Booking Through Thursday #25

Booking Through Thursday

We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.

What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?

This is an interesting question because I know there are several great books that I haven’t read yet.  But I’m catching up on the books rather quickly these days so the question becomes more difficult.  If the narrowing of “the list” isn’t enough I am the kind of person that selects my movies the same way I select my books, I chose by the way I’m feeling the day it’s time to select the next book.  There are books that I want to read but just have never been able to get “into the mood”.

I guess I’m being a little to ambiguous for the Booking Through Thursday crowd.  I guess if I had to select a book or two I would have to start with a couple of classics that I’ve always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to it yet for a couple of reasons.  The first one, because it seems rather intimidating, James Joyce’s Ulysses.  The primary reason it’s on “the list” is because it’s “the greatest book every written” and it’s always been something that’s always been eating at me because I haven’t read it yet.  I haven’t yet purchased the book either.  I also really want to read Moby Dick by Herman Melville this just seems like one of those books I should read.

I think I’ll leave the list at that for the time being.  There are just so many that I could list that I would be great books that I’ve yet to read.  Including some more modern novels.  I’m interested to see what everyone else has to say on this subject.  Until next time happy reading.


The Classics Challenge

Well, I’m so excited about The Classics Challenge I have a few books that I’ve been wanting to read and need to get to. This will definitely help me dive back into the classical book world. I decided not to go into this challenge with a list but let the list build as I go along. There are a couple books that I will definitely read for this challenge. I’ve been reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for a while now and will be using it as one of the books for this challenge. I also plan to read String of Pearls for this challenge. String of Pearls was a find while in Korea, I did talk about it in an earlier post. It’s the story that helped to propel the Sweeney Todd story, it’s actually the first story about Todd that later because a musical, which in turn became a movie staring Depp. Finally I plan to read Moby Dick by Herman Melville the reason I’ve selected this novel is because Stratford Shakespeare Festival is putting on a production of Moby Dick by the same people that did The Overcoat. The other two books will come as I go along.

In the next little while I plan to post reviews on this site of the productions at the Festival as something a little different. I’m a huge fan of the theatre and have read many plays and I thought this would be a way to bring my love of theatre and love of books together.

I look forward to reading these books and the adventures that come with them. Because this is a new foray into literature for me it would be interested to hear from you any books that would be good for me to look into.