Sunday, March 16, 2014
This has been floating around the Internet, so I took the test. I'd read 68 of the books, far more than the expected 6. But I did note that this is a list for my generation. Two books that would have been required in my parents' generation--Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and George Eliot's Silas Marner--are nowhere to be found. Now I've prosecuted a decades-long campaign to eradicate Silas Marner from required reading lists (and no, I'm not responsible for its demise), but I see no reason why Canterbury Tales shouldn't be required reading. But then I have a special connection to the Wife of Bath.