Having already posted five things I love right now on mythology and milk, I thought I'd start another new and fascinating discussion:
Five unread books currently on the shelf:
1. My Father had a Daughter: Judith Shakespeare's Tale by Grace Tiffany
I don't know why I never got around to this one; it looks pretty good. It's been sitting for at least a year.
2. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
I generally love weird, postmodern stuff, but I just can't seem to bring myself to start on this one, probably because: a. the "playful" forms seem to border on obnoxious b. I have heard some negative reviews. Anybody read this? Liked it? Hated it? Just curious. This one's been sitting around for about a year, as well.
3. The Stand by Stephen King
I tried to read this rather lengthy book back in the seventh grade. (I had taken it out of the library, and ran out of time.) I picked up a copy, but never got around to reading it. (And it's been over twenty years! That's a little scary...)
4. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
Another one that looks promising, but I've never gotten around to reading. I think it's been on the shelf for a couple of years now...
5. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco rocks! (Yeah, I said that! But I loved Foucault's Pendulum) This one may not even be mine--I think I borrowed it from my mom--but it's been here forever...