Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ttt: books to play hooky with

Today's Top Ten Tuesday on the Broke and the Bookish is "Books You Would Play Hooky With." This could be interpreted in so many different ways, but rather than commit to one, I'm going to split it into four categories: the good, the intimidating, the intellectual, and the crazy.


Top Ten Books I Would Play Hooky With


These are the books I'd skip work/school for purely for my own pleasure. Favorites that are always worth a re-read.

Harry Potter (any) by J. K. Rowling.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.


In the case that you got caught playing hooky to read, wouldn't it be nice to boast some great, rarely conquered book as the reason why? Thus . . . 

War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy.

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon.

Ulysses by James Joyce.


Or if you can't brag about the length/complexity of the book, maybe you could show that while you were skipping class/work, you were doing it to improve your mind and finesse your writing skills. 

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.


And finally, just pretend you're bat-shit crazy. Your teacher/boss wouldn't dare confront you if they saw you spent your day off reading about psychos.

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

Well that was fun. And now it's time for work :P

1 comment:

  1. Great list! LOL, Going for bat-shit crazy. Would love for you to stop by and check out my Top Ten.


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