Friday, March 6, 2009

Brits Lie About Reading Books

According to an article in The Straits Times: Two out of three Britons have lied about reading books they have not according to a survey published today. The survey said 65 per cent of people have pretended to have read books, and of those, 42 per cent singled out 1984 by George Orwell. Next on the list came War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and in third place was James Joyce's Ulysses. Asked why they had lied about reading a book, the main reason was to impress the person they were speaking to.

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