The oldest book in my TBR pile

March 18, 2013 Bookish chat, Bookish Fun 10

This is a challenge hosted by as part of the Read-A-Thon weekend.  It’s another little way of helping to make an inroad in our creaking to-be-read shelves. 
So step by step, here we go:
Go through your TBR pile and find the oldest book you haven’t read. 

Why I bought it?
Rave reviews!  Friends telling me it’s a must read.  It won a bucket load of awards.  And I found it for €1 in our local charity shop, bargain!
Why I haven’t read it?
Good question.  Don’t know, I know I want to read it.  I keep meaning to read just never seem to get to it.  Maybe the fact it is a trilogy is putting me off as I have so many books to read at the moment. 

Read the first chapter
OK, I have just done that.  You know what, its good!

Tell us what you think or give a summary. 
I guess everyone knows what this book is about so I’ll just go with how the first chapter made me feel.  Lots of confusing detail, I think this book would take a while to get in, partly due to the unfamiliar names of the characters.  But at the same time, it has wet my appetite, I do want to know what is going on and how everything links together.

Share a quote.
“What hurt most was the humiliation.  He had held all the trumps and yet he had lost to a semi-gangster in an Armani suit.  A despicable stock-market speculator.  A yuppie with a celebrity lawyer who sneered his way through the whole trial.  How in God’s name had things gone so wrong.”
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10 Responses to “The oldest book in my TBR pile”

  1. Angie Coder

    This is something really cool that your doing, but I’m more of an impulsive reader. I really don’t know what I’ll be reading next until I’ve downloaded it to my kindle. Though I do have want to reads most of them are books I’m waiting for in a series.

    I remember trying to read this. . .I couldn’t even get through the sample chapters. I honestly think I’m allergic to any book that is super popular. I have never been able to read one.

  2. Diamond Cronen

    Ok, I swear I’ve been wanting to read these for the same reason! I just picked up this and the second last weekend (2 for 1$!) and the clerk told me its a must-read (so has everyone else)! Are you going to keep reading it? Let me know how you like it, if it’s that amazing I will have to bump it up to a higher spot on my TBR list!

  3. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I’ve read it and I really enjoyed it. I actually read that monster in a few days while on a vacation that didn’t have a ton of down time.
    The first few chapters are a bit tough to get through because of all the lingo and you trying to get a feel for everything, but if you stick with it then it starts picking up speed.

  4. Nuzaifa @ Say It With Books

    Oh I’m with you about this one! It’s not my oldest book but I did buy it a long time ago.And just like you I read the first chapter but for some reason I can’t seem to get past it!
    And the funny thing is that I DID enjoy the first chapter despite the fact that there was a lot to take in.
    I’d love to hear to hear what you think so that I can bump it up my TBR list,Trish.

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