Thursday, August 31, 2006
Mount To Be Read
The other day I remember talking about books that have sat on your to be read pile for ages and it is about time you read them. I have mine! A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I have wanted to read this book for ages, but yet it sits. I remember putting it on my small to be read pile back when I first moved to this house, and sit there it has remained. It's won awards, people have told me to read it, and there it remains. So, I took it off the pile and moved it to the nightstand today. Hopefully by the end of the year, this will move up in the world from a book I have not read to one I have. Wish me luck!
Also while I was cleaning I found The Attack by Yasmina Khadra. I have read his other book, The Swallows of Kabul, and when I saw this one I bought it in hardcover (from Costco, but still, hardcover) and then it proceeded to fall behind my shelves! So, now I have reclaimed my anticipation for reading this book. He has other books which I have not seen yet, but this one I had to get as soon as I saw it? Why? It has a pretty cover. I would have bought it eventually anyways, but what if it got a bad cover when it came out in softcover? Now, I will read it and see if the inside matches the outside. Now, do not get me wrong, it is dark subject matter. I just meant that I hope the book is as well written as the cover is designed.
Off to continue my search for classics!