A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven't
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, is the one book that's hovered just under my radar for most of 2011, and whilst I have recommended it to so many people, I've never actually read it - it's just that the reviews have been so good, and I KNOW I will love it -
So.... the book is ordered from the library, and will be there to pick up on January 3rd, it looks like it will be one of my first reads of the year, and that should get my reading list for 2012 of to a flying start..
I suppose that the old saying " So many books, so little time " springs to mind - as there are always books I want to read and still haven't, and every year I set myself a little challenge to find a new author, or read a book that I've wanted to read for ages. This year my challenge was to complete Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which I eventually managed to complete in August this year - I could quite easily have lived my life without reading Anna's story, but as challenges go it was a good one, and thanks to my kindle I was able to have the print at a comfortable reading size...the one thing that now puts me off reading more classic lit. is the tiny print in paper books....
I know that Jo has lots of cat books stored on her many book shelves, and this one has been lurking with intent for ages - well, our Goodreads page tells me that we've had a copy since June 2010 - it's high time we travelled the odyssey with Homer, and even though he's not a ginger bundle of mischief , I am sure he will soon become a good friend....and I'll only ever go to New York in my dreams...
|Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
And to use this quote from Gwen Cooper - Love isn't something you see with your eyes.....sums up Homer quite beautifully.