Hi everyone, and welcome to this post of me wincing at my ineffectiveness!
Can you keep a secret? Because I have one that is even worse than judging a book by its cover
yes, the small font is in hope that some of you would skim over the awful confession.
*looks left and right* *whispers* There are some darlings of the bookish world that I still haven’t read.
Ah, there, I’ve said it.
Can someone please explain to me why I am so cringe-worthy?
Brace yourselves, we’re starting.
No, come on. I haven’t been living under a rock. HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book I’ve ever read in English.
Gimme some credit.
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
Turns out I have been living under a rock.
I have a copy of The Hobbit, okay? A very pretty blue and gold vintage edition (in Spanish, though). But there has always been another book to catch my attention when I thought of getting to it. It’s like someone put an Alice’s-brain-will-forget-about-you-in-favor-of-some-eventual-deception spell on it.
Ah, and I haven’t watched the movie either
while there is a freaking Ed Sheeran song in the track list, what is wrong with me???
Now, about the intended sequel that turned into one of the best-selling novels ever written
(thank you, Wikipedia, for making me feel worse). Lemme try to find a valid excuse here. Um- Ah, yes… My dog ate my homework?
Everyone and their mom are familiar with the Lord of the Rings. They may have loved it or may have hated it, but they at least can differentiate it from The Hobbit
and I couldn’t until Google told me that they were two different stories. About two weeks ago, lol.
LOTR is fantasy, it’s Norse-mythology-based, it’s got magic and dragons and elves AND I’M ALMOST LEAVING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT HAVING READ/WATCHED IT?
The movie stars Orlandy Bloom, so the joke’s on me.
Game of Thrones
Those who haven’t read the books have watched the series, and I haven’t done wither so I’m a complete failure on that one (big news). I mean, my parents have watched the series. They never watch fantasy. Yeah.
But seriously, I don’t have time for 103832-hour-long stuff right now (7 books with a mean of over 900 pages each, seriously?) unless a spell to stretch days has been discovered (in which case, please share, my sleeping schedule will be grateful).
Maybe I’ll watch/read GoT with my grand-children, and we’ll enjoy all the drama and dragons and royalty feuds together.
A Christmas Carol
I’ve watched The Man Who Invented Christmas and read at least half a dozen synopses of A Christmas Carol for school (plus watched a loosely adapted play), but I’ve never turned its 48 pages. HOW??
To be honest, Charles Dickens wasn’t my thing. Until last year, his English was TOO complicated for my English. Then 2019 Christmas time fell upon us, my midterms as well, my jobs followed suit, the fam went all crazy about some life stuff, I met the one true love of my life
and he didn’t even glance twice at me, and Christmas was over in a blink. I was just not in the mood anymore.
But next December WILL be the right time (hello, college, any chance you’ll let me live for this?)
The Great Gatsby
Oh. Oh. Oh, my. I even still surprise myself. THIS NERD, a fan of historical fiction, still hasn’t read Fitzgerald’s great classic, the Bible of the 1920s
which has a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that I still haven’t watched either welp.
Same-ish as with Dickens, I just wasn’t skilled enough in the English department before 2018/2019 to properly enjoy this book. I’ve read countless times that it either clicks for you or it doesn’t, and I wanted to have the best chances on my side to love it.
“So why haven’t you read it in the past months?” you may be asking. “It’s not like it has to be read during Christmas period.” (Does it?)
I- um- have been reading a lot of YA… And stuff by contemporary authors… (And I’m a chicken because I’m afraid I won’t like it as much as I want to.)
I don’t plan on reading it.
I’ve watched the movies, but can’t find the courage to pick up the books,
sorry Twilight fans, I’m sure it’s a great cup of tea, just not mine. It’s not even because it’s a vampire story (which most of the times I avoid). I think it’s something about the weary-bleary mood. Or the bland characters.
Or maybe it’s related to that time when I was watching the movies at my best friend’s place. I ruined the afternoon by shattering the huge popcorn bowl (glass bowl, who gives one-ton glass bowls to 10-year-olds?) We had to pause the movie to clean the carpeted floor (carpeted!!) and there was no more popcorn left 🙂
What musts have you missed until now? What super popular unread book do you hide?
Please scream at me in the comments to pick up one of those. (Or tell me which ones I should add to the list of shame.)