How many of the classics have I read? Either ‘a lot’ or ‘an embarassingly small amount’ depending on how old you think I am and how much time you think I have.
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In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.
189m notes. That’s half of the US population or three times the UK population.