This evening after I'd finished a bout of revisions on my latest chapter of the second novel (to be posted tomorrow, or so...) I decided to indulge in a little blog crawl. Trolling down my blog list I came across an interesting list composed by Rachel Hartigan Shea at the Washington Post.com's Short Stack. The latest post consisting of a confession and list of Five Books I'm Embarrassed Not to Have Read.
Mulling over the choices I would confess to, I finally decided the idea was so fun I felt compelled to share it with you because I'm always interested in what others are (or are not) reading.
So, here's my shameful confession of books I've meant to read, but for one reason or another, have simply not yet gotten around to. Please leave a comment and let me know your own List of Shame....
1. Any of the Harry Potter books, really.
- nothing against Harry, I hope someday to fall under his spell.
2. David Copperfield
- I even have a copy on my shelf at home. It sits directly below my TV, so I stare at it every night and yet it remains unread....maybe I should turn off the TV.
3. War and Peace
- Even though I waited a year and a half for the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation, I have yet to read it. Does it count that I have read the first page in all available English translations?
4. Proust's "In Search of Lost Time"
- I have no good excuse, maybe the scary size when all SIX volumes are placed side by side?
5. Anything by Thomas Pynchon
- He's so brilliant I am intimidated. However, I have recently purchased The Crying of Lot 49, so there's always hope.
- John Irving praised it and included a passage from it in one of his novels (A Widow for One Year). I've picked it up and given it a quick once over, but never further than that.
Now it's your turn....