In spite of this, though, my reading pace has slowed a little as I've grown. Pesky obstacles like jobs, essays and people have severed the white cord of time quite disproportionately, so that when, in the twilight time still reserved for reading, I can barely keep my eyes open past a few pages. I read as much as I can in the days off from this and that but essentially I have dozens of books on my selves, in the garage and at my Mum's that have never been read. A total crime!
So what I wanted to do with this post was to invite a little discussion. Here's a list of the top ten books I already own but still need to read. I encourage you to leave your own examples in the comments section; first of all because you might be inspired to go on and read those books but mainly because I might not feel so lazy if you do!
- A Clockwork Orange - A. Burgess
- A Farewell To Arms - E. Hemingway
- The House Of The Spirits - I. Allende
- Through The Looking Glass - L. Carroll
- A Portrait of The Artist... - J. Joyce
- The Diary Of A Young Girl - A. Frank
- The Social Contract - J.J. Rousseau
- The Finkler Question - H. Jacobson
- Metamorphoses - Ovid
- The Great Shark Hunt - H. S. Thompson
Just a short one today, then. Hope you enjoyed my list and/or found some little stimulation amongst those titles. I certainly did. I'm going to redouble my reading efforts on Hilary Mantel's Booker-prize winning Wolf Hall and get ploughing through that delightful lot asap!