October 1st, 2007


Because I can't resist these things

Gacked from quite a few people: Frequently Unread Books meme

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). Bold what you've read, italicize what you started, strike through what you couldn't stand. As ever, I think I'd rather annotate, but visually it's a clue.

Ahh, LT users, you reveal yourselves to be a sad bunch of trendoids. Bought the best-seller and couldn't get through it, saw the movie and found the book too dry. How else explain all the Jane Austen here? And I'll admit it helps to have done one's bread-and-butter reading before the net existed, when television wasn't especially attractive either.
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spoilers by kateshort

And while we're talking of reading

September stats. Essentially, GnS 10-14, Daisan no Teikoku 2-10, and an oddity of Shibata Ami's called Tambourine. In English, The Golden Road to Samarkand. A bit of Gingetsu, a bit of something called Mannerism and Anti-Mannerism in Italian Painting. And wrote three fics and a slew of drabbles. Not so dusty.

The reading won't last. I have periods where I can read a tank a day and do everything else, and periods where any Japanese text resists comprehensibility, and the latter are more prevalent than the former. I also read Ima Ichiko, may be why this is so.