Liar, Liar…

I don’t ever participate in the memes floating around the neighborhood, but this week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and Bookish was a classic that I just couldn’t resist: Top Ten Books I Have Lied About!

1. I lived with my grandmother growing up and she was a little on the … umm … let’s say conservative side. When I brought home Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret in elementary school and she asked me what it was about, instead of divulging any bust increasing, puberty related content I immediately replied … GOD!

2. Admitting to having read AND liked the Twilight series seems to be a major party foul around the blogosphere … but here it is: I read and LOVED ’em!!! Oh, God … did I just say that out loud???

3. I have some kind of weird aversion to Harry Potter fans. I am always saying how much I hate the series, but that can’t really be possible when I have never read the books!!! Well, I tried to read the first one once a long time ago, but never finished it. I have no idea why the mere mention of this series makes me want to gag. Maybe it has something to do with the giant spiders in one of the movies I happened upon once on late night cable … who knows.

4. I once did a HUGE term paper in highschool on Edith Wharton, got an A, but never read one ounce of her work … still haven’t.

5. Allie, plug your ears! I read Tolstoy’s War and Peace for a read along back in January over at  A Literary Odyssey … well, all except the last 220 pages! For some reason, I just never finished it. I meant to, but as more and more time went on, I just slipped it back on the shelf. I have to get it over with soon. That way when I tell people I have read War and Peace, the last 220 pages aren’t haunting me … as if the first 1000 pages weren’t enough …

6. I say I really like the stream of consciousness writing style … and I do … at least the idea of it. But, reading Joyce and Faulkner is PAINFUL … ugly painful!

3 thoughts on “Liar, Liar…

  1. +JMJ+

    Your aversion to Potter-heads reminds me why I try to avoid Jane Austen fans. I do like Austen, but I don’t think she’s God’s Gift to Literature or above criticism in any way. She has become a horrible sacred cow, though, and I think J.K. Rowling has close to the same status.

  2. @enbrethiliel you are amazing.

    Now that I think about it, I can’t really remember if I’ve ever lied about a book. I”m going to think on this one tomorrow and maybe write a post about it.

  3. Too funny! I totally loved Twilight too, but I’ve never mentioned it on my blog because people are so biased against them. They assume you have crap taste if you like them, which is totally untrue. They aren’t high brow literature, and the writing isn’t great, but the story really sucked me in.

    I did finish War and Peace during the read along, but I totally skimmed the last appendix. It was PAINFUL!! Seriously, I don’t think you missed much by not reading the last 200 pages. I think the first three parts were the best anyway.

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