This week, tell us about a book (or books) you have been meaning to read. What is it? How long have you wanted to read it? And, why haven't you read it yet?
I came across this meme on Gautami Tripathy's page Everything Distils Into Reading, and wanted to join in, because.....this week's question was so perfect for me to answer. There are many books on my shelf that have been sitting there 2 or 3 years. I want to read them...I have planned on reading them....but still, there they sit!
One book in particular is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. I bought this book at our county librarie's yearly Big Book Sale two years ago! This would be my first Margaret Atwood book, and someone recommended it to me. I was excited when I found it at the sale...but not excited enough to move it to the top of my reading list, apparently! I have not read it yet, because it is on one of my bottom shelves of my bookcase. Not a good excuse, I know. But....I tend to choose books that are directly in my line of sight, only because bending down causes me great pain in my back. What I need to do, is to moved some books from the lower shelves up...that way they will have a chance to be read sooner.
What about you? Is there a book that you have purchased that you have been meaning to read but somehow never get around to it?