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Wednesday 5: Five Books I’ve Been Meaning To Read

December 14, 2011

Everyone has a list of books they know they want to read… sometime. When they get a chance. Or books friends and family recommend.

Here are five of mine:

1. The Three Musketeers– Alexandre Dumas. I have it on my Kindle. It was free.  I have friends who love it, and I keep meaning to read it.

2. Omeros– Derek Walcott. It’s his poetic rendition of the Odyssey, but, as far as I can gather, it’s more Caribbean influenced in the imagery. Reading this always occurs to me when I’m about to go on vacation somewhere. And it’s hardcover. So… I never bring it. And I never read it when I’m at home. For that matter, The Odyssey. I read bits in Mr. Mulgrew’s 9th grade English class, and enjoyed it. I keep telling myself I’ll go back and read the whole thing, or at least some more of it.

3. The Social Animal– David Brooks. Because I loved Bobos in Paradise. (Come to think of it, that could use a reread. Ack!)

4. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk– David Sedaris. Chris and Rachel gave it to me, and I haven’t read it yet! Soon, I promise.

5. The Age of Innocence– Edith Wharton. This has been on my Meaning-to-Read-it list since I was in high school and saw the movie. I love the aesthetic of 19th century New York, and I love the intricacies of social mannerisms of the period. (Can’t get enough Regency romance.) Despite all that’s in its favor, I haven’t read this book.

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