Booking Through Thursday (9 July)

Today’s Booking Through Thursday:

“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!'”

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but my bookshelves are mainly full of books I’ve read and loved. There is a small set of books that fall under “books I’ve bought or been given but not yet read” and an even smaller set that are “books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.”

That set:
On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. Mary once recommended this to me, so I bought it, but for some reason I just haven’t read it. And no, Mary, I have no idea when I’ll get around to it. 🙂 You may have to bribe/threaten me.
The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I picked this one up at the CWRU book sale in 2007 and started reading it immediately. I had meant to read the short stories in between other novels I was reading, but then the novels just sort of took over and I’ve still only read the first four stories. I hope that the Baker Street Challenge will get me to read it, but you never know.
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. I bought this at the same book sale, but it’s been on my “to-read” list since probably 2002. Sigh. Someday, poor, neglected books. Someday.

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2 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday (9 July)

  1. anothercookiecrumbles says:

    Lord of the Flies is really really really good. It's such an amazing insight into the psyche of teenage boys left to themselves (is that an insight we want?). But seriously… you should give it a shot.

    I want to read On The Road as well.

  2. Mary says:

    I hate Lord of the Flies with a fiery passion, but that might be because it was Gifted English summer reading the same year as 1984 and I adore George Orwell… or because we did a lot of silly projects to go with it… but I really don't like it, haha.

    Also, now that you're back in school… I would like to amend my On the Road recommendation to: it is a wonderful book to read when you have a vacation or are not tied down to anything. I just started reading Kerouac's Big Sur and now I kind of just want to hole up in a cabin in the California wilderness for an unspecified period of time… In the mean time, I will attempt to think up attractive bribes 😉

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