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Day 12 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

So… I missed posting yesterday and in the true spirit of procrastination, thought that the ‘Day 12’ topic would be a good one for me to post today (there is 1 hour 15 minutes of today left – if you live in the UK – so hopefully it counts and I’ve only missed one day).

How long do your TBR lists go once you start getting into things like Goodreads? I don’t even think I had a ‘list’ before I started blogging and now I have a heaving bedside table, a kindle with more books than I can read (less scary as in digital format even giant books appear small and unassuming) and more books coming every month that I really want to read.

Because of this, there are a lot of books waiting to be read: the rest of the Noughts and Crosses series is waiting patiently in my bedside table, next to the Knife of Never Letting Go trilogy. The first is un-started because of how I felt at the end of book one (you’ll hear more about that later in the challenge) and the second because finding time to read one book, let alone three is a little daunting at the moment.

A couple of years ago, when The King’s Speech, One Day and The Help were all out at the cinema, I decided that I would like to read the books before I saw the films and so I got hold of them all. (When I say a couple of years, I just checked on IMDB and it was 2011, so they’ve all been waiting a wee bit longer than I thought). So far, I’ve not read any of them and now the films are coming around to being shown on ‘normal’ TV – a bit behind here then.

Of these books, The Help is the one I really want to read, even though, off the top of my head I recall less about what the plot of it is than the other two. It’s the one that feels like it will be the most interesting. Maybe I need a holiday, and should put this on the front page of my Kindle to make me choose it first. Or maybe I need to work out how to put an extra few hours into every day, so that I get some nice time to read 🙂

Anyone got a time-turner?