Hiya guys… so, yet another non-review post this week. But actually, that ties into my thoughts today about reading impatience.
So, I’m reading A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin, which is about 1000 pages long, and I’m about 600 pages into it. I really should have read this AGES ago, after I finished the third book, but I kept putting it off because I feel impatient when I read long books. Which is silly, because my favorite series ever is a bunch of books that are crazy long, but still. I don’t know when this happened… I never really used to be intimidated by chunky books. But now it just feels like such a COMMITMENT, because I know that unless the book is so good I’m addicted to it like crack, it’ll probably take me a week or so to read. And that just seems like such a long time, when I really like to try to read at least a book or two a week.
So, now I’m over half-way through this super long book. And honestly, AFFC is not my favorite in the series so far. Partly because I had to go read a re-cap of what happened in the last book because I waited so long to read it, and partly because none of my favorite characters are in this book – they’re all in the next book, A Dance With Dragons. For some reason, Martin decided to write AFFC and ADWD so that the books’ events are actually happening at the same time, but half the characters are in one book and the other half are in the other book. So besides the fact that I’m getting impatient and just want to hurry up and finish so that I can move on to something else, I’m not even enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the first three books because these are all the characters that either bore me or annoy me.
I was hoping to be done with AFFC by now, but I got NO reading done the past few days. Well, actually I bought and started reading a book called In Search of the Multiverse and I read about 25 pages of that, but that barely counts. And now here it is, my last day off of the week, and I’ll be lucky if I can finish this chunky book by the end of the weekend. Wish me luck.
So, does anyone else have this problem?
Anyone dread super-long books because you’re impatient and want to get to the next book?
Even if the long book is good?
Do you just avoid chunky books so that you don’t run into this problem?