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January 18, 2013


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Alex in Leeds

Very interesting, the only authors I recognise from the 1913 list are Hodgson Burnett and Caine - and Caine I only recognise because I found one of his books in a secondhand bookshop, wondered who he was and read up on him. :)

Belle Wong

Fascinating read. I would never have thought to compare bestseller lists 100 years apart. It's interesting that prosperity could be seen as a plague. I hope you do more of these turn of the century posts.

Becca Lostinbooks

This is so interesting, Lisa! I loved reading about all of this. I have done some researching of 1913 literature for some blog projects I am doing this year, but I have not been comparing them to 2013. I think you should continue this. It's fascinating.


Persephone - I guess I wanted to skip ahead a bit... ;-)


Why 3013? If you're comparing 2013 with 1913, wouldn't the next century be 2113? Just sayin'... (I grew up with Pollyanna, so that book lasted a little longer than the others.)


Andrew - I thought of that. Then I thought OH MY GOD I'M SO BUSY TODAY. Maybe next time.


BW - Thanks so much. Such a sweet thing to say!

Andrew Watt

You know what else would be interesting? What were the prize winning books in both years...


I hope you do pursue this further! I think it's fascinating, as a book and history lover myself. :-)

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