This week I asked the weekly Geekers:
As readers we all have our own way of deciding how fast or how slow we add books to our TBR pile and how fast we get through them.
We make list of books, we get recommendations, we drool over the cover art or just hang around in the book section reading excerpt all under the guise of making a decision about what we will delve into next.
If you are like me YOU WILL HAVE A TBR PILE, no if, and or but about it. My print pile is just about everywhere and my ebooks are taking up too much space on my hard drive.
Once in a while I read a book I have had for years and I think “How the hell did I miss this one? “Why did I not read this one before?
Is there a book that has hang around your reading pile for far too long before you got to it, A book that probably got packed away until you accidentally got to it, a book that you read a few pages in and never got back to?.
If so share or ask your readers about that book that really made an impression on them (good or bad) after having it or hearing about it for far too long?
Recently I have been really getting into some of my older books and a few of them have actually had me wondering why the hell I waited so long to open the front covers.
I mostly blame it on too much book too little time syndrome as well as the mood reading bug that hits me every now and again. I also blame trying to keep up with the Jones and reading books as they are pimped to me and I forget about books that might have just drop through the mailbox or just taking up space on the hard drive..
Two books I regretted not reading years ago are
Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare
I can hear the gasp of breath you are all taking, I really didn’t read this book until about 6 months ago. It was on my reader list in high school but I was one of those kids who went out of my way and read everything else but the classics and thank god I made it through my literature exams.
I love the sonnets and Macbeth for some stranger reason – but I was a stick in the mud about anymore of Shakespeare’s work.
Now that I have read it - I love this book and I am sad I never read it years ago – but on the other hand I don’t think I would have appreciated it as much as I do now if I had read it years ago.…
An Officer and a Gentleman – Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee is one of my favourite authors (Conard County Series), no one does small town murder mystery and small town high jinx like her. I have all her books in print and have gone through most of them. I am not sure why I dragged my feet on reading this – I know it was probably because I am a die hard fan of the movie of the same name and I don’t think I could help but compare the book and the movie (which are no relation – but my mind is an odd place)
I read it earlier this year and it rocked…. Definately a book worth reading…
The book was released by E-harlequin with a new cover a little while back, but my original copy was just the right book for me.
I know you guys all have massive TBR piles, anything jumped out at you recently. Even if it was a book that was raved about but you just thought it was mehh…
or a book that totally made you ask “Why the hell did I not read this before?