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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2017, 07:56:26 PM »


A Dance of Cloaks - David Dalglish - This one I bought after reading the sample, which I used to have time to do back then when I had hardly any books. For some reason I never continued with it. I have since also picked up the trilogy omnibus, for less money than just this one volume. Ah well. I might learn one day.


The Gathering Storm - Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan - Another bad one. A series I've been reading since about 1994. I was wary of someone else taking up the reins after Jordan's death, but I should probably get on with it, really.

Dalglish's stories are solid but simple in my opinion. Fun, but very much popcorn fantasy.

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2017, 04:49:21 AM »
Wheel of Time. It actually became even more buried. I put Malazon above it now.

Also Wheel of Time, at least the last few books. Think I read up to but haven't read any of the Sandersons. It was the series that got me into reading fantasy, been on my list for 10-15 years, one of my all-time favorites, and yet I still haven't finished it. :-[

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 05:44:53 AM »
Looking at all the new books I'm having right now (and will be having in) It maybe quite a while before I can get to reading Harry Potter or historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell. Let's see what the future holds...  8)

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2019, 01:51:43 PM »
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The book I've got at home unread the longest is Elizabeth Moon's The deed of Paksenarrion, which Peat gave to me a couple of years ago and I seem to never get round to reading, as there are always other books I want to read more...

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2019, 02:33:17 PM »
(post 3 in the Team Challenge :) )

I never add books to wishlist so I'm not sure how long I waited most for a book but I think it was WoT. It must be couple of years between I decided to read and actually started :)
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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2019, 05:30:37 AM »
Wheel of Time, too. The first book's been on my kindle for about 4 years, and I've never managed beyond about the fourth chapter.

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 03:28:33 PM »
My longest-standing paid but unread kindle books, all from 2011, are:

Declare - Tim Powers - Meant to be really good. I just picked it up because it was a bargain (schoolboy error) and haven't got round to it yet.

A Dance of Cloaks - David Dalglish - This one I bought after reading the sample, which I used to have time to do back then when I had hardly any books. For some reason I never continued with it. I have since also picked up the trilogy omnibus, for less money than just this one volume. Ah well. I might learn one day.

The Crown of the Blood - Gav Thorpe - Another random bargain. I don't really know much about it.

Dragon Keeper - Robin Hobb - Yeah, quite a bad one, this. I still haven't read the Rain Wilds quartet, although I have bought the other three books, and one of the new set.

The Gathering Storm - Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan - Another bad one. A series I've been reading since about 1994. I was wary of someone else taking up the reins after Jordan's death, but I should probably get on with it, really.
2019 Update: I still haven't read any of these. I guess I don't have too much inclination to read the Thorpe or Dalglish, but I do feel a bit guilty about the other three occasionally.

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2019, 04:28:48 PM »
I don't count books I haven't bought yet as being on my tbr, so the book that's been on mine the longest is probably Children of Ruin or The Hanging Tree, both of which have been there about a month or two.
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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2019, 10:56:54 AM »
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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2019, 01:35:26 PM »
I've purchased many books about Evolution to read and learn what it really is but they have been waiting for their turn for almost 4 years :)
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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2019, 01:43:35 PM »
I've got K.B Wager's Indranan War trilogy sitting on my windowsill, which i'm planning to read next year. I bought the first (well, second) one in September. So at least three-four months sitting in the tbr.
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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2019, 02:53:37 AM »
And then there are two things sitting at the top of my list that have been there for years.

One is A Dance With Dragons. I bought it about five minutes after it came out. My husband's read it twice. I still haven't. Every time I think I should, I realise I can't really remember what was going on, so I'll need to go back and re-read the book before it, and probably the book before that, and there's just so much woffle of grim details, and I just... feel exhausted and go read something else. (My plan is to read them all once the series is finished, so I figure that gives me, like, ten years.)

The other is A Memory of Light. Similarly to the other, I have had the last Wheel of Time book sitting on my shelf since about five minutes after it landed, and I just haven't read it. This isn't about re-reading requirements - I didn't reread before the penultimate volume, and it worked fine, so I'm not planning to bother. I want to know how it ends. I just... haven't got around to it. Whoops?

I still haven't read either of these...  ;D

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2019, 09:04:54 AM »
I'm still stuck with the historical fiction book from Bernard Cornwell and a complete Sherlock Holmes collection I'd bought just to reach a certain threshold at the store to get more discount.  ;D

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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2019, 09:05:58 AM »
I also still haven't read the one I mentioned ::)
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Re: What books have been in your tbr pile the longest
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2019, 07:26:03 PM »
I still have not read Dune, and probably have had intentions to do so for 20 years.
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