Share Your Exciting (or Horrifying) Literary Secret

Is everybody dead out there? What, Ed’s charisma is non-transferable?

Okay, so this is riffing off of something on my own blog, but what the hell. There’s no harm in it. It won’t result in babies being shoved onto spikes or anything.

Got a deep, dark literary secret? Want to share? Go ahead–post to the comments. Anonymously if you like. (Ed does allow anonymous comments, right?)

C’mon. You know you want to. It’ll make you feel clean again.


  1. I’ve read all the James Bond and Travis McGee books. I’ve read “Stand on it” by Stroker Ace.

    I’ve read “Jaws.”

    Since I do not believe that sufficiently showcases my cultural ambiguity, I’m going to extrapolate the parameters of the question.

    I watch “America’s Next Top Model” and “Deal or no Deal” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” I am familiar with entirely too many bad internet porn sites and sometimes I listen to classic Neil Diamond. I know all the words to “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace.

    That, babies, is just to name a few. Any questions?

  2. I was a ridiculously obsessive fan of all things Sweet Valley. Even enjoyed the first season of the TV show based on the books (the subsequent seasons were crap though.) Now it just fascinates me.

  3. Literature-wise, I don’t think reading all of the James Bond books is embarrassing at all, Erin. Or, well, I love them and I’m not embarrassed by them.

    Re: Sweet Valley, I used to read the Babysitters Club books.

  4. I never read Moby Dick.
    I never read The Sound and the Fury
    I never finished Portrait of an Artist
    I never read The Great Gatsby
    Never read War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina.

    I guess I should. I want to but I just don’t get around to it. There is so much else to read. I am very conscious of the fact that I have a very limited amount of books I will read before I die.

  5. Wait a minute. I have charisma? 🙂

    When I was a kid, I was madly addicted to a series of slim musician biography books. They were about ten years out of date at the time, but interested me. They were widely available at my school library at Edenvale Elementary School. For all I know, they might still be there. I read them all (along with this new series of books called Choose Your Own Adventure).

    Of course, these shamefully gossipy books did allow me to understand that People Magazine was a worthless periodical at an early age. Yin-yang, baby.

  6. Also, I was addicted to the Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

    Also also, I read The Bourne Identity in Junior High and thought it was really good.

  7. Patrick, I read all the Babysitters Club books, too. Well, not all, but definitely the first, um, 35 or so.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *