I remember a few weeks ago the ‘How many of these books have you read?’ note was doing the rounds on Facebook (with lots of, “OMG, you have to read such-and-such…”). I think the best response to the study that appears to have kickstarted this particular round has to be Charlie Brooker’s:

Apparently people lie about having read all these books because they think it’ll make them appear sexier. Which begs the question: who the hell earnestly believes that claiming to have read the Bible from beginning to end is going to get them laid?

The full article is well worth a read.

Also tomorrow night Charlie’s new series Newswipe starts on BBC Four.

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