by gribi on September 7, 2011
Some books get stuck on my currently-reading list.
Those of you with a keen sense of observation might have noticed that there’s precisely such a book on the right-hand column of gribook.me
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
I first picked it up on a lazy summer day. This, in the hope that a good classic might help me overcome the impending mid-day sleepiness. I like catching up on the Top 100 Must-reads too, so I set off. I think I even got as far as Chapter #2. Unfortunately, due to circumstances that I will not mention here, this book and I were not able to develop a stronger bond.
Side-note. I’m sure Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a wonderful book. Yet, I do not recommend reading it as an antidote to the afternoon nap. I’m afraid it is of no help whatsoever.
Our next encounter was when I carried it to work with me for a couple of days, just in case. Sometimes people are late for meetings, I have a long wait for my bus or I simply find a spare minute. Having a book comes in handy. Not this time.
I came up with another plan. I left it at my fiancé’s place. Occasionally we’d be at his place, he’d have something to do and I’d have no book to entertain myself with. I figured that if this book will always be there, there’s a greater chance for me to read it. Never happened. It’s still there, so you know where to find it.
Is this a desperate case? Is there any chance that I do finish it? Will Uncle Tom’s Cabin ever find its way out of the black hole it’s in?
I’m an optimist. One glorious day will come when I will hit the “I’m finished” button on my Goodreads and Uncle Tom’s Cabin will be transferred to the more friendly “read” shelf.
When that happens, I hope one or two of you will want to celebrate this fact and take me out for a café latte and maybe even a piece of cheese cake.
Any volunteers? Any books stuck on your currently-reading list?
For the fun pic, I’ve to thank That Red Stripe