I found your book.
You know. The one I borrowed that time. I was gonna
give it back. Honest. I put it on this shelf so I wouldn’t lose it, and
it wouldn’t get chomped on by dogs or drooled on by kids and ducks and
other noxious items. I kept forgetting to give it back because it was
hidden behind this other book.
THESE other bookS, I should say. Because you see, I keep my *ahem*
borrowed books on the same bookshelf/case as I do the books that I’ve
not gotten around to reading yet.
know the ones. The books that you see in the store all bright and shiny and everyone is RAVING about. You bring it home, all bright eyed
and bushy tailed and set it on your nightstand (or what have you)...but
then LO, you are already in the middle of another tome! So this one gets
shoved to the bottom of the pile. Again...and again...and again.
Worse. You’ve gotten your college syllabus. And it has about 83
‘classics’ on the list. You’ve already read 7 of them in High School.
That’s close enough. You buy the rest of them at a used book store for
about 1/23 the price they were going for at the Campus Store. Then
proceed to read the first, middle 4, and last chapters of them whilst
working 39+ hours a week at your “Part Time” work study job. You then
write papers on them, getting A+’s on all said papers... Not that this
would ever really happen... *cough*
Someday I really will read The Three Musketeers. Honest.
Maybe I’ll be able to get to anything by Weis and Hickman. Which will
hopefully erase the bad taste left in my brain from reading Eat, Pray,
Love. (Some things cannot be unread...*Shudder*...I wish I could
remember who I borrowed that from. I’d send them a can of tuna...)
What books have you not gotten around to reading ‘yet’? Or better yet...what have become part of your permanently borrowed?