Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is his: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?"
Well.... i have a pretty big to be read pile lately. It's grown to 350+ *SHAME*. There are a lot of things that I've had than more than a few years including.... The Best American Short Stories Series and Best American Non-Required Reading Series. I've been collecting them since around 2003. I haven't bought the last 2 since I have barely read any of the other ones I bought! I've been holding onto The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay for several years and really look forward to reading it. I've had Animal Farm since I was probably 9 years old I think, it was a gift.
There is a lot more where that came from....what's one book you have been hanging onto for years that's still to be read?