Saturday, January 22, 2011


As I sit here in the frigid air of our not-well-insulated old house, fingernails turning blue, teeth chattering, I realize I've also been frozen in this one book I've been reading for SUCH a long time!

If you've visited my blog for a while, you've seen it--Tarzan's Tonsilitis--on my reading list since I don't know when. Not good! (I don't mean the book isn't good--it is!) So what's the problem?

The most obvious issue is that I've made it my before-bed read. And these days, once I get under the covers, there's no energy left!

Next problem is that it has a distinct voice to it (and is translated to English, so has some unusual wording at times) and it takes me a few pages to jump back into the character's heads.

But really, book, it's not you, it's me. I just need to give myself more time to read (while upright might be a good start!). I definitely find that more reading equals better writing. So--no more dawdling--I'm going to finish it and move on to the next book in the stacks!

Now, you tell me--have you ever had a book you couldn't seem to get through?


Tanya Reimer said...

Yup, have four waiting patiently by my bed and one on my ebook, all in various "frozen" stages. (Two going on a year now-bet they miss me.)
I just returned one to the library that I only spent three chapters with.
All are fantastic books, written by incredible authors but I lost the taste for them. (life's like that!)
I read depending on my moods, on what I'm writing. Hoping one day I feel like fiding out how they end, but honestly, I don't have time to spent on books that don't excite something in me (in that moment- tomorrow might be a different mood, right?).
I know a book is for me when I gobble it up in one sitting. Ah, the magic.

Betsy said...

Ta-da! I finally finished reading this book! It only took a snowstorm snowpocalypse day at home to achieve this goal...