For yet another first, here is my first try at the famous Booking Through Thursday weekly meme. I'm having fun with these weekly posts - it's nice to be a part of the larger book blogging community.
Here's this week's question:
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“I can't help but laugh at this one. In case you didn't know, I have TOO MANY BOOKS at my house...and because I keep acquiring more, they just keep sitting there, staring at me, waiting for me to finally read them. So which ones have hung around the longest? Well, let's see:
Trans-sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian - I've read a couple of his books, and they didn't really rock my world (Midwives, anyone?), but for some reason this one sticks around. I can't seem to get rid of it, but can't ever read it, either.
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy - it's just S O O O O O big. Every time I think about reading it, I have to picture lugging it around in my bag for 2 weeks....my shoulders cry out in protest. And yet, I can't give it away.
A whole plethora of books by Robin Cook - a friend once gave me about 8 of Cook's thrillers - which was great! I love thrillers! Except I save them, to read when I am in a slump, or when I need something easy, or whatever - but then never actually pick them up. And still, I can't pass them off to someone else.
Just a sampling - I know there are a whole lot more that have been sitting there for years, patiently waiting. Maybe someone should start a challenge for Books that I keep Meaning to Read, but Don't....