Now that the 45ish in 30 campaign is miles behind us, we’d like to take a few paragraphs to reflect on what we’ve learned during our journey. Admittedly, there weren’t too many nuggets, but the few we found were nonetheless profound. In the wise words of Ron Burgundy, “Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!”
We learned that The Hobbit, Pride and Prejudice, and Twilight all tied for the novel in which most readers would like to vacation. Watching on pins and needles as the votes for this ultracompetitive poll skyrocketed all the way up to 16 was a thrilling adventure to say the least. We also learned that by voting on multiple home computers and Blackberries, the actual number of outside voters was closer to 12.
We learned about the many undisputed truths that govern the world of literature. Foremost, the negative affect that stopping a book before completion will have on the butterfly population.
We learned that the comments section of each review is nothing more than a barren wasteland of which few are brave enough to enter, let alone comment. Therefore, little credence should be placed on this particular stat when evaluating the likeableness of your blog… or should it?
We learned that in a fair fight, without any biting, the original Count Dracula would kick Edward Cullen’s hinny.
And finally, we learned that on no account should pigs be trusted and nothing in the world is cuter than a novel about frightened bunnies.
Hopefully we were able to expose a side of literature that was both fun and engaging. For those brave enough to continue the journey, we are excited to announce the “Greatest of” series set to launch in mid November (a little sooner if we can manage it). We will be reviewing those books that have achieved a level of greatness within their specific categories. A few examples include: Greatest Christmas novel, Greatest novel written by someone with the surname of Austin, Greatest novel set on a giant turtle’s back, Greatest novel involving Leprechauns with elite fighting skills, and Greatest sleep inducing novel.
At risk of misrepresenting the brevity alluded to in the title of this post we will leave you with one final thought. Actually, on second thought maybe we’ll just leave things where they are…