I just spent the last four hours wrapping Christmas presents, and man oh man, my back hurts. Also, if my family and friends had any idea how frequently my feet are employed in controlling wayward wrapping paper, they'd probably be a lot less eager to attack their gifts. So let's keep that between you and me.
While I was engaged thusly, I was wondering something:
Say you met someone who'd never read any of the "great" books, but this person expressed to you a keen interest in exploring the classics. Bear in mind that this person is intelligent and literate; they just also happen to be innocent in the ways of fine literature. You'd want your suggestions to be accessible and engaging and, of course, great. What would you recommend? What wouldn't you recommend? Why?