October 20 04

everyone in the office has been talking about this list today. It’s the BBC’s top 100 books. Is your favorite book on it? How many of these have you read….and enjoyed?

I, for one, am surprised that Lord of the Rings was number 1. I could barely get through it, and i think i only enjoyed the movie because of the cast. mmm…Orlando Bloom as Legolas…

Anyway, my favorite book is Franny and Zooey. I’m not 100% sure why – it is just one of those books that speaks to me. and To Kill a Mockingbird is my #2, and it’s #6 on the list, so that’s not too bad. and I’m a big fan of #21 – Gone With the Wind.

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  1. I really like To Kill A Mockingbird, and I loved all the Harry Potter books, but my all time favorite is Number 1 on this list. And a bit of trivia, Lord of the Rings was originally published as one book, it wasn’t until sometime later (I think when it came to the States, but I forget) that it was published in three different volumes.

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    Comment by Sean on October 20, 2004
  2. I’m not giving that list much credit… um… Moby Dick??? How can you leave that off of the top 100 books of all time? Hello??

    Also missing of note:
    – “Thirty Days in the Samarkind Desert with the Duchess of Kent” by A. E. J. Eliott, O.B.E.
    – “A Hundred and One Ways to Start a Fight”
    – “David Coperfield” with one P by Edmund Wells.
    – “G-R-A-T-E Expectations,” also by Edmund Wells
    – “Knickerless Knickleby”
    – “Khristmas Karol” with a K
    – “A Sale of Two Titties”
    – “Rarnaby Budge” by Charles Dikkens with two Ks, the well-known Dutch author
    – “Karnaby Fudge” by Darles Chickens
    – “Farmer of Sludge” by Marles Pickens
    – “Stickwick Stapers” by Farles Wickens
    – “The Amazing Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoutpamphlet and her Intrepid Spaniel Stig Amongst the Giant Pygmies of Beckles”…volume eight.
    – The EXPURGATED version of “Olsen’s Standard Book of British Birds”
    – “Biggles Combs his Hair”
    – “The Gospel According to Charley Drake”
    and lastly…
    – “Ethel the Aardvark goes Quantity Surveying”
    what kind of list is this???

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    Comment by Giblet on October 21, 2004
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