callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

World Book Day

More of an anti-book day, as this survey shows. Why would anyone pretend to have read 1984? You could read it in an hour.

The thought of having nothing to read fills me with panic, so before I moved house I took a small cardboard box, wrote on it in large black letters ‘Please Leave’ and packed it with books to take with me in the car, just in case.

The Diary of a Nobody, George & Weedon Grossmith
John and Mary Detectives, Grace James
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
My Man Jeeves, P G Wodehouse
The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild
The Summer of the Great Secret, Monica Edwards
The New Testament
Emma, Jane Austen
Middlemarch, George Eliot

All guaranteed to please. I added some books I hadn’t yet read and felt ready for anything. What do you think you’d take?
Tags: books, moving house
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