Friday, May 17, 2013
The Eternal TO READ Stack
Daniel Deronda? I know I started it.
Jubilee Trail? I don't even know when I bought this book.
A Little Princess? Still haven't re-read it.
Man of the Family? Keep thinking I'll get around to it.
Ruth? Definitely started it...last year?
The Lost Continent? I've read other Bill Bryson books, does that count?
Looking at old stacks of books is always fun, but it can be a bit of a downer too. Here I was feeling all proud of myself for getting some of those "eternal shelf" books read, and I find I have so much more to do. Other than that, though, it is fun to look at those covers and remember what you thought about them. From top to bottom, excluding [obviously] the ones I still haven't read: fabulous, fun, good, biased, okay, dumb, beautiful, very good, a bit boring, even boring-er, and very interesting.
I still want to read those 6 books. If I didn't, it would definitely be time to let them go. Too many good books to waste time on ones I'm not interested in. But if I'm still interested, then they are more than welcome to a spot on my shelf, even if it is the eternal To Read shelf. Maybe someday they'll make it off.