Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Embarrassing Book Obsession Confessions

The Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

Some are books about reading and picture books that I thought I wanted to read:


Some are books in a series; I read and loved the others in the series...Why not these?


Some are ridiculously short; I could read these in an hour. Why haven't I?

Six-word memoirs. Six words.  And look at the size of Red Pontiac Convertible,
John Gorman's poetry chapbook. It's thirty-two pages. Ridiculous.

Not one, but two copies of East of Eden.


At least this one is understandable. It's 2,000 recipes. Good grief.
Was I really thinking I'd be reading this one cover to cover?

Okay, this is probably the most embarrasing of all:
I buy a book called How to Read a Book and then I don't read it.
It probably has tips on how to control your book obsessions. 
If I would ever read it.

Please tell me that you have worse stories. 
Share them, if you will. 
It will comfort me.

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  1. If you'd read read and review the last one, that would be a great help to all of us! :)

  2. If you ever read How To Read A Book and it gives you tips on controlling your book obsessions, let me know. I might need help.

  3. East of Eden sits on my shelf as well ... waiting and waiting for someone to come pick it up. :-)
    you are not alone! http://www.thecuecard.com/

  4. East of Eden? Really??? You must read that one! Dust it off. Open...begin.

  5. Wow East of Eden ...read that one in High school :) You must dust that one off

  6. It took me ages to get to East of Eden as well - if not for a book club it would still be sitting on my shelf!

  7. Still haven't read East of Eden either - I have that and Grapes of Wrath and God knows when I'll get around to reading them!

  8. I have a few poetry books that I've only partially read! Nice to have them around though!

  9. East of Eden is an all-time favorite. Hope you decide to read it soon :-)

  10. That is a pretty funny list! I do have self improvement books that I think will really help me...you know..improve...and yet, they sit unopened...maybe I don't *really* want to improve!

  11. My husband loves Steinbeck but I just can't get into him. I think East of Eden is his fave too. :) I have a whole shelf of books that I had to buy but haven't read yet either (which you already know) so remember you're not alone! :)

  12. If I ever get around to How to Read a Book, I need to post a list of tips for Those of Us Who Tend to Overbuy.

  13. I hear you about short books! I have quite a few of those but I also haven't read them. Wouldn't take that long, right?

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday :)

  14. I've never read Pride and Prejudice.


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