Okay–here was an interesting article by Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post.
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?"
We acquired quite a few books over the years from library and garage sales, college days. We also received some great classics when Father's mom passed away. They sit in a place of honor on our living room bookshelves where I look at them every single day. And every time I look at those books the thought runs through my mind - "I should read that" They are waiting patiently for that day.
Interesting books such as Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, an english novelist who died in 1889.
The Arabian Nights Entertainment, which is a 2 volume collection of 65 stories told by Shahrazade the sultaness to divert Shahrya to avenge the disloyalty of his first sultaness. Translated from arabic to english by Sir Richard Francis Burton, Edward Lane, John Payne and Henry Whitelock Torrens.
Also among the tomes waiting to be read are Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot by Dostoevesky, Les Miserables, Ivanhoe, The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Five Great Diaogues by Plato and On Man in the Universe by Aristotle.
And for a little light reading - Sharon Kay Penman's books When Christ and his saints slept, Sunne in Splendor, Falls the Shadow and Here Be Dragons.
So, what tomes are patiently waiting for you? Head on over to Booking through Thursday to see what others have to say.