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 :)


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

  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.

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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

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

  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! :)

  6. 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

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

    Come check out The Scarlet Letter's Top Ten Tuesday

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

  9. +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?