Weekly Geeks 2009-32: Why haven’t I read this yet?

This week’s weekly geeks: I think just about every reader has a least one book that they’ve been meaning to read for awhile (months or even years) but, for one reason or another, they just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe it’s a book a friend recommended last year, or a title you’ve flirted with in a bookstore on more than one occasion, or maybe it’s a book that’s sitting right there on your bookshelf, patiently waiting for you to pick it up — but the thought is always there, in the back of your mind: Why haven’t I read this yet?
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?

At the moment I have four books on my TBR pile that have been there for ages.

“Shakespeare” by Bill Bryson

I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet. It was given to me as a gift and I should have read it by now. I love Bill Bryson’s sense of humour, I’m sure this is a geat read, once I’m into it. But somehow, I just don’t seem to be able to pull it out of the shelf.

“A Bloodsmoor Romance” by Joyce Carol Oates

I found this one in a bookshop, read the first few pages and liked them right away. I’d love to read it, but I think the length of the book keeps me from even starting it. My reading time is limited and I have to interrupt constantly. So with a book of 876 pages, I will take forever and will have to re-read the last pages constantly.

“Danse Macabre” by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the 13th book in the Anita Blake series and considering the way this series has been going, it’s not surprising I never got around to start this book. I still haven’t finished book 12 “Incubus Dreams” yet. I hate Anita Blake anyway (for example see my blog post about Circus of the damned), so her constant having sex with anybody and everybody for no other reason than this stupid ardeur is annoying to me. I should remove this book from the pile.

“So Idle a Rogue” by Jeremy Lamb
The Life and Death of Lord Rochester

Another biography, this time of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Rochester must have been an intriguing man. So again, I have no idea why I haven’t read this yet.

To read what other participants haven’t read yet, go to the Weekly Geeks.

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  1. Always a mystery. Letting Bill Bryson gather dust? Why do we do this even with the most desirable titles? Bill wants you to read him so go get him soon. It is a great book. Happy reading!

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  2. haven’t read any of these but I agree with you on Bryson. I do like his sense of humor and I also think he is the language wizard.

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  3. I read Guilty Pleasures, which I think is the first in the Anita Blake series, and while I wasn’t overly impressed, I was thinking I would continue on with the series. Maybe that’s not such a good idea. On a side note, I’m a Bryson fan too – at least I used to be, but you have reminded me of him, which is excellent!

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  4. I have read Bryson’s Shakespeare and loved it. I thought it was a good intro bio for anyone looking to learn more about the bard.
    I too read Guilty Pleasures but was really turned off by the violence. I won’t be reading any more of her books soon. A good friend who recommend it to me feels the same way you do about the series. She has all but given up on it.

    Happy reading, let’s hope we can make a dent in our piles soon.

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  5. Rikki, you are really just going to have to grit your teeth and get on with it! Says she, who doesn’t take her own advice!

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  6. I have read some books of Laurell K. Hamilton Anita Blake series. I enjoyed a lot but I did not have any idea that this series is continue now..Great to find it here also I m a good fan of Shakespeare.

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