|A selection of the HadtaHaves.|
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. Norrell. With 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.