The theme, Geekers, is here as always:
Oh. Sigh ... the 'mean to reads'. I have so many of them, that I've forgotten most of them.
Generally speaking, I'll say something like "Oh, I've been meaning to read that," and then totally forget what the book was.
I started this blog at the end of 2007 with the lofty intention of reading one (1) classic novel a month for a year - and many of those were mean-to-reads. I made it to seven, which wasn't bad.
This year ... I've read two. How do you say ... epic fail. Yeah. But all of the unread books on that list are on my mean-to list. My shiny optimistic post about that is here:
The one book on that list I'd really like to read is A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth. I've had that book for years and I've never read it. The other 'mean to reads' I have on my mental list are some Graham Greene - I read three of his books back at uni - The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter, and The Honorary Consul, all of which I really enjoyed. So I go past A Suitable Boy, and my Graham Greenes and I think "I really must read those ..." and then I spot the piles of books overflowing nearly every surface in my room. And really, most of them are 'mean-to-reads.'
As for why I haven't read them ... I don't know. Sigh.
I'll be under my bed, hiding from the judgemental books.
Happy Weekly Geeks!