Day 32 of the 40 day book challenge is ‘a book that has been on my shelf unread for more than 5 years’.
I’ve been quite good at culling my book shelves over the past couple of years so I don’t have any at the moment, but the one that guiltily pops into mind is Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres.
I was so excited to read it – since I not only loved Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, but all de Bernieres’ other books as well – that I bought it from one of those postal book club things (like Britannia Music), probably paying well over the odds for it in all the monthly selections I never got round to refusing or returning.
It was still sitting on my shelf when the paperback came out and I think we even moved house and I still hadn’t read it. I felt guilty whenever I saw it and so I gave it to the charity shop, still unread.
Anyone read it? Should I have read it? (Don’t worry, I won’t buy another copy – I’ll get it from the library. Probably.)