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Jamie takes on the Top Ten Most Intimidating Books!
1. War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy) : Oh hello 1300+ pages of Russian literature. I do have plans of reading this someday. I really do.
2. House of Leaves (Mark Danielewski): I've had this book on my shelf since October of 2008. I really do want to read this. It sounds fantastic. However, I'm very intimidated by it because I hear it is crazy and it's kinda thick. I don't want it to mess with my head.
3. Lolita: I was so intimidated by this book but finally sucked it up and read it! I was intimidated by the subject matter and I've read excerpts and knew that it wasn't an "easy" read as far as language goes. I was glad I read it!
4. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand): Another chunkster and the fact that it seems that all the intellectuals read this one. I was told I needed to read this by a guy I used to talk about and he made it seem like I'd be the biggest idiot if I didn't like it or "get it."
5. The Divine Comedy (Dante): Ok, I've had to read parts of this for school. But honestly, it intimidates me so much because it's supposedly one of the best works in Western Literature. That's alot of pressure!
6. Finnegan's Wake (James Joyce): I don't think I need to elaborate! This has me shaking in my boots!
7. Hamlet (Shakespeare): I've read some Shakespeare for school but I'm deathly afraid of actually reading them on my own and for real...not just Sparknotes for school. I need to. I can do it. The language won't kill me.
8. Wicked (Gregory Maguire): I'm scared to invest in reading this one. It's big and I'm afraid I'm going to love the play more...because I really loved it!!
9. Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackery): Thick book. I have a really old copy on my shelf and that makes it look even scarier.
10. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez): it took me forever to read this. I had a friend recommend it highly and said I would love it. I was scared I wouldn't "get it"..but I'm glad I read it. It's one of my favorites!
Have any of you read any of the ones on my list?
NEXT WEEK'S TOP TEN WILL BE: Top Ten Best/Favorite Book Covers