I find this list/book fascinating. Not just the choices (some of which I find completely bizarre and left-field), but the scope of it. The guy who put it together must be a list-making fanatic, not just a raging bibliophile. I mean, 1001 books? Smacks of OCD, if you ask me! It really makes me wonder how many books I've read in my lifetime so far. I've always imagined it to be quite a high number, but honestly looking at a list of 1001 titles.. I find I have to admit that I really haven't read that many. I'd love to know how many books (on this list, or just in general) some professional writers (particularly writers I admire) have read. I think that could actually be quite useful to other aspiring writers.
Just adding this list to my Shelfari (ticking off the "reads", putting the rest in the "wishlist" or "plan to read" sections) is mindnumbing. I've been at it all day and still have hundreds upon hundreds left to shelf.
I worked out (with some quick rough maths) that it would take just under 20 years to read 1001 books if you read one book a week.
You could (hypothetically) read 1001 books in under 3 years if you read one book A DAY. (But, really, who does that? I mean consistantly.. for 3 years. I don't think there's a person alive who reads that much. Not even trashy romance novel fiends.)
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2008 14:16:26 GMT -5 by Bad Kitty
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