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Books Britons Lie About Having Read

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Collectible Nineteen Eighty-Four by Orwell - A Copy You Might Want to Keep on the Shelf Without Reading

In a UK survey of 1,342 on the World Book Day website , 65% of respondents admitted to saying they had read a book that they hadn’t.

The number one book they lied about was George Orwell’s Ninteen Eighty-Four (42% said they lied about having read it). Other top false reads include:

War and Peace by Tolstoy (31%)

Ulysses by James Joyce (25%)

The Bible (24%)

Other interesting tidbits that came out of the survey are:

48% of those surveyed admitted to reading a book purchased as a gift for someone else before giving it to the recipient.

61% said that they really enjoyed JK Rowling as an author and 32%, John Grisham.

14% confessed to writing in a library book. (GASP!)

A horrifying 62% admitted to dog-earing pages to save their place as opposed to using some form of bookmark!

Posted by on March 5, 2009.

Categories: books, news, odd, Polls, reading, UK

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