Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: I Can't Believe I've Never Read It

I know it's a bit late (23 minutes late to be exact) but over at The Broke and the Bookish (where I am a regular reviewer) this was my week to do the Top Ten Tuesday list.

Here is an excerpt:
7. The Hobbit - I don't know if this will ever come off of this list. I went through a huge Tolkien craze my junior year of high school. I read the whole Lord of the Rings series followed by all of the Appendices and The Silmarillion. But I read 40 pages into The Hobbit and could go no further. I feel like this makes me less of a Tolkien fan, but I just couldn't get into it like the other three books.

8. Paradise Lost - I've wanted to read this book since we read an except of it in my high school British lit class. I even started it at one point, but after 30 pages of getting hit over the head with mythological references I had no idea about, I decided to put it on the back burner and read a book about Greek mythology in preparation. Well that took awhile and by the time I finished, I needed some light reading and never went back.

9. Anything by Dickens OK. This isn't necessarily true. I did read A Christmas Carol. But that was like reading the transcript of every movie version of that novel. So, I've never read Dickens. I feel like I should, but have never taken the initiative to do anything about it.
Also, from looking at the linky, there are way more people in the Never Read Dickens Except for A Christmas Carol club than I thought.


  1. Read more Dickens! He's great.

    And read The Hobbit.

    /End Demands. lol

  2. lol. If I got anything from reading the comments yesterday, it was read The Hobbit. Well at least RE I think my problem with The Hobbit was I was just Tolkeined out at the time.

    I'll give it another go.

  3. I recommend A Tale of Two Cities if you want to try some other Dickens. I remember liking it in high school when I thought I would hate it! It's also the only other Dickens I've read aside from A Christmas Carol. :)

  4. you have won an award on my blog- come check it out! (If you don't want to/don't have time to send it out to more people, I totally understand.)

  5. The Hobbit?!?! Oh no! You absolutely must read it soon!


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