Good early evening my lovely fellow bloggers. I am having a relax this evening before a days hard slog in the library tomorrow (working on an essay as always) and thought I would write a new post for you. So the question today is a book that you have wanted to read for a long time but haven’t yet. There are many books that come under this category for me. This is because there are a number of reasons I haven’t read a book; maybe I have attempted to read the book and didn’t like it so I need to try it again, or a book that I have been meaning to read but haven’t had the time to give it the attention it deserves, so once again I haven’t read it! This is (again) a difficult question!
One of the books I am desperate to read is 1984 by George Orwell; I have not picked up the book let alone read it however I have heard incredible reviews and many gasps when I tell people I haven’t read it. I think the main problem is that I’m worried that if I do not have enough time I will not be able to get the full experience. However, it means that I keep putting it off, and then putting it off and still I haven’t read it however I will! (One day)
Another book I have been meaning to read for a while is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The main reason for reading this book is due to the mixed reviews I have heard about it. Some reviewers have argues that it did not meet expectations which goes against personal reviews that I have heard. It also interests me because I am yet to see the film. One of the main rules for me is if I am going to see the film and I want to read the book I will purposely read the book first, (it’s a personal preference!) For me comparing the film and the book means reading it first! So that’s why it’s a book that I need to read but have not done so yet!
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yes, yes, YES you must read “The Lovely Bones.”
As well as “1984,” of course – which doesn’t actually take that long to read as it’s so exciting.
So you’re a fan of the book? On goodreads there are so so so so many people that said they didn’t enjoy it I will definitely be reading 1984 soon! and reviewing it!
Yes, I am – though I can understand why some people aren’t. It’s incredibly sad, but beautifully written. It’s an unusual plot, and unusually told. I think it is definitely worth it to give it a try.
1984 is one of my favourite books, and the great thing about it is that you can enjoy it without having to think too hard, if you know what I mean. The language and plot are not difficult to follow, so I’d definitely recommend you to try it!
WOW one of your favourites! I will definitely have to get hold of a copy and do a review I think! I will add it to my never ending list! 🙂
Great, looking forward to reading your review!
Both of these are must reads, I still remember reading 1984 for the first time. I was convinced it wasn’t for me; I was wrong.
All of these comments make me want to get on and read it now! 😦
1984 is on my list as well. I haven’t heard of ‘Lovely Bones’ but it sounds like one that I’d like!
maybe we should read it soon and discuss! 🙂
I read the Lovely Bones years ago… (probably when it was first published) and loved it. I remember it made me cry. A lot. The film was a massive disappointment, unfortunately. (The film adaptations usually are, huh? Such a shame.)