What? You never read The Odyssey? Or David Copperfield? Or The Omnivore’s Dilemma? R U kidding me?
Yes, today’s topic is, The Book I Always Meant to Read But Haven’t Quite Gotten to Yet. Dear Wickeds, Dear Readers — tell us that book or books you’ve just been meaning to get around to. You know, when you get time?
Liz: I’ll confess – I never made it through Jane Eyre, despite many false starts and good intentions. I really want to read it and keep moving it around with my latest TBR pile – but it hasn’t happened yet. Eh, I know the story anyway!
Jessie: I’ve never read Moby Dick or War and Peace. I feel a little low brow about that but apparently it doesn’t worry me enough to rectify the situation. After all, neither of them is in my TBR pile at the moment!
Sherry: I tried reading War and Peace once, Jessie. I think I made it through ten pages and gave up. Ivanhoe stopped me too, although that was a long, long time ago. With so many wonderful mysteries and thrillers to read I have a hard time forcing myself to read something because I “should” or I think I should.
Julie: I have read Jane Eyre, but the other books are on my “tried but not yet” list. The Master and the Margarita is on my list. And Middlemarch. And there are a few more modern novels that I keep meaning to get to, but they go to the bottom of the list. PS, Liz, read the Eyre Affair. Will help you get through the original.
Edith: Sigh. Michale Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. That’s on my list. At least I read his Cooked, and loved it. I’m also the one who hasn’t read The Odyssey or David Copperfield. But when I have books like Julie Hyzy’s latest White House Chef mystery, Shelley Costa’s You Cannoli Die Once, and BB Oaks’ historical with Thoreau as the Concord Sherlock Holmes, how can I go wrong?
Readers: How about you? What have you always meant to read? One you still keep on the To Be Read pile? Or the one you just declared literary bankruptcy on?