book and quickly became bored of it. I think I need to pick it back up again soon.

2. Anything by Shakespeare
I took an English degree in University and included in my degree I had to take an entire course dedicated to Shakespeare. During this year in university I was diagnosed with depression and as a result I missed close to two months of classes. I fell quite behind so what I did to rectify this situation is use Sparksnotes to summarize all of my Shakespeare plays and I was able to write two essays and pass my exam. I did get a B+ in this class but I never read a single play.

3. Gemma Townley novels (or really anything super chick lit like)
I'm not sure that it's exactly lying but I never really admit to reading as much chick lit as I do. I like to read at least 10 chick lit novels a year. I usually read them after a particularly emotional read.

To be honest I think this is about it. I don't often lie about what I have read. I'm curious to read about all of you liars :)

10 comments:

  1. Most of my lies were like your number 2, not reading the class work and sparknoting it to get through the assessment.

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  2. My lies are mostly about like your first one. There are about three books that I didn't finish but put them in my read pile.

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  3. After reading (and I still haven't finished) War and Peace for over a year, I really don't see myself attempting to read Anna Karenina.
    Fun list ;) I really didn't think I could come up with ten list. As it happens, I did. *ashamed*

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-ten-tuesday-4.html

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  4. Anna Karenina intimidates me. I'm not sure if I'll ever read this novel.

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  5. I have Anna Karenina on my list too but for different reasons. I actually loved the parts of it I did read so I hope you like it when you do get around to reading it! :)

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  6. Interesting list. There are some books we can never get into...

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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  7. I have to be in the mood for a classic to read it. Some of the authors appeal to me more than others. But I have read a few that I've really enjoyed. I like a nice little romance now and again. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  8. I can't read Tolstoy. I keep trying though.

    Come check out The Scarlet Letter's Top Ten Tuesday

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  9. It seems like most of us have the same sort of lies... this was a tough list to come up with.

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  10. +JMJ+

    I was an English major, too, and once had a teacher who said, "You're not the first students I had who didn't read the book, and you won't be the last!" There is no other subject that inspires so much lying about books--even if they're only lies by omission or implication--than English!

    PS--I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis at such a time. Everyone else says they didn't finish a required text because they were bored or busy, but you had a legitimate reason. Thank goodness for notes, aye?

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