Saturday, February 07, 2009

Borrowed in droves but far from classics

The list of the top 100 books borro from British libraries has been published in amongst other papers and in the top 100 the oldest book was published in 2003.

Now by all means call me a literary snob but why nothing older? Sure there are some good books in the last few years but what about the classics? Does nobody read anything unless it’s endorsed by Punch & Judy?

Here is an idea for the book loving duo, why not set up a Classic literature books of the year list and spark some interest in some of the greats? That way more people might feel brave enough to venture down well trodden paths with well known rewards waiting for them.

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