TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.
[If you're more a book borrower than a book buyer, you're still welcome to participate with the books that you've been meaning to read and haven't!]
On my TBRRuby Red by Kerstin Gier
Historical Timeslip, 324 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Okay, I'm about to show you just how ridiculous I can be. I got this book from a friend almost a year ago during a week of red books, which made me super excited because it sounded great and it looked AMAZING. And I mean that literally - this is one of the prettiest books in person, a picture does not do it justice. And it's tall and narrow - not much, just enough, so it stands out that little extra bit. This tickles something inside of me. And yet...
And yet I haven't read it. Haven't even picked it up, other than to look on it lovingly. Why? Well...I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed (and here's where we get to the ridiculous part. Okay, more ridiculous), and the reason I'm afraid I'm going to be disappointed is: Cornelia Funke.
Yes, Cornelia Funke. See, this was translated from German. As was Cornelia Funke, who does nothing for me except maliciously hurt my brain. And even though I know the two have nothing to do with one another, when you add the fact that I don't like (translated German lady) Cornelia Funke + there was another German translation I can't recall that I hated = I just can't bring myself to not hold Cornelia Funke against Kerstin Gier.
So I need some convincing. Anyone read this one? I've heard it's an insanely popular international bestseller... (But that's what they said about Inkheart...*shudder*) Let me know what you think in the comments! (Or feel free to tell me how crazy I am. It'll give the voices something new to bitch about.)
What's on your TBR this week?