Do Your Books Have Brown Covers?

I confess to sneaking peaks to see what people are reading on planes or when dining alone in restaurants, but I turn my book over or slip it under my napkin when I leave my seat.  I just don’t like to be judged by the cover of my book.

Over half of the readers responding to a national Canadian survey  reported that they thought “reading classics makes you look more intelligent,” and had lied about reading them to impress others.

Some of books they said they read – but didn’t…

  • Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • War and Peace – Tolstoy
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus – John Gray
  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • The Diary of Anne Frank

Have you read any of them –  really?

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