This book has been sitting on the shelves 3 years or more! Isn’t it time to pick it up?

In the comment box, tell us how long ago you got this book. Make sure that the link to your blog is the review page, not the link to the first page.

If you don’t have a blog, please write a short review in the comment section.


27 Responses

  1. This is a sample comment made by your host.

    My dusty book has been on my shelves since October 2005. I bought it at a Half-Price Bookstore near Houston, Texas.

    It’s The Liberated Bride by A. B. Yehoshua

  2. My dusty book has been on my shelf for 7 years!!! I just haven’t had the time or desire to really read it until now…it is “I Know This Much is True” by Wally Lamb. Looking forward to reading it…I loved “She’s Come Undone”…hopefully I’ll this one too!

  3. I don’t have any books that’s been sitting on my shelves that long unread. What about the book that’s been sitting there the longest?

  4. Vasilly, OK. Let us know how long it’s been on the shelf.

  5. Finished my second book for this challenge, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Maybe I’m getting through my list a little too quickly, hahah 🙂

  6. Cosmos by Carl Sagan. I haven’t read this book since I needed it for a community college course about 25-30 years ago! I am going to use it for a crossover for the Astronomy Book Challenge.

  7. Tuesday – you’re on holiday! So, it’s ok to be reading quickly.

    Anyway, isn’t it so hot in Australia right now, that all you want to do is stay cool and read?

  8. The Young Carthiginian by G.A. Henty. I got this one, I want to say, about 5 years ago? Maybe more, actually. It was a little over my head when I first got it. Better luck this time, I hope!

  9. My dusty book was Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, which had been waiting patiently for me to read it for over a DECADE. Yikes. Anyway, I really enjoyed it! My review (a comparison with John Le Carré) is up over here.

  10. I just finished reading Erma Bombeck’s A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN … OR TOO TIRED FOR AN AFFAIR. I bought this book at a library book sale about 4 years ago and never got around to reading it. I posted a review href=”http://lynneslittlecorner.blogspot.com/2009/01/marriage-made-in-heaven.html”>here.

  11. OK, that link wasn’t done right. but the review is posted on my blog today, 1/22/09.

    I really need to learn HTML!

  12. Just finished my “Dusty” book – The Samurai’s Garden.

  13. I finished by dusty book! It was More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin. I’ve owned it since 1993!! For the review, please click here.

  14. Oops, forgot to say that this is one of the books that I am overlapping for other challenges.

  15. Read my dusty. It’s been on my shelf so long I don’t even remember when I got it – Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden.
    My review http://cafeshree.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/semi-detached-house-emily-eden/

  16. My book is Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy. I won it in some silly game contest four or five years ago, and never read it until now! My review is here.

  17. My book is Perfect Nightmare by John Saul, it’s been sitting on my shelf for almost 4 years!

  18. I read Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa fro this category. It has been on my shelf for at least 10 years – probably more like 12 or 13.

    Here’s a link to my review:

  19. My “Dusty” book is “Middle Passage” by Charles Johnson. I can’t wait to look at comments about the other dusty books. This challenge is so much fun.

  20. My dusty is P&P. How long? Good grief, a common has been on my shelf since high school, maybe longer? (Copies may have varied as P&P comes in and out of the house mysteriously.


  21. For this category I read Joy in the Morning, by Betty Smith–it’s definitely been waiting on my shelf for at least five years.

    My review:

  22. Sorcerers of Majipoor by Robert Silverberg. Owned since September 13, 2004.

  23. I couldn’t say how long Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather has been sitting on my shelf. Way more than 3 years, probably more like 5+. Here’s my review:


  24. My dusty book has been on my shelf since February 06. I bought it with a gift certificate for my birthday!

    Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

  25. I couldn’t put this book down. Sorry I didn’t read it sooner.

  26. My dusty book was Mortal Mischief by Frank Tallis. I bought it in March 2006. No idea why I did not read it sooner! 🙂 It’s just the kind of mystery I like reading. My review is here: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2009/08/chapter-15-review-mortal-mischief.html


  27. I bought this book in 1987 and I finally read it

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