Weekly Geeks: week of August 22, 2009

WG Book Pile URL_thumb[3]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?

Considering my TBR pile is hundreds of books long, there are numerous books that I could mention in this post.  The one book I have that I really want to read and seems to be glaring at me from my shelves is Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy.  It’s not only that it’s one of those books I feel that I just HAVE to read (although that is a factor)–I also really anticipate that it’s a book I’ll enjoy.  One of the biggest issues in regards to why I haven’t read it is it’s size.  I can be sort of put off by large books.  Sometimes the time and effort is more than I’m willing to spare.   Plus books that heavy are such a pain to prop up and hold in the bathtub or in bed, which is why I downloaded Anna Karenina onto my Amazon Kindle.  Therefore, I am checking one of the reasons for not reading it off my list.  I promise, it will happen soon!  Maybe reading this book should be one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2010.

10 Responses

  1. I haven’t read Anna Karenina either. Happy WG.

  2. You will have to tell me how you like it. I read a good portion of this book when I was a freshman in high school, and I remember enjoying it, but I know I didn’t finish it – something I’m attributing to age and the fact that ADD is a natural state for high school freshman.

    My post is here: http://eclectcentric.blogspot.com/2009/08/weekly-geeks-its-about-time.html

  3. Anna Karenina’s not on my ‘mean-to-read’ list but some books just make me tired looking at them.
    Happy Weekly Geeks 🙂

  4. I read it long time back. A book well worth it!

    Weekly Geeks: Why haven’t I read it yet?

  5. This one is also on my TBR list. I like Tolstoy and have no idea why I haven’t read Anna Karenina yet.

  6. I read this book a while ago. While it was worthwhile, I didn’t really love it. I can’t really pinpoint why either. Sorry, not a very helpful post!

  7. Oops, I meant to say “Not a very helpful comment.”

  8. I haven’t read this yet either but feel I should. It just seems a bit daunting – but then again I managed War and Peace!

  9. I would love to read this too, but haven’t yet

  10. Oh, I loved this book! I read it with a group and I think that helped me at least. Not everyone else was as keen on it as I was.

    There were definitely some slow parts though.

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