Now that we are in 2018, like most people, I’ve been thinking about things I’ve been putting off. Today I’m going to discuss the books I’ve been putting off. Most of these were put off a lot longer than 2017!
I bought a set of classic literature from Dymocks and have felt too intimidated to start them. The set includes:
- “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
- “Dracula” by Bram Stocker
- “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
- “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte
- “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
- “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
The books are classics for a reason. I want to like them and to breeze through them. (But there is a reason why I read modern YA.)
Next book I’ve been putting off for reason unknown. Maybe because I forgot about it? “The Diary of a Young Girl” Anne Frank. I bought my copy at The Anne Frank House. It was a moving and deeply saddening experience walking through (climbing through) the house. It is a disgrace that people live that way, forced by by fear and evil.
I was twenty-two, on a crazy tour of Europe, full of parties, so I didn’t start reading the book. Then I came home to the boredom of reality, and the book sat on the shelf. It is definitely ranked high on the TBR list.
Next stack of books is Agatha Christie books. I bought this after finishing the latest Chris Carter book at the time. They are murder mystery/thriller books and I wanted something similar to read. I saw this set in an antique store and thought, “What the hell?”
There are nine books in total. I think I never started them because I was worried they’d be slow or hard to read. A judgement I made before even opening a page. So dumb. I have to read at least one story soon! I’ll let you know how you go.
How about you? Any books been sitting on your shelf for far too long? What’s made you put off reading it?
As always, there is a link to the related video, here.