And I'm not talking about the enviable situation of being in the middle of an engrossing book but have to think about the other humans (or animals) in the house or even have to consider basic hygiene. There are books that do that and then there are those that you can't wait to toss.
Right now, I'm reading a book for a blog tour that is on the verge of throwing me into a rut. The book is about gaming, something I enjoy reading about, and it has some themes that make excellent topics to read about - prison, mental institutions, growing up in foster homes, plus the locale is a university setting - one of the few universities I actually have been to.
But it's filled with elements that irritate me - long trivial conversations, characters who are described one way and then act differently, characters whose primary worry of the day is a missing lipstick, a plot in which so many minor things happen that I don't know which of them will become significant later and which are just gap-fillers.
I'm purposely not mentioning the name of the book here because I don't want to give it bad publicity until I'm done reading it. Maybe it will even turn out to be fascinating from my current bookmarked point and all my complaining would be for naught. But it bugs me that I can't put this one down. I have given up on review books before but I really would love not to make a habit out of it. My page limit before I give up on a book is way across the board - sometimes, it's a just one page, sometimes it's about 100. Occasionally, it has also been fifty pages from the end - though those aren't planned, more like I always meant to get back to them but that never happened.
I'm pretty sure that if I put down this book, I wouldn't come back to it. It isn't too terrible that I cannot stomach another page and luckily, it's looking like there's finally something happening - something better than a missing lipstick. Hopefully, the rest two-thirds of this book will turn out to be worth it.
On other thoughts, it shocked me to realize that it's April already today. Where's the year hurrying off to?