Lately I've been feeling... hmm... like an intellectual slacker, in a lot of ways. Too many people I know are hip deep in their doctorates or masters or trying to go to law school or... yeah, etc etc etc. And in many ways, though I'm good at tests or what have you, I've always felt academically inferior to a lot of my friends, mostly because I'm somewhat lazy/shallow in my pursuit of knowledge - while there are a few things I "geek" on, and I'm good at trivia, I'm more like a very large very flat puddle info-wise rather than a well of knowledge on anything.
I need to fix this at some point.
But at any rate, I found this on alphasarah
's journal while reading my "friendsfriends" page (having a paid LJ is quite nice!), and thought I'd do it.
These are the 101 "most influential" books as chosen by the College Board - the people who do the SAT and such - and while they're not the most authoritative people in the world, it's still interesting. So anyway, the ones I've read are in bold, the ones where I've only seen the movie are in italic (shame on me!).( 101 Books )
Hmm, I'm not sure whether this entry came out as more snobby or pathetic - I guess that's up to y'all. It's just interesting - maybe I should read less fluff and fill in the list a bit. Any suggestions as to what I *really* need to read, on or off the list?