I used to never not finish books. I had a compulsion to finish them, even if I wasn’t enjoying them. But lately I’ve been SUCKING at finishing books, and it’s gotten to the point where I’m wondering if there’s something wrong with me rather than the books.
Here are a few recent books that I’ve started but not finished:
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
I only got 4% through this one before quitting it. I didn’t even really give it a chance, so I’m not even sure if it’s worth including. I don’t even have much to offer up in terms of reasons, except that I couldn’t get into it and it just wasn’t clicking. Maybe I wasn’t in the mood to read it.. but when will I be in the mood?
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
I got 28% through this book before quitting. This wasn’t a bad book by any means.. I think I just wasn’t in the mood to finish it. I remember when I went back to continue reading it, I just decided I wanted to move onto a different book. Into the Still Blue wasn’t bad, I just wanted to move on for some crazy, unknown reason.
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Guys, I longed and lusted after this book. I drooled a thousand drools over it. Then I started reading and was bored. I got 18% through it until I finally acknowledged that it was slow. Big time. Then I read through a few reviews to see if anyone else felt this way, and people do. People who mentioned the slow beginning went on to say that Antigoddess reads like a really long prologue to a series.. and that made me not want to continue.
All three of these happened within the last month or so
…and it makes me feel like I’m in a slump or something! I never not finish this many books, especially ones that I was excited about. In general I just feel… upset. I’m honestly terrified of not finishing yet another book. I feel like I desperately need a book to blow me away before I go cry in a corner out of fear that I’ll never love another book again (</dramatic>).