Humiliation is a literary parlor game where you win by admitting your embarrassing lapses in Bookworm Street Cred. Players go around in a circle; each names a book he/she hasn't read, and gets a point for everyone else in the circle who has read it. Whoever has the most points wins. Apparently it comes from a book (which, fittingly enough, I've never read) wherein a bunch of college professors are playing it, until finally one of them shouts "Hamlet!" and wins the game but loses his job.
Here's the way it works as a forum game:
1. There is a list of books, in the format [originator's name]: [title] ([author)] - [number of people so far who HAVE read it]
2. When you reply, copy and paste the list into your post, and add a book you've never read to the bottom of the list with a zero next to it.
3. Add one to the number next to all the books you've read.
(If you've already replied and you're taking another turn, only add to the tally of the books you haven't marked yet.)
So, I will go first and get the humiliation over with:
1. Marianne: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) - 0
[Dieu] entend ta voix, ô fille des hommes! aussi bien que celle des constellations; car rien n'est petit pour celui devant lequel rien n'est grand.
- George Sand, Les sept cordes de la lyre