I’m an avid reader. I love to read a variety of books. Fiction and non-fiction. Long books and short. Sometimes it can take a few chapters for me to get into a book, but usually, once things get moving, I’m in for the duration.
But sometimes, I hit a wall. For some reason, there are books that I can’t get into, and I can’t stay focused and can’t stick with the book. I have tried to read a handful of books more than once and still have trouble getting into them.
One this year was Gone with the Wind. I kept falling asleep while reading, which was never a good sign, and I had to give up.
Another was written by one of my favorite authors. I’ve started it about four times and can’t get past the first 50 pages without reaching for another book.
Okay, I’ll tell you what it is. It’s Stephen King’s The Stand. I’ve read dozens of King’s books, but I just can’t get into this one. Has anyone else had this problem? It is about as long, and I had no issues diving into that one.
So, why does this happen? I can’t be the only reader this has happened to. It’s weird when a book is no longer being read for enjoyment; it’s now an assignment.
Is it worth the multiple attempts to reread a book with thousands of books to read, or is it truly a fool’s errand?
Have any of you encountered this problem?
Have you had trouble getting into a book from an author you love?
Have you fought through the wall and finished the book, or given up and moved on to another book?
Leave a comment and let me know.
Happy Reading, and I’ll see you next time!