Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blog Hop: The Hadta Haves

A selection of the HadtaHaves.
Welcome, book bloggers and loyal readers!  And thanks to The Broke and the Bookish's blog hop, here's a list of those books I snapped up with gusto, and then abandoned to molder on the shelf... Here's hoping I pick 'em up one day soon.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell & The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.  Long is long and if it isn't gripping, I'll abandon it to the shelf much more readily than a shorter read. Paradox?  Shameful lack of fortitude?  I think not.  Instead, 'more of the same' vs. 'WAY more of the same' is the psychology here, I believe.

Bring Me the Rhinoceros & If the Buddha Got Stuck.  Apparently, reading about Zen isn't as compelling as living it.  (imperfectly, of course)

Five Good Minutes in the Evening & The Four Day Win & also The Four-Hour Work Week.  Numbers simultaneously compel and deter me?

Take Time for Your Life & Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life.  Life simultaneously compels and deters me?

The Power of Full Engagement.  Clearly, I ain't got it.  I can't even muster it long enough to read the durn book.

To be honest, though, I'd like to get to two of these pronto, and in this particular order: The Four Hour Work Week and then Jonathan Strange & Mr. NorrellWith all the time I'll free up after reading and acting on the first one, I'll finally be able to sit back in a cozy chair and take on the second!


p.s.  Which one would you choose?  What was your numero uno must-get-to-soon from your top ten?  Anybody for a book swap? ;-)

AND: Thanks once again to The Broke & The Bookish for this particularly fun blog hop.  To weigh in and to snoop around in many other bibliophiles' TBR piles, go check them out.


Birdie said...

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is on my list too. I've GOT to get through it this year!

LBC said...

I like the photo. I bought two copies of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell and haven't read it.

Check out my list here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-tbr.html

Annie Joy said...

I loved Edgar Sawtelle; hope you get around to reading it! Annie

Laurie said...

Well, folks: Looks like I need to make the time to read the two fattest books on my pile... And Birdie & Laura - Time to start a virtual JS&MR book group...

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