I start books with the best of intentions. Like, when I grab a book to read I usually intend to finish that book, by hook or by crook. You know those people who are masters at deciding when to DNF? I am definitely not one of those people at all. However, I’m not talking about DNF books today. These books are totally in a different category.
The books I want to talk about are the ones that have been on your currently reading shelf since 2010 with not a whole lot of progress. These are books that you don’t want to DNF, books you fully intend to read and do not actively dislike. But you just have been setting them aside in favor of other, more shiny books. Or you’ve been setting them aside because they don’t currently grab you and you just aren’t in the mood.
Y’all — in looking at my currently reading shelf on Goodreads – I have 8 books that I’m making my way through. I have been reading four of those books for over a year. One of those books, FYI, I’ve been reading since 2010. What are the books I’ve been reading for over 6 months? The Three Musketeers, A Clash Of Kings, Enshadowed, and Zombies Vs. Unicorns. Any normal person probably would have DNFed by now, but I just can’t make myself.
Like, with A Clash Of Kings I pick it up when I am between books and if it happens to be a point of view chapter from a character I am not in love with – namely Bran and Catelyn, I set it down for goodness knows how long. Or with Zombies Vs. Unicorns, I had intended to read it very slowly just doing a short story a week – but somehow I got behind and have only recently picked it back up. With Enshadowed, it’s definitely a case of I SHOULD DNF THIS, but I just can’t because I LOVED Nevermore and so, I keep hoping it will get better and that maybe I just need some time before I get back into it – also I purchased my copy and because I spent my money on it I can’t set it aside. Or with The Three Musketeers, I just love Alexandre Dumas but I haven’t really been in the mood for this book so I have it on pause until I get back into the mood.
I fully intend to read all of those books through to the very end, just I am so not in the mood right now. And LOL, needed to work through those feelings with all of you.