Sunday, August 23, 2009
This week’s Geeky question is:
I think just about every reader has a least one book that they've been meaning to read for awhile (months or even years) but, for one reason or another, they just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe it's a book a friend recommended last year, or a title you've flirted with in a bookstore on more than one occasion, or maybe it's a book that's sitting right there on your bookshelf, patiently waiting for you to pick it up -- but the thought is always there, in the back of your mind: Why haven't I read this yet?
This week, tell us about a book (or books) you have been meaning to read. What is it? How long have you wanted to read it? And, why haven't you read it yet?
My bookshelves are filled with books I’ve been meaning to read. But for this question, I think I’ll focus on three well-known classics that I’ve managed to put off for awhile now.
These three novels are all sitting on my bookshelf. Anna Karenina has been sitting there the longest, a gift from a co-worker that I’ve always felt like I should read. I’ve even started it. It’s just so daunting.
Lolita has only been a resident of the bookshelf for the past few months. It’s one of those books that is referred to so often that I almost feel like I’ve already read it. Same goes for Dracula. I bought both books because I wanted to experience the full story, rather than just guess at the rest of the story every time I see mention of either of the books.
I do plan to read Lolita next month, in honor of Banned Books Week. And Dracula seems appropriate for October. But who knows when I’ll get around to finishing Anna Karenina.
Anyone up for a read-along?