List time

Easing into 2010 with quick links to a couple of fun lists. First from the Daniel Finkelstein on The Times Online, with 2009’s top 10 pirated books:

1Kamasutra

2. Adobe Photoshop Secrets

3. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex

4. The Lost Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

5. Solar House – A Guide for the Solar Designer

6. Before Pornography – Erotic Writing In Early Modern England

7. Twilight – Complete Series

8. How To Get Anyone To Say YES – The Science Of Influence

9. Nude Photography – The Art And The Craft

10. Fix It – How To Do All Those Little Repair Jobs Around The Home

Not a lost symbol in sight 🙂

And then from Beth Carswell at AbeBooks, the top ten reasons why we have stacks of unread books on our shelves:

1. It’s a book I feel like I should read.

2. It’s part of a series, and I haven’t read the earlier ones, yet.

3. Everyone I know is recommending it.

4. It’s intimidatingly enormous.

5. It’s a classic.

6.   My reading stacks get wildly out of control.

7. The siren call of the bargain bin.

8.  The author wrote something else we like.

9. It’s a textbook or an assignment

10. We have a friend/crush who works at the bookshop, or in my case…

At least on your kindle, they won’t be collecting dust…


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