I’ve found myself in a bad place with reading books right now. I have one book I hate. I read two chapters of it last night and wanted to throw the book (i.e. my kindle) across the room. I’ve been struggling to finish this book since June of last year. The JD Robb book I’m reading is slow. I’m a tad bored with it. I’ve read it before. It gets better but I feel like I won’t get to that part. The Sagara book is just tedious. I can’t stand to listen to more than a chapter at a time.
My strategy to get through these books is this. Tonight I’m going to skim the beginning of each chapter of the BAD book. I’m going to read the last two chapters and finish the damn thing.
For the JD Robb book, I’m going to listen to the opening of the chapters and see how I feel about where I am in the book. I’ve read this book two or three times already so I don’t feel obligated to read every word. I’ll likely skim ahead until I get to the parts I like. I know once I reach a certain point in the book, I’m going to want to listen to the whole thing.
For the Sagara book, I’m going to continue to intersperse a chapter or two at a time with other books.
I love to read. I enjoy falling into a story and getting lost for hours as I traverse the world the author has created but these three are just annoying me. I know the next JD Robb one won’t annoy me. I’m not going to pick up any more by the BAD book’s author – not ever. I hear from my daughter that the Sagara books I’m behind – there are three – two of them are like the one I’m currently reading (so this one and one more) and the third one out is back to her usual format and story telling set up. I’ll get to a good book. I think it’s going to take a few days – unfortunately.