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Let the Humiliation begin

Update: Thank you to everyone who voted! The results of the game are now posted here.

Thank you to all of you brave enough to publicly compete in a game of Humiliation. Now, it's time to vote, and find out just which book(s) are the most and least read among the entrants. (You can participate even if you don't have an entry in the running. I'm afraid you don't be able to vote if you don't have a LiveJournal account - that's just the way LJ polls work.)

Go through the following list and check the boxes next to ALL of the books you have read. What counts as reading a book is ultimately up to you, but here are some guidelines: A few chapters doesn't count. Skipping just the epilogue does. (See this post for the full rules of the game.)

Poll #565917 A second Humiliation

Which of these books have you read?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, R. Dahl (carmen_sandiego)
0(0.0%)
James and the Giant Peach, R. Dahl (a_d_medievalist)
0(0.0%)
The Secret Garden, F.H. Burnett (vschanoes)
0(0.0%)
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White (square_egg and tisiphone)
0(0.0%)
Little Women, L.M. Alcott (chickenfeet2003 and snowdrifted)
0(0.0%)
The Wizard of Oz, F. Baum (momiji)
0(0.0%)
Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery (aquitaineq)
0(0.0%)
Little House on the Prairie, L.I. Wilder (tammabanana)
0(0.0%)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone (griffinick and lazyknight)
0(0.0%)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (alysonwonderlan)
0(0.0%)
Alice in Wonderland, L. Carroll (evieb)
0(0.0%)
Through the Looking Glass: and What Alice Found There, L. Carroll (pittenweem)
0(0.0%)
Where the Wild things Are, M. Sendak (haggisthesecond)
0(0.0%)
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, B. Potter (aerinah)
0(0.0%)
Treasure Island, R.L. Stevenson (lady_octavia and andromakie)
0(0.0%)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C. Lewis (rjw1)
0(0.0%)
Tuck Everlasting, N. Babbitt (retsuko)
0(0.0%)
Watership Down, R. Adams (curtana)
0(0.0%)
Bridge to Terabithia, K. Paterson (angevin2 and easterbunny)
0(0.0%)
Pollyanna, E. Porter (verlaine)
0(0.0%)
Black Beauty, A. Sewell (morganlf)
0(0.0%)
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit, J.C. Harris (kashmera)
0(0.0%)
The Book of Three, L. Alexander (henchminion)
0(0.0%)
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie (littleowl)
0(0.0%)
The Weird Stone of Brisingamen, A. Garner (fjm)
0(0.0%)
The Wind in the Willows, K. Grahame (suffisaunce)
0(0.0%)
The Velveteen Rabbit, M. Williams (wakarusa)
0(0.0%)
Goodnight Moon, M.W. Brown (Colin)
0(0.0%)
Madeline, L. Bemelmans (larkvi)
0(0.0%)
The Little Prince, A. de Saint-Exupéry (saffenn)
0(0.0%)
A Wrinkle in Time, M. L'Engle (marzapane)
0(0.0%)
Gullver's Travels, J. Swift (juniperus)
0(0.0%)
Noddy goes to Toyland, E. Blyton (black_faery)
0(0.0%)
The Bad Beginning, L. Snicket (paul_skevington)
0(0.0%)
Northern Lights/The Golden Compass, P. Pullman (stormwindz)
0(0.0%)
The Polar Express, C. Van Allsburg (owlfish)
0(0.0%)


The winner will be whoever is ahead as of 4 pm BST on Friday. It might well be obvious who's winning well before that, but if it's not, that's when a narrow lead will matter most. May the worst-read contestant win.

Notes: The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit are also collected in The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus. Peter Rabbit collected in a number of comprehensive Beatrix Potter collections, including Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter and The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter.

Comments

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lady_octavia
Sep. 7th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
I guess, I'm the first one to vote -poll results look funny this way.
owlfish
Sep. 7th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
It should look more and more normal soon. Four people have voted now - and I'd like to commemorate this moment, in case the results start changing dramatically - Black Beauty and Little Women are currently tied in first place!
rjw1
Sep. 7th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
hmm i suspect my lack of books read form this list is because from quite an early age i was mostly reading SF or pixie-shit (till i grew out of it).

a_d_medievalist
Sep. 7th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
er, grew out of what?
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sioneva
Sep. 7th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
I have to say, I'm pleased to see that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is still beating Harry Potter, if only by one vote!
rjw1
Sep. 7th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
cant say i am. :)
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frostfox
Sep. 7th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Just to be pedantic (and because it's the book which made me into the woman I am today, ie. got me thrown out of Sunday School for wanting to be The Morrigan when I grew up, ahem) it's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, not The Weird Stone of Brisingamen.

But as only myself and one other have read it, it hardly matters.

FF, not sulking really.
owlfish
Sep. 7th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the correction. I did quite a bit of error-checking on the names and authors for the poll. (How is Terabithia spelled exactly? How many Ls in Pollyanna?) Yet I somehow failed to check the most longest and most unusual title in the whole lot. Thanks for letting me know, and I'm sorry that polls are done such that I can't go back and edit it into correctness.

At least six people have now admitted to reading it. I'm intrigued by its influences that I've run into lately - a good incentive to read it myself.
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wakarusa
Sep. 7th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
with a US mom who was raised in England - and then who worked as a children's librarian back in the US for several years - I was cursed. read even the noddy books, every one, even as a US kid.

and there's no enid blyton in here (is there?)! or the misty of chincoteague books, for that matter, on the US side.
owlfish
Sep. 7th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Perversely, given the way you wrote your comment, the Noddy books were written by Enid Blyton.

There is a notable preponderance of bunny books and a real lack of horse books on this list. Very few cat or dog books too.
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alysonwonderlan
Sep. 7th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Interesting that many of these books I read for my brother and sister and not for myself. Hrm...
momiji
Sep. 7th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Scary how many of those books I actually have read... I think I have all but 4.
owlfish
Sep. 7th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
That was my reaction too. I hadn't realized I was so well-read in children's and young adult literature. I don't own as many, but I've read most of them.

Thanks for the poll recommendation, by the way!
justinsomnia
Sep. 7th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
I wanted to participate, but it's damn hard to think of anything! I was trying to think of highschool books that I never read ... like To Kill a Mockingbird ... but I don't know if that counts.

I'm better at "I haven't done" games when they don't involve books. Like, when I can say I've never eaten meat ... and then everyone else loses ;-)
owlfish
Sep. 7th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
I struggled to come up with an entry too. Hosting is fun, but I'm not that good at actually playing.

If you've never eaten meat, then presumably your parents were vegetarian?
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retsuko
Sep. 8th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
I have totally forgotten--are you waiting to see if your book gets the lowest number of votes, or the highest? (Still haven't had morning coffee--very slow here. ^-^;;)
owlfish
Sep. 8th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
Both give you distinction, but the goal is to get the most votes - because the game is Humiliation, and it's most humiliating not to have read a book which more or less everyone else has.
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