Saturday, 7 March 2009

World Book Day - Winner announced!

World Book Day was celebrated on the 05th, and as promised from my previous post a day ago, here is the winner of the WBD shortlisted nominee’s.

Natasha Mostert and her book The Season of the Witch was named the winner of The Book to Talk About 2009. Natasha was announced as winner at a ceremony in London on World Book Day, Thursday 5 March.













Guilty Secrets Survey results revealed!

Two thirds of people have claimed to read a book they haven’t

• 65% of people have lied about reading a book they haven’t, with 1984 being the most popular book to pretend to have read
• 41% of respondents confess to having turned to the last page to find out what happens before finishing a book
• 96% of people admit to staying up late to finish a book

George Orwell’s 1984 tops the list of books that people pretend they have read, in a survey carried out for World Book Day 2009 to uncover the nation’s guilty reading secrets. Of the 65% who claimed to have read a book which in truth they haven’t 42% admit to having said they had read modern classic 1984.

Those who lied have claimed to have read:

1. 1984 by George Orwell (42%)
2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (31%)
3. Ulysses by James Joyce (25%)
4. The Bible (24%)
5. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (16%)
6. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (15%)
7. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (14%)
8. In Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (9%)
9. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (6%)
10. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (6%)



2 Speak To Me:

Desert Rose on 7 March 2009 at 06:50 said...

I was planning to read Season of the Witch this month.. I hope i stick to my plan..
as for the books that people claimed to have read... I read absuloutly none ;)

Erotic Horizon on 8 March 2009 at 05:53 said...

Hey Desert Rose,

I just got Season of the witch - now to make time to read it (LOL)

And I know what you mean about the list of book - other than knowing what they are - i haven't read any of them either.