Ben wrote: "It looks like Pride and Prejudice is listed twice....which means there is one book missing....."\n\n' $('comment_body_usertext').value;new Effect. These files range in size from 6K too a couple of megs.
I printed it several years ago and started reading them and checking them off.
This is a list of 100 books which has been widely circulated on the Internet with the tagline "The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books on this list. "However, this list was *not* created or endorsed by the BBC. The list bears some similarities to the BBC Big Read list from 2003 (
and available on Listopia here https:// which was based upon a UK public vote.
I used to be involved in the Bulletin Board System (BBS) scene before the Internet became big (aka a time before everyone had a use for modems), and actually, for a few months ran one myself (before my parents shut it down for getting a C on a progress report..whoop... During that time, I discovered a messaging network between BBS's called Fido Net. I collected over 200 of these, ranging from mildly humorous, to laugh out loud funny, to downright disgusting, and I might as well share the laughter!
It's sort of like the modern Usenet newsgroups, except that messages were distributed by BBS's calling one another. one of the message echoes that was my favorite was the JOKES echo (or was it HUMOR, can't remember anymore... (^_^) Some of these are obviously dated a few years, but many still hold true today!