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.So, the question is his: "What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?"
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 many and most of them have really accumulated in the five years that I've been living here. Before that I was a student and pretty mobile, so I didn't have too many books taking up residence. Now they are taking over the house.
Here are some examples:
I've managed to pick up copies of almost all of Philippa Gregory's books (there are 20 in total), but I haven't even read half of them.
I have unread copies of Clive Barker's Arabat books.
I've been slowly acquiring Orhan Pamuk's books, but I've still only read My Name is Red.