I know where you're coming from. I've this exact same relationship with a number of books myself.
Yeah, I've got a few of 'em too, picked this up from a guy on the market. I've a definite preference for browsing 2nd hand books, even if I never intend to read 'em.
Now I'd like to read it. Real escapist stuff!
Well I would lend it but that might be difficult to arrange. The cover does seem to offer a tantalising promise of adventure, that's why it appeals to me.
and unread, the promise remains intact for ever. Reading it comes with a certain risk...
There's food for thought, I like to indulge the idea that I'm a bit of risk taker, so I think you may've prompted a date with April Dancer some time soon.