Monday, August 30, 2010

To Be Read

I finished my most recent book and wasn't sure what I would pick off of my shelf read next.  I have a shelf of books that I am trying to get through.  I bought the books at various times and have always preempted them with other books.  I am trying not to request books from the library or buy anything until I finish the shelf (exceptions of course for book club books and amazing deals like the copy of Spook County that I picked up a Big Lots for $3.  But I plan on going ot a William Gibson reading this month and will take that and maybe a couple of others to get signed).

With my mind drawing a blank and wanting to read some of the more recent additions as opposed to some books that had been collecting dust for a while, I decided to use the only truly random method; a child.  I called my daughter over and asked her which one I should read next.  She picked Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  I have read only one other book by MZB and it was a Darkover novel that I didn't care for.  So, I wasn't looking forward to it.  I pulled it down and it was sooooooo heavy.  It comes in at about 900 pages. 

Thanks a lot, Ashli.  Guess I had to read it sometime. 

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Emmi said...

Haa! I love your random method. And by the way, I loved Mists of Avalon!! (When I was a teenager, sorry to tell you, but it is good).
If you are in the mood for my 2 cents, here are some guaranteed hits for any intelligent adult reader:
The Eight
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles
Labyrinth (actually that's more a young lady's book, but I bet your daughter would love it). By Kate Mosse.

Budd said...

I will agree with you on the windup bird chronicles. Amazing book. If you like Murakami, my favorite is Norwegian Wood.