Haunted Week: Skeletons on My Bookshelf
Haunted Week is hosted by This Girl Reads, all credit for these daily ideas goes to them. ^.^
Today’s post concerns the following: Supposedly, everyone has a few skeletons in their closet—I think everyone has a few on their bookshelves, too. Today feature five books you’ve owned for a long time but never read.
This is another really tough one for me as I tend to tear through a book as soon as I get it. I love reading and I almost always make time for a new book. I’ll do my best to try and find five though!
1. The Rainmaker by John Grisham – The first three books I found are going to kill me I swear. I’ve owned the majority of Grisham’s books for years but for whatever reason I never got around to reading The Rainmaker. I’ll fix that someday.
2. Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King – Like I said, terrible. I only own a small sample of King’s work (I’m working on that) but I haven’t read this one. It is made up of twenty short stories and would be a relatively easy read so hopefully I’ll get to it someday, preferably sooner rather than later.
3. Desperation by Stephen King – >.< Yes, another King book. This is the other one of his that I have owned for a substantial length of time and just never got around to reading. This is more of a regular King book and as such I truly have no excuse for not reading it, I’ll fix it someday.
4. The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan by Victor Bologan – I was really into chess when I was younger, specifically during my first year of college and I got a few chess books during that time. I read a few of them but this is the first of two that I never got around to. I don’t know if that will change since I just don’t have time for chess anymore and it is a technical read.
5. Chess Openings for Black, Explained by a variety of Grandmasters – This is the second book that is chess related that I never got around to reading. This is also a technical read, though that is not to say a necessarily difficult one, but it is huge and I really just don’t have the time for chess at present.
I know that the last two books aren’t really the type of books that normally go into a post like this but to be honest I don’t own any other books that I have owned for a long time that I haven’t yet at least started. Hopefully you don’t mind and enjoyed the post anyway! What bookish skeletons are in your closet? Let me know in the comments! ^.^
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This week’s question is: “When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?”
This one doesn’t really apply to me because I read all sorts of books. I read anything from Grisham to King, Tolkien to Malcolm Gladwell and everything in between. I’ll read any genre if the book is written well, though I obviously run into things that aren’t. To give you some idea here are the last five books I have read and their genre:
Stitch by Samantha Durante – Dystopian Sci-fi with Paranormal Romance
Here Lies Death by Harlan Vaughn – Sci-fi/Fantasy with a lot of violence/gore
The Reanimation of Edward Schuett by Derek J. Goodman – Horror with lots of zombies
Dark Light of Day by Jill Archer – Fantasy with angels, demons and magic
The Broker by John Grisham – Thriller/Mystery (this was a re-read)
What about you? What genres are outside your normal comfort zone and do you have any favorites? Make sure to follow and comment too, I read them all and would love to hear what you have to say! Thanks for stopping by. ^.^
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.
For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:
The Racketeer by John Grisham
Summary From John Grisham’s Website:
Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.
Judge Raymond Fogletree just became number five.
His body was found in the basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies—Judge Fogletree and his young secretary.
I did not know Judge Fogletree, but I know who killed him, and why.
I am a lawyer, and I am in prison.
It’s a long story.
John Grisham has been one of my favorite writers for years now and I can’t wait to read his next book The Racketeer! I’m so happy that I don’t have to wait much longer (it comes out next week, squee!) to dive into it. The summary sounds pretty good don’t you think? I think Grisham is an author that you have to experience if you haven’t already, so many of his books are must reads!
Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment on what you think about The Racketeer, John Grisham, or your own Waiting On Wednesday post! ^.^