As a member of Goodreads, I get their monthly enews. I only read it about half the time because my mail box it too full of junk (this isn’t Hoarder: Email Edition, promise). When I do get a chance to read them, they helpfully remind me of the books on my currently reading list. Every time, I think: I need to delete those. And then I forget about them until the next enews.
I do plan on finishing those books…it’s just going to take me a while. I’ve been reading 1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina for over three years. It was very interesting, but too much all at once. Sadly, I haven’t wanted to dig back into the horror.
The others (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements) both looked interesting, but I couldn’t get into them. I’m still convinced that I will finish all three of these books eventually.
As you can probably guess, I have trouble not finishing books. I can do it, but it took me a long, long time before I actually walked away from my first book. I felt I owed it to the author. I felt I was a failure if I couldn’t finish.
Some people argue that life it too short to read a book you don’t like. I argue that life is too short to clean the bathroom. We all have our things.
OK, I just went and deleted my “currently reading” list. The stack on my nightstand is tall enough without books of years past haunting me. *breathing a sigh of relief*