I found this over on my Netscape Home Page: In today’s local Sunday newspaper, under the title of… ahem… “Romance Poll”, the top 10 most romantic books of all time, according to local bookstore Angus And Robertson, are:
1. Pride And Prejudice
2. Wuthering Heights
3. The Bronze Horseman
4. Bridget Jones’ Diary
5. The Time Traveler’s Wife
6. The Notebook
7. Anna Karenina
8. Gone With The Wind
10. Cross Stitch
Now, I’m not sure exactly where that poll was taken. It was in the Books and Writer’s Community, so it could be anywhere. But I found a few things wrong with this list.
1) Isn’t Bridget Jones’ Diary just a modernized version of Pride and Prejudice? How did that make the list?
2) Am I the only one who hasn’t read like 3 or 4 of these books? I feel a little uncultured here.
3) HOW did Wuthering Heights make it, but not Romeo and Juliet? I mean, who the heck takes these ‘Romance Polls’?
How strange. Not exactly my top choices. But interesting none the less, to see what people consider romantic.