Monday, November 07, 2016
The Dreaded TBRs
What book has been on your TBR pile the longest? For me it is DOWN AND O UT IN PARIS AND LONDON, which I have had since the 70s without reading. I remember a friend, now gone, telling me it was his favorite book so when I saw it at a used book sale I picked it up. I think since it had not spoken to me itself, I felt no read commitment. But why have I hung on to it so long when many other unread books have came and went. It's because every time I start to discard it I read how it mean something to someone. Just recently someone in BY THE BOOK said just that. Or I think of the fellow who recommended it and feel I owe it to him to read it. Though I don't.
What has been on your TBR pile the longest? Do you expect to ever read it? Why have you held on to it this long?