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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Books I Haven't Read Yet, But Want to Read

So, there are a LOT of books I haven't read. This post isn't about them. It's about books I want to read, but somehow haven't. Books I'm looking at right now, on my heaping to be read stack. And at the same time that I'm staring at that stack, there's a bag of books in the car waiting to be brought in, and an Amazon order waiting for a click...

I've read a few books this year. I don't think I'm going to reach the 100 book goal, but I'm well over halfway there...and considering the amount or writing and parenting and teaching I've been doing with my time, well I'm okay with that.

But there are certain books I just never get around to.

1. The House of The Scorpion- this has been on my shelf for YEARS. I started it this summer and put it down and never got back to it. I know I'll like it, but somehow (maybe reading The Ear, The Arm, and the...Whatever years ago put me off Nancy Farmer forever?) Still, I want to read it, so it's a keeper.

2. Un Lun Dun. Ordered this, want to read it. Never got past the first pages. The Rat King is on my book order list. It's also a keeper, but I suspect it's a summer read?

3. Identical- Signed copy! Actually I think that's why I haven't read it, it isn't in the to be read stack, but on the big shelf. Not to self- read Identical.

4. Shade- I bought this because it seemed pretty dark. I like dark. So far it hasn't grabbed me. Might try again in a few weeks.

5. High Fidelity- I read About A Boy last summer. I LOVE the movie (my husband runs a used music store) so I'm a little afraid I won't like it as much as I want to like it.

6. The Gargoyle- (first book on the list that isn't YA or MG!) This seemed like an awesome premise, but somehow I didn't connect with the main character. I don't know. I should read a little further.

7. Never Let Me Go- I don't think I'll finish this one. I don't know.

Now there are a ton of new books that I want to read, but these guys stay on the shelf, because I know eventually they could be worth the wait.

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Blogger Janine said...

Couldn't get very far in Gargoyle either, although I thought his writing was beautiful.

November 13, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

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