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Started by joesvejk on May 1, 2018 6:56:46 AM
What are the gaps inyour reading habits.

What writers do you not do.

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joesvejk - 01 May 2018 07:04:31 (#1 of 98)

William Faulkner. I enjoyed a collection of short stories but I cant get past the first few pages in his novels.

Dostoievski. I find him too much concerned with the nobility and trivial domestic matters.

Charles Dickens. Apart from David Copperfield at school, I have never been moved to pick up another of his books.

machiavelli - 01 May 2018 07:05:45 (#2 of 98)

Not so much gaps as canyons with me.

RosyLovelady - 01 May 2018 07:06:26 (#3 of 98)

And me. Too late to do much about it now.

TommyDGNR8 - 01 May 2018 07:10:03 (#4 of 98)

I read what I want, don't fret about the rest. Thinking you "should" read something/someone is the literary equivalent of tick-list tourism.

popstar7 - 01 May 2018 07:12:41 (#5 of 98)

Brexit threads.

RosyLovelady - 01 May 2018 07:13:03 (#6 of 98)

That's cheered me up, Tommy.

I like the comparison. Thank you!

joesvejk - 01 May 2018 07:42:03 (#7 of 98)

I tend not to read Booker short listed books.

browserbutton - 01 May 2018 07:44:05 (#8 of 98)

the literary equivalent of tick-list tourism

"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die"

RosyLovelady - 01 May 2018 07:48:16 (#9 of 98)

< I tend not to read Booker short listed books. >

Neither do I. A lot of the people on the What are you reading? thread make a terrifyingly big thing of it. It's one of the reasons why I started the admittedly much less popular Rubbish reading thread.

FleurDuMal - 01 May 2018 07:48:29 (#10 of 98)

Virginia Wolf. I had to read A Room of One’s Own for my degree and it infuriated me so much that I’ve never read any more of her stuff.

kvelertak - 01 May 2018 07:51:13 (#11 of 98)

Zadie Smith and Kate Tempest. The first by omission, the second by design.

TRaney - 01 May 2018 07:52:19 (#12 of 98)

You should make the first by design too

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 May 2018 07:54:55 (#13 of 98)

About 22.00 until about 06.00.

Shadrack22 - 01 May 2018 07:55:28 (#14 of 98)

Gaps: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, George Eliot.

FleurDuMal - 01 May 2018 07:57:33 (#15 of 98)

George Eliot also annoys me. Adam Bede is the most sanctimonious book I’ve ever read.

Shadrack22 - 01 May 2018 07:59:59 (#16 of 98)

I read and enjoyed Silas Marner for my degree, but that was thirty years ago.

Gave up on Dostoevsky’s The Devils about three years ago.

TRaney - 01 May 2018 09:17:40 (#17 of 98)

you should read Tolstoy though Shadrack

TRaney - 01 May 2018 09:18:00 (#18 of 98)

Was there too much domestic trivia in The Devils?

Lento_ - 01 May 2018 09:22:52 (#19 of 98)

At the more low brow end of the scale, I've never read any Harry Potter books. Sometimes it feels as if everyone else in the world has.

RosyLovelady - 01 May 2018 09:26:56 (#20 of 98)

I haven't and I don't suppose I ever will. You are not alone, Lento.

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