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From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-7 10:45 AM 
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From: Pegasus (VE5CAP)Mar-7 4:39 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 72) 
 4647.2 in reply to 4647.1 

I've read 7 of them, including the entire Harry Potter series. *lol* My kids got me hooked on them.


From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-7 10:49 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 72) 
 4647.3 in reply to 4647.1 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - never read

1984 - have it but haven't read it yet

Lord of the Rings - read the trilogy

War & Peace - never read

Anna Karenina - never read

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - never read

To Kill a Mockingbird - read

David Copperfield - never read

Crime & Punishment - never read

Pride & Prejudice - have it, tried to read, couldn't get into it

Bleak House - never read

Harry Potter Series - read

Great Expectations - read

Diary of Anne Frank - read

Oliver Twist - never read

Fifty Shades of Grey - read the first book and part of the second wasn't impressed stopped reading at that point

And Then There Were None - read

The Great Gatsby - have it, haven't read it yet

Catch 22 - never read

Catcher in the Rye - read




From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-8 1:18 AM 
To: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 72) 
 4647.4 in reply to 4647.3 

I have NOT read ....


War & Peace


Bleak House

Harry Potter Series - have read none of them

Fifty Shades of Grey



From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-8 10:10 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 72) 
 4647.5 in reply to 4647.4 

I really don't understand why anyone would feel the need to lie about what books they have or haven't read it's silly.

Are you planning on reading any of the ones you haven't read? (skip the fifty shades books they don't even make good erotic fluff)




From: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-8 11:25 AM 
To: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 72) 
 4647.6 in reply to 4647.5 

I probably wouldn't admit to 5o shades if I had read it ... but there are way too many books out to read. Not going to waste my time on something like 50 shades


I don't know why anyone would be embarrassed to read any of the others.


From: DonnaMira-VA (DONNAMIRA) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-8 11:27 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 72) 
 4647.7 in reply to 4647.1 

Well, I'm average! I've read 9 of them: Alice, 1984, LotR, TKAM, P&P, Harry Potter series, Oliver Twist, And Then There Were None, and Catcher in the Rye.  I liked all of them except the last, which bored me to tears.  Two of them were assigned books, the rest I chose to read.  I read Ten Little Indians (the play) first because it was our school play when I was a junior - I made the little figurine props that were supposed to fall off the mantel with each new death. I've read some of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, not all of them, and I read Anne Frank's Tales from the House Behind, not her diary.

Why in the world would someone lie about reading 50 Shades?  (unless, it's to pretend that you have NOT read it  LOL) 

Odd that 4 of the 20 are by Charles Dickens....





From: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-8 11:58 AM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 72) 
 4647.8 in reply to 4647.6 

Was it that they were embarrassed to admit having read them or that they lied saying they had when they didn't?

50 shades was a joke the whole way around...




From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconMar-8 3:22 PM 
To: Linda (LoveToRead) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 72) 
 4647.9 in reply to 4647.1 

I am and was a resister to the cant of "books you MUST read" to be educated.  As a result, I have read ONE Russian authored book, ONE full book by Dickens and none of the Ladies of New England.  I have read a lot of the books listed but on MY terms and timing.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982

From: Risa (Risa25)Mar-8 5:42 PM 
To: Song~ (_Song_) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 72) 
 4647.10 in reply to 4647.3 

Ok guess I'm not average at 6 out of 10--why anyone would waste time reading 50 Shades when there are so many other books out there I do not know--and am I the only one to notice that, including Anne Frank, only four of these books are by women?  I read Gatsby and Mockingbird and Anne Frank for school, the Rings trilogy in college, and Alice as a child although it should be re-read as an adult. 

In my opinion, anyone who can get through War and Peace deserves a medal.

I really don't understand why anyone would lie about reading any of these unless it were to not admit to Fifty Shades.


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