To celebrate World Book Day the Daily Telegraph has printed an article about our reading habits.
According to the article many of us pretend to read highbrow books in order to appear more intelligent.
Included in the books they list are
Ulysses by James Joyce.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
Nineteen eighty four by George Orwell.
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
and The Bible.
It is said that many copies of these books are languishing on bookshelves across the country . Readers in general are seen to prefer J.K. Rowling, John Grisham, Sophie Kinsella, Jilly Cooper and Mills and Boon.
I don't know where I am placed here as my preferences are in neither group. I own a couple of different versions of the Bible which I have read in places, certainly not all the way through unfortunately. Other than that I don't own a single copy of the 'classics' list or the preferred contemporary list.
Maybe I am not keen to impress or maybe I read what I like , I feel the latter is correct.
What are your thoughts on this article?
Whatever you are reading today,hope you have a good 'World Book Day'.