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Wednesday 5: Five Books I Keep Meaning To Read

May 18, 2011

I have no shortage of books to read. Books to review for the Ledger and for BlogHer, ARC copies sent by nice publicists. And a steady stream of goodies from the library.

But there are a few books sitting almost-hidden on my shelves, quietly waiting for me to read them for the first time.

I own them. And I keep meaning to… it’s just… I don’t even know.

That does it: I promise I will read at least one of them… before the end of this year.

1. The Age of Innocence– Edith Wharton. I keep telling myself to read this. It has things I love- 19th century New York city, sly social commentary.

2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I think my 2010 New Year’s resolution was to read these… and I didn’t. I blame the fact that I couldn’t find an edition that was portable enough. I hate how much this argues for an e-reader. Grumble.

3. A Prayer For Owen Meany- John Irving. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me I should read this. I do not actually own a copy. Or it’s hiding?

4. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

5. My Life in France- Julia Child.

And those are just the classics, remember. We’re not even talking about the review copies. Or the library books! I’m thinking of taking another picture of my tower of books, but am reluctant to do it without inviting someone over as a spotter! They might crush me….

Says the woman who’s heading to Book Expo America, treasure trove of lovely new books, at the end of this month.


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  1. May 18, 2011 11:16 am

    I too, feel like I should read the Screwtape Letters, among other things. And Sherlock Holmes too. (of course, I have an e-reader :-P)

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