Reading Frustration

March 23, 2011

Yup, that's me. I'm reading at a snail's pace. I've never been a fast reader, so this shouldn't be any surprise to me. However, when I'm anxious to finish the book I'm reading (Envy) so I can start a new book (The Peach Keeper) my frustration level increases.

Truthfully, it's my own fault. The book I'm reading shouldn't have to pay for my lack of book release attention. I got used to The Peach Keeper's release date being so far ahead on the calendar, I was shocked when the date was suddenly 2 days away. Had I paid more attention I would have made sure to finish my current book in time, or not started it yet.

The worst part is that Envy is a great read. I'm loving it. But I can't stay focused on the task at hand. I keep thinking of how The Peach Keeper is on my shelf, ready to be read. It's like the whole "Grass is greener..." saying. I'm not able to fully appreciate what I have at the moment because I'm dreaming of something else.

It's times like these (sadly, this isn't the first time I've done this) when I wish I read faster than I do. Or had more time to devote to reading. But, I'm not a fast reader and am currently suffering from reading ADD, or something. I'm just going to have to buckle down and finish Envy soon. I'm more than half way through, so it shouldn't take long. In fact, I should get back to reading it now that I've vented here.


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on March 24, 2011 at 2:13 AM said...

This happens to me too sometimes! Especially when I have to give precedence to a book I need to read for review when just as I've started reading that book, my copy of a long-anticipated novel arrives. Murphy's Law.:) But you just try to read Envy (which is great and I'm glad you're enjoying it!) and then read The Peach Keeper. I love Addison - can't wait for your review!!!

Jen on March 24, 2011 at 8:39 AM said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who this happens to! I've got just over 100 pages left of Envy, so I'm gonna try and finish it over the next 2 days. Then I plan to read The Peach keeper over the weekend.

Hilde on March 24, 2011 at 10:31 AM said...

I know exactly how you feel. I'm a slow reader too, and there's always that other book I should (or would like to) be reading instead. I'm constantly thinking about the next book, which in turn makes me feel quilty for not giving my current book the attention it deserves. Sometimes I really wish I could read faster.

Jen on March 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM said...

I'm right there with you, Hilde. I have the same wish. It can be frustrating at times! Hang in there!

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