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Why are people lying about the books they’ve read?

Years ago at a party, one of my cousins introduced me to a schoolmate of his with the description, “She’s studying English Literature.” “Really?” the friend asked (slyly, I thought). “Have you heard of the book Gobbledy Gook“? I told him (haughtily, I hoped) that no, in fact, I’d never heard of Gobbledy Gook. That’s… Continue reading Why are people lying about the books they’ve read?