Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???

Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???


FROM THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER, ALMOST 1 IN 4 AMERICANS HAS NOT READ A BOOK IN THE PAST YEAR. THAT ACTUALLY SEEMS HIGH TO ME. I BET IT’S EVEN FEWER THAN THAT. SO TO FIND OUT, THIS AFTERNOON WE SENT A TEAM OUT TO THE STREET TO ASK PEDESTRIANS TO NAME A BOOK. ANY BOOK. COULD BE THE BIBLE. COULD BE “FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY.” ALL WE WANTED TO KNOW IS CAN YOU NAME A BOOK? HERE’S HOW THAT WENT.>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>OH, YES. UH — UH — I DON’T READ, BUT — BUT — WHAT’S IT CALLED?>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>UH — NO.>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>UM — UH — I DON’T READ BOOKS.>>A BOOK? “THE LION KING.”>>THE MOVIE?>>THE BOOK. >>YOU READ THE BOOK “THE LION KING”?>>YEAH.>>LET ME JUST THINK. UH — HEY, HOLD ON, MAN. HOLD ON, LET ME THINK, HOLD ON. CAN WE CUT THIS AND DO IT AGAIN?>>CAN YOU NAME A BOOK?>>A BOOK? ANY BOOK? UM — “THE JUNGLE BOOK.” IT’S NOT A BOOK, IS IT? IT’S A MOVIE. “THE JUNGLE BOOK.” SURE. IS IT? BOTH? ARE YOU SURE? NO. >>DOES — DO MAGAZINES COUNT?>>NO, THOSE WOULDN’T BE BOOKS. >>THAT’S CORRECT. >>I CAN NAME “MOBY DICK.” THAT’S A ARTIST. HE WROTE A BOOK CALLED “HORSE.”>>MOBY DICK WAS THE AUTHOR?>>YES. >>THE BOOK WAS “HORSE”?>>YES. THAT’S WHAT I SAID.>>WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?>>UM — PROBABLY DR. SEUSS.>>DR. SEUSS.>>DR. SEUSS.>>DR. SEUSS, MAYBE.>>I HAVEN’T READ A BOOK IN LIKE 12 YEARS.>>I’M DRAWING A BLANK. GEEZ. I NEED BOOKS. SORRY. I AM TOTALLY BLANKING OUT ON BOOKS. >>WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?>>I WAS A LIBRARIAN.>>ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK UP A BOOK. WHEN YOU KNOW HOW TO READ, ADVENTURES COME TO YOU.>>Jimmy: THAT’S RIGHT. THANK YOU, SHAQ.

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  1. philosiphers stone
    chamber of secrets
    prisinor of azakaban
    goblet of fire
    order of the phoenix
    the half blood prince
    deathly hallows
    the cursed child
    quiditch through the ages
    tales of beedle the bard
    fantastic beasts and where to find them
    the hunger games
    catching fire
    mockingjay
    as old as time
    part of your world
    a whole new world
    reflection
    majicians nephew
    the lion the witch and the wardrobe
    the voyage of the dawntredder
    prince caspian
    the horses boy
    twilight
    new moon
    eclipse
    breaking dawn
    hetty feather
    saphire battersea
    emerald star
    diamond
    little stars
    wave me goodbye
    jackie daydream
    secrets
    dustbin baby
    girls out late
    forever liesl
    the railway children
    the secret garden
    ballet shoes
    theater shoes
    circus shoes
    movie shoes
    wonder
    the boy in the striped pyjamas
    the curious insident of the dog in the night time
    the neverending story
    lord of the rings
    the life and times of the wicked witch of the west
    the life of pi
    the jungle book
    the bible

  2. As a 14 year old book addict this is pissing me off because prefer their phone over books these days. I swear I never meet other people my age who read books anymore. Of course I go on my phone too but I just don't see why people prefer a screen to a book.

  3. Please please please please please please please please tell me this is fake.

    This isn't funny, this is sad and embarrassing.

  4. The Bible.

    No one reads good literature anymore. Entertainment book sagas turned into movies dont count as good literature, sorry (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Game of Thrones…) or children books (and neither does the bible if anyone asks i just said it because its an OBVIOUS answer).

  5. Even if you are dumb movie goer you can name Harry Potter or Lord of the rings or the notebook or fiflty shades of grey. Wow Americans. Now I don't wonder why 'He' is your president. Okay I realized I am little dumb too, I forgot these Q&As are staged.

  6. The Indian side in me: yes, the jungle book is a classic piece of literature authored by Rudyard Kipling. Won a noble prize.

  7. why is the only book i can think about automatically james and the giant peach ive neve even read it 😂😂😂

  8. _On the Origin of Species_, _The Divine Comedy_, _The Prince_, _Art of War_, _The War on Normal People, _Myth of the Rational Voter_, _Brave New World_, _A Song of Ice and Fire_, … How is this hard, people?

  9. The first one to come to my mind is my favorite non-fiction. "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" by Julian Jaynes. And yes, I'm an American.

  10. Can I name a book? Several
    Have I read any books since the end of college? No (I’m not counting manga, since it would probably be dumb to ask if it counted).
    Alternatively: (pulls out a random book) I call this one Steve.

  11. A simple, clear, serious question. Nothing funny.
    American: – YES! (shows teeth, laughs, grimaces) YES! YES! YES! I CAN! YES! (grimaces, laughs, shows teeth, teeth all over the face, teeth for the whole frame) – YES,.. actually I… I don’t know anything and I don’t understand anything.
    Ignorance + self-importance.

  12. As a 14 year old i am proud to say i can name many books ( I've read) little women, hunger games, anne of green gables, the Giver ( and the rest of the books) to all the boys ive loved before….. and many more

  13. Can you name a book ?
    Man: the lion king

    Can you name a book ?
    Uhhh the jungle book

    And how does a former librarian not know a name of a book

    Lmao

  14. Guy: can you name a book?
    Me: Lord of the rings, the hobbit, the cronicles of narnia, harry potter, the song of ice and fire, lost boy, alice in wonderland… shall i go on?

  15. When the police books criminals……. Does that count?? my God people don’t read anymore!! Here are some books War And Peace, The Bible, The Catcher In The Rye, The Grapes Of Wrath

  16. I hawe lion king childrens book relised by Disney, but i don't see how you can't name a book i mean harry potter has 7 books is it that hard to name one

  17. How I'm ashamed to be in America with these idiots who can't name a singled book what about the Bible that's a book and I'm sure some of these people are Christian

  18. Can you name a book¿
    Me: Harry Potter and philosoper stone
    Harry Potter and chamber of secrets
    Harry Potter and prisoner of Azkaban
    Harry Potter and Goblet of fire
    Harry Potter and order of the phenix
    Harry Potter and half blood prince
    Harry Potter and deatly hallows

    Anything else?

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