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Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Books that have been on your shelf (or TBR – let’s not kid ourselves here) from before you started blogging.
Seeing that I’ve only been blogging for four months, the state of my actual bookshelf looks like this:
See, lots and lots of space for more books. But believe it or not, hiding in between all those vast open spaces are a number of books I haven’t actually read. Yet. And yes, they have been on that shelf for more than four months. Some for more than four years. Others closer to fourty years.
My bad. I know. At least these I still want to read. There are a few that are just there to fill up space. Will replace eventually. Or burn when the need arises The day after tomorrow. (Just kidding. I’ll never burn books. Will burn eternally myself after doing that. I’m convinced there’s a passage like that in the Bible somewhere)
Persuasion by Jane Austen I’ve never been pursuaded enough to read Jane Austen. Maybe for my next Librivox choice I’ll choose an Austen. Maybe. I’m easily persuaded you know.
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho I’ve bought a boxset of Paulo Coelho’s novels. And they look so pretty just sitting there on the shelf. Don’t want to disturb them. Okay, I’ll read it. And The fifth mountain that is also included in the box.
On the Beach by Nevil Shute In my defense, I have actaully started reading this one a couple of years back. It freaked me out. Will pick it up again.
Halloween Party by Agatha Christie I love the queen of murder just like everyone else. But I actually haven’t read all her novels. Yet. And this cover also freaked me out. (Yes, it does happen quite often and for no apparent reason)
Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie I’ve bought this one for the bookshelf in my class. The cover was so beautiful I didn’t want the kids with the sticky hands to ruin it. See, it still looks brand new. My good dead for years to come. I can still hear you, you know!! Whispering: “Aren’t the idea of books that they should actually be read?”
Thalk to me!
Have you read any of these that I’ve left abandoned for so long?
Which ten books have been on your shelf since before the dawn of time? (Maybe we should swap reviews…)