Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by .Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.
My pick this week is:
Author: Jim Butcher
Release Date: April 01, 2000
Page Count: 352
HARRY DRESDEN - WIZARD
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.
Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a - well, whatever.
There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. SO when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic. Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get... interesting.
Magic. It can get a guy killed.
Why haven't I read this. Well that's simple to answer. It wasn't my choice. I didn't willingly get this book. It was a present. And were presents are all fine and dandy and I usually love getting them, I HATE and I will repeat, HATE getting books as presents. That's why I always tell anyone when they ask what book I want next (to just get me a gift card if anything). Unless it's a book I have on a wishlist or I go with you to buy the book (which is almost never because I like to do my book shopping by myself), please don't get me a book as a present. I don't mean to sound insincere or unkind, but books are sooo personal to me, that I NEED, absolutely MUST be the one that picked that book up, loved it, held it to my chest and ran squealing to the register to buy it. But besides all of this, honestly, the book just doesn't appeal to me. There is really nothing about it that calls my name or has me wanting to even crack it's cover and take a look at the story waiting within. It was a birthday present and I love the gesture and thought.... but I know I will never read this one.
What dusty book's do you have to read?