So, a few things first, I have a new logo for Thoughtful Thursdays. I started this as a ‘we’ll see how it goes and then depending on the outcome, I might keep it going.’ Every week different people comment and discuss the topics that I send out and I love reading your comments and replying to them, so I have now got a logo for this lovely little feature. Additionally, @littlebookblog, my twitter account, has gone crazy this week; 455 of you lovely people are following my twitter and that is rather wonderful to be honest with you.
The question for this week however is! Are there any books you’ve been avoiding reading?
Now this might seem like an odd question for some people but I have a terrible habit for this. I have been meaning to read George Orwell’s ‘1984’ for around three years now whilst I have also been putting off reading ‘The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A couple of months ago my delightful ex-housemate Laura gave me a Waterstones gift card, and I bought both books. These I then subsequently left at my parents house so I can still, not read them. Why you ask? I have no explanation, I will read them, I will review them, I HAVE to as they are on my 101 things to do in 1001 days list; but for now, no chance. Anyone else suffer from this?
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I read TFiOS during the hype and I wish I hadn’t. I bought it because everyone else was reading it and I didn’t get the hype around it to be perfectly honest. Yes it’s a lovely story and is really well written but it’s one of those generic YA love stories with a gloomy twist.
Enjoy it though!
See, now I’ve heard things about both 1984 and TFIOS I’m not sure whether I want to read them but I know I want to. It’s a really silly state of mind that I cannot get out of
It’s a good story, I just didn’t get as emotional about it as most people do.
Oooo ill have a hunt 😉 sounds an interesting read
Jules, stay out of my room 😉
First, love the logo. Second, not even interested in TFiOS…. just doesn’t make me go Ooohh! Anyway, I have so many books to read, I won’t waste time on anything that doesn’t hit that Ooohh! button!
Thank you, it’s rather lovely isn’t it! I think the hype has made me desperate to read it but I haven’t got down to it yet!
I’ve been putting off reading Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda since it was published, but it’s now on my reading group’s list for November, so I am going to have take the plunge. I expect I shall review it sometime between then and now.
Go for it! I need to join a book club but haven’t got round to it! That’s a helpful way to make you read a book I guess 🙂
I’ve been putting of Persuasion by Jane Austen. I mostly read in the train and it’s so difficult to concentrate! I’m sure it’ll be impossible to read anything even remotely classic-y. I’ll wait for vacations, I guess.
I say that but then when I’m on holiday I always want to read something easy, but then I normally get a headache when I read on the train! Oh the difficulties eh
I end up not reading during holidays. Weird, I know. I end up going out too much to read.
Headaches! Ouch! They’re enemies of reading.
Ironically, 1984 is sitting on my shelf as well. That and Lord of the Flies are both on my TBR.
I finally caved in to TFIOS and ended up loving it. Green has a great prose style that has more humor than you expect it to. It more was entertaining and fun than I anticipated.
We should definitely get round to reading it I feel! Someone told me once that it changed their life reading that book and since then it has completely intimidated me. I also have a terrible habit of ignoring books that have a certain amount of hype around them. I missed LOTR, The twighlight series, I eventually read the fifty shades books, well two and a half, but I put them off for so long! I will start reading it soon though…maybe
Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Supposedly it is a classic but I can’t get past the weird flowery language to stick with it. (And I normally love weird flowery language, just it’s too weird and flowery)
Oh that’s like me and great expectations, I just got exhausted!
I’ve been putting off reading most classics – pre 1900. I love a good modern classic, but there is something about older classics that scares me into not picking them up…even though I have SO many different ones on my book shelf.
I am the same! In my list of 101 things to do I think one them is to read 10 classics, and a number of them will be pre 1900 but I keep putting it off! Would be better to get them done now!
You are beautiful , wonderful and generous with your thoughts …I’m so glad I found you Lizzie …
wow, thank you, means an awful lot 🙂 x