Which book do you keep meaning to read but you never do?
November 29, 2015 11:21am CST
I think we all have one or two books that torment us. We know we should read them, we actually want to read them, but we just can't get started. Today whilst bouncing around on Amazon I was reminded that I STILL haven't read Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy'. I have it in the big fat paperback and I have it in the two volume slightly more holdable version, but I'm perpetually put off by the size of the task even though I know I'm going to love this book. When Kindles first came on the scene, I vowed I would buy one as it was the only way I'd get to read 'A Suitable Boy' but I was horrified to discover that it wasn't actually available in Kindle format. It is now - at about £8 - so I'm deliberating again about whether it really will be more readable electronically. How about you? Is there a particular book that you know you're going to love but you just can't somehow get started?
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30 Nov 15
@boiboing I started re-reading the Bible at the beginning of January because I had forgotten much of the Old Testament. I think I am almost halfway through. It is enlightening to read it 25 years later with older eyes and a lot more experience. I realise now how much I missed lst time around. I read 2-3 chapters a day staying with a book at a time but not reading it in any particular order.
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30 Nov 15
I read probably about two books or more per week. I am myself a published novelist. My latest book is on lulu.com under my name: Alice Henry. A couple months ago I found the book "Catcher in the Rye" that I had heard so much about for years, but I had never read it. I found it at a thrift store in paperback form for $1.00 so I bought it and brought it home. I started reading it and found it to be, not worth the effort, in my humble opinion. After reading just a couple chapters, I threw it away. Sorry, J.D. Salinger, but I didn't like it AT ALL. I had always thought that I should read it since I had heard so much about it for years, but NO! I did not like it at all.